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I recently bought my PT92 from my brother a coule months ago and he swears the Ruger P95 he has is a better gun. However he keeps trying to get me to sell the PT92 back him to him or trade it for the Ruger. Whis is the better pistol, and no I have no intention of trading my PT92 back to him for monet or another gun.
 

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I haven't fired the Ruger but recently shot a PT92 and I liked it a LOT. It is on my "to do" list to acquire one.

I think it's pretty clear which one your brother likes best...he wants that PT92 back. He's "fluffing" up the Ruger to make you think it's a good trade.
 

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The Ruger is a fine gun and built like a tank, but IMO it's nowhere near as comfortable a shooter as the PT-92. There's something about the angle of grip, and almost flawless function 99.99% of the time that makes the 92 a surefire winner in my book. It sounds like your brother has a bit of sellers remorse, I wouldn't give that thing back unless he's offering enough to buy another 92 to replace it. But if he's willing to do that, he should just go buy another one, I'm sure an LGS would take that Ruger off his hands for a nice deposit on a new 92.
 

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I haven't fired the Ruger but recently shot a PT92 and I liked it a LOT. It is on my "to do" list to acquire one.

I think it's pretty clear which one your brother likes best...he wants that PT92 back. He's "fluffing" up the Ruger to make you think it's a good trade.

Dsnellz73:

I do think that Frank has your brother "pegged" on this one. :D
 
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My first two shooting buddies had a PT-99 and a Ruger P-85. We routinely swapped guns back and forth during range trips. Of the two, I'd take the Taurus all day. I don't like the Ruger's grip angle or girth. It feels more like a 2x4 with the edges knocked off than anything. There's nothing wrong with either, I just like the Taurus better based on shooting several hundreds of rounds from each.

On another note, I did make both of them into believers in the Browning Hi Power. They always outshot their scores with their own guns when they were shooting my Hi Power.
 

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I'm very familiar with both. I'll cast my vote for the PT92.

Nothing wrong with the Ruger, but the ergos and safety lever alone, give the edge to the Taurus.

I'll also give the Taurus the edge in looks and accuracy.
 

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I used to have the Ruger and it was a fine gun, but I'll cast my vote for the PT92. More comfortable and I prefer the safety on it vs the Ruger.

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Both are fine guns and are totally adequate as defense or range guns.
However, I think that the PT92 is one of those magical guns, like the 1911 and the CZ-75 that are just a joy to shoot.
(Besides, in the Ruger lineup I prefer the SR-9. :))
So while I would not mind having the Ruger, I would not give up my PT-99 to get one.
 

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Both are great pistols and Taurus and Ruger are my two favorite firearm manufacturers. As much as I like both firearms if I had to choose between them I'd opt for the PT92 due to the safety and the hammer on the Taurus is easier for me to actuate with my thumb than the Rugers.
 

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I wouldn't EVER trade my PT-92 for Ruger P95!
 

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I have a p95, and if i had it to do over again, i would get the pt92, mainly because it feels better in the hand, and its increased weight handles recoil better (for a competition shooter this is important) and while i would gladly trade the p95 for the pt92, at this point its a backup (honestly been looking to trade it in on a cowboy action gun), i replaced it with a pt1911 as my primary competition gun.
 

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I own both, both early versions, as well. I've had them since they were introduced, and both have had tens of thousands of rounds put through them. The Ruger KP95 is a lighter gun, and conceals well. The PT92 is heavier, may be concealed with more care, but is a heavy gun meant for duty holster use. Of the two, I would use the P95 for concealed carry, but the PT92 for Duty Carry.

Actually, if I'm going to carry a gun in a Duty Rig, it'll be my FNP-45. 16 rounds of .45 ACP, plus spare mags holding 15 .45 ACP each. :)
 

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I think it's pretty clear which one your brother likes best...he wants that PT92 back. He's "fluffing" up the Ruger to make you think it's a good trade.
+ 1 !!! KEEP your PT92! I love mine!

The P95 is an okay Pistol that works okay for what it is. It's a bit awkward ergonomically, from my point of view. Not fond of the Grip and hate it's Magazine Latch.

The upside is that the P95 is normally a very strong work horse design. Most of the examples I've fired have had very good smooth Trigger Actions.
The Ruger P-Series Pistols are handguns I could use if I had to, lacking other alternatives.
 

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I have to muddy the waters. It's in my contract...... I think.

I own a PT92C compact and 2 Ruger P95s.

Go with what fits you and your needs.

The P95 is what I used in IDPA back a few years ago and my one favored Silver Bear 145gr. JHPs. Those are Russian ammo rounds with a nickel coating on the steel case. Those were one of the accuracy and reliable loads. Go figure.

The PT92C, no longer made:icon_ cry: , is likely to be my CCW pistol this summer. While Ruger did narrow the grip compared to some of their other pistols I find the PT92C easier to hide and carry.

If that is not an issue then no problem. I'm a short and stout fellow myself.

I cannot get a full grip very well on the full size PT92.

So which ever fits you best go for it.

Just for the record I also own a Ruger SR-9 full size and the C compact model. The SR-9 fits me better than the P95.

The SR-9 comes with grip piece that can be change around for either small hands or medium to large hands by reversing the back panel grip.

The PT92 is a fine gun all around. I just got done reading several Gun Digest Law Enforcement books from the late 1980s to early 1990. In them, some were written by Jack Lewis with many other law enforcement trainers input, and the PT92 gets lots of kudos from them all. That's quite an endorsement.
 

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I've owned both the PT92 and P95. The P95 is a great gun. It's built like a tank, goes bang every time, and is combat accurate. No matter how many rounds or practice sessions, I could never achieve more than combat accuracy out of the two P95's I've owned.

My PT92 (no rail) is as buttery smooth as either of the two Beretta 90-series pistols I've owned. The grip mounted safety/decocker on the PT92 is much easier to manipulate than the Betetta 90-series slide mounted safety/decocker. The capability to have a PT92 cocked and locked is another advantage. My PT92 provides me combat accuracy and bullseye accuracy depending on my needs.

I currently own a PT92 and have absolutely no desire to ever sell it or trade it. I'll end up missing the P95, buy a third one, shoot it, remember why I let the last two go, and end up selling it.
 

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A friend of mine had a PT92. I owned a P95 for a while, still have a P90 and a P85. I traded the P95 for my Taurus M85SSUL when I got my CHL in 96. Both guns are quality guns, function 100 percent. The Ruger will eat ANYthing, not sure the P92. My buddy only ever bought WWB for it. I shot some of my handloads in it using a Winchester 115 grain JHP, fed fine. For me, six of one, half dozen of the other. Both great guns IMHO.
 

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As for accuracy of the P95, mine shot 3" groups to POA at 25 yards from the bench. Not stellar, but decent.
 
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