Glock vs. Ruger

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Bigcountry74, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Bigcountry74

    Bigcountry74 New Member

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    Glock 17 or ruger P95?? Any advice? In the 9mm Caliber.
     
  2. COPSGunShop

    COPSGunShop New Member

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    Glock 17 definitely. It's slimmer, lighter, and more comfortable to shoot.
     

  3. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    Glock hands down
     
  4. Bigcountry74

    Bigcountry74 New Member

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    Thankyou all for the advice! But why the Glock over the P95?
     
  5. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    I refuse to touch a glock. Ruger.
     
  6. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    The Glock is just a better all around weapon in my opinion. I like the feel and the way it shoots.
     
  7. Bigcountry74

    Bigcountry74 New Member

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    Is the glock 17 easy to strip and clean?
     
  8. Byron0022

    Byron0022 New Member

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    Sure is, YouTube will have a video for ya to watch about the process. I would choose a Glock as well, better handgun, more accessories and better reliability.
     
  9. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    Byron makes a great point about accessories. Glock accessories are almost endless. I'm assuming you've handled some guns and narrowed it to these two? If not be sure you check out all your options so you truly get the best gun for you. Obviously I'm a fan of Glock...but in addition to my Glocks I own 2 xd's, an xdm, couple m&p's, Sig, Bersa, Springfield 1911 and a couple revolvers...lots of variety because there's stuff I like about them all. Just be sure you settle on what you really like the best.
     
  10. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    That is the easiest gun ive ever worked with. It was my first gun, before it I had never touched a gun. Needless to say it took me 30seconds to figure out how to take it apart
     
  11. Staestc

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    The G17 is incredibly easy to disassemble and reassemble. Be careful with the YouTube videos though. You don't need a hammer to remove any of the 3 pins (2 on some models)! I even saw a dealer at a gun show driving a trigger pin out with a hammer!!

    The pin that goes through the slide release is grooved. You just have to put steady pressure on the pin while wiggling the slide release. Other than that just remember that the top pin goes back in before the slide release and the pin that hold it in place.

    Fantastic gun to work on.

    Just my two bits.
     
  12. Staestc

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    Oh, and I was talking beyond field stripping for cleaning! Field stripping for cleaning takes about 4 seconds if you take your time.
     
  13. apowers1214

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    I love my glock 17 I sold my ruger P95 to get it.
     
  14. pontiac163

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    Id go with glock. I shot a ruger 9mm not to long ago and it was ok but it just felt like there was something missing to it. And it had alot of recoil. Kinda seemed like it was made out of cheap medal also. But eh it could of just been me
     
  15. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    Get whatever you are comfortable with and what feels right in your hand. Have your shot both of them yet? I have shot both and if given a choice between the 2 I would take the Ruger, I don't like the feel of a Glock, I don't like the trigger mechanism of the Glock, and I don't like the fact that the Glock doesn't have an external safety. I like an exposed hammer with the ability to fire DA or SA, I am much more accurate with the single action trigger than with any stiker fire trigger, with practice I'm sure I could improve but I just don't like the feel, also I prefer a external safety, I can flip the safety off plenty fast and fire in DA, I would rather deal with that than chance an accidental discharge with the Glock
     
  16. losack

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    I am a big fan of Ruger's revolvers especially the Blackhawks.

    I own a 95 that's an ugly workhorse. Also, a p345 .45 acp that is excellent. However, I just traded a SR9 in and purchased a 4th Glock pistol. A model 34 competition 9mm.

    Go with Glock!!!!!
     
  17. Quentin

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    I'd go Glock too for the obvious reasons already mentioned. You might want to look at the G19 and G26 as well as the G17. I have the .40S&W versions of those three and tend to use the smaller versions more.
     
  18. refugeepj

    refugeepj New Member

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    try the SR9. i own one also a P95, the SR is in my opinion superior.
     
  19. pontiac163

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    Well I own a glock 21 its a .45. I also shot a river 9mm not sure which one it was but it just seemed cheap to me and it didn't have much recoil but for some reason it would jump up more then my .45
     
  20. goretro77

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    I love my Glocks and as much as I love Ruger products (I own a GP100 and Ruger 10/22), when its handguns that are semiautomatic in 9mm and .45ACP department its the Glock 17 and 21s for me.

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    Glocks are great BUT there are 3 things I wanted to fix ergonomically:
    1) The trigger pull was a bit much so I replaced with a 3.5 pound trigger connector.
    2) The slide release latch is a bit small, aftermarket one with a little 'bump' fixed it (you can see on both Glock 17s).
    3) The mag release is a bit small so I replaced with extended one, rounded off the slightly sharp bits with a 400 grit sandpaper.

    All of the above can be done in about 15 minutes but I took my time and took an entire evening to get it all just right.