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Ruger P95 or SR9 for $400?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Wonderclam, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Wonderclam

    Wonderclam Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. Delaware_Dan

    Delaware_Dan Well-Known Member

    P95 for sure.
  3. hometheaterman

    hometheaterman Well-Known Member

    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?
  4. 9mmforMe

    9mmforMe Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect Well-Known Member

  6. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member


    Absolutely no doubt.
  7. mgmorden

    mgmorden Well-Known Member

    As an owner of a P-95 . . . get the SR9.
  8. MikePGS

    MikePGS Well-Known Member

    CDNN investments had NIB P95's for 250 a while ago.
  9. easyg

    easyg Well-Known Member

    I agree.
    You can easily get them for less.
  10. wvshooter

    wvshooter Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. DenaliPark

    DenaliPark member

    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.
  12. Carter

    Carter Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. RX-178

    RX-178 Well-Known Member

    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
  14. fatty

    fatty Active Member

    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.
  15. Just One Shot

    Just One Shot Well-Known Member

  16. jem375

    jem375 Well-Known Member

    SR9 of course..
  17. soonerboomer

    soonerboomer Well-Known Member

    Go with the P95, No doubt!

    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.

    Jump to 7:10 and 35:30 to see the SR9 failures.
  18. DenaliPark

    DenaliPark member

    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.
  19. jwsturr

    jwsturr Well-Known Member

    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...
  20. sniper4usmc

    sniper4usmc Member

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