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Common model convention used for the Ruger P-Series...
  • K = Stainless slide
  • P = Series
  • 95 = Year production started, except for the 345. What were they thinking?
  • D / DC = Decocker
  • T = Two tone
  • H = Factory Hogue grips
  • PR = Picatinny Rails
Examples:
P95PR - Safety w/blued slide
P95DPR - Decocker w/rails and blued slide
KP95DPR - Decocker w/Stainless slide and rails

I hope this helps you out...:)
 

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Yeah, it do----did not know DC was proper to signify decocker-always used D
 

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The "P" is a generally accepted designator for SA/DA semi-auto pistols throughout the gun industry. Naturally, Ruger didn't want a paltry number like P-03 (yes the 3 means it was designed in 2003) so they added the caliber (45) to make it P-345.

If you think the P-guns are confusing, try the SA revolvers. I have a Vaquero 45 ACP/45 Colt convertible in bright stainless that is a Davidson's Special Edition. KBNV-455X-C.

K=stainless
B=Blackhawk frame
NV=Vaquero
45=Caliber
5=barrel length (5.5")
X=Special Edition (bright finish)
C=convertible
 

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As far as "what were they thinking with the 345" goes, their reason for naming it the 345 is that it is the 3rd iteration of their .45 automatic pistol (the P90 was the first, the P97 the second, and the P345 was their 3rd .45).

Get it?
 

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Don't forget my favorite "P" suffix:

- DAO = Double Action Only (a vanishing breed).
 

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quote:Originally posted by Tweek

Ohhh this is kind of fun. I have one of these, what is it?
KRBN-455WX
Tweek, I'll "bite"! You have a New Model Blackhawk Convertible .45Colt/.45ACP with 5 & 1/2 Barrel in High Gloss Stainless???..............Dick
 

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Great yummies for my Ruger Notebook
Thanks guys,

Also, Which is it? 3 for 2003 or 3 for 3rd iteration of .45 for the model P-345?
 

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I heard it was named P345, because the "3" meant that it was incorporating 3 new "safety" features; the loaded chamber indicator, the mag disconnect, and the key lock feature.
 

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They had a web video back when they introduced the p345 and in that video they said third generation of 45acp p series. But who knows what all marketing has pushed the 3 to be. Try SR-9 for size I 've got striker for s but i havent got a firm r yet. I'm guessing striker recoil or maybee striker ruger. Crazy times anymore
 

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quote:Originally posted by RNettles

Common model convention used for the Ruger P-Series...
  • K = Stainless slide
  • P = Series
  • 95 = Year production started, except for the 345. What were they thinking?
  • D / DC = Decocker
  • T = Two tone
  • H = Factory Hogue grips
  • PR = Picatinny Rails
Don't forget L = Laser (rare)


Examples:
P95PR - Safety w/blued slide
P95DPR - Decocker w/rails and blued slide
KP95DPR - Decocker w/Stainless slide and rails

I hope this helps you out...:)
 
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