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Old January 28th, 2012, 12:51 AM   #31
 
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OK I bought my P95 new some time ago but did not get to shoot it till yesterday.

Absolute perfect function,double action,single action,quick firing. The problem is it does not hit in the same spot ever. Several different types of ammo and still cannot hit the side of a barn standing inside it.

I have Para GI Expert .45 and it is accurate and groups. I have a P90 and it is as good as the Para. This 9mm the safest place to be is directly in front of it.

So question is does the barrel need broken in to fire accuratly? Am going to shoot tommorrow and see if it gets better,but this thing is the most inaccurate gun I ever got. Even if the sights were off it should at least group,but this is wild. Indoors at a gun range I started fairly far out where I could hit easily with the .45. Then changed over to the P95 and could not even see where it was hitting. The I brought the target in closer,still bad. Finally so close I could use a bayonet and was all over a man size target. No idea. The rifling looks good,but it acts like it has none at all.

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I have a P95 and have never had a accuracy problem. Most of my groupings are all in a 2 inch range from the spot I am aiming at.



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Old January 28th, 2012, 06:48 AM   #32
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... So question is does the barrel need broken in to fire accuratly? Am going to shoot tommorrow and see if it gets better,but this thing is the most inaccurate gun I ever got. Even if the sights were off it should at least group,but this is wild. Indoors at a gun range I started fairly far out where I could hit easily with the .45. Then changed over to the P95 and could not even see where it was hitting. The I brought the target in closer,still bad. Finally so close I could use a bayonet and was all over a man size target. No idea. The rifling looks good,but it acts like it has none at all.

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sonictete ... In answer to your question, the P95 should not require any special barrel break-in. With that said. and since you are new to this particular gun, I would suggest that you try the following simple items to verify that the problem is not with your technique:
1. Shoot it off of a rest.
2. Have another experienced shooter test it.
If the groupings are still erratic in both circumstances, contact Ruger customer service.

Good luck and let us know how it works out.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #33
 
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My son and I were both trying it. Neither of us could hit anything.

It was hitting so far off point of aim I could not see where it was hitting. He tried and I watched,same deal.

Now we are not "perfect" marksmen,but we had my Super Redhawk,my Para GI,the P-90,my LCP and even a SCCY and any of these we had to shoot at a different spot on the traget because the center was blown out.

These were at decent ranges and I fianlly moved the target back to maybe 10 feet away,maybe less,just to see where the thing was hitting. Like I said man sized target paper and could barely stay on it this close. I could throw the gun at it and hit it this close.

I take it this is not common. This was my first 9mm just to have the option of this caliber if the other not available. Function wise perfect but not impressed with the accuracy. Did not make it back today to the local shooting range,20 spots,was clear full with a long line waiting.
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I had a similiar problem when i first got my P95 but after wearing the trigger it got better, i was no longer jerking the trigger and using the reset to my advantage.

I still was unable to shoot tight groups and thought it was the gun like most people do, i let a buddy who shots IDPA, ISPCA shoot the gun and he was key holing shoots. After that i know it was me.

I since have worked on trigger control and experimented with taping my weak eye and it has become much better.
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I love my P95. It only ever twice jammed in the first 150 rounds. And those were PMC. Since then Ive put 500+ through it using: Federal, Winchester, Independence, more PMC & even some Tulammo with no problems. I think the gun just needed to break in. I love it. Props to Ruger for making a great gun and a great price!
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I too have had trouble with my P95. It is very sensitive to limp-wristing, which is the problem my wife & father had with it-but my issue is that it will not crisply eject the spent cartridge. Often it will dribble out onto my trigger hand and fall to the ground. That happens with any 119gr target round, whether brass or aluminum casing. When I put 124gr hollow pts through, it ejects them more cleanly, but nowhere near some other guns I fire of varying calibers, including 9mm. The gun was sold to me as used, but I don't know how much use because it was in excellent condition, showing little signs of firing. I've put maybe 250rd through so far, is this just the spring needing to wear in more to allow a full rearward extension of the slide, or is this something that is a known issue with a known solution?
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thanks to all for these comments. i'm picking up my p95 tomorrow afternoon, and this gives me lots of good tips about technique as well as ammo. great forum folks again (as usual)!
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Just bought the same gun. 500 rounds , not a single problem.
If your new to shooting make sure you are not limp wristing it.
Because the P-95 is a larger grip than most,tendencies are to limp wrist,but can be overcome by practice drawing (unloaded ) positioning and re-holstering.
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I also just got a new ruger p95. I took it and shot 30 rounds of federal ammunition through it with it jamming between almost every shot. i cleaned it and then shot a few hornady rounds through it with no problems.
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I will too chime in for future reference. I had the same problem with my P95. Talked to Ruger and they had me bend the extractor arm just a little and oil the slide and bam no more mf's.
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