This is a discussion on Will the P95 be discontinued? within the Ruger Pistols forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; I hope not. The P95, in my opinion, fills a very important niche: it's a superbly reliable, high quality weapon for under $350. Not everyone ...
I hope not. The P95, in my opinion, fills a very important niche: it's a superbly reliable, high quality weapon for under $350. Not everyone can afford $600 or even $450 for a new home or self defense handgun.
Amen, bestseller92.... is this new pistol going to be that much better than a P89, P93, P94, P95 to justify the price??
What about all the people that have talked down the Glock and are now head over heels with the Ruger Glock clone?
Also, it's been a loooong time since they've come out with a .40 S&W... is the .40 S&W not a popular round? Last I checked, 62 percent of all police agencies ( U.S. ) use the .40 S&W.
Another 9mm, more expensive and done well elsewhere ( Taurus 24/7 ) doesn't blow my skirt up.... [}] now maybe a 357 sig....
I like the looks of the new SR9. As one who also likes Glocks (a lot), I think this has the potential (note the word POTENTIAL) to be a "Glock with a safety", a hi cap reliable weapon that can also be carried on safe.
From what i understand the p944(40 s&w) buried the p91 in sales causing the 91 to be dropped while the p89 constantly out-sold the p94(9mm) causing it to be dropped. The p345 came on the scene and the 97 was dropped. It will come down to a numbers game and profit.
I believe cost/sales point will be the final factor but i doubt that the p89,95, and sr9 can survive together without cutting each others throat----one will probably be dropped in a few years.
I wouldn't be surprised to see the 95 and 90 both dropped by the end of next year. I think the P-series will be history in a few years. A lot will depend on the demand for the P-series compared to the new striker fired ones. Most of us old P-series fans will have ours and won't be buying new ones and new shooters will probably like the striker fired ones.
my first ever handgun was a p95 about 3 years ago $309 + S&H and transfer as I bought it out of state. of course my local dealer is either screwing or getting screwed as he wants $400 bucks for one. heck he has the audacity to charge $750 for a taurus pt1911. I guess thats what I get for living in rural Oregon. I don't see the p95 getting droped any time soon since it's much cheaper and has a different trigger mecanism. the p97 vs the p345 is a slightly different story since they're both polymer DA .45's.
if they make a .45 version of the SR9 I might trade my p345 for it. I'm gonna keep my p95 though.
I'm hanging on tight to my P95DC's and my P97DC. I consider these both to be the high water mark for simplicity and reliability from Ruger. I had a P345 and as much as I tried to defend it and like it in the end it was simply a POS and I got rid of it. The new SR9 will no doubt follow in the path of the P345, too many PC functions and parts to ever be reliable.