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Old February 8th, 2009, 10:22 PM   #1
 
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QUESTION: P94 vs. P944

What is the difference between the P94 and the P944?



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Old February 9th, 2009, 06:34 AM   #2
 
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What is the difference between the P94 and the P944?
The P94 is chambered in 9mm,and the P944 is simply a .40 S&W version of the same gun. The .40 S&W version's slide is marked P94...so don't let that confuse you.
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The P94 is chambered in 9mm,and the P944 is simply a .40 S&W version of the same gun. The .40 S&W version's slide is marked P94...so don't let that confuse you.
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^ exactly, i own the p944 but my slide says p94 so make sure u pay attention 2 the caliber on the barrel.
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I own a P94 in 40 S&W. I have a model built early in the process and they were not using the P944 designation for the 40 then but now they are doing so.
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The reason I ask is because I'm going to get another Ruger and I'm looking at this http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firear...=3428&return=Y

The problem is I can't find it anywhere, as it is out of stock everywhere I look. I wanted to know the difference in the 2 because if I can't get a P944 I will end up getting a P94. Of course I'm looking to get a 40 cal.

Thanks guys for the response.
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To further complicate your life, in the late 1990's there was a significant change to the recoil system on the P94/P944 line-they switched from the Browning swinging link concept to Ruger's camblock system. I know that this was done on the .40 (P944) guns, and I believe (but am not certain) that it was done to the concurrently produced 9mm P94s; externally, the camblock guns are easily distinguished by a square polymer filler piece on the left side of the gun's receiver, adjacent to the slide release.

While theoretically (and probably practically) I imagine that the camblock system does reduce frame stresses, Rugers are so over-engineered/over-built from a practical standpoint I'd be amazed if there are really any significant advantages to it in a P94/P944 for us as end-user shooters, other than production line expenses being pared down by going with the camblock system, especially regarding long-term production dollar costing.

If having to choose between two P94/P944s, with one being a swinging link gun and the other being a camblock gun, I'd simply choose the one in the best shape.

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To further complicate your life, in the late 1990's there was a significant change to the recoil system on the P94/P944 line-they switched from the Browning swinging link concept to Ruger's camblock system. I know that this was done on the .40 (P944) guns, and I believe (but am not certain) that it was done to the concurrently produced 9mm P94s; externally, the camblock guns are easily distinguished by a square polymer filler piece on the left side of the gun's receiver, adjacent to the slide release.

While theoretically (and probably practically) I imagine that the camblock system does reduce frame stresses, Rugers are so over-engineered/over-built from a practical standpoint I'd be amazed if there are really any significant advantages to it in a P94/P944 for us as end-user shooters, other than production line expenses being pared down by going with the camblock system, especially regarding long-term production dollar costing.

If having to choose between two P94/P944s, with one being a swinging link gun and the other being a camblock gun, I'd simply choose the one in the best shape.

Best, Jon
Interesting.....I was wondering what that little plastic thing was. Good info...thanks Jon.
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