Ruger P95 Series Pistol



Specifications

Style Full Size Pistol
Frame Polymer frame, Various Finishes
Grips Black Synthetic
Caliber 9mm
Capacity 15 rounds
Weight
27 oz (765 g)
Length 7.25 inches (18.4 cm)
Barrel 3.9 inches (9.9 cm)
6 grooves, 1:10
Trigger DA/SA
Safety Decock-Only Mechanism / Firing Pin Block
Sights Fixed front and rear
Manufactured USA by Sturm, Ruger & Co.
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Ruger P95 Series Reviews

     
107 Reviews

 

Forrest C. from Hyattsville, MD on Sat, 14 May 2016

This is the AK of 9mm's. It never fails. It is chunky but reliable.

Anton J. from Des Moines, IA on Thu, 3 Mar 2016

we have had our P95 for about a week and have 300 rnds tru it.....love it!

Santos V. from Cabot, PA on Tue, 1 Mar 2016

I purchased the Ruger P95 and got mine for my 21st birthday too. It is solid black, two fifteen round magazines, with solar night sights built on to it. I've fired several hundred rounds through it and never had a problem. I used it for carry conceal, competition, recreational shooting, etc. Great pistol all around.

Larry R. from Flagstaff, AZ on Mon, 25 Jan 2016

Fryguy011-the P95 is still in make, as a matter of fact it's one of they're best sellers. I bought one not long ago & they still have plenty, I was tring to find a P97 45ACP & found that this is the one taken out of production & replaced with the P345 45ACP. I've read good & bad reviews about them but, it's a Ruger, & I'm a big fan of them so I don't think there's anything any better out there. If you want something smaller then I would go with they're .380, I just don't think you can go wrong with a Ruger.

Lee W. from Santa Teresa, NM on Sat, 9 Jan 2016

Hello imarugerman....the DA is very long and heavy on mine too and i rarely fire DA so I have not noticed that. My next trip to the range I will try and see if I get the same. I sorta look at that heavy DA pull as a safety feature and only really to get off that first shot in a crisis situation. I will take a look and let you know. I am sure there must be a way to reduce that trigger travel but, then again I am not an expert. You might want to contact Ruger for their input! It's a great pistol so don't base everything on that experience.

Harry R. from Abbottstown, PA on Sat, 9 Jan 2016

I recently bought a very clean P95 and was unpleasantly surprised when I tried to do a d/a trigger pull. the back fo the trigger almost touched the frame before it finally broke over. Of all the da/sa autos I've ever fired this P95 has the worst trigger travel I have ever encountered. MY question: Is this normal in these guns? If not, what can I do about getting the d/a travel reduced to normal ? Because of this problem, I rate this gun low.

Gregory H. from Jacksonville, FL on Sat, 9 Jan 2016

Gun is great. only complaint: grip did not fit good in hand i.e. p 95 could have used a backstrap plate. fix was simply cardboard cut to fit grip on back of grip covered with hogue grip sleeve. Fits perfect and my groupings have improved much!!!!! only ftf probs were someone else limpwristing it...

Wayne B. from Evans City, PA on Sat, 12 Dec 2015

I recently purchased a Ruger P95 in Stainless/Black and took it to my local range the other day along with my Springfield XDM 9mm. It was the first trial for the P95. Before firing, I did my usual disasembly and wipe down to remove the excess factory grease and oil. I was very impressed with the overall quality of the P95 engineering and components. I lightly oiled the gun and off to the range I went. First, I am glad that Ruger gives you a steel magazine loader. The Ruger mags have very stiff springs. I also have to mention that I really like the sights on the P95. I set my target at 25 yards and used my first shot purposefully off-target to get a feel for the trigger. The Ruger trigger is a bit different than my other 9mm's. I then proceeded to shoot 14 rounds free-standing at a "Shoot & See" target. My first shot was four inches wide right. My next shot hit bullseye and I had four other bulleyes. The other shots stayed within a four inch ring and I had 5 of those touch the same two holes. Needless to say, I was very impressed with how accurate this gun shoots. Initially, I was a little concerned about the large, slippery grip, but the gun fired smoothly and is quite comfortable in a standard two-hand grip. For the price ($320) delivered with 2 factory mags and case, I am thoroughly satisfied. It may be a bit bulky to use as a CCW, but I would highly recommend it for home defense and general target shooting. I didn't experience a single FTF using Winchester 115gr target rounds.

