My old man and I went hiking in the hills alot. He had his Ruger P95 and I had my Ruger 10/22. His P95 never had any jams or misfires (a serious issue if you had to rely on it to convince a mountain lion that you weren't an acceptable "lunch") and was sturdy without trading that for weight. I really am fond of the safeties available with it as well, such as the ability to carry with a round chambered. Recoil is very acceptable, as well as mag capacity (unless your in Cali *rolls eyes*). All in all I wholeheartedly endorse it.
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