Should I buy a ruger P95


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Spitdog
October 22, 2013, 02:07 PM
I have a chance to buy a stainless Ruger P95 with Williams fiber optic sights for $300. I see they don't make these anymore, I thought this was a pretty good deal. The pistol looks new and I was told it was shot less than 300 times.

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Catpop
October 22, 2013, 02:22 PM
Yes

snooperman
October 22, 2013, 02:23 PM
It is one of the best guns for the money out there. Buy it and enjoy.

Spitdog
October 22, 2013, 02:26 PM
I think I'm going to get it. Also it has a Houge grip.

Tolkachi Robotnik
October 22, 2013, 09:04 PM
You won't make a mistake in getting a P95 even if it is out of current production.

ritepath
October 22, 2013, 09:13 PM
Anytime you can pick up a P series at a 300 or below price do so...

mgmorden
October 22, 2013, 09:57 PM
They're good guns and it's a good price. If you want it then go ahead.

Omaha-BeenGlockin
October 23, 2013, 01:08 AM
I have two--1 blued 1 stainless----local shop still has new ones in stock---thinking about getting a second stainless.

Good guns that perform way above their modest price.

TennJed
October 23, 2013, 01:12 AM
Yes

MedWheeler
October 23, 2013, 06:48 AM
I just did a few months ago. Love it. Mine's not stainless, though, and that's what I paid for it.

PabloJ
October 23, 2013, 07:04 AM
I have a chance to buy a stainless Ruger P95 with Williams fiber optic sights for $300. I see they don't make these anymore, I thought this was a pretty good deal. The pistol looks new and I was told it was shot less than 300 times.
Yes, the P-series have developed stellar reputation where it counts......economically challenged neighborhoods in large American cities. It's our version of venerable Taurus 92.

Russian version is called Yarygin MP-443. You might come across export version with adjustable rear sight which is called the 'Viking'.

evan price
October 23, 2013, 07:25 AM
Do you want a Ruger P95?
Do you have $300 you can live without?
Do you want to stock up on mags and ammo for it?

Seems to be only you can answer that question.

Fiv3r
October 23, 2013, 08:29 AM
My little brother from another mother defends his home and hearth with a P95. It's his only firearm, and he feels more than adequately protected.

Built like a tank, and I can't imagine it ever breaking. I've been looking at a p345 just because the p series represents such a value in terms of quality, durability, and reliability. I prefer them over the SR series, honestly.

Arkansas Paul
October 23, 2013, 10:14 AM
You likely won't ever wear it out. I say get it.

BrotherFrankie
October 23, 2013, 10:22 AM
yes.. its one of my reg carry guns.. eats anything...

Spitdog
October 23, 2013, 11:04 AM
Came with 2 Mags. / 1 box of 115gr federals. and plastic case.


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Catpop
October 23, 2013, 12:11 PM
Great buy and a box of ammo-even better!

snooperman
October 23, 2013, 12:56 PM
Nice gun. You will not regret your decision. The price will surely go up if they are not made anymore. I have one I bought many years ago and it is one of the best 9mm I have. It shoots as good as my SIG P228 and built better too.

Spitdog
October 23, 2013, 01:36 PM
Yea , I think I made a good buy, my concern is with the fiber optic sights. The person I got it from said he wished he left the original sights on.

When I asked why, he said the front sight hung up on his holster sometimes.

Looking at it, I can see why. But I also new I could buy the originals which he didn't have any more.

I going to shoot it first and see how it goes. I wish someone on this board could tell me if they have the Williams fiber optics and how they like them.

To me they just look like an add on that doesn't work. They sure light up nicely in natural light but are worthless indoors.

danoam
October 23, 2013, 10:53 PM
Decocker model, nice! You did great.

wbrown609
October 23, 2013, 11:05 PM
You lucked up and got the decocker model. I have been trying to find another one for a long while now.

Spitdog
October 24, 2013, 02:03 PM
Thanks everyone for your reply, going to shoot this puppy tomorrow.

Mike J
October 24, 2013, 08:24 PM
Yep-you scored getting the decock only version with the later version of the frame that has the pebble finish and a rail. You did good.

Frank44
October 24, 2013, 10:27 PM
Nice pistol! I'm fond of the P series pistols myself!

bigdogpete
October 24, 2013, 10:48 PM
absolutely...

mgmorden
October 25, 2013, 02:20 PM
Dang. The elusive decocker version. I wish I'd gotten one back when I bought mine.

It was 11 years ago and I didn't know much about handguns. I had did some online research and settled on the P95 but when I checked Davidsons they had the Manual Safety, Double-action only, and Decocker version listed. Not knowing the difference at the time I figured "Manual safety" sounded good (I was familiar with shotguns and all of those I'd shot had a manual safety).

Knowing better now, I really wish I'd bought the decocker instead, but I'm not too sad. I'm pretty sure I'd have been highly upset if I'd naively bought the DAO version :).

jrdolall
October 25, 2013, 02:22 PM
Yes. It should be a quality gun and at a fair price.

5-SHOTS
October 27, 2013, 02:05 PM
When someone asks about the P95 the word "ugly" is often used to describe it. I have to say I'm one of the few guys that thinks it's a beautiful pistol. As a mechanical engineer I admire how it is designed and the solutions Bill Ruger (or his engineers) putted in it to reduce production costs, still making a great effective pistol. It's not only an inexpensive plastic pistol, it's an elegant and brilliant design.
The stainless decocker-only model IMHO is the best of the family. You got a plus with the decocker-only version.
Congratulations for the purchase and enjoy it.

mr.trooper
October 27, 2013, 03:03 PM
I guess they finally did drop the P95. Swear I saw it still on their website not long ago.

Either way, there are still NEW P95dc in stock with most of the distributors. Get a fresh one while you still can.

MedWheeler
October 27, 2013, 08:05 PM
^^ Indeed they did, just this month. Quiet and peaceful exit, I suppose..

Geno
October 27, 2013, 08:33 PM
P95 is a nice handgun. :D

Geno

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