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Old 09-23-2018, 07:35 AM
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My son works for a Fed Prison here in PA , and he told me they got in Smith M/P 9 side arms and he thinks the Ruger guns are on the way out .
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Old 09-23-2018, 05:19 PM
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Did he say which model Rugers they are using now?
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:54 PM
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Did he say which model Rugers they are using now?
The FCC prisons I am familiar with have the Ruger P95 or variations of it.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:43 PM
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I understand that the Texas Department of Public Safety, highway patrol, turned down the M/P in favor of the Sig P230. Don't know the details, except to say they had problems in testing the M/P.
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:33 AM
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What kind of problems could they have had in testing the M/P? It's a pretty darn solid gun, no?
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I never had a M/P problem , I bought my son one of the first ones out , which had the old barrel and it would not shoot , Smith put a new barrel and did a action job and even that older M/P works great now . I know the Ruger they have are DAO
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I asked him if they only got a few in , and he said he did not know how many but a lot came in .
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The FCC prisons I am familiar with have the Ruger P95 or variations of it.
Yup, pretty sure they were/are P95s. I remember a Ruger press release talking about the federal corrections contract. Ruger also sold 5000 to the US Government for use by the Iraqi National Police Force back in the mid 2000(?)
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The p95s are a rock solid gun as well. Don't think Ruger ever put out a bad gun. Some models may be better than others, more bells & whistles, but none I've ever encountered were ever poorly made or had mechanical issues. If you can get one on the cheap it would make a good addition to the arsenal.
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I understand that the Texas Department of Public Safety, highway patrol, turned down the M/P in favor of the Sig P230. Don't know the details, except to say they had problems in testing the M/P.

The Sig P230 was discontinued years ago. Perhaps you meant the Sig P320?
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