EAA Witness Steel 9mm


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Infidel4life11
October 5, 2012, 10:39 PM
My dad just got me a Witness Steel 9mm in their wonder finish. He bought it off Gunbroker and it should be here in a few days. I've owned a few Witnesses in the past as well as some CZ pistols and I've always been a fan. And of course the things that haunted me back then are haunting me now like: lack of aftermarket, lack of holsters, Lack of everything. My question to the highroad is how many of you have one of these and who has gear for them? I'm really thinking about making my own kydex holsters.

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intercooler
October 6, 2012, 12:13 AM
You should phone a Pro like Henning. If he can't point you in the right direction I doubt anyone can. For heavens sake don't ask EAA.

Weevil
October 6, 2012, 01:01 AM
Henning's has about anything you could want to upgrade your Witness.

http://www.henningshootsguns.com/shop/triggerparts.html


Numrich has a fair amount of parts available and Midway has a few.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Products.aspx?catid=8661

http://www.midwayusa.com/find?sortby=1&itemsperpage=100&newcategorydimensionid=1875&


As far as holsters and grips the small frame Witness is virtually identical to a CZ-75.


And then there's always e-bay for holsters and such too.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p3984.m570.l1311&_nkw=eaa+witness&_sacat=0&_from=R40



What is it you want that you're not finding???

intercooler
October 6, 2012, 01:25 AM
http://czcustom.com/BT-UCH-SP01-RH.aspx

Infidel4life11
October 6, 2012, 01:39 AM
See this is why I love the Highroad, I've been looking for this stuff all day. Being a little worried when things don't say this fits "EAA Witness Steel" keeps me from getting them. Thank you guys you just made my day.

Jaymo
October 6, 2012, 10:16 AM
My question is which holsters fit the large frame Witness? I'd love to be able to carry my .45 Witness. It's been dead-nuts reliable and I'd love to have it with me when hunting and when out and about.

intercooler
October 6, 2012, 10:19 AM
People say the Glock holsters work with it. Possibly take it to a Gun Store and try some?

Jaymo
October 6, 2012, 10:33 AM
I've wondered about the Glock holsters. My Witness is from the late 90s and has the more square slide.

Jaymo
October 6, 2012, 10:36 AM
Also have a TZ75. 1989 mfr, iirc. Transitional model, iirc. The rare one. Was unfired when I bought it a few years ago. Not anymore. I ran a couple hundred rounds through it recently.
It is just as boringly reliable as it's .45 brother. Pull the trigger and it goes bang.

railroader
October 6, 2012, 10:53 AM
I have a newer witness polymer 9mm with a rail. I read where a fobus holster for a px4 fit. I bought one and it does fit. I would think the all steel gun would be close. They use the same rounded slide. http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/cidirkona/SU1HMDAyODctMjAwOTA5MDQtMTUzOC5qcGc.jpg http://www.amazon.com/Fobus-Standard-Holster-PX4-Browning/dp/B000PWA7I8

Dakotared
October 6, 2012, 11:44 AM
I have the same gun only in 10mm. I got a holster from

http://www.unholstered.com

I got a blade tec one and it fits like a glove. Hell I got it on me now, as it is my CCW.

http://www.unholstered.com/blade-tech-srb-sting-ray-belt-holster-idpa-approved.html

The guy is great to deal with. He is close to where I live and I picked it up from his shop but top notch service, and will by more from him.

MachIVshooter
October 6, 2012, 12:26 PM
As far as holsters and grips the small frame Witness is virtually identical to a CZ-75.

All new Witnesses are large frame, though, and the dang rail makes it even tougher.

My 10mm compact fits well in a G19 holster, but with the rail, my guess is you'll have to look at large frame (G20/21) holsters. The rounded slide profile may give you some latitude, though.

Weevil
October 6, 2012, 12:54 PM
When I had a 10mm I used a 1911 holster that fit quite well, no rail on it though.

I would think that CZ97 holsters would probably work too, but never tried one.

If you've got a light or laser on it lotsa luck finding a holster, but this is true of a lot of pistols that aren't Glocks.


Now I have an EA-9 which is one of the early pre-Witness models and it is almost identical to a CZ-75.

Japle
October 6, 2012, 02:45 PM
my question is which holsters fit the large frame witness?
sig p220.

Infidel4life11
October 6, 2012, 08:54 PM
Check out what I found, it fits the baby desert eagle/941 which is very close to the witness

http://www.zahal.org/products/imi-z1300-polymer-holster-for-jericho-941-fl?path_parent=218389

Infidel4life11
October 7, 2012, 11:50 AM
This is a 10mm that I have at the shop.

intercooler
October 7, 2012, 11:51 AM
$650 for a standard steel? Wow

Infidel4life11
October 7, 2012, 12:02 PM
Yeah the owner of the shop thinks very very highly of Witnesses, a brand new glock sales for $550. It's priced that high so no one will buy it and he can keep it lol. We had 2 Witness Match one in 38super and 9mm we priced them high and the 9mm sold for over $1k 2hours after putting it on the shelf. The 38super went to the house.