Martin W. from Plant City, FL on Sun, 15 Nov 2015

I have owned my P95 for about three years now. This gun has never, not one time , had a malfunction. I have a SIG and a BERETTA also, but I use my Ruger P95 as my home protection weapon. I have used many types of ammo without a problem. I can't say that about my SIG. You get a lot of gun for the money with this gun.

Lee W. from Santa Teresa, NM on Mon, 19 Oct 2015

Re; Ruger P95 mags. If you leave these mags loaded up 24/7 for a month or two, the mag spring eases up and you will have a much easier time of loading the 15 round mags. Worked for me! My Ruger P95 is great and my recent Bersa Ulta Compact Thunder 9MM with 13 roun mags is a real sweetie too and muche easier to conceal. Love them both!!

Martin S. from Campbellsville, KY on Tue, 13 Oct 2015

Bought this gun as a Christmas present. I am a fan of Ruger firearms and this gun is no exception. I only have one complaint. The take down is a bit of a pain, you have to line up two small index marks that are rather hard to see in order to move the take down pin. Aside from that it's a great piece.

Hugh D. from Transfer, PA on Fri, 2 Oct 2015

This is an excellent gun for the money. I had to adjust the rear sight, then it is almost dead on (for a combat pistol w/4" barrel). I had an experienced gunsmith, (who works on everything), tell me that these were really good, tough pistols. Most gun shops sell this gun with 2 mags & a loading device for $300-$350. Buy one & keep it forever. Oh, & don't let anyone knock the 9mm round for power. +P loads with modern hollow point bullets are as effective as anything you will need to defend your life. If it's good enough for NATO & most of the military around the world...........enough said!

Antonio N. from Branchville, NJ on Wed, 9 Sep 2015

This is my first semiauto. I was able to shoot and compare a number of other 9mm pistols at the range before I decided on the P95; these included the Sig 226, and the Glock 17 & 19. The Ruger compare very favorably as far as accuracy and ergonomics go. Given its price (less than $400 for the model with the SS slide) this was a good investment. I added the Hogue sleeve which I would recommend for those with larger hands. After 2,500+ rounds through it, with all types of ammo (reloads, factory, FMJ, JHP) I have yet to have a FTF or FTE. Some may feel the P95 is a little bulky or heavy for concealed carry, but it is smaller than a Beretta M9/92 or a 1911, depends on how much gun you are willing to carry. For the price, I don't think you will find anything more dependable, durable, and accurate.

Matt S. from Tampa, FL on Tue, 25 Aug 2015

I got my P95 2 weeks ago. It is my first semi-auto and I love this gun. Shoots great out of the box and a great value($319 New). It has the stainless slide. Just got my Fobus paddle holster for it. It is a little big for concealed carry though. Put plan on using it for home defense. Looking on suggestions for a compact for concealed carry semi-auto. I will be greatful for any info.

Larry T. from Artesia, NM on Wed, 19 Aug 2015

Had this gun with a stainless slide. Very nice gun, safety is kind of a pain in the butt. I never had single problem with it. My intent was to carry it, but it's a bit bulky for me. It was my first semi and i didn't really know how to handle it so I sold it. I'd pick up another if I had the chance.

Forrest C. from Hyattsville, MD on Wed, 19 Aug 2015

It's Ugly, but it shoots EVERY TIME with all ammo. American made, I love this gun.

Raymond H. from Center, TX on Fri, 3 Jul 2015

Hello every one Just got my p95 Been going to range this past months, Let me just say no issues so far and shooting this gun is great. I do use this as a home defense weapon, With Hornady Critcal defense ammo. I did a little research on the ammo and tried to see if any one had any issues with fireing any thing. I did buy every kind of ammo that walmart carries for my 9mm p95 and this is what i found. I bought a box of each type : Remington, winchester, Federal, That russian stuff "i know" and a box of federal ammo. I had no problems wth any of it and so far my gun spits out any of them but i have grown to love the federal ammo for my p95. I think my choice from now on is going to be the federal ammo for this weapon for th range. I did get a box of the remington umc box of 200 rounds. We went to go test it today and it did jam twice on me. Could of been just that round or my gun had a bad hair day. So far i have put 1500 rounds. The gun is new and manufactured in Prescott Az and at the time of the sale i noticed on the date it was test fired from the manufactor was july 7. Date of the sale was 8 days later. How cool is that. Hope this info on the ammo aspect finds someone of good use.

