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Old September 1st, 2010, 11:17 AM   #1
 
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Polymer P95

How is the newer P95 that has the polymer frame?Is it not as bulky as the steel model and how do they shoot? I saw one and liked the look just wanted some firsthand advice on it. The Ruger autos have always been a little bulky but good guns.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 11:29 AM   #2
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Roc1 ... The P95 has had a polymer frame from the beginning. The only change to the frame that I'm aware of was when Ruger added the Picatinny rail in 2005. Regarding your question, I've now put over 9,000 rounds down the pipe of my P95dc without a single failure and with no appreciable wear. Durable, accurate and dependable. IMHO it would be a great addition to your collection. Good luck with your decision!
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overall i love it. i heard a lot of people saying it was bulky before i bought it... and i stilll hear it from time to time, but to me it is not that chunky. it fits in my average size hand perfectly. i can cc this thing with no problems. when i hold it fully loaded i can feel the weight, but once i have it holstered i doesnt feel heavy. like i said i love it and would recommend it to anyone. but that may just be my feelings.... go back to the one you saw an hold it. if possible fire it. im sure you will end up buying it. good luck
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To second what Buck said, the P95 frame has never been anything but polymer. The P95, in my estimation, is not only a great weapon for the money, it's a great weapon period. Mine has been reassuringly reliable, and it is the weapon I trust enough to call my nightstand gun. Whatever you choose, let us know!
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To add what has been said, the P89 and the P94 were two 9mm models that had metal grip frames. I was a foster parent to a P94 in 9mm and owning that gun drove me towards the P95. The size (bulk) of the two were very similar. The feel of any firearm is personal and I don’t carry so I don’t see it being too bulky but the differences in the metal to polymer grip frames are mostly replaceable grip panels and the firearm’s center of mass. The metal grip frames have a center of mass that is slightly closer to the center of the grip and has a mildly noticeable lesser recoil.

The P95 handles well so the slight difference in recoil means nothing to me and I like the feel, accuracy and simplicity of the P95. It’s easy to use and easy to clean and mine has been used to introduce several neophyte shooters to the wonderful world of the 9mm Luger cartridge.
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got a p95pr...got a little over 1200 rounds through in about 3 months, no flaws, easy field strip...but i would recommend using mags only from Ruger...for some reason the 22rnd ProMag i got is a piece of junk (trouble cycling and wont lock back after the last round)...and the weight is great weighs a bit over 2lbs when loaded and the felt recoil is very manageable...and the accuracy with it is better than i can presently shoot...
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Love my P95. It is a personal choice, but one of the reasons I like Rugers is that they feel so good and fit my hand well.
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I was a foster parent to a P94 in 9mm and owning that gun drove me towards the P95.
Bronx ... Can you tell me where I sign up for the Ruger "Foster Parent" program? Sounds like a great opportunity to mentor some underprivledged (or maybe underappreciated) Rugers.
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Bronx ... Can you tell me where I sign up for the Ruger "Foster Parent" program?
Ah, you like that! Wouldnít that be nice and donít I wish?

Itís actually an interesting story! Several years ago I took possession of a P94 form a cousin that was going through a nasty divorce. He transferred legal ownership to me but I told him he would get it back when the smoke cleared (no pun intended). I am not sure if he was more concerned with the possibility of her shooting him or him shooting her but he thought it best to get the firearm out of the picture. As to the P94, she was a fine weapon and I took her out often! I did take good care of her even though I never felt like she was mine so I always considered myself to be her foster parent! When I talk to him I ask about my baby!
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Ah, you like that! Wouldnít that be nice and donít I wish?

Itís actually an interesting story! Several years ago I took possession of a P94 form a cousin that was going through a nasty divorce. He transferred legal ownership to me but I told him he would get it back when the smoke cleared (no pun intended). I am not sure if he was more concerned with the possibility of her shooting him or him shooting her but he thought it best to get the firearm out of the picture. As to the P94, she was a fine weapon and I took her out often! I did take good care of her even though I never felt like she was mine so I always considered myself to be her foster parent! When I talk to him I ask about my baby!
Awwww ... You must be so proud (I've got a tear in my eye) . Note that if this story had been about a Glock instead of the P94 ... My response would have been .... Awwww, they blow up so quickly .
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Since I'm too old to be a foster parent, is there some kind of Ruger Big Brother Program?
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While most of the people above me have significantly more rounds down range than me, i have just about 500 and love mine. I did, however, have some issues with mine. A trip back to Ruger took care of all problems. I couldn't be happier with the gun, customer support, and the company
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The P95 rocks,

Lighter weight, defensive accurate, reliable as hell.

smokestakz said...
"but i would recommend using mags only from Ruger...for some reason the 22rnd ProMag i got is a piece of junk"

LOL...bought many a Promag magazine....
Some were fine for the range, some sucked bigtime....

NONE came close to RUGER FACTORY MAGS!

Trust smokestakz on this one!
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P95 Rocks!
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I took a P95 to the Police Academy in 1997. I had no problems during the class except the 15 round Pro Mags did not hold up. The Ruger mags held up hitting the concrete floor dozens of times.

I learned to reload 9mm so my P95 was given some pretty funky loads when I first started. Additionally if shot many green and moldy and sometimes dented surplus bullets from all over the world. I never had any problems.
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