S&W or Ruger? Need help.

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by duker_sponk, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. duker_sponk

    duker_sponk Guest

    I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to get as a fairly priced, decent first handgun. I thought about the Ruger P95R but now I am kind of liking the feel and look of the S&W Model 5906. I decided to stick with the 9mm I know and have shot thousands of rounds of but I could really use some input on it. Any suggestions? Is there anything in 9mm one would suggest that might be "better"?

  2. What are the price ranges for the 9mm's that you are considering? Today I had the opportunity to shoot a CZ 75B, comes with 2 factory 16 round magazines and MSRP is $502.00, and you can usually get it for less. There is a used one downtown right now for $380.00 out the door. I just wish I had the money to go get it, and I can pay no higher praise for that pistol that that. Something to consider.
  3. Ari

    Ari Guest

    I have seen used CZ75b for less then that... I have seen XD9's for that type of money
  4. Another vote for the CZ. It's an outstanding firearm. Ruger semi autos feel like bricks to me. I've never held or fired the Smith you are looking at, so I can't comment there.

    Take a look at CZ, you'll be impressed.
  5. duker_sponk

    duker_sponk Guest

    Wow fellas thanks for the input, I went down and checked one out and that CZ is a balanced piece. My price range was 400 but I can compensate because you guys suggested right. Thanks for the help. I might still get the S&W sometime soon but that is not for deciding right now. Thanks again ya'll.
  6. vallen

    vallen Member

    The P95 is a much more entry level semi-auto, while the M&P is more of a professional level weapon. I like them both, but the M&P is better tuned and lighter.
    The XD9 is a more fair contender against the M&P.

    Shoot them and see how they feel in your hands. That will be the 'decider'
  7. I own a s&w sigma 9mm it came with two 16rnd mags for 300 otd nib.
    I would highly recomend one yes the trigger pull is very hard but it can be fixed by a competent gun-smith or you can train with it. If you can stay on target with a 12lb trigger pull then you sure as hell can stay on target with a 2-5 lb pull. also it has a lifetime warrenty. This of course is just my opinion though. I also own a s&w M&P that i have been carring a lot lately they are really nice also but they are more around the $600 range for the entire kit. The kit has 3 mags 1 holster case cleaning kit 2mag holder and a belt.
  8. vallen

    vallen Member

    Sigma SW9VE

    +1 on the Sigma. They had a bad rap 9 years ago which unfortunately has stuck. Any S/N made after 2001 should be great.
    I have over 1500 rounds thru mine and it has performed flawlessly. And I actually like the trigger pull ( i got used to it). It's fun to shoot, pretty accurate, and the price/ warranty is excellent.
  9. I am very fond of my Taurus PT111 Millennium Pro 9mm for concealed carry use, basically its a scaled down version of the Taurus 24/7. The smaller grip frame on the PT111 M-Pro is better suited for concealed carry than its larger brother the 24/7, and the M-Pro fits my hand a lot better due to its smaller grip frame.

    I used to be a BIG fan of Ruger semi-auto's, then I started shooting IDPA matches and while my Ruger was in the shop I used a buddys S&W Sigma. When I got my Ruger back it was promptly traded for a Sigma because the Sigma had a slightly smaller grip and fit my hand better than the Ruger did. Sigma's are now listed on the S&W web site as the 9VE in 9mm.

    Golcks and XD's are ok, run of the mil service style pistols, but the grip frame on these pistols does not quiet fit my hands like the Pt111 M-Pro or S&W 9VE does.

  10. FLA2760

    FLA2760 Guest

    Re which one

    +2 on the S&W Sigma. I have a 40VE that has been 100% 8)
  11. HPHooked

    HPHooked Member

    +3 on the Sigma. I had to sell my beloved 40VE this past weekend. However, I still have my 9VE and love it also. I've tried CZ, Glock, Baby Eagle, and Browning. The Sigma just fits my hand the best. That and reliability should be the deciding factors in buying any pistol. :D
  12. duker_sponk

    duker_sponk Guest

    I checked out the Sigma the other day and it does feel like quite a balanced weapon. I will probably get the CZ-75 cause that is a sweet piece. I have been saving my pennies for a while to make a handgun purchase so maybe i'll just buy one of each.
  13. thekrnel

    thekrnel Guest

    i vote anything xd (9 or 40). beautiful guns to shoot.
  14. JonB

    JonB Guest

    I handled a new Ruger SR9 at a shop a couple of weeks ago and I liked it quite a bit. I have small hands and the grips were very comfortable. It was priced at $400. I know its a new gun and may have some bugs, but I thought I would toss it out.
  15. Bandit320

    Bandit320 Member

    I have a P94DC in 40 S&W. It's built like a tank, shoots anything I fed it, and only cost me $250 used. It's more accurate then my H&K USP Compact and gives more velocity (the barrel is slightly longer). Best of all it's made in the good ol USA. Go for the Ruger.
  16. duker_sponk

    duker_sponk Guest

    Yeah I was talking to my father about the S&W versus the Ruger versus the CZ and other variants of the 9mm that I have looked at and he said to go for something American made. He said he might even want to spring for it for a Christmas gift if its an American made firearm.

  17. Shoot if hes gonna spring why not try for a Kimber Classic pro?! :wink:
  18. duker_sponk

    duker_sponk Guest

    haha only in my wildest dreams.