Ruger P95 ?


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FLA2760
January 1, 2008, 10:49 PM
I have a chance to get a Ruger P95 9mm for a good price. I have no experience with Ruger. This is a 15+1 9mm that I am considering for my wife as a "when I am not home gun". It is either this or a Sigma 9VE that I can get at the same price. My Sigma 40VE has been 100% reliable. If I get the Ruger is it ok to leave the safety off with one in the chamber? This would not be a carry pistol but a home defense handgun. The .40 is too much for my wife and I think that the 9mm loads available today have overcome some of the past offering's track records. Thank you for your input. It is appreciated.

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railroader
January 1, 2008, 10:57 PM
I don't have a p95 but I have the p97 which is the 45acp version. It is my home gun because I can leave one in the chamber and it is simple for my wife to operate if I'm not home. It also is my softest shooting 45 for some reason and I have a couple of 1911's and a cz clone but the ruger has less recoil. It's a good point and shoot gun. Mark

Steve C
January 2, 2008, 12:30 AM
If I get the Ruger is it ok to leave the safety off with one in the chamber?
The pistol will be perfectly safe that way until someone pulls the trigger. However if you have the typical DA safety you can leave the safety on requiring one to push it off before firing, unlike the Sigma/Glock style of passive safety. The "decock only" version will be quite similar to the passive Sigma/Glock style as the safety lever only decocks the pistol leaving it ready to shoot in DA mode. As with any mechanical device the most important safety feature is between the ears.

putteral
January 2, 2008, 12:49 PM
It is OK as long as you don't pull the trigger.

greenjeans
January 2, 2008, 10:04 PM
I have both and like them equally well, but there is a difference if the Ruger is a traditional DA. The first shot will require the long trigger pull, but each subsequent will be single action and much easier. Some people have a hard time adjusting to the two different feels. Both of mine have been 100% reliable, but the Sigma just feels much better. Either would work well.

novaDAK
January 3, 2008, 12:51 AM
I liked my P95 so much I bought a second one that was decock only. I also bought about 4 other Ruger autos, I guess they work well for me :)

libertyguns9
January 4, 2008, 12:38 PM
I picked up a Ruger 95 recently and the wife LOVED it. Fit her hands very well. She felt very comfortable operating it. It was actually purchased as a gift for my dad, and she was very upset when we had to let it go. Will be purchasing another one as soon I get the funds and if I can find them on sale again. They are not badly priced at all.

I did find there were a couple brands of ammo it didn't like, but then again, I didn't have the chance to fully break it in. Still, like I said, wouldn't hesitate to get another and WILL be getting another one.

And yes, leave it chambered. That's the way I taught her. Since we have no kids, it was a great nightstand gun and really made her feel better for those times when I wasn't home. Great choice for your wife IMO.

rnr4me
January 4, 2008, 12:55 PM
Railroadersaid: I don't have a p95 but I have the p97 which is the 45acp version. It is my home gun because I can leave one in the chamber and it is simple for my wife to operate if I'm not home. It also is my softest shooting 45 for some reason.....

I agree. I've got the P97dc too. My wife can rack the slide on this one while she can't on my Hi Power. She likes it because of that. I like being able to see an external hammer for obvious reasons. And the decock feature makes it safer even if I do point down and away when decocking it. It stays w/ one in the chamber.

I do have the Hogue rubber add on grips on it for me tho. My hands are a bit bigger than hers.

And because it's got the stronger DA first trigger pull, I'm not likely to shoot myself when I trace the gun for a future tatoo, (like I read in the news lately). :D :scrutiny:

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