Gear: Ruger P345

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Ruger P345

Ruger
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Average Rating:
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(28 Votes)
Description:

45 Auto Ruger P345® pistols offer the following features: Dovetailed, three-dot sight system for faster, more precise target acquisition; Slimmer contoured slide and frame; P-Series pistols are designed to be easily maintained and can be field-stripped into five major subassemblies for cleaning, without the need for special tools.; .45 Auto models hold eight rounds.; Custom compounded polymer frame and exclusive Ruger camblock design help reduce felt recoil.; P345 pistols feature a frame with checkered grip areas, front-strap and back-strap, loaded chamber indicator, magazine disconnect, and an internal lock.; A frame-integral Picatinny-style accessory rail available on some models.

Member Reviews

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    Chris_Cosgriff, Tue, 03 Jul 2007 13:01:40 UTC.
    1st review

    I fired this gun for the first time yesterday. Great action, very smooth and very accurate. No complaints here.

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    jbmdivsvs, Fri, 06 Jul 2007 08:27:06 UTC.

    I have yet to fire this auto, however, I have 3 Rugers that I carry on and off duty. A P-95 DC, P-95 with safety, both 9mm, and a P-94 40 DC .40 SW. I love them. Never misfired, misfed, or missed. Most people I know are into branding. Gotta have a Glock cause it's a Glock. I gotta have a gun that feels good and that I am comfortable with. I would put my Rugers up against any gun out there and if this piece of work is half the gun mine are, it's twice the gun of any out there. I plan on purchasing one sight unseen so to speak. That's how much I trust the Ruger name. I rated it in the middle because of my other Rugers only and because I couldn't really honestly rate it. That however will soon change, and I hope to be back singing the praises of my favorite guns, the Ruger P-series.

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    mousee, Wed, 22 Aug 2007 23:26:47 UTC.

    If I had my choice, I believe this would be my decision. The easy break-down and the idea of a reduced recoil sounds best to me.
    Unfortunately, I have not had the priviledge of going to the firing range in so many years that I am very much out of practice!
    Years ago, my favorite weapon was a ruger 357, with special women hand grips due to my small hands. Ho hum...that was then and this is now.

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    lincolnwhitney, Fri, 05 Oct 2007 14:11:41 UTC.

    its the kind of gun that I'm trying to get

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    jskinner_2033, Wed, 10 Oct 2007 10:42:56 UTC.

    The Ruger P345 Is Just An All Around Great Gun. No Complaints Here.

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    cbeard1287, Thu, 11 Oct 2007 11:33:01 UTC.

    not too impressed with the ruger p345 guess I am favored to GLOCK but I just cant find anything good to say about the p345

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    Pappy07, Sun, 25 Nov 2007 18:33:27 UTC.

    Don't touch it! Biggest piece of junk I ever handled. The odd looking drift pins started backing out of the frame after 50(!) rds. Took it to the range day after I bought it, back to the store the day after that!!

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    TBaby, Tue, 11 Dec 2007 04:29:51 UTC.

    I thought officers had moved beyond the Ruger Semi Auto handgun to REAL guns....like Glocks, Sigs, HK's....you know...proven weapons....
    Why take a chance with these....'
    HOWEVER....they do make an awsome revolver, rifle, and double barrell shotgun

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    tsgtmac64, Mon, 24 Dec 2007 18:48:34 UTC.

    iVE HAD SEVERAL OF RUGERS P-SERIES BEGINNING WITH THE CHUNKY AND CUMBERSOM P-85. THIS IS A VERY NICE PIECE. SLIM, REFINED, AND ERGONOMIC.THE NEW SERIES IS EVEN BETTER. IVE RUN SEVERAL HUNDRED ROUNDS THRU THE ONE I HAVE AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS AT ALL. I RECOMMEND IT FOR SOMEONE WITH A MODEST BUDGET AND MODERATE SKILL LEVEL. I LIKE THE DE-COCKER MODELS BEST SO THERES NO CHANCE OF GETTING IN A JAM WITH THE SAFETY ON. VERY GOOD BANG FOR THE BUCK IF YOU WILL FORGIVE THE PUN.

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    blueronin, Fri, 27 Jun 2008 20:01:36 UTC.

    this is one of the best handguns i have ever owned, period. it's been more reliable than my sigs, more accurate than my glocks or springfields both xd'x and 1911's. I carried mine on duty for two years and still carry it concealed almost every day. Lightweight, accurate, and extremely reliable. I just wish it came with night sights. Otherwise it's almost perfect.

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    aaa111, Fri, 27 Jun 2008 20:08:11 UTC.

    Ruger makes some good revolvers, but I've had lots of trouble with their semiautos. I'll stick with Sig, Colt, Kimder, or S&W

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    retflingwing, Sun, 21 Sep 2008 07:37:32 UTC.

    Yes it isn't a Sig Sauer or S&W, but then again you don't pay as much for it. I've ran about 300-400 rounds thru the gun and it has always performed well (only jams were on reloads). I slapped a TLR2 tactical laser/flashlight onto the rail and the rig is awesome. I find I actually shoot better without the laser beyond 10 yards, but the light is brilliantly bright and really lights up the subject. Great gun for the price!

