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I bought a P95 for no apparent reason ( I am a revolver guy). Good price, looked cool, I suppose. So, what should I know abouth these beasts? Is cleaning the chore it looks like it is? Accurate? I do not plan to replace my chief's special with this monster for carry- it is for plinking or the truck.
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The Ruger P series

I've had the 95's predecessors the P89 and currently the P85.

The Ruger P Series does one thing extremely well that makes it a viable weapon: it feeds like a champ. Factory or Mec Gar magazines usually work the best.

Cleaning is easy, easier than a revolver typically. Takedown isn't too hard, just grab the slide stop and pull it out to release the slide. Download or request a free manual from Ruger for better instructions.

While the P series isn't my first choice in a pistol, they work, can often be had at low prices, and will outlast guns that cost significantly more. For a gun in the truck it's a pretty good choice actually.

They're accurate enough for social work. I always found mine hard to shoot with precision but I think it's just me, after all I qualified for my CHL with one.

I think for your intended application you did well. A Ruger semiauto would be a good gun to have at the end of the world as we know it. Don't let anyone tell you cast parts are inherently flawed either, they've never had a Ruger if they say that.

The P95 is imho an excellent model because it doesn't suffer from as much of the "Brick" syndrome the Ruger P series is known for. Its got much cleaner, sleeker, lines.

The main reason I got out of my P89 was I found the safety so very awkward. I think now I possibly should have sent the slide or whole gun into Ruger to have it inspected, but hindsight's always 20/20. I still don't regret getting out of it.

I'm permanently vested in the series now, might have to get the model 95 in the decocker configuration some day.
 

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Everything Euclidean said. The Ruger P-series guns are stone-cold butt ugly, but they sure can shoot. Read the manual, take it apart and put it back together a few times, follow the manual's suggestions for lubrication and it'll last you a lifetime.
 

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I have a Ruger P94 in .40 caliber. Easy to clean compaired to some others. Always fun to shoot & I'm pretty accurate with it even if haven't practiced in a while.
Rugers rate high with me.
 

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I have a shooting friend and every Sunday when we meet at the range, thats one of the guns he shoots. He calls it his truck gun, and boy, that thing is a shooter.
Congrats !
 

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ruger builds fine weapons and i feel their autos are underrated...
 

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I own two, a p89 9mm and a p97DC in .45acp. I keep the .45 in the night stand, if never malfunctions, that is why it is where it is. not fancy, no bells, but the most reliable thing that goes bang. congrats on buying the most underrated firearm on the market.
 

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I still have my P95DC and P97DC - they don't get as much action as once but - they are still fun recreational shooters and I'd not be too bothered to be carrying either again.

I did find that each benefitted greatly from fitting of Hogue Handalls - feel much better in the hand - in fact they point well and sit nice.

Small point - the recoil springs are retained when assembly is out, by a wee lilttle circlip dealie - they come off easily and get lost even easier!! Without one you can still get things all back together but it's harder. I lost mine on the P95 and spoke to Ruger to request a spare. Three arrived, PLUS - a complete recoil assembly!! Wow - I was impressed.

P series will go on and on - dead bang reliable, tough as nails and if you forget the looks and enjoy the feel and results - IMO they are still excellent pieces. I do not want to sell mine on - even tho they are little used these days.





 

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CONGRATS on your P95 purchase. Ruger makes a good gun, "butt ugly" as Euc says, but they shoot circles round others guns of the same size/quality..:biggrin2: There's a tab on the frame, and you'll see it while the slide is locked open, that you push downward, in order to dis-assemble it from the slide <just telling ya cuz you're gonna go hoopie :yup: trying to take it apart if you don't know about this little trick > it goes back together quite easlily too...:biggrin2:
 

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The tab Bob is IIRC the ejector - as you say, easy to see once slide open.
 

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P95Carry said:
The tab Bob is IIRC the ejector - as you say, easy to see once slide open.
You becha Chris :biggrin2:
I found out the other night, while trying to pull one apart...:yup: ......even I don't know everything, <don't wanna know either LOL> and I just wanted to pass the good info onward.. LOL,,:biggrin2:
 

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HEY chief, you did well with a P-95. That was my first pistol, I will NEVER sell it.
Now that I have purchased my 1911, I’m kinda handing it down to my son (14 years old. It will be “officially” his when he is 21.)
I have found that 9mm ammo is quite cheap too. Get the 100 round boxes at Wally-world, you’d be hard pressed to find any cheaper. Unless someone here knows of a better deal.
I just wanted to say how easy it is to disassemble and reassemble. I was showing my son, and in just a few minutes he was doing it blind folded. THEN my 8 year old daughter wanted to try. She was able to disassemble and reassemble the gun first time from watching my son. After you have done it a few times (don’t forget that tab) you will be able to do it in your sleep.
This is the first gun my wife shot. 3 rounds; 2 in the bulls eye, and one inside the 10 ring at 12.5 yards. (Thus the reason for my signature line.)
ENJOY!
 

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Great Gun!

I have the P97 (45 ACP) and I can tell you...it is the one gun I would keep if I had to get rid of the rest (god forbid!). The P95 is the 9mm version (double stack and slightly chunckier). By all accounts it is a great gun as many have said...much under rated and a great deal.

Be proud of your choice...enjoy and pass it down to your kids (since it will likely out last you!)

Good choice...have fun!
 

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Thanks guys. I am taking it out this weekend for it's debut. I have been studying the manual carefully. This is the so-called manual safety version. The gun seems well made, though not a work of art like a sig. of course, it was far more affordable. :wave:
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Make sure you get the factory high caps. Don't rely on the off brand mags, like the POS USA mag models. I believe in having at least five or six high caps with such handguns.

I would like to have another P95 my own self, and I have two glocks.
 
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