Ruger P95 or SR9 for $400?


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Wonderclam
September 16, 2010, 03:35 PM
I'm trying to choose beween the two. They are both brand new and come with 2 magazines with eye and ear protection as well as a couple hundred rounds of ammo.

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Delaware_Dan
September 16, 2010, 03:38 PM
P95 for sure.

hometheaterman
September 16, 2010, 04:11 PM
A P95 for $400 is flat out a rip off. That being said, the P95 is a great gun, and a great choice, but not at $400. Weren't they usually like $350 new? If it's from a private seller I'd pay no more than $300 for a NIB P95 and from a store I might and that's a might pay $350. That all is of course assuming it's the stainless steel version. If it's the blued version knock about $50 off of those prices. The P95 was just Rugers budget 9mm and they were fairly cheap.

The SR9 goes for more in the $400 price range, and is also a good gun. They do seem to have an issue with barrel peening though. Other than that they seem to be great guns. Any reason you don't want to look at other manufacturers though?

9mmforMe
September 16, 2010, 06:12 PM
The Ruger P95 is an excellent gun but $400 is about $50-$100 too high a price. I would not purchase an SR9 until Ruger works the bugs out, I'm sure they will however, and I look forward to handling one once that production line is in better working order. Go for the P95, but get that price down or look elsewhere. Now if this is a new gun and quality eye and ear protection are being offered plus 200 rounds (or more) of ammo...you're looking at a fair deal for one with a stainless slide and a marginal deal for an all blued model.

Zerodefect
September 16, 2010, 06:19 PM
SR9.

19-3Ben
September 16, 2010, 06:51 PM
SR9.

Absolutely no doubt.

mgmorden
September 16, 2010, 07:37 PM
As an owner of a P-95 . . . get the SR9.

MikePGS
September 16, 2010, 07:57 PM
CDNN investments had NIB P95's for 250 a while ago.

easyg
September 16, 2010, 08:06 PM
A P95 for $400 is flat out a rip off.
I agree.
You can easily get them for less.

wvshooter
September 16, 2010, 09:18 PM
The SR9 is one of the better choices today for a plastic carry gun. Light weight and a good trigger with a short reset. Can't say I would want a P95 but an SR9 is on my short list.

DenaliPark
September 16, 2010, 09:47 PM
A P95 for $400 is flat out a rip off. That being said, the P95 is a great gun, and a great choice, but not at $400. Weren't they usually like $350 new? If it's from a private seller I'd pay no more than $300 for a NIB P95 and from a store I might and that's a might pay $350. That all is of course assuming it's the stainless steel version. If it's the blued version knock about $50 off of those prices. The P95 was just Rugers budget 9mm and they were fairly cheap.

The SR9 goes for more in the $400 price range, and is also a good gun. They do seem to have an issue with barrel peening though. Other than that they seem to be great guns. Any reason you don't want to look at other manufacturers though?
P95's can be had NIB for about $295.00...I would not buy the SR9, the LCP, or the P345 series of autos, at three-hundred bucks the P95 is a good little pistol.

Carter
September 16, 2010, 09:52 PM
I would not purchase an SR9 until Ruger works the bugs out

They have. They fixed all the problems with the SR9c then incorporated those improvements in to the full sized version. I love my SR9c, and wouldn't mind having the full sized version. There really isn't that much difference.

They have a strong and steady following.

Don't know anything about the P95.

RX-178
September 16, 2010, 09:55 PM
I've handled Ruger P95s, and shot them at the range. The grip feels too big for my hand, and considering I carry a USP45 Tactical most of the time, that's saying something. More than that, the plastic feels slippery against my palms, even when my hands are bone dry. Now, some grip tape, like camoform actually helps a lot, but I'd still give my vote towards the SR-9

fatty
September 17, 2010, 07:37 AM
2weeks ago I bought a NIB P95 for $340 at a local gun shop. First auto I have owned and so far I am happy with it.

