Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by DavidB2, Dec 6, 2012.
Since the Witness is a clone of the CZ 75, I would pass on the clone as well as the unsatisfactory record of EAA customer service and go with the original that is tried and true. CZ is known