S&W SD9VE vx Ruger P95

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  1. elirab

    elirab Member

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    I'm feeling a little torn.

    I want a new 9mm. I'm thinking about the SD9VE or the P95.

    This wont be a carry gun, more like a go to the range and shoot a lot of rounds gun. (Not that those are mutually exclusive)

    I'm trying to stay under 400.

    I've held but not fired either gun and was looking for some feedback.

    Any thoughts from the users on the positives or negatives of either.

    Thanks
     
  2. Fathead

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    In before the jack wagons that are gonna say save up some more money and get a 1200 dollar 1911.

    But seriously of those two I would get the Ruger. Inexpensive, accurate, and built like a tank.

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  3. ikarus1

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    depends on how you like a striker fired trigger vs a DA/SA hammer fired one. The P95 is a chunk of a service pistol, but it is accurate. I know the SD9 is basically a enhanced Sigma glock clone. I would say Ruger since I can't imagine the SD9VE being cheaper or better, maybe if it fit your hand better
     
  4. Caimorjen

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    But seriously of those two I would get the Ruger. Inexpensive, accurate, and built like a tank.

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    I certainly agree. They are built to last and make a great shooter.
     
  5. twofocused

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    The p95 is excellent for 300 bucks. The SD's I've shot had awful triggers but, functioned fine.

    I don't have extensive trigger time with either though.
     
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    Another vote for the ruger
     
  7. Picker

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    I like both pistols and companies, but for what you say you want to do "This won’t be a carry gun, more like a go to the range and shoot a lot of rounds gun," I think you will prefer the SA/DA trigger and the slightly heavier Ruger for a paper puncher than the DAO trigger and lighter weight Smith. I think the Smith has a better grip feel than the Ruger, but you may feel different in that regard. I have an SW9VE and have been very pleased with it; always 100%, but the DAO trigger is not designed for target shooting, but quick, simple, fool proof self-defense situations. DA/SA triggers give you a compromise that many prefer. The safety/decocker feature can be a bother for some people getting accustomed to using in stressful situations, but practice with your weapon can easily take care of that. I'm an old revolver guy, so I'm used to either just pulling the trigger or cocking the hammer and then pulling the trigger. It all depends on what you are used to or want to train to use though.
     
  8. bashman

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    If $400 is your budget, why not get a new M&P from Lawmens?
     
  9. elirab

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    I didn't realize you could walk out of anywhere with an M&P for less than $400.
     
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    $399 + tax w/ standard sights
     
  11. elirab

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    $400 was the absolute upper limit, but I might have to check under the couch for loose change.
     
  12. twofocused

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    I was in Lawmens today and if you even think you want a mp you better hurry. They were looking very thin on inventory and I've never seen so many people in there.

    And borrow the 20 bucks for taxes on the mp if you have too. They are absolutely amazing.
     

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