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Old February 21st, 2009, 04:27 PM   #1
 
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P94 vs P95 vs P89

What's the main difference, I know plastic / steel.
Size wise ? Grips and frame ?
Dependable ?
Are all the P95 decockers, finding some with a manual safety when I called on them the person didn't sound like much of a gun person they told me sure and what did I mean.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 09:27 AM   #2
 
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30 viewers no posters yet, just trying to learn the in's and out's of the 3 above models
Can someone help me out, gun shop here don't carry any of the above.

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Old February 22nd, 2009, 10:22 AM   #3
 
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I have heard all 3 are solid reliable guns. I am waiting for my new P95 to come in.
The P89 is no longer in production. If I could find a used P89 de-cock only locally I would probably buy it. The newer P95's I beleive all have safety/de-cocker. From what I have heard the P89 and P95 will eat just about any ammo without a problem.
Hope that helps.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 11:59 AM   #4
 
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I only have hands on with a P89DC . All I can say is you probably cant go wrong with any of your choices there .
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Thanks for the info, trying to buy a P95 can't find one at a decent price
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I also have a P89dc in SS. Great gun, accurate and I have no problems. There are some pretty good prices on these. All are good guns.
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As stated above, the P89 has been discontinued, although with diligent searching, you might still be able to find one brand new.

The P94 (9mm) and the P944 (same gun, only chambered in .40) are alloy-framed; Ruger "cleaned up" some of the asthetics, and strengthened some of the internal components; I believe that the trigger pull was cleaned up a bit as well. Originally the P94 family featured the Browning swinging link concept to lower/tilt the barrel during the firing sequence; in the late 1990's this was changed-the camblock system of the P95 was adopted. Camblock guns are easily distinguished by a polymer filler piece added to the receiver on its left side, adjacent to the slide release.

The P95 was developed from the onset as a polymer receivered, camblock recoil system gun.

I've owned a P85, several P89s, and a P944. Out of all of them, my clear preference is the P89. It's overengineered/overbuilt for the 9mm cartridge, and was specifically designed to successfully undergo the DoD XM10 Pistol Trials selection process of the late 1980's. My current P89 is a very late production gun, with Uncle Mikes grips added. I frankly consider it to be fully competitive with current "state of the art" 9mm combat handguns, such as the HK P30.

There's nothing wrong with the P94/P944-I just prefer the P89.

The P95 has simply never done much for me-in a polymer 9mm handgun, I much prefer my Glock G17, G19, and G34. But that's just my preference.

The P95 has been produced in manual safety and decocker varients-also with varients in carbon steel blued slides and stainless steel slides. The current P95 varients can come with or without light rails on the receiver dust cover, and also feature a more rounded triggerguard and a more pebbled testure on the polymer receiver, to enhance grip retention.

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Thanks for the great info, everyone talks about how bullet prof the P95 is. Going to have to try one if I can find one to grip to see how it handles. Anyone else with more info please add onto this post.
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Thanks for the great info, everyone talks about how bullet prof the P95 is. Going to have to try one if I can find one to grip to see how it handles. Anyone else with more info please add onto this post.
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I have a p94 in 40SW and a P95... I love them both. The 95 is a bit more accurate to me than the 94, but that could possibly be the grip difference. the p94 and p89 have a wrap around style grip and the 95 has a sslip on grip due to it being polymer and all...My hand fits the 95 with the handall slip on grip better than the hogue grip on my 94...clear as mud? Both guns eat all the ammo i can run thru them...
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The P89 is the "tank" of the family.

The P95 is a polymer lower mated to a metal upper that is made with Ruger's patented lost core metal injection process. Its available in either flat stainless or blue steel finish. All lowers are "pebbled" black and include a molded rail for lights/lasers.

The 94 is kind of a hybrid in that its a P89 lower with the upper that is similar to the P95.

The P94 is only available in 40s&w these days. (new)

The P94, P95, and P89 do NOT come with the dreaded "magazine disconnect" that the SR9 does.

[Note: the P345 has a mag disconnect]
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Got my P89 today, cleaned it - shot it - and cleaned it again will give a full report later.
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Just purchased one P89 myself today (why I'm here). Need to wait until next Thursday to pickup (state ordinance and all).
Liked the ambidextous part being left handed.
Used,, but doesn't appear to have been fired much if at all.
Hope it's as good as it felt and looked.
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I have a blue P95 that keeps killing the extractor. The second one lasted for exactly ONE range session. Next time out, it was failure to extract on every single round. This one will be disposed of in whatever fashion becomes available, and I will never, ever purchase another Ruger auto pistol.
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P-Series pistols

I have at least two of each, they do vary somewhat in size, length and weight. The 89 is the biggest of the three, preceded by the 85's. The 94's are in my opinion the softest shooting of the P-Series in 9MM and better looking. I have a 9MM and a 40 S&W 94's. Reliable and accurate. The P95 and newer version P95PR are a Polymer framed pistol, many feel this is one of the best of the P-Series pistols. P95PR has a rail. 95's are lighter, making them a better choice for CC, they are the smallest of the bunch and compare in size to the P93's which are my favorite.
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