Just One Shot
September 17, 2010, 09:04 AM
I would not buy the SR9, the LCP, or the P345 series of autos
:rolleyes:

jem375
September 17, 2010, 10:30 AM
SR9 of course..

soonerboomer
September 17, 2010, 03:58 PM
I've owned one P89 and two P95s. They were excellent pistols that always ran flawlessly. The P95 is a solid gun and can be found for about $300 at Bud's.

The SR9 is okay, but there are some better options IMO. For just a bit more money I'd go with an XD. Of course the M&P's and Glocks are tops in striker fire pistols.

The video below would concern me if I was a SR9 owner.

http://www.youtube.com/user/nutnfancy?blend=1&ob=4#p/u/0/Y7vngV53zfc
Jump to 7:10 and 35:30 to see the SR9 failures.

DenaliPark
September 17, 2010, 10:17 PM
:rolleyes:
Sorry, but just to many issues, and I'm not even talking about the recalls. BTW, has Ruger ever re-designed those notorious flaws out of the 345? You know, where if the pistol was even dry-fired once with the magazine unseated it destroyed the firing pin! It was so bad that they were replacing firing pins on thousands & thousands of them, over and over again, it was notorious for going "click" as opposed to "BANG," not a good thing to be wondering about when "you" need the thing to save your butt.
Anyone who doesn't believe me, just google "click no bang," and watch all the hits you score on the Ruger P345, its why you see so many dealers refuse to even sell them, even on special order.

jwsturr
September 18, 2010, 12:24 AM
Personally, I'd pay $500 for a P95 before I bought another SR9...Mine was a sweet looking gun. Felt really good in the hand. The finish was outstanding. But the trigger was awful. The range I rented from, before I bought, had everything, sr9, glock, xd, m&p, p95, sig, 92fs, colt45s. I was most consistent with glock and M&P, I still went with SR9 based on looks and feel. After 500 rounds the trigger was still gritty. I sold it and bought a glock, haven't looked back. I have a short list of handguns I want to buy and P95 is still on that list. My suggestion is try them both before you buy. The best one you can buy is the one that you shoot with best, not us...

sniper4usmc
September 18, 2010, 01:11 AM
SR9

REAPER4206969
September 18, 2010, 01:40 AM
For some reason I've always wanted a P95...

oasis618
September 18, 2010, 01:48 AM
Neither. Buy this instead... http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=540765

I know the seller, he is aces!

oasis618
September 18, 2010, 01:51 AM
For some reason I've always wanted a P95...
Me too but I'm afraid I will like it as much as guns I've spent 3 times as much on. :eek:

dealman
September 18, 2010, 04:51 PM
Larry's Pistol and Pawn sells P95 for $269.

visit www.slickguns.com to find good deals on guns and ammo

dealman
September 18, 2010, 07:35 PM
and they also have the stainless steel slide version of the P95 (http://www.pistolandpawn.com/store/ruger-kp95-9mm-stainless-w-rail-2x-15-rnd-mags-46093.html) for $294.95

Yarddog
September 18, 2010, 08:32 PM
Oasi618, You will love the P95, Fot the $$ you CAN'T get a gun as Reliable & as Sturdy
Great Gun IMO Thousands of rounds down range with half of them I rolled myself.

My P95 likes 124gr the best & shoots to POA out to 25 Yards ; )
Y/D

trigun87
September 19, 2010, 12:44 AM
I say the p95. I have shot both and the full size sr9 trigger affected my accuracy. I'm pretty sure if owned an sr9 I could get over the trigger in time, but I would still prefer the p95. I like an exposed hammer and decocker. The sr9 isn't a gun I want but the p95 is; I plan on getting one when I come back from my training.

tunnug
September 19, 2010, 01:08 AM
I just got the latest sale add from the sportsman warehouse and they have the P95 for $289.99 on sale, reg. price is $319.

SKILCZ
September 19, 2010, 10:32 AM
Get the P95 for $250-280 NIB if you look around. All day long. Don't pay $400 for a P95! Total rip-off.

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