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Old 08-10-2009, 02:32 PM
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Default Ruger P97 45ACP

On and off i've been looking at a handgun for home protection (currently have a 20g shotgun).

I just have not had the $$ to go ahead and do it. Well, a buddy of mine is looking to get a 44 mag and wants to sell me his Ruger P97 45 ACP for $325. He bought it new about a year ago.

Any information you have about the P97 good or bad would be helpful in making a decision. I'm not so concerned as to if a 45ACP is good enough for home protection. I'm more concerned about the Ruger P97 as it relates to quality, reliability, etc.

I'm just not very familiar with too many hand guns. I've shot several different calibers 22lr, 38, 357mag, 40 S&W 45ACP 44 mag and 454 casull. I've not owned any handgun other than my S&W 22lr
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:20 AM
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IMO, it is a Ruger-Glock...dependable, reliable and accurate. I think it's a winner. The price also seems fair. Good luck.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:01 AM
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They are very reliable and the price is well if you dont want it it wont last long.If I was close I would buy it!!
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:55 AM
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He's down to $300 on it now. He wants to pull an AR out of layaway
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:07 PM
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I have a Stainless one it is very accurate and reliable. And that's a good price on it.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:21 PM
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I purchase it tomorrow for $300. made the deal over the phone tonight.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:34 AM
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Congrats on a great deal, I love my Ruger .45
It won't win a beauty contest or draw a croud, but it goes "bang" when I asked it too and hits where I aim when I do my part.
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:04 AM
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Made the purchase. Shot it this weekend with the 230g FMJ It felt very good in my hands and the recoil was fairly mild IMO
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