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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:23 pm 
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I am debating getting a new P95 . my first pistol was a P89 in 1994 . I loved it but then moved onto Glocks and such . I am alot older and want something low cost but built like a tank to have fun with and keep at the house . Thus the P-95 came to mind .
I have heard lots of good things but you still hear the occasional " P-series Rugers suck" . What are these guys talking about ? What failures are these people having ? Is it all blown out of proportion ?
I carried a P-94 as a deputy for 2 yrs and had no trouble . But what are these people talking about ?

Also , Is there any issudes with the slide riding on the bare polymers frame? Any wear issues ?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:33 pm 
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I'm stayin' out of the negative side of this one ... :D

P95's are fine weapons ... probably the best value for the money for a new auto. $300 OTD is an easily gotten price. No skeletons in the P95's closet ... go for it.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:43 pm 
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Get yerself a P95. It is a fine weapon. I am a retired LEO and have
probably carried every brand of semi auto around. Even carried a few
Smith revolvers (I am old---very old).I currently carry a new P 95 24/7 and trust my and my wifes lives with it. She carries a Smith Airweight
Chief. I like the 9mm round and shoot the P 95 well. (used to carry bigger
calibers ---.357 mag, .357 sig, 40s&w and 45acp, even had a XD in 45gap,
But the short version of this tale is I shoot the P 95 better than any of them. Getting rounds on target is paramount. My vote goes to the P95 if
it's any help.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:13 pm 
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What about the slide riding on the polymer rails instead of metal rails ? Any wear issues on high round count guns ?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:14 pm 
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tercel89 wrote:
Is it all blown out of proportion ?


Yes.

I've got one ~ never had a problem with it. I shoot it very well. It never fails to perform.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:28 pm 
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I love the P95. I wish it was less slippery though. My three are all pre rail and extra stippling versions. Two were under $300 out the door and one was over $300 out the door, but guns cost more in Southern California than other places. Get a DC only version if you can. I hate Ruger's safety/decocker version.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:42 pm 
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I can't really speak on the wear issues because mine is pretty new. I never really cared for the P-series. I always thought they were oddly shaped, chunky pistols and mainly got mine to supplement my dry firing practice of my SR9 and to be my beater, backpack, tool box, tackle box gun. One day at the range changed all of that. The thing shoots and handles beautifully. Took about a half dozen rounds to find the precise point of aim. After that, the steel just could'nt stay out of my way. Blang...Blang...Blang...Blang...Blang... I made it my nightstand companion on the spot. If you decide to pick one up, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:02 pm 
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tercel89 wrote:
What about the slide riding on the polymer rails instead of metal rails ? Any wear issues on high round count guns ?

tercel ... My P95dc is fast approaching 10,000 rounds with no noticable wear on the polymer rails, and not a single failure of any kind. IMHO, the P95 is one of the very best values for the money (well built, dependable & accurate) :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:06 pm 
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I'm one of the few guys who had a problem with a p95. Bought my stainless model a few years ago. Initially right out the box new I had a problem where the top round in magazine would push the ejector over and cause it to bind on the slide. I had to file metal off of the slide where the ejector was binding. At the time I had read a post on a forum where another fellow had filed metal off the ejector to solve the same problem, but I decided filing the slide made more sense. I just filed metal off til I could hand cycle rounds without any binding. Pistol worked great for about 300 houndered rounds then started to have failure to extract problems. About 4-5 every 100 rounds I'd have a jam where the next round would jam into the back of an empty case still in chamber. Noticed that the extractor didn't have very much tension. I ordered a new one from Ruger for $25, but before it came I talked to a guy who said he use to work for Ruger as a machinist and he told me how to slightly bend the extractor to get proper tension. It's been 500 rounds since I "adjusted" extractor tension and I haven't had any problems. Really like my p95 and trust it for home protection.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:25 am 
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I have a KP95DC. The collar and collar retainer kept popping off, 'uncapturing' the recoil springs. No other issues and the pistol functions 100% with uncaptured springs. The P95 is a very good value, the polymer rails shows very little wear, accurate, and mine has not been picky about ammo- Federal, Remington, Winchester, Fiocchi, Geco, Olympic, Wolf etc. :)


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My P95 is old school....
No rail to add lasers or flashlights.

All I can say is...
100% reliable....and at 35 yards plus.....TRUSTED!


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The only problem I've ever had - and it has repeated to the point that I don't even try to correct it anymore - is that the spring retaining ring on the front of the guide rod pops off. Now, I just insert the collar that holds the springs in place into the slide before replacing the guide rod assembly after cleaning. It stays in place under the spring tension and there are no function issues at all.

Other than that *very* minor issue, my P95 has been absolutely reliable for almost ten years. I cannot recommend the P95 highly enough -- It's just a really good, reliable gun, period.

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I have three and have had no problem with them... even though I have to say the first one is stuck upstairs under a bed and I really should take it out and clean it and shoot it some.

I'd get a new 'textured grip' KP95....(stainless steel top) if you could find a decock only (no safety) model still sitting around in the box new that would be even better.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:01 am 
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I have a KP95DC. I've had no problem whatsoever.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:12 am 
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All guns Suck!

If you start there, you'll have less frustration with opinions found on the 'net. :D

That said, my personal P95s have never had any issues. They are not the smallest, easiest to detail strip, or have the finest target-grade triggers... but they work and are accurate enough for their intended use.

IMO, of course.


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