Thomas L. from Mccomb, MS on Fri, 29 May 2015

Hello Monster:) I have a P95 and an XD40. Won't trade or sell either for anything. --TOP

Shawn H. from Anderson, SC on Fri, 29 May 2015

another great day of shooting with the good ol' p95. between 2 people, about 200 rounds through the gun, performing flawlessly again. I went out with a friend who has recently purchases an XD, and quickly regretted his decision after firing the p95. Thats got to say something about this firearm. And just for clarification regarding a previous post: I have spent significantly more time shooting this pistol, and have managed to alleviate the problem of my low groups. Now, I have managed to be shooting relatively tight groups, all the way out to 25 yards! within 7 yards, that damn 9 ring is gonna be hurting, and out to 25, I can keep all 15 rounds within the 6 ring. (Yes, I realize this is relatively insignificant compared to some of the pistoleers on here, but you have to keep in mind that I am relatively new to pistol shooting, making the first major consistent groups to be a major accomplishment).

Leonardo M. from Frankston, TX on Mon, 20 Apr 2015

Great gun, my everyday carrier nice and accurate, very light for its full size got a great deal on it brand new in my opinion you cant beat it for the price! Would recommend to anyone looking for a economical fun reliable gun!!!

Ruger P95 Series Questions & Comments

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Randy A. from Oklahoma City, OK on Sun, 22 May 2016

John 1340- Baggy pants, big bulky coat. Great weapon though

Jeffrey L. from Los Angeles, CA on Sun, 22 May 2016

just picked up a new p95 have fired about 200 rounds through it without cleaning it no problems yet. fits my hand perfectly, although a little hard to conceil if any one has sugestions please pass them along

Edward J. from Forsyth, MO on Mon, 16 May 2016

richstella, glad to hear your p95 is running smooth, it sure makes a shooter rest easy

Phillip E. from Knoxville, IA on Mon, 16 May 2016

Well, I finally got my p95 back from Ruger. They replaced the ejector. I took it to the range today, Ran 100 rounds through it, no problems at all.A real pleasure to shoot. I also have the ruger SR9C stainless,never failed me once. Love the 17 round mag that it comes with.

Phillip E. from Knoxville, IA on Mon, 16 May 2016

Well, I finally got my p95 back from Ruger. They replaced the ejector. I took it to the range today, Ran 100 rounds through it, no problems at all.A real pleasure to shoot.

Edward J. from Forsyth, MO on Sun, 15 May 2016

eicherjc,i noticed u were looking at ruger ,we have several different brands of pistols,we have rugers in our collection ,we have the sr9c in stainless,with a 10 round mag and a 17round mag ,we use the short 10 rd for carry and the 17 at the range ,u can get a pinky finger extension for the 10 rd mag if u desire. the smallest ruger is a lcp it is a .380cal with crimson trace lazer , the LC9 is a 9mm that is a size between the two. we use the lcp and lc9 rugers for daily conceal and carry.we range tested these pistols after we got them with 150 + rounds to learn the gun and prove reliablity. this may sound funny ,but we have had zero firing problems of any kind with our ruger guns. i clean and lube these before i ever fire them, and after range use of course. i"m not a salesman, just a user. these pistols work for us ,which are self ,wife, and 2 daughters.. there are tons of good pistols out there ,so, take your time . i go by how it fits in my hand, some are to big ,some to small , and some just right. good luck.

Larry R. from Flagstaff, AZ on Sun, 15 May 2016

When I first got my P95 I also was having all kinds of FTF (fail to feed) & FTE (fail to eject), but as long as the rd. fed into the chamber it always fired. I just kept shooting it hoping it was a break-in issue. After about 300 rds. I too, was at the point of wanting to send it back, already had a letter written to Ruger but thought I'd give it one more chance, lubed it up good, took it to the range before sending it back & ran about 100 rds. thru it using 3 differrent mags. & this time I didn't have any trouble at all! Not one FTF or FTE! I was extremely pleased & hope it's broken in now enough not to give me any more problems. Keep it lubed up good & try shooting it a few more times & see if it performs any better, mine has. If you do send it back ask for Andrew, I've got a P345 that's not right & he told me he could fix it up to the standards Ruger's famous for, I sent it back once already & whoever worked on it didn't fix what I sent it back for that's when I talked with Andrew & he said he would fix it right for me this time.

