Ruger Pistol P94 9mm

by A-Poc

This is a fun pistol to have.  In fact, I have two of them!  Don’t ask me why, I just really liked this gun.  When I bought the first one, the Brady Bill had just come out and there was an article in a magazine that said the P94, which had just gone into production, was probably not going to make it because of the high capacity magazine.  Who knew that they would just use filler to make a 10 rd magazine to fit it in the grip!  Heh heh, oh well, it didn’t really matter.  As soon as I saw this gun in the magazine, I knew I had to have one.  And when I saw it at the gun show a few days later, I bought it.

The P94 has an ambidextrous magazine release, and an ambidextrous de-cocking safety.  I like that as I like to carry in condition 2…hammer down, round in chamber.

I have run a lot of rounds through this gun.  It is the one I qualify with for my CHL and usually the one I carry.  It is not the best of carry weapons as it is a little fat and heavy, but so am I so we get along pretty good.  This is basically the same handgun as the P89, but I like the look of this one a lot better.  Check these out if you are in the market for a fun 9mm to shoot.

One thing I would change about this gun is that is both a single-action and dual-action.  I now know that I would prefer to have a dual-action only.  Basically what this means is that my first trigger pull is about a 9 lb. pull and each pull after that is 3 lb.  It would be better for consistency and my overall shooting to not have to worry about different trigger pulls.  But the good news is, Ruger pistols come in all variations.  I could have bought a DAO P94 when I bought my first one, I just opted for the one I got.

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Brad February 18, 2009 at 10:21 am

94 9mm | was a perfect blog in the world of dual action.

A-Poc February 18, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Thanks Brad!

Elizabeth May 25, 2015 at 12:46 pm

I like this gun. I did not realize the safety confusion when purchased. I wish it had a more clear version of “safety is on now” with its design. Other than that, its a gem to have.

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