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Just got a Ruger P345

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by DRMMR02, Nov 4, 2006.

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  1. DRMMR02

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    And I tell ya, I don't know much about the science and ballistics of the "9mm vs. .45" debate" but this thing sure does feel a lot more powerful in my hand than my 9mm. This gun just looks and feels amazing. I can't wait to head out to the range and break it in.

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  2. Handgun Midas

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    I support this purchase, because I feel that the P345 is a fine gun for carry.
    I bought mine because I wanted a single stack .45, but didn't want the heartache of losing a fine 1911 in the event of a shooting; I felt the P345 would be easy to replace. Also I was a bit shy of cock'n'lock carry at the time.


    I'd like to be a bit rude though, and link to this thread which I put up about my P345 range time today.
    My mags were failing me, and I'm concerned about why, as the gun is my daily carry.
    A new mag got me back up and shooting, but it is still very worrisome.

    Oh, and there's one bullet missing from your lineup.


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  3. possum

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    congrats on the new gun , and please do tell us how it works out for you, and definetly incllude any magazine problems if you have any, that is very worrisom. when i went to buy my first handgun, i was debating between the xd and the p345, i liked them both so much and i eventually went with the xd, which i am extremly happy with, but i still would like to shoot a p345 and get a fill for it, i never know there still might be a place in my collection for one.
     
  4. mbt2001

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    I wished I would have got mine with a slide like yours instead of the Stainless slide.... I just like the darker look.

    One thing that you may notice is that it shoots low at close ranges. I have spoken to Ruger and they say that is normal. The thing is sighted from the factory at 25 yards... Or so they say.
     
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    "....My mags were failing me, and I'm concerned about why, as the gun is my daily carry.
    A new mag got me back up and shooting, but it is still very worrisome."


    Handgun Midas, in what way were the mags "failing"? Regards,

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  6. Handgun Midas

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    I did link to this thread which covers it.

    Yesterday, the two mags that shipped my my P345 would FTL jam on the last round in the mag 4 out of 5 times. Both of them and with both FMJ and JHP. The gun and mags aren't even five months old.

    I bought a new mag right there and it didn't fail at all, even though I kept testing it. The problem was clearly the older mags, or rather, likely the springs in the older mags.
     
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    Feed lips? You might replace the springs with Wolf 10% over springs.

    I've never had a failure in my P90, thousands of rounds and it's about 15 years old. It might not be as slim, but it's rather light weight (33 ozs) and carries as good as any full size gun, better than many. It's uber accurate, too. I don't know if it shares magazines with the P345. It only holds 7 in the magazine. 8 round P97 mags fit it and I might get a few of 'em sometime. But, one round ain't that big a deal to me.

    I don't care for the mag disconnect safety on the P345. I think I'd prefer a P97. It's not quite as slim, but slimmer than my P90 and under 30 ounces. I had a P95 for a while that carried well.

    I like the Ruger P guns and would like to like the P345, but all the safety stuff puts me off.
     
  8. weregunner

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    Welcome to the Ruger fraternity. Sorry to hear about the mag problem. New ones or replacing the springs may be needed. I take apart all new magazines and clean them. Could be springs were put in the wrong way. Had that happen a year ago after buying one from a gunshop. Good luck and enjoy your new purchase. Have you been or are a member of www.rugerforum.com. Lots of friendly and knowledeable people there. Can post this there and get answers and use this as a source as well as this forum.
     
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