Edward S. from Aynor, SC on Sat, 14 May 2016

Thanks to roncodrummer & george357mag for your helpful replies and insights!

Edward S. from Aynor, SC on Fri, 13 May 2016

Handgun "virgin" here, considering buying a Ruger SR9 for my first handgun. In just reading all of your reviews, I see that I need to learn some of the jargon, lingo, slang, etc. in here. First question, what is "FTF, FTE, etc." I know that it has to deal with misfires but what do they stand for. Also, the gun mentioned above was recommended to me by the (reputable) store owner. Does anybody have any recommendations for a first gun? I'm just going to use it for protection, target practice, etc. Thanks in advance for all of your help. Jim

Phillip E. from Knoxville, IA on Sat, 16 Apr 2016

Thanks roncodrummer i will.My gun store guy looked at the gun, he thought the ramp had a ridge on it where the load was getting caught up on?Just have to wait and see.

Randy A. from Oklahoma City, OK on Mon, 11 Apr 2016

RichStella-You may also wanna try contacting Ruger for their recommended ammunition. I had no problems with Speer Lawman, Blazer Brass, or Federal Champions. I am going to try some Blazers (not brass). this weekend. Will post results. Keep posting your results as well

Phillip E. from Knoxville, IA on Mon, 11 Apr 2016

LOL,Thanks for your input fletchwe, It really is an accurate gun and is fun to shoot.Ive heard ruger offers great service,cant wait to send it out and get it back.

Erick N. from Festus, MO on Mon, 11 Apr 2016

Richstella - If you're having FTF's with factory loads, you're obviously doing the right thing returning it to Ruger. Their service has always been exceptional for resolving problems. My son and I have both had our P95's for a couple of years, having both fired thousands of rounds without a single FTF or FTE. Hope it works out well for you. It is a fun shoot when you see small clusters of holes in your target.

Phillip E. from Knoxville, IA on Mon, 11 Apr 2016

I shot Blazer 115gr fmj and Federal 115gr hollow points. Still had problems. I think i got a lemon.

Phillip E. from Knoxville, IA on Mon, 11 Apr 2016

Well,I just ran another 50 rounds through the P95. Not much better from last time. Accurate as all hell .Way to many ftf. Going back to the dealer and have it sent back to ruger to see if they can fix the problem.

Wayne K. from Ocala, FL on Thu, 7 Apr 2016

I purchased my P95 from my local gunshop/dealer and he told me to clean it real good before I send a round through it. Sure enough I've never had a misfire, the only time it did happen is when someone else was firing my gun and "weak wristed" it - but once they figured out what was wrong the gun worked great again. I am super happy with this gun - it hits what you aim at with such ease. The more you shot this gun the more I think you will like it.

Phillip E. from Knoxville, IA on Thu, 7 Apr 2016

Thanks Roncodrummer, hopefully this works, love the gun.

Randy A. from Oklahoma City, OK on Wed, 6 Apr 2016

RichStella- My P95 came from Ruger with some serious grease on it. I took it out of the box, cleaned the beejeebers out of it, took it up to the range the next day and haven't had a FTF, FTE or misfire yet. I've put over 350 rounds through it and the accuracy is phenomenal. VERY dependable arm. Let us know what your next results are.

Phillip E. from Knoxville, IA on Wed, 6 Apr 2016

I took my new Kimber cdp and my P95 to the range today. The Kimber was flawless, The P95 out of 50rounds, I had 38 ftf and fte. I love the look and feel of this gun. The shots that i did get off were right on the money. I mentioned this to the range officer, In turn he asked if i had cleaned the gun right out of the box. I didnt,he said that could be the problem. I went home, tore it apart, and found Grease clumps everywhere. I cleaned it and will hopefully correct the issue.

Wayne K. from Ocala, FL on Tue, 1 Mar 2016

SRCivic - Glad to see you are enjoying your P95, and that is what you expected from this gun. It does seem many people get this gun and then want it to be something else - it is what it is, and that is a damn good gun/ that is fun to shoot and hits the target with just a little bit of practice. I have had mine for some time now and it has never let me down and I always have a big smile on my face when ever I'm shooting it. Safe and Happy shooting - my P95 brother.

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