What would you do?: used Ruger P-94 or newmillenium pro PT-140?
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    What would you do?: used Ruger P-94 or newmillenium pro PT-140?

    I don't really like buying used semi-autos because I consider them a bit more finicky than revos, and feel like I should get a warranty.

    But they had a used P-94 Ruger in .40 cal at the gun shop for $259 in decent shape ( few pretty noticeable scaratches). Asked the shop owner if they'd guarantee the gun to work, and they said yes.

    But then, I got to thinking - I really like my PT-145. Does Taurus have anything NEW that's close to that price? Bud's has a new stainless PT-140 for $310, or 50 bucks more than the Ruger.

    What would you do - go for the used Ruger or the new Taurus? I have a lot of handguns, but nothing in .40, and I'm just looking for one modest example in that caliber. The Taurus is more usuable because it's more concealable, but the Ruger won't depreciate in value, I don't think. Opinions welcome.

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    Depends what you plan on using the gun for.

    For carry, the PT140 runs circles around the P94.

    For general use, the Ruger P-series semi-autos are solid performers, rarely any issues with them.
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    Depends what you plan on using the gun for.
    NYPD, I guess I'd say "general use", but looking back at the collection I've amassed in the last 2 -1/2 years, I find that the more concealable guns are the ones I deal with most. I'm always taking them to the range to make sure they're in working order. I'm always carrying them.


    I have a P-95, which is the same size as the P-94, and I never carry it because of it's thickness - I COULD if I wanted, but I have many more comfortable options. The P-94 is heavier, so I'd be even less likely to carry it.

    I'm more prone to carry my smaller 9mm's and .38 revos than ANY .40, but concealability is desirable in any weapon.

    Just thought $259 seemed like a good deal for the Ruger. Wasn't really looking for a P-94.

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    OK, I went ahead and bought the Ruger today. I think I'll be pleased. I'm sure it hasn't been shot much. Probably won't be shot much by me, either, but it's a great way to get a good quality .40 at an a-"forty"-ble price...GET IT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossi View Post
    OK, I went ahead and bought the Ruger today. I think I'll be pleased. I'm sure it hasn't been shot much. Probably won't be shot much by me, either, but it's a great way to get a good quality .40 at an a-"forty"-ble price...GET IT?
    I got it....sounds like you did to (get it)

    The Rugers are big, bulky, fat and plastic....but they are some great pistols that seldom experience issues. They bring a proven history to the table. Congratulations!!!

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    Thanks, jonrjen. This P-94 actually has a metal frame. Other than that (and caliber), it's pretty much like my P-95.

    I guess there's no law that says I can't ALSO get a P-T-140, is there? I really like that PT-145 of mine.

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    Yes enjoy and above all have fun.Thats is why I purchase guns to begin with to enjoy them to have fun shooting them.. And also defence

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    See there? We just get away from those sweet little Millenniums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossi View Post
    Thanks, jonrjen. This P-94 actually has a metal frame. Other than that (and caliber), it's pretty much like my P-95.

    I guess there's no law that says I can't ALSO get a P-T-140, is there? I really like that PT-145 of mine.
    Another firearm is always a great idea... the more the merrier I say.
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    Excellent choice. I love my PT140, but I wouldn't turn up my nose at a P94 selling for $250. They are some solid pistols! I used to own a P89, P91, and a P95, and had no complaints with any of them. They simply left for something different, or to pay for books, or whatever. Now, can we see some pics?
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