Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > Ruger P95 9mm

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-01-2008, 01:17 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 157
Default Ruger P95 9mm

I've been looking at 9mm handguns for home and carry. It also needs to be suitable for my 110lb 5'2" wife. I'm coming around to the Ruger P95; its not too heavy, comes to hand nicely, has managable recoil and is not expensive.

Anyone with experience with this pistol and can comment?

Thanks.

__________________
johnsteele is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 07-01-2008, 04:14 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 163
Default

Excellent gun for the money. I had one and foolishly sold it. I never had a malfunction through 1,000 rounds. The gun was well used before I got it. They're not the prettiest gun on the market, but they are very dependable and would serve your purpose well.

__________________
chorst294 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2008, 08:27 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
iloveguns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 813
Default

Great guns. I had a couple at one time but traded them off. I always regret that. They function great and aren't to expensive. I say get yourself one.

__________________
iloveguns is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2008, 08:53 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 157
Default

Thanks to both of you, its always nice to have your thoughts confirmed. The next challenge is to get the wife to try it and see how it works for her. She can't even rack my 1911 so anything should be up from there :-)

__________________
johnsteele is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2008, 07:33 PM   #5
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dgray64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Brownwood,Texas
Posts: 275
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

The worst problem for her may be the size of the grip. They fire well, are accurate, and easy to use, but the double stack magazine makes the grip a little bigger than some women can handle. One thing you might try if she generally likes it is a rubber over-grip. These are cheap, but they keep the pistol in position with no slipping while shooting whether it is hot or cold out. Most people's accuracy goes up quite high with this simple adjustment. If this gun doesn't fit her look at some slimmer ones like some Taurus models. Good luck.

Dave

__________________
dgray64 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2008, 02:57 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
shipwreck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Beretta City,TX
Posts: 285
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I had one until a couple of weeks ago - I bought an expensive 1911, and I needed some cash quickly.

The gun works 100% - I'd definetly recommend Mecgar mags over the factory mags, however. The mag bodies are stiffer on the Macgars, and they are easier to load. Mecgar makes factory mags for many gun companies. So, while I almost always stick with factory mags for any guns - in this case, get the MecGars.

Only thing I didn't like about the gun was the trigger. Where U think the gun's trigger will break (in SA mode) - there is actually another "stage." It has a tiny bit more to go, after some added friction.

Also, as the slide moves from the recoil, you can actually feel the compression of the spring. It's a bit strange. I've never felt this in other guns before.

While the P95 is the cheapest 9mm I'd buy and rely my life on... I think there are better guns out there.

My 69 year old mother had problems working the slide on some semi autos too. She ended up buying a Bersa 380 - as she could work that. But, she had no problems working the slide on either an HK USP or USP compact.

__________________
-
Visit: Texas Gun Forum!!!!
shipwreck is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 03:22 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
trrogers24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Easley,SC
Posts: 9
Default

I own on a ccw with it. Very Reliable and easy to break down and clean

__________________
trrogers24 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Some of my Ruger .44s........... Bob Wright Revolver Handguns 9 11-28-2011 12:54 AM
My first Ruger.............. Bob Wright Revolver Handguns 18 05-23-2011 12:15 AM
New ruger LCP ozzy817284 Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 30 01-05-2009 11:58 AM



Newest Threads