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Hi,

Just signed up. i just recently got my CCL and decided it was time to move to a friendlier and less conspicuous carry piece. Since i already own a S&W 686. i began reading this forum and decided that it was time for me to purchase a Ruger .Especially after reading about the dependability and accuracy in many posts on this forum.

You guys are great salesmen.

i picked up and handled many firearms , from Sigs, Glocks, M&P,XD, Kel-tec......The one that felt the best in hand and spoke out to me was the P345.
Just picked it up yesterday and spent the whole night pouring over the manual.

i have to admit after scanning a multitude of posts about the difficulty of fieldstripping the p345 vs the MP and my own unfamiliarity of an automatic versus the simplicity of a wheelgun i was a little intimidated.

Well i have to report. i sat down with the manual tonight and decided it was time to face my fears.

To my surprise i was very pleased at my first field stripping experience with this piece.
It only took me a few minutes (that was with a lot of re checking instructions and making sure i wasn't forcing any of the movements.)

i was quite pleased and i know i will improve with time and when i become more comfortable with the procedure.

My biggest concern was not bending the recoil spring when i was reassembling the camblock apparatus back into the slide. All went suprisingly smooth for a first time field strip from disassembly to re assembly.

Just wanted to thank you all for sharing your experience and guidance. Your posts gave me the confidence to follow through and face the P345 field stripping demon.:)

next week i'm heading out to the range and try it out i'll let you know how it goes. Ought to be a nice alternate to my .357.

Thanks Again

Mike
 

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Welcome to RugerForum.net from NE Arkansas... Pull up a chair and sit a spell... We're glad to see you here...

Good choice of weapon for CCW... Here's what I CCW...
 

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Glad you decided to join up. This is a good group of people. Now that you are through with the field stripping, let us know how the shooting part goes.
WELCOME for Louisiana.
 

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welcome, the 357 mag is nice and fun to shoot but a 45 well you'll see hard to put in words but you will enjoy it.
 

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Welcome aboard. Glad you're here. Make yourself at home and enjoy the Board. You're hooked now. Can't stop with one Ruger. When that Rugeritis gets hold of you the only medicine is more Rugers. :D My CCW is also a Ruger .45.
 

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mikenh...Greetings from SE South Dakota! Welcome to the forum! We have a GREAT bunch of members here! You will like it! With a .357 and a .45ACP, you have two super calibers!
 

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Greetings mikenh,
Warmest of welcomes from Connecticut, hope you enjoy the fellowship here and are active in the forums,great people and great guns, and congratulations on that P345 I pray that it serves you well, and again, welcome,
peace
 

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Welcome from the State of Discombobulation.

Congrats on a nice 45. I like 38 Special, 357 Magnum and 45 Acp for my "Defensive Calibers". I think you made a good choice. :)
 

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welcome... i'm from NY originally and livin in ND now, so its nice to see more states on here lol
 
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