EAA Elite match review


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SureThing
September 14, 2008, 09:00 PM
Well, I finally got to shoot my EAA Elite Match in 9mm. Here are my observations.


1. Trigger is very nice, better than the CZ 75 SA I owned.

2. Fit and finish is a bit nicer than the CZ 75.

3. The Safety is easier to disengage over the CZ.

4. Sights are adjustable, and nicer than the CZ. Being that said, they should have a higher profile, they are very low profile for a Match gun.

5. Grip feels huge for a 9mm, remember it is built on a .45 frame. But over all, I like the big grip.

6. Recoil is like a .22....well almost. 9mm in such a huge light gun is very light.

7. Freaking lockable case is the nicest case with any gun I have bought.

8. Only comes with 1 mag, but mags are about $25 on line at cheaperthandirt.

9.I'm having a mag issues with it. You can read that here:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=392909

10. The right side of the slide is showing wear, but the left is not. I'm not sure if that is something to be concerned about.

I have added stainless screws that fit CZ's in the grips. There is a guy over on the CZ forum selling those cheap.

It is the most accurate 9mm I have shot/owned. This included a Glock 34, 19, 17, Beretta 92, Taurus 92, and CZ 75 SS and 75 SA.


See pics below.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc213/bdawg1976/Gun/P1010242.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc213/bdawg1976/Gun/P1010249.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc213/bdawg1976/Gun/P1010255.jpg

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hags
September 14, 2008, 09:13 PM
The slide rail wear issue is nothing to worry about. How is the barrel to slide fit?

Is it tight, like it should be?

SureThing
September 14, 2008, 09:22 PM
Not %100 sure how to check that hags. It seems pretty tight. Is there a way to check it?

Gunfighter123
September 14, 2008, 10:26 PM
http://czechpistols82792.yuku.com/topic/17338/t/Virgin-no-more-Range-report.html


A link to my first range trip with my Match Elites in .40S&W and 9mm.

GREAT GUNS at a bargin price:D

PS -- both my Elites Match guns have a little blueing loss around the front of the slide --- nothing to worry about as after almost 1000 rounds , it has not got worse.
Enjoy your new toy --- GF123

Curiousity
September 15, 2008, 12:15 AM
I so want that gun in .40

GZOh_Jr
September 15, 2008, 01:20 AM
Anyone--(Hags?)--Does EAA import .22 kits for the Witness models? Any idea about the cost? Performance?

The Elite really is a good looking gun...

sig2022shooter
September 15, 2008, 03:05 AM
I've been wanting one of these for a long time in .45. I've noticed they've started coming with a new style skeletonized hammer instead of the older heart shaped type, makes me wonder if there are any other differences in the old vs new EM's.

Thanks for the review.

loop
September 15, 2008, 04:49 AM
Once you develop a good load for that gun that group will shrink.

Mine makes one hole. It took a while for me to figure it out. I started at a base load of 4 grains of Bullseye under a 230-grain RN. I went up and up until it got pretty hot. In the end I went down from 4 grains of Bullseye to 3.5 grains and it is a one-holer.

It is kind of odd because when shooting jacketed bullets it seems to like the hotter ones.

I do have to admit, for guns in their price range they are the best I've seen.

hags
September 15, 2008, 08:55 AM
Anyone--(Hags?)--Does EAA import .22 kits for the Witness models? Any idea about the cost? Performance?

The Elite really is a good looking gun...

PM sent.

SureThing
September 15, 2008, 09:37 AM
Yes,

I was ver suprised with the UPC grouping. I have found they are one of the worst loads for accuracy. Blazer has ALWAYS grouped better for me.

Being that said, I don't have a reloader, but I am saving my brass should that day ever come.

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