Horrors! I bought a non-1911 pistol!


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1911 guy
March 12, 2006, 06:52 AM
Okay, so I'm at the local gunshow yesterday with a little cash burning a hole in my pocket. Not enough for a gun, but ammo, accessories and maybe a little beef jerky. :neener: A long time ago, I had a CZ-75 knock-off, the EAA Witness. Not bad, but became very disenchanted with the 9mm so I sold it. Anyhow, walking toward the exit, I see another EAA, this one used, held by a mid-fifties guy who looked to be wishing he were anywhere but there. I stopped, took a look at it, noticed it was chambered for .40 S&W (which I know nothing about) and asked a price. Walked away with it for $290.

So, what's the difference between my old Witness and this one marked "Tanfoglio"?

No ammo yet, but I'm assuming the original mag is ten rounds. Are hi-caps available?

What's the skinny on the .40 S&W? Innovative, or new packaging on old ballistics?

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armoredman
March 12, 2006, 09:09 AM
Witness is a Tanfoglio. So is TA90, the old TZ75, Springfield P9, FIE Excam, and the new Sarsilmaz.Good guns.

45Badger
March 12, 2006, 09:21 AM
Horrors! I bought a non-1911 pistol!

yer gonna rot........;)

skynyrd1911
March 12, 2006, 06:58 PM
You did WHAT???? :what: Don't you know the only non-1911 to buy would be a revolver.........:D

HighVelocity
March 12, 2006, 07:43 PM
As long as it stopped you from buying the jerky we'll let you live. :neener:

robmkivseries70
March 12, 2006, 10:15 PM
1911 Guy,
I'll let you look up the ballistics. I just got a FN HP in .40 S&W. I'd say the cartridge is 'snappy' in describing the recoil. I ended up putting some Pachmayr wrap around grips on the FN and really like it.
Best,
Rob

georgeduz
March 12, 2006, 11:13 PM
i have one in 9mm,its ok, but i am not a 9mm fan.40 is a good round,look up the stats.

kjeff50cal
March 12, 2006, 11:28 PM
Oh the agony... send that offending non-1911 to me now and say 100 JMBs:D .

kjeff50cal

Kramer Krazy
March 13, 2006, 10:48 AM
Oh man....for another $20 or so, you could have bought a Rock Island Armory 1911A1...... ;) Don't know anything about the gun (Witness) nor the caliber (.40), but I hope you enjoy it. :D

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