P Series Day at the Range

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BuckJM53

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As I was reading a thread regarding the P345 the other day, it reminded me that I hadn't had a "Ruger Only" day at the range in quite some time (especially with my P95 & P345) :eek:

Accordingly, as I prepared to hit the range this morning I purged my range bag of anything that didn't have Ruger stamped on the side. While I shot a little MKIII and SR1911, I spent most of the time reminding myself what I loved about the P-Series.

While they are not the prettiest pistols on the planet, and can't quite compete with my CZs, Hi-Power or 1911s in terms of trigger or accuracy, there is just something I really like about them. Accordingly, I doubt that I will ever sell them :D.

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roylt

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Always good to see the P-gun out and posted about. Keep the P-guns alive!!

Is the hogue sleeve on the 345 upside down? Looks a bit close to the mag release.
 

BuckJM53

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roylt said:
Always good to see the P-gun out and posted about. Keep the P-guns alive!!

Is the hogue sleeve on the 345 upside down? Looks a bit close to the mag release.

roylt ... You've got a great eye for detail :lol:. I've had that Hogue grip on the P345 for about 6 years and it never occured to me that it might be installed upside down :oops: . I flipped it over and it indeed does fit better :lol:
 

BuckJM53

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Thanks WendyZXZ. While certainly not target pistols, I've found that my P Series pistols are consistently capable of producing freehand groups in the sub 2" range at 10 yards.
 

roylt

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So now you'll have to make another range trip to see how she runs.
 

BuckJM53

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roylt said:
So now you'll have to make another range trip to see how she runs.

If my groups get larger, at least I now have you to blame :lol:
 

tercel89

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Awesome to see good and positive things about these old workhorses. I am a Glock kinda guy but I cant seem to let go of my P-series . They run and run and run . Kinda like the A-10 Warthog of pistols.
 

Mike J

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Good guns. I seldom shoot my old .40 caliber P94 any more as there are other things I shoot & carry now. It still works just fine though & is accurate enough.
 

BuckJM53

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tercel89 said:
Awesome to see good and positive things about these old workhorses. I am a Glock kinda guy but I cant seem to let go of my P-series . They run and run and run . Kinda like the A-10 Warthog of pistols.
T89 ... I've now put over 15,000 rounds through the P95 without a single failure of any kind (only pistol in my collection that I can say that about), and over 4,500 rounds through the P345 with only 2 fail to feeds during the 1st 50 rounds. They are indeed dependable old workhorses :wink:


Mike J said:
Good guns. I seldom shoot my old .40 caliber P94 any more as there are other things I shoot & carry now. It still works just fine though & is accurate enough.
Time changes many things. The P95 was my initial carry gun in 2004 and then I changed to the P345 in 2006. Although neither has spent any significant time in my holster since 2008 when I started carrying my SS Springfield 1911 Micro-compact, I do carry each from time to time just for old time sake :)
 

blume357

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If I could shoot that good with any semi-auto pistol other than a 22 at 30 yards I'd be bragging like crazy. Well actually, that good with a 22 target too.
 

BuckJM53

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blume357 said:
If I could shoot that good with any semi-auto pistol other than a 22 at 30 yards I'd be bragging like crazy. Well actually, that good with a 22 target too.

blume357 ... If the target above was at 30 yards it would indeed be worth bragging about (I can't even see that little 3/4" shoot-n-c dot at 30 yards) :lol:. Alas however ... it is only at 10 yards (30 feet) :( .
 

blume357

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oops... seems my math is off... still at 30 ft I think that is pretty dern good.
What I do with my 9mm p's is try to hit minute of head at about 15ft with out using the sights.
 

BuckJM53

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blume357 said:
oops... seems my math is off... still at 30 ft I think that is pretty dern good.
What I do with my 9mm p's is try to hit minute of head at about 15ft with out using the sights.

No harm blume :). I also practice a significant amount of point shooting off the draw and/or from "low ready" in the 15 - 25 feet range with my carry pistols (not with the P's however).
 

262runner

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My P95 was fine when I bought it 10 years ago. Now it is not a reliable gun. FTE 19 out of 20 times, double feed 1 out of 5 times (FTE makes sense) I had the extractor replaced by Ruger, no help. I'm very disappointed.
 

MrZ

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I have not shot my P95 in a very long time. Now you have me wanting to get it out there and run some rounds through it :)
 

roylt

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262runner said:
My P95 was fine when I bought it 10 years ago. Now it is not a reliable gun. FTE 19 out of 20 times, double feed 1 out of 5 times (FTE makes sense) I had the extractor replaced by Ruger, no help. I'm very disappointed.

Sounds to me like the slide may not be moving as it should. Limp wristing. Like the slide doesn't go back far enough to grab or eject the case/rounds as it needs.
 

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BuckJM53 said:
tercel89 said:
Awesome to see good and positive things about these old workhorses. I am a Glock kinda guy but I cant seem to let go of my P-series . They run and run and run . Kinda like the A-10 Warthog of pistols.
T89 ... I've now put over 15,000 rounds through the P95 without a single failure of any kind (only pistol in my collection that I can say that about), and over 3,000 rounds through the P345 with only 2 fail to feeds during the 1st 50 rounds. They are indeed dependable old workhorses :wink:


Mike J said:
Good guns. I seldom shoot my old .40 caliber P94 any more as there are other things I shoot & carry now. It still works just fine though & is accurate enough.
Time changes many things. The P95 was my initial carry gun in 2004 and then I changed to the P345 in 2006. Although neither has spent any significant time in my holster since 2008 when I started carrying my SS Springfield 1911 Micro-compact, I do carry each from time to time just for old time sake :)

P345 is still my carry Gun, it just works.............................
 
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