Ruger P95 vs. Taurus PT809

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by gaspump86, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    They are close in price. I've looked at specs. So now I would love some feedback from folks with experience with these two guns or one with comparable features and price

    Requirements :
    Ambi mag release
    SA/DA TRIGGER external hammer
    double stack

    The Ruger 15+1
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    The Taurus 17+1
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  2. Sonic82

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    I've heard the Taurus is a decent pistol..but I'd take the Ruger any day of the week. U.S. made and the P series has a reputation of good reliability. If your not set on a DA/SA pistol theres the Ruger SR9 that can be had at a good price.
     
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  3. Gcastrojr

    Gcastrojr New Member

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    I had a Ruger P-95 and I never had a problem with it. I had one jam up and it was due to the ammo that I used. I used the wolf or the reloads that I had. One of the bullets was not seated right.
     
  4. gaspump86

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    Yea I am set on the SA/DA.
    The SR9 is so ugly IMO
    I think its the sights
     
  5. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    Thank you. I am leaning to the Ruger.
     
  6. Squawk

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    Until recently, I wouldn't have said this, but spend the extra cash and get a Glock or Springfield XD. For the extra cash, you get reliability and durability that Ruger and Taurus can't match.

    And if you search hard enough, you'll find a price in the $450 range.
     
  7. Gcastrojr

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    I also have an XD40 no problems with this one either. I would also go with Springfield not because of reliability but the XD is not as bulky. The Ruger P95 is is very reliable.
     
  8. gaspump86

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    Glock or Springfield don't have comparable features. These are both SA/DA guns.... that's what im looking for.
    If money was no option id get a sig or Beretta or S&W 59 or HK
     
  9. Squawk

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    I never saw the big deal about a Glock, until I shot a Glock 34. I now own a Glock 34 and Glock 19 FDE for CC.

    I'm not looking back.

    I have owned a Beretta M9, S&W M&P, Sig P226 and Springfield XD 9 compact. In my opinion, Glock is better than them all.
     
  10. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    Cool. Thanks.
     
  11. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    Wow. I appreciate your input and opinion.
    I have always kinda wanted a Glock 17 to pair with Kel tec Sub 2000 and some of those 33 round mags...lol

    I shot a XD. 45 full size. It was very nice.
     
  12. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    My first hand gun was the Ruger P95 and I love it! I still have it and haven't had any problems with it.


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  13. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    Look like Novak style...usually a desirable, snag free look:confused:
     
  14. lucznik

    lucznik New Member

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    I've owned four Glocks. I don't own any right now and I have no desire to "remedy" that.

    Get the Ruger. It's a great gun at a great price. Rugers offer awesome reliability and excellent accuracy.
     
  15. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    IMO Ruger pistols feel poorly made.
     
  16. mountainskytop

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    I have the Ruger P95 9mm and its an awesome Hun with 800 rounds and nary a failure. It's a full size gun too and a bit "chunky".

    My other is the Bersa Thunder9 UltraCompact Pro in 9mm and also awesome with over 1,000 rounds and flawless functioning! Both are DA/SA firearms the Ruger has 15+1 capacity and the Bersa 13+1. You should be able to buy either brand new for under $400 bucks!

    I highly recommend either one but the Bersa best for CCW.

    Good luck and keep us posted!
     
  17. Sonic82

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    Do you me refined?...Because poorly made suggests malfunctions and breakage, which isn't Rugers reputation.
     
  18. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    Looking good. Does your hand hang off the bottom of the grip? Or is it long enough?
     
  19. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    Thank you. Will do.
     
  20. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    It actually fits great. It's a full size grip. I still love shooting the P95.