MachIVshooter
October 7, 2012, 01:19 PM
Yeah the owner of the shop thinks very very highly of Witnesses, a brand new glock sales for $550. It's priced that high so no one will buy it and he can keep it lol.

That makes absolutely no sense.

Order 2, keep one, sell the other at a reasonable (like MSRP or lower) price. He's $105 over MSRP, and about $200 over average actual brick & mortar store retail.

We had 2 Witness Match one in 38special and 9mm we priced them high and the 9mm sold for over $1k 2hours after putting it on the shelf. The 38special went to the house.

PT Barnum quote in order. Only such a person would pay nearly double for a readily available item

(And it's .38 Super, not .38 Spl.)

Infidel4life11
October 7, 2012, 03:18 PM
MachIV, My bad on the 38super I was thinking it but typed something else. It doesn't have to make sense, it's the owners property (who has been retired 3 times) he'll do with it what he wants. We buy low and sale low, usually never selling anything for MSRP. He just likes witnesses for whatever reason, I've tried to tell him and I showed him what they are going for.

Infidel4life11
October 7, 2012, 03:27 PM
When my dad bought mine in my OP, I told the shop owner what we paid for it $450 shipped. He doesn't care there's something about witnesses to him?

dondavis3
October 7, 2012, 06:40 PM
I have that gun and I think you'll like yours.

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx67/dondavis3/Guns/EAAWitness9mm004.jpg

It's a beautiful gun and is a good shooter.

:cool:

Infidel4life11
October 7, 2012, 06:56 PM
Thats awesome thanks for sharing.

KTXdm9
October 7, 2012, 08:00 PM
Good looking piece OP. I'm glad fellow high roaders have chimed in to give you some options. I wouldn't mind trying one of these out myself.

Snow Dog
October 8, 2012, 06:32 PM
I have pretty much the same gun in .40 S&W that is sold as the Tanfoglio Combat here in Canada. I found that holsters made for the CZ Shadow will work with the EAA/Tanfoglio's as well.

MachIVshooter
October 9, 2012, 12:20 PM
It doesn't have to make sense, it's the owners property

While this is true, the problem comes when somebody gets gun fever over it, buys it, and then later realizes how much they overpaid. Yes, it's their mistake, but don't think for a second they won't resent (and badmouth) his shop over the deal. But then, if he doesn't care, I guess it don't matter.

Infidel4life11
October 9, 2012, 06:39 PM
Good point, I get where you're coming from.

Infidel4life11
October 9, 2012, 09:10 PM
It should be here tomorrow

dondavis3
October 10, 2012, 07:47 AM
Tell us about it when you get it & post a picture.

:cool:

Infidel4life11
October 10, 2012, 01:29 PM
Will do

Infidel4life11
October 13, 2012, 06:32 PM
So here is the new Witness with hogue grips and I sanded and stippled the stock grips.

intercooler
October 13, 2012, 06:40 PM
Nothing equals a Hogue on a Witness. Like sliding your fingers into a glove!

imsobored
October 13, 2012, 06:41 PM
Nice! i had the blued 9mm/.22 and loved it, but never carried it,so no holster

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Infidel4life11
October 13, 2012, 06:46 PM
Nice! i had the blued 9mm/.22 and loved it, but never carried it,so no holster

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I feel ya on the holster thing I'm currently on my 2nd try for a kydex paddle. Safariland 5188 does not fit a witness with a rail

NG VI
October 13, 2012, 10:26 PM
FIST makes great holsters, I really like their thin or ultra-thin Kydex IWB models.

Check them out!

I think it's FIST-inc.com/

Got a few members on here who make solid holsters as well.

Infidel4life11
October 14, 2012, 08:35 PM
I checked out fist and have a local company looking into a kydex for me. I ordered a Fobus for a beretta with a rail I'm gonna give that a try.

wally
October 15, 2012, 12:49 PM
As far as holsters and grips the small frame Witness is virtually identical to a CZ-75.

Unless its pre 2004-5 its a large frame as EAA stopped importing the small frames guns about then.

The photos shown by the OP are large frame Witness pistols.

coyotemoon
October 15, 2012, 08:07 PM
The CZ97B holster will fit pretty good. I have the the Witness Elite Match. What is nice about the Witness you can get a barrel and slide assy in a different caliber for about $285 with adjustable target sights.

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