Nomenclature

Slide's open top design minimizes possibility of jamming, enables shooter to clear any malfunction easily by hand. Cartridges can be loaded singly if desired.

Frame is a rigid one piece polyurethane grip frame reinforced with long glass fiber.

M16 Trigger Mechanism

Double-action mechanism and strongly curved trigger provide that cocking and firing can be accomplished with a single pull of the trigger.

Oversize trigger guard permits shooting with gloved hand. Recurved trigger guard bow accommodates non-shooting hand in two-hand hold.

The ambidextrous magazine latch permits positive retention and quick removal of magazine.

Frame is a rigid one piece polyurethane grip frame reinforced with long glass fiber.

Double-action mechanism and strongly curved trigger provide that cocking and firing can be accomplished with a single pull of the trigger.

Oversize trigger guard permits shooting with gloved hand. Recurved trigger guard bow accommodates non-shooting hand in two-hand hold.

The ambidextrous magazine latch permits positive retention and quick removal of magazine.

Grooved, exposed hammer spur enables the shooter to cock the hammer easily for accurate single-action firing if desired.

When ambidextrous manual safety is in "safe" position, the firing pin is cammed forward into the slide. This simultaneously places the firing pin out of reach of the hammer and locks the firing pin in a neutral position, preventing the firing pin from movement toward the cartridge. Further, the entire firing mechanism is completely disengaged from trigger.

Slide stop holds the slide open and is activated automatically when last shot is fired (if magazine is in pistol), or can be manually operated.

Action: The action of the Ruger P95 manual safety model pistols is of the U.S. M1911 type that utilizes a tilting barrel design in which the barrel and slide are locked together at the moment of firing. After firing, the barrel and slide recoil to the rear a short distance while still locked together. After this initial movement, the barrel is cammed downward from its locked position, permitting full recoil of the slide and the extraction and ejection of the spent cartridge case. Upon return of the slide to its forward position by the recoil spring, the barrel is cammed back upward into its locked position in the slide.

The user of this or any autoloading pistol must always remember that when fired, it automatically reloads and recocks itself, so that simply pulling the trigger will fire the pistol again. Therefore, an autoloading pistol user must be particularly conscious to always keep the pistol pointed in a safe direction.

Slide Stop: When the last shot has been fired and the magazine is empty, the slide stop automatically holds the slide open. When there is an empty magazine in the pistol and the slide is retracted manually, the slide stop will also automatically hold the slide open. If a loaded magazine is inserted in the pistol when the slide is closed and the slide is then retracted fully, the slide stop will not automatically hold open the slide. The user can actuate the slide stop mechanism to hold the slide open at any time by retracting the slide and pushing the slide stop up.

The slide stop can be released by drawing back slightly on the slide and depressing the slide stop thumbpiece. When the slide is released, it will move forward under pressure from the recoil spring.

The slide stop is held in place by a spring detent. Therefore, when there is a loaded magazine in place and the pistol is jarred, the slide can fly forward and chamber a cartridge. For this reason and as an essential safety practice, the user should always be careful to keep fingers away from the trigger, keep the safety on, and always keep the pistol pointed in a safe direction.

Magazines: The Ruger 9mm magazines are not interchangeable with Ruger pistol magazines of any other caliber even though they may appear similar and may hold other cartridges. Use of incorrect magazines in any pistol will result in malfunctions. Ruger 9mm magazines are either unmarked as to caliber or are marked "9mm cal. only". All other Ruger centerfire pistol magazines, which are similar in appearance, are marked as to caliber (".40 Auto Cal.," etc.).

DAMAGED, NON-STANDARD, OR IMPROPERLY ASSEMBLED MAGAZINES SHOULD NOT BE USED. THEY CAN CAUSE THE PISTOL TO MALFUNCTION.

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