Thinking of purchasing my first Ruger

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Bearcat
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New to the forum and I have thinking about getting a Ruger P model series in 40.cal. I want an all steel gun and I think the Ruger has a good prive compared to some of the others I have looked at just wanting to hear some opinions of owners that have a 40. and if they are happy with it. Thanks
 

427mach1

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I have had my P944 40 S&W for a few months now and love it. No problems, mild recoil, etc. It has an aluminum frame, however, not steel. Don't know if any of the discontinued models were steel or not???
 

Paine

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I've had my P94-4 for about 6 years now. 427 is right it's an aluminum frame with a steel slide. I don't think they ever came in steel but don't take my word for it. What works for one person doesn't always work for another so keep an open mind. Your best bet is to take the time to find a range or gun shop that will rent out pistols so you can try it. Yes you'll have to shell out some cash for it but you won't make the mistake of buying a gun you don't enjoy shooting.

If you're just not wanting the flex of a plastic gun I think you'd be happy with it. The 94 handles the recoil quite well I think. The felt recoil is, to me at least, about half of a glock. Yes it is heavier than a plastic pistol but that's also part of what keeps the recoil down and keeps you from having to fight to keep it on target. I use mine as a duty piece at work so I'm willing to stake my life on the reliability. I really enjoy shooting mine, and I'm lucky enough my job pays for range time. Honestly I haven't ever run into anyone that didn't like they way it shoots, but like I said give it a try first. That's my two cents. Hope it helps.
 

ADP3

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TN 0208
Welcome to the forum. So far all Ruger Centerfire Autos have Aluminum or Composite frames. The .22 rimfires come with a Steel or Composite frame. THe P944 in 40 S&W is in production and is an excellent pistol. I've not owned one but several of my friends have them and they have nothing but good things to say about their's.
Best Regards,
ADP3
 

Mike J

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My P-944 is a good reliable firearm. I have somewhere between 2500 & 3000 rounds through it. I would agree with Paine-if possible rent or borrow one & shoot it before purchase. They are good guns but everyone has to find what works for them.
 

TN 0208

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thanks guys for the information and you are right it is a aluminum frame. I own a a few polymer guns in 9mm and a 45. 1911 . Iwanted to go with a heavier gun in the 40. cal and the Ruger seems like a well built gun,
 

Al James

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TN 0208":3idm4n8d said:
I wanted to go with a heavier gun in the 40. cal and the Ruger seems like a well built gun,

The Ruger P series is IMO one of the most durable pistol designs of our time. Buy a P94, they are great pistols!
 

tkarter

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All Ruger P series are great handguns. They do have a different DA pull on the trigger than some other brands. Once a person gets onto the trigger pull the P series are quite accurate and also the toughest pistols made.

imho

tk
 

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