help for a friend

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by old fart, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. old fart

    old fart Member

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    i have a friend who has decided to get into semi-auto's, he has been only a revolver guy. he wants a p95 but has been told by people he works with that the polymer rails won't last on the p95, and the metal ruger uses is soft. i have two p95's but only have a few hundred rounds thru them so i don't know. i know mine have been reliable and don't show any signs of wear, his coworkers have been trying to get him to go glock. he just wants a reliable gun to take to the range, and pull duty as a home defense weapon without hurting his wallet. thanks for any help.
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Tell him to get the Ruger!

    And have him tell his co-workers he decided to pay half the price and got twice the gun as any glock block!
     

  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for the Ruger. I'd like to know how Ruger metal is soft. It's just as good as the steel on other guns.
     
  4. riggergreg

    riggergreg New Member

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    Get the Ruger! I've had more than one and they are fine guns.
     
  5. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    Ruger p95: $300 Plain-Jane bargain of a poly pistol.

    A masterpiece? No. But certainly one of the absolute best values in the pistol market. Hard to go wrong at the price these can be found at. Same goes for the SW Sigmas.
     
  6. Viking

    Viking Active Member

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    Where in the world do people get such ds ideas? I've owned Rugers of various types for over 30 years. They are built like tanks, they'll take a licking that would have caused other pistols and revolvers to come apart.
     
  7. WDB

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    I own a P93, P94 and a P95. I like the P93 the best all three have proven to be fine pistols. My P95 is four years old, made before they had a rail on them. I've put a few thousand rounds though it with out any issue, No sign of wear and in my opinion a far better pistol than a Glock. The Ruger P series is hammer fired (closer to the action a revolver user will know) the Glock is striker fired and the grip angle is not what most shooters are use to.

    My 2 cents
     
  8. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    His coworkers must not like him very much. Either that or they are just fanboys of the gheyist pistol eva!!

    Nothing, I mean nothing wrong with the ruger p95. My favorite was a nice P89 I owned.
     
  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I've shot a couple of Rugers, a buddy had one for year and years and I know of no such problems with them.
     
  10. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    used to have a P89 when they first came out and got one of their .45 cal version when they first came out as well. didnt care for either but they were leaps and bounds ahead of the glocks. i would imagine ruger has worked out the bugs in those guns since then. just be wary and dont buy an old ruger P series they werent the best when they first debuted.
     
  11. jimbobpissypants

    jimbobpissypants New Member

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    Yeah, what he said.
     
  12. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ruger uses investment cast steel for the slide. SO? Glock fanboys are convinced they have the "best" pistol ever invented. In my experience, the Rugers are more accurate than the typical Glock. I'm a S&W guy, but would have no reservations about the Rugers. They just don't happen to be my favorites.
     
  13. 995

    995 New Member

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    I have the p95 and it shoots great tell your friend he won't be sorry if he get's the Ruger .
     
  14. Bullseye

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    For another hundred, why wouldn't you step into Rugers SR9 ?
     
  15. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My Wife has Ruger P345, was mine until she decided how much she liked it, it is a very nice pistol and have never had one issue with it.