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    Nikkki691984, Fri, 03 Oct 2008 02:52:46 UTC.

    This gun has a very smooth shot.

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    JusticeJunkie, Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:48:00 UTC.

    This is an excellent weapon for duty. A friend of mine has this handgun and it shoots expertly. I have fired it on several occasions at the range; no problems that I can find. RUGER; a true, accurate, and consistent response every time.

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    geojust, Tue, 30 Dec 2008 22:36:10 UTC.

    I really like this gun, Its a hand cannon. I have the phoenix edittion and it is very nice. the only thing i don't like about it is that you have to keep the slide sloppy with oil otherwise it won't cock right on the recoil and you will get a click and no bang. I see that alot of people on here like glock, personally i think its just the name that attracts alot of people. my true choice of gun to have at my side is a good ol' 1911. can't beat a cock and lock. thats just my 2 cents worth.

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    billy_and_jel, Sun, 04 Jan 2009 04:20:28 UTC.

    i have shot a lot of handguns and this one is the one that i can all ways trust. it has a nice child lock on the safety. and is easy to use.

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    MBAKER56, Tue, 06 Jan 2009 11:22:22 UTC.

    I HAVE ONE JUST LIKE THIS ONE, ITS EASY TO BREAK DOWN AND EASY TO CLEAN THE ONLY THING ABOUT MINE IS- IT WAS MY HUSBANDS AND HE GAVE IT TO ME AND ITS TO BIG FOR MY HAND, NEED SMALLER GUN

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    pjyoung, Wed, 07 Jan 2009 18:02:11 UTC.

    This is my most favorit semi auto weapon in my safe. It feels very comfortable in my hand. Very easy to break down and clean.Me and my wife shoot very tight groups with this gun. Ruger makes a very good weapon for the price. Ruger backs up every one of their products. I have owned the 45acp, 40 S&W and 9mm rugers. The Ruger P345 is the weapon me and my wife fight over shooting at the range. The only down side is that Ruger does not offer the weapon in shorter barrel lengths, for concelled carry. Would by this weapon again

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    Mississippimud, Mon, 02 Feb 2009 04:39:18 UTC.

    I can't even swat a dead fly. But right out of the box, my Ruger P345 was right on! I love it!

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    Dreynold, Tue, 07 Apr 2009 22:30:24 UTC.

    I purchased a Ruger P-95 DC 9MM, used in 2005. I have carried it on duty and CC. I go to the range two times a month and run about two mag's of fifteen rounds and never had a problem.
    On one evening I did stake my life on my Ruger and came out on top. Not so for the dirt bag.
    I have owned serveral Ruger revovers and also found them to be an excellent weapon.
    Thinking real hard about the P345. DR

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    barryedaniel, Wed, 06 May 2009 21:21:09 UTC.

    I have a P90 45 Ruger pistols and the P345 and all 45 .I think are the best in the world to me .

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    sugarbear727, Tue, 30 Jun 2009 20:29:19 UTC.

    absolutely love my ruger! however, as a woman I have found that with my build, it's quite difficult to carry concealed effectively. I was warned that it would be a difficult gun for me to fire, but I've found that opinion to be the opposite. If it wasn't for it's bulkiness, it would be A+ in my book!

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    Gelfbat, Wed, 19 Aug 2009 22:44:31 UTC.

    Got one of these - and let me tell you, the 45 ACP has never been more civilized than it is in this weapon. Full-on loads, reduced loads, sub-sonics, squibs, whatever - in one end and out the other with the predictability of a crack-whore's baby with diarrhea.

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    Switchblade_LEO, Sat, 22 Aug 2009 08:15:21 UTC.

    I carry this weapon for off duty and call outs. It's a beast. I have not had problems with this gun at all. Rugged, powerful caliber, and slim enough for decent concealment. Accuracy is on par with Sigs and H&K's, but at about half the price of a Sig P220 or H&K USP.

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    Chris1965, Fri, 18 Sep 2009 22:28:41 UTC.

    I bought one of the first 345s that came out back in 2003. I had some initial teething problems, it stovepiped every 3rd round. Never found out why but eventually it stopped. Its very light and a good concealed carry gun for me. I would recomend this for a good defence peice.

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    rockey, Fri, 20 Nov 2009 05:12:32 UTC.

    love the ruger pistols. i currently have a P-97 DC 45 auto, love it , great firearm. I also have a Ruger LCP .380 for concealed carry. Great little gun. I shoot them quite often and have yet to have any problems.

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    amyandjoshmartin, Tue, 09 Mar 2010 04:59:40 UTC.

    Awesome handgun in my opinion.

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  • Berettaumbrella
    bucketboy18, Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:33:46 UTC.

    I have battled with finding a duty weapon that fits my hand and fits the approved carry list within my department. A friend introduced me to the P345 and BANG!!! every time now!!! I carry it on duty and off! The grip is slender and fits perfectly, firing is smooth and without malfunction. The weapon is light and small enough to still carry concealed. Also, the light rail is a plus. I currently work a Detective Bureau and when working at night or covering someone on the road, mounted lights are a great add-on. I would recommend this weapon to anyone!

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