Ammunition

The RUGERĀ® P95DAO pistols are chambered for the 9mm x 19 Parabellum (9mm Luger) cartridge. Do not attempt to load any other 9mm cartridges (examples: 9mm short [.380], 9mm Steyr, 9mm Bergmann, etc.) into the magazine or chamber of the pistol. Never attempt to use caliber .40 S & W cartridges in a 9mm pistol. The .40 S & W cartridges will jam the pistol.

The Ruger P-Series pistols are compatible with all factory ammunition loaded to U.S. Industry Standards, including high-velocity and hollow-point loads, loaded in brass, aluminum, or steel cartridge cases. No 9mm x 19 ammunition manufactured in accordance with NATO, U.S., SAAMI, or CIP standards is known to be beyond the design limits or known not to function in these pistols.

USE ONLY FACTORY AMMUNITION LOADED TO U.S. INDUSTRY STANDARDS

A WARNING - AMMUNITION

Death, serious injury, and damage can result from the use of the wrong ammunition, bore obstructions, powder overloads, or incorrect cartridge components. Even the strongest gun can be "blown up" as a result of excess pressure. Always wear shooting glasses and hearing protection.

IMPROPER AMMUNITION DESTROYS GUNS

AMMUNITION (CARTRIDGES) NOTICE

WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY WHATSOEVER OCCURRING IN CONNECTION WITH, OR AS A RESULT OF, THE USE IN RUGER FIREARMS OF FAULTY, OR NON-STANDARD, OR "RE-MANUFACTURED", OR HAND-LOADED (RELOADED) AMMUNITION, OR OF CARTRIDGES OTHER THAN THOSE FOR WHICH THE FIREARM WAS ORIGINALLY CHAMBERED.

OPERATION OF "DOUBLE ACTION ONLY" PISTOLS

The model you have selected is equipped with a special trigger mechanism that permits only "double-action" firing. The hammer does not remain cocked between shots. The pistol can only be fired by a relatively long ("double-action") pull of the trigger which draws the hammer rearward and then releases it to fire every shot.

It is important to note that even though the hammer will move to a forward position as the slide returns forward after each shot, the mechanism of the gun will not permit another shot to be fired unless the trigger is first released and then pulled again.

The pistol has an internal firing pin block that will not allow the firing pin to move forward to fire until the operator completely pulls the trigger.

A CAUTION: When firing the double-action-only pistol, be sure that the trigger is released completely to its fully forward position before attempting to pull the trigger for a subsequent shot. If the trigger finger is allowed to interfere with the full recovery of the trigger (preventing it from moving through about the last one-eighth inch of its forward movement), pulling the trigger will not fire the pistol. The trigger must be fully released after each shot is fired. This characteristic is also found on all modern double-action revolvers.

^ WARNING - DOUBLE ACTION ONLY

Do not attempt to manually cock or "decock" the hammer! Since there is no full-cock notch, the hammer will fall forward when released, and if finger pressure is applied to the trigger, the pistol can fire. The automatic safeties that prevent firing if the hammer falls are deactivated if the trigger is pulled. Do not touch the trigger unless you intend to shoot the pistol!

PISTOL CANNOT BE THUMB-COCKED

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  • lea
    What happened to high load 9mm ammo?
    7 years ago

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