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Ruger P345 owners, what do you think of it?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by B yond, Nov 1, 2006.


What do you think of the Ruger P345?

Poll closed Nov 8, 2006.
  1. Love it

    6 vote(s)
  2. Hate it

    2 vote(s)
  3. Other

    1 vote(s)
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  1. B yond

    B yond Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    I'm picking one up in about a week. The model with the stainless slide and picatinny rail. I've also got a Z-5 tactical light on it's way for the new pistol. I'm new to .45s (upgrading from 9mm) and looking foward to getting acquainted with my new toy.

    My questions are:
    1. Does anyone use a Z-5 with their P345, and if so, is it a good fit and does it install/remove easily without tools (couldn't tell form the magazine I ordered from)?
    2.I've read a lot of complaints about the p345, but I've also read a lot of good things about it. What do you think of it?
    3. Since the .45 cartridge moves slower and with less energy than a 9mm, does it have less recoil?
  2. plateshooter

    plateshooter Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    N.E. Ohio
    I like the one I have. I dumped the mag disconnect, and all is well. Mine shoots anything I've put through it, and is as accruate for me as any of my other 45s.

    I use a M3X Streamlight tac light on mine, it works well. I'm not familiar with the light that you refer to.

    The 45 has more recoil than the 9mm, but the 345 seems to handle it well.
  3. JDGray

    JDGray Member

    Sep 16, 2005
    SW MI.
    I'm in the love it catagory. Recoil is heavier than a 9mm, about the same as my P11 9mm, though. Accuracy is great, everyone who shoots it, likes it:) I also set myself up for a law suit, my removing my mag disconnect:D
  4. bender

    bender Member

    Aug 10, 2006
    I voted "other". My first one stopped working (no "bang") after only 50 or 60 rounds.

    My second one (dealer exchanged it for me) has been working fine so far (only 100 rounds though).

    Maybe first one had a mag disconnect problem (see plateshooter's post) or firing pin safety block plunger problem.

    So I am still "undecided". Still, if my replacement one continues to shoot well, I will be in the "love it" category. It looks great, feels great, and it is just the right size... not full-size, but not too compact ... right in the middle.
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