9MM decision


February 20, 2012, 10:07 PM
Looking to buy a new 9MM pistol. Have narrowed it down to a Ruger P95 or Sig Pro 2022. Sig has nitesights so price is about even. All research shows pistols are about the same as far as function and dependabilty go, but
i dont find much about accuracy.
Anyone have enough trigger time with both to say if one shoots better than the other?

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February 20, 2012, 10:39 PM
Is a Ford pick-up better than a Chevrolet?

You'll get responses praising both, but the only way you can know is to handle and shoot both. It's more about how the gun fits you and your intended use than any real difference in inherent accuracy.

February 20, 2012, 11:35 PM
I hate Ruger large autos. I really do. I haven't had good experience with them, I don't like their feel, and I hate their looks.

I love Sigs, They make top grade guns, their actions are generally very smooth, and I haven't seen one yet I don't love.

That said, it's going to be your choice. There isn't enough functional advantage in accuracy, reliability, or quality to be of use to the use most people will put into their guns to make it worth mentioning. What matters most is this: Which do YOU like better? Which feels better in your hand? Which do you think looks best? Which has the best ergonomics to fit your carry style most comfortably? Those should be your determining factors. People on these boards can tell you THEIR experience, which invariably will make someone else will come along and contradict them, often call the other person names like poopy-pants or stinky-cheesehead, and tell you why the other person's wrong and dumb, but that advice is usually worth what you paid for it.

Useful things can come of discussions, like learning that a certain company may be recognized as having unusually slow or difficult customer service, or that a particular model may have a strength over another, but for the majority or top name handguns this is VERY slim. If the question is something like "Will my Ruger Mark I be a better gun than my Jennings?" there may be a little more uniform response, but like beatledog said, the two you mentioned are more like Ford/Chevy.

Of course even that can be a debateable item. Some people would say they won't buy Chevrolet since the government gave them money which Ford wouldn't take, but others will come along and say that it was justified to keep America strong. I mention this only to point out that this kind of debate exists in many areas of life, and it really comes down to:

Which do YOU want most?

Oh, and the Sig is the much better gun. ;-)

el Godfather
February 21, 2012, 06:38 AM
no comparison. Sig makes much better semi autos.

February 21, 2012, 11:22 AM
The Ruger is a fine weapon that comes with 2 magazines.

I also have a SP2022 but wouldn't have bought it if I didn't have the magazines that I picked up for a song years ago--everywhere I've looked for mags(not looked too hard cause I already have mags) they are pushing $35--ouch

Something to think about

February 21, 2012, 11:31 AM
For the same price, with night sights, not even a question.

Ruger makes good pistols, but the Sig is going to make you happier and is in many ways 'better'.

February 21, 2012, 11:54 AM
The Sig is IMHO a much more refined gun. The trigger is better on the Sig. The DA is long but smooth. Everytime I shoot mine I cannot believe it is a sub $400 gun.

The Ruger is big and blocky and cosmetically does nothing for me. If I had to have one I would still trust my life with it becaues they are reliable duty sized guns but I am spending my money the Sig wins everytime.

February 21, 2012, 02:37 PM
Sig 2022 for sure

February 21, 2012, 02:42 PM
The SIG SP2022. They are well known for great out of the box trigger and great accuracy. They also look better than the Ruger IMO.


February 21, 2012, 03:33 PM

February 21, 2012, 10:03 PM
Ruger is much more gun than the price would indicate. After some use the trigger becomes really good.

February 21, 2012, 11:07 PM
Thanks, I always appreciate the knowledge and experience found on THR.
I realy did not want to start a love hate thing between 2 pistols. I find auto pistols are tested and reviewed on about everything except accuracy.
I was hopeing to find someone who had shot both enough to form an unbiased opinion.

February 21, 2012, 11:41 PM
Well, I'd choose the SIG between the two. But.........

If your budget is ~$400, why not pick up a nice used once-$700 gun for $350? Like the S&W 5906........

Do what you like, it's your money, and I understand wanting to buy new. Just that the 5906s are considered by many (myself included) to be one of the finest 9mm combat autos ever made, and the prices are creeping up now as people discover the value and stocks of trade-ins are becoming depleted.

February 22, 2012, 02:06 AM
I'd go for the Ruger, more bang for the buck, so to speak. The Ruger SR9 and SR9c would be my choices over the P95. Slimmer and lighter, accurate with good triggers. Mine (SR9 & SR40c)have never failed to function as it should. Personally I think the SR9 is an exceptionally good looking full sized 9mm. It depends on what you want and how much you want to pay, the Rugers are bargains at their street price. Made in USA too.

February 22, 2012, 10:33 AM
I lean towards the SP2022.

If I were looking at a Ruger, though, I would be strongly considering the SR9 or SR9C. For a few bucks more, I think it is a vastly nicer pistol than the P95. It's lighter, slimmer, has better ergonomics, and has a pretty good trigger for a Glock-style pistol. Fit & finish is also MUCH nicer than the P95.

February 22, 2012, 11:08 AM
+1 for the SR9. Never handled the Sig, but the P95 is a bit big for my hands.

February 22, 2012, 02:03 PM
I'd go for the Ruger, more bang for the buck, so to speak. The Ruger SR9 and SR9c would be my choices over the P95. Slimmer and lighter, accurate with good triggers.

I'm not sure you read his post. The Sig 2022 is basically the same price as the P95, and has night sights. He's got two targets of opportunity, he's not asking if he should go find and buy a Ruger or go find and buy a Sig.

No one's disputing that Ruger makes some good pistols for the money, but in this case he's getting much more pistol out of the Sig for the same amount of dollars. Except the cost of spare magazines, but honestly the better made and finished Sig and the night sights more than outweigh that. There will be $300 P95s for the indefinite future, the 2022s might creep up pretty soon here.

February 22, 2012, 02:10 PM
I paid $310 for a brand new Sig 2022 without the night sights. It was a steal and the best money I've ever spent on a firearm. Get the Sig you wont be dissapointed.

February 22, 2012, 03:01 PM
From my reading of the OP the sig is probably more, but the nights sites cost makes it even?

Even so, I'd say go with the Sig over the p95. I'm a big fan of Ruger but I do happen to really like the feel of those SP2022's vs the p95. Now if it was between a SR9 and the SP2022.. that's a different story. I'd be torn there.

February 22, 2012, 03:02 PM
I have not used the Ruger autos, but I do have a SIG 226. I would probably lean toward the SIG, but you might see if you can find a shop with a range where you can try any gun that you are considering and make your determination from that.

February 22, 2012, 03:55 PM
I have limited experience with Rugers (i.e. I've only fired a Mark III .22 LR), but I have a good bit more trigger time with Sigs (P229 in DA/SA 9mm and .40, P229R DAK in .40 and finally my just purchased P226R) and have always found them to be accurate, reliable and user friendly in terms of control layout and ergonomics. The only downside to Sigs is that I tend to ride the slide lock from time to time (I'm a 1911 user and am accustomed to riding the thumb safety during firing), but other than operator errors as I've just described, I've found them to be a joy to shoot. I'll freely admit that I've got no experience with the SP2022, but if it's anything like the P series guns I've shot, I'd be all over it if the price were right.

February 22, 2012, 06:28 PM
Naw, cost is close enough to equal, and the Sig is the one with night sights. Easy choice in front of him.

Besides, the 2022/2340 pistols are some real sleeper (kind of) guns, and are out of production.

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