Advice on Ruger P95


September 29, 2007, 09:53 AM
Is the Ruger P95 a good firearm for CCW. hinking about geting one from Buds gunshop at a very nice price.

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September 29, 2007, 09:57 AM
Great pistol, a little blocking but fairly accurate and very good as far as reliability goes.

September 29, 2007, 12:07 PM
The 95 is a great pistol. It's a little bulky for CCW during the summer months, but is accurate and very reliable.
Buy it!

September 29, 2007, 01:15 PM
i had one that i bought on my 21st birthday it was a great gun but i sold it for an xd, they are a little big for most ccw applications but they would work well in a shoulder holster. i never carried mine ccw. it was more for the wife to use while i was in the field.

September 29, 2007, 01:38 PM
I CCW'd one for a few years here in Alabama and Tennessee (even in the summer) and had no problems with it becoming exposed. Just make sure you've got a good belt to keep it tight to your body, and wear the appropriate attire.

The pistol itself is wonderful; never failed to go bang, and could put a magazine's worth of 9mm into the black of a standard 25 yard pistol target. Sold it a while back to finance a divorce and custody battle (that was a bummer).

September 29, 2007, 01:56 PM
Good gun for the money. Stick with Ruger or Mec-Gar mags.

Not nearly as accurate as a Glock.
Plenty accurate for what is intended.

Often associated with thugs - so disliked by police types.

September 29, 2007, 02:07 PM
Pistols that size for most brands are 'blocky' anyway.

Full size or somewhat smaller pistols are hard to hide anyway, but with judicious planning can be hidden well. There are even IWB holsters that tuck the shirt so the holster doesn't show.

Bellybands, Thunderwear, Kramer Confidant Shirt holster, and other creative ways to carry can be used. There are also many 'tactical' shirts,pants, and vests, some of this dress clothes too, are other alternatives for CCW carry.

Any number of gun trainers and writers present annually, maybe more, ways to carry in extreme summer heat. Even guyaberra and Hawaiian shirts can be used to cover even large pistols with a regular outside the pants holster.

September 29, 2007, 02:13 PM
I had one, best carried IWB or OWB and definitely not a summer gun in Texas. I can carry my P90 just as easily and, in fact, the P95 fit in the same Sparks Summer Special. It is under 30 ounces, but loaded it's not.

I like the gun, just ain't what I'd call the most concealable of firearms. If I'm going to pack a gun like that, I'd rather tote my P90, my favorite autoloader. It has a better trigger and is more accurate than my P95 was. But, the P95 is a heckuva deal at under 400 bucks most places. It's a solid, reliable, accurate 9mm hi cap pistol.

September 29, 2007, 04:12 PM
I got one, and have put roughly 5,000 rounds down it in the 4 years I've owned it. Really nice pistol, I've never had a FTF, and it'll shoot hollowpoints, ball, and lead ammo.

Best part, I see 'em around for only around $350 in my part o' Missouri.

I think it's the best deal in semi-auto pistols. It works as well and is as accurate as pistols in the $800 range.

September 29, 2007, 04:42 PM
I used to have a P-95 and it never missed a beat. But, I didn't like it for concealed carry becaues of the mag release. Sometimes it would get depressed when drawing the gun from the holster. I prefer a more slick sided gun for concealed carry. I now have a SW99 and am lots more satisfied. It also has 15rd mags as apposed to the Ruger's 10rd. I know that is not that big of a deal as you can buy hi-caps for the P95, but I bought my gun during the 10rd mag limit and never bought any hi-caps. I would prefer a SW Sigma over the Ruger simply because if the more carry friendly design. Providind that the Sigma was reliable.

Racer X
September 29, 2007, 04:54 PM
I second the mag release issue. I have a KP-95 and a molded nylon holster, and the release always snags on the edgeing material on the holster.

But one hell of a value though. There are good 17 rd magazines. Mecgar is the way to go.

If you want small, look into the Kahr CW9 or CW40. single stack DOA with a really nice trigger. For regular shooting get the Pierce grip extender for a finger ledge, and keep one mag without one for concealed carry. My FFL buddy will sell a CW9 for $400.

September 29, 2007, 07:56 PM
both literally and figuratively. Try the trigger before you buy. If you can live with it, you will be well served for years to come. I just sold one the other day after putting a couple thousand rds through her with no problems.


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