Got a question for anyone knowing about the Ruger P95 (or similar pistols)...
I am thinking about getting one of these as my bedroom gun - to lay out on the dresser at night just in case. I like it because it has the exposed hammer, the Picitanny rail, and it comes in 9mm (so I don't have to buy separate ammo for it). I am wondering if I have the magazine loaded with one in the pipe and I manually let the hammer down, will there be any tension on any springs other than the magazine spring? I am hoping that decocked like this, the gun will act like a double-action revolver and all that's needed is to pick it up, point, and shoot if needed. But I don't want it to sit there for who knows how long with springs under tension and have those springs "set" and the gun malfunction just when I need it most.
Before anyone gives me the suggestion of "Well if you want a double action revolver, why not get a double action revolver?" - I looked into these. And aside from them being about half again as much as the P95, they don't come with the Picitanny rail (I want to add a light/laser to the gun) and they don't have the capacity the Ruger has. But it may be that I will have to go with a revolver to get the pick up/point/shoot quality that I need most.