The Ruger P series were a line of numerous semi-automatic pistols available in the 9mm Luger, the .40 S&W, and the .45 ACP calibers. They were produced continuously from 1985 up until 2013. Older, used models in good condition can be found in great abundance on the used market, and often for very good prices. As a result, the Ruger P series remains popular with those seeking a quality pistol on a budget.
The P series is almost unanimously regarded as being incredibly rugged and overbuilt pistols, as is typical with almost all of Ruger’s firearms. At the same time, they are also undeniably bulky and not the most attractive pistols on the market, but then again, neither is the Glock.