Any problems with ruger p95 or s&w Sd

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by rem870forever, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

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    Which would you guys recommend as an all the time pistol. If u guys have one of the two give your thoughts and stories please.
     
  2. mahall

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    I own the p95!! Great shooter!! Heavy and bulky makes the recoil next to nothing!! The gun hardly moves when fired!! Also very reasonably priced, I've seen them for as low as 320 new!! However, I found it is a bit to big and bulky to carry comfortably!! I suppose the right holster and the right clothes you could make it work!! I chose to carry something a bit smaller with the same capacity and smoothness to shoot(glock19) but p95 is a great gun to have around!! Just not to friendly carry for me!! The Smith u mentioned, I know nothing about!
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Polymer frame vs metal.
    Not knowing what you plan to do with it.
    Self defense, home defense, target, plinking, hunting?
    Are you looking at 9mm for both? How available is ammo in your area?
    Are those your only choices?

    Please provide more info.
     
  4. Kodeman

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    I also own the p95(bought new in 96) and the G19 and agree with your comment on the Rugers weight. I will say that in all these years at the range the p95 has produced flawlessly.
     
  5. mahall

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    Yes that 95 is a tank!! The difference in the size of glock and the Ruger is just enough to make the glock much more "carry friendly" plus the weight difference!! I don't own many guns but I like to carry the ones I own!! I love guns, but don't have the money to collect guns for the sake of collecting dust in a safe!! Guns is a tool for me for protection to make my word a little more comfortable!! So I will probably be getting rid of my 95 soon, I have my eyes on the new SR45, great looking little subcompact 45, one of the smallest I've seen in 45.caliber! Been reading some great reviews on this gun!
     
  6. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

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    Nothing about the s&w Sd.anybody?
     
  7. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    I'm going to be joining (already signed up) a State Wide Volunteer LE organization(my wife is also BTW).
    I'm down to either the P95 Or my 92 for Carry when in uniform.
    I lost enough weight that I think a uni will fit me (again)....
     
  8. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I've heard good things about their newer offerings. No personal experience with them, though.
     
  9. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    You want a small 45 go for the XDs in 45. Tiny little thing. Limited capacity, though.
     
  10. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I have a Ruger P95 I really like. I wouldn't trade it for a Glock. The P95 is one of the few semi auto's that have a large enough stock to fit my hand.

    People say the P95 is hard to carry but I have no problems at all carrying the P95. I can actually put it in the pockets of my work pants. Otherwise, I can carry it in a belly band holster. A six inch belly band holster kills two birds with one stone. First, it's a great back support. Second I can position the gun any way I want. If I have to drive 600 miles today the belly band will slide around so I can carry my gun in a crossdraw position so it won't get tangled in the seat belts. The next day I need to shop that is no problem for the belly band either. I just position it like a normal IWB holster and my gun is concealed.

    I also have a 3 slot pancake holster that works really well with the P95 when I am out of the truck.
     
  11. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    My only issue with my final choice is the difference in length(barrel) is a full inch..

    Last time I wore a Uniform of any kind was 22 Years ago,..and it was still a flight jumper, with a Vest with webbing over it...
    Love my SR9 but i'm not yet totally comfortable with it as a Uniform Carry Gun,..plus it's not on the agency's approved list.
    (but the 95 is) Wife says "if I have to get a new one(she hates autos except for her Buckmark and the .32's we got) you help me pick it and then you can get a new one too!!" "Babe,..I already have 2 full sized Guns I carried for almost 12 years,...."
    So I guess she will Get a "92" as well,..and i'll get a new one too!!
     
  12. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    I recommend the p95
     
  13. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    A friend in Wyoming has a Ruger P95, and it would put the ejected casings in a very tight 1 foot circle (Unless they hit a rock and bounced). I have never seen a gun do that before. I was much impressed, being the reloader that I am. :)
     
  14. jjones45

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    My local gun store has the two tone p95 on sale for $330 and the black for $299. I have yet to hear a bad thing about that gun.
     
  15. grandpubba

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    Am I the only one with the s&w 40 sd, and not the ve.

    I love mine, it's a bit snappy on the recoil, I've put close to 10,000 rounds in it, the only problem I've had was the recoil spring assembly wore out (it's plastic) s&w sent me out 2 replacements.

    For carry it's a bit bulky, clothes could help that I suppose.

    Good luck deciding
     
  16. mahall

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    P95 is proven and never have I heard of even a FTF, not even a jam!! I'm sure this gun has failed in its history at some point!! But to hear all the praise from even the most seasoned gun owners, says a lot!! She is not ideal to carry, but if that's not a problem!! You can not go wrong with the small investment of the p95