I have now shot 650 rounds through my P97D and have had no FTF and it groups less than 3 inches at 40 feet.The trigger is awesume ,both single and double action.Only thing not stock is a Get Agrip on the handle.Not bad for $309.00.It`s a little ugly but who cares with groups like that.
I paid too much for my 97D when they first came out: $368. Live and learn. I like the idea that there are rebates now. I shall go out and buy a few more. I love these ugly beater guns. They are accurate enough for combat shppting (I mean who shoots half inch clusters in a life/death situation with point-shooting?). I like the slim grips, the thin profile, and the reasonably flat slide for a 45. Great buy. The DAO is not bad, either. Long trigger travel, but that is no worse than a Beretta or SIG DAO.
I am Thinking about getting my girlfriend one of these 9mm. She enjoys shooting but hates those "ugly" wheel guns. You guys think this would be a good gun?? Would be used as a home gun and a fair amount at the range? model?
:lol: Had a P97DC for a number of years. Wonderful piece of equipment. Lost my head, felt that I needed a S&W M625 and traded. Decided that I liked the Ruger better. Shop that I traded with has the price jacked up so that I couldnt trade back without taking a beating. Plan to sell the M625 and wait for new Rugers to be put on sale. They can still be bought for under $400.00 plus tax around here.
Like gun44, I have both a P95DC and a P97DC. Both excellent pistols. The P95DC has had many hundreds of rounds through it by now and has NEVER had an FTF/FTE. The P97 had one or two misfeeds when it was new, but is now totally reliable. I have access to quite a few handguns, but when things go bump in the night, I usually grab the P95, because I know it will work every time.
I have never had a FTF or FTE in either the 95 or the 97 either. I shoot at least a hundred rounds a week with these pistols and they just keep on shooting. They will feed and extract any kind of bullet configuration I put in them. They give great accuracy for this type of gun also. I' m talking 4 to 5 inch groups rapid fire at 10 to 15 yards. Slow fire I can shoot 2 in groups at 20 yards with either pistol. What more could you ask for?