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Posted: 10/22/2001 10:31:27 AM EDT
I will be ordering a ruger pistol this week and need to decide between the p97 or the p95. I like 'em both, but was wondering if any one who owns one could share their experience. Please, none of that "get yerself a real gun" crap. Thanks ARben
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 10:42:59 AM EDT
P95 in blue with the manual safety, it's new. Blue probably costs less and looks less garish. The P95 will share higher capacity magazines, I think, with the P89 series. Check on that. Buy a holster or two and a case of hot loaded 9mm ammo. Practice hitting the target rather than "spray" with a lot of 9mm. Rugers are tough. If I had a Ruger, it would be the P90 with a Hogue grip and the later 8-rd. and 10-rd. mags. I prefer the Beretta 96 in .40 and practice with those. Good shooting with your new Ruger.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 10:53:21 AM EDT
I have a P95DC. The second most reliable weapon I own. The first is a GP-100. It will eat any ammo, and yes, it will accept the P-85/P-89 hi caps mags which are still relatively inexpensive. I've heard both are nice. Just depends on which caliber you want.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 10:55:57 AM EDT
Thanks for the tip. I am planning on getting one of stainless models. I already have a 9mm (beretta 92) and a .45 (s&W 4506), so the Ruger is going to be for compact carry. I am very proficiant with pistols and want the most in the accuracy department. Reviews have shown the p97 to put out sub 2 inch groups, but I haven't seen a recent review of the p95. Both guns are durable and reliable, I'm just curious which one is a better shooter. My dad is a ffl, so I will be paying only $250 for the kp95 and $270 for the kp97. Thanks again, ARben
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 11:02:11 AM EDT
compact carry? you must be a big boy....it is hard to hide one of these hammers...
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 11:03:35 AM EDT
Local ad [img]http://www.turners.com/engage/ads/10-18-01/rugerkp95mm.gif[/img] I keep hearing the ruger is made loose and reliable like the AK. Good luck Isn't the 97 a .45?
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 11:21:23 AM EDT
Damn, just when I was about to launch into the "get yourself a real gun" speach.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 6:57:42 PM EDT
i bought a used p89dc a couple months ago and i like it a lot. they only problem i've ever had was today the slide did not stay back after the last shot (only happened once). i've fired approx 300 rds thru it w/out a problem. my vote is for ruger. my next is either a beretta or kimber pro carry.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 12:06:02 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies! I think I'll be getting a kp95, unless I decide on whim to get the .45 p97. It just pisses me off to buy a gun and have it come with 10 round mags when it is supposed to hold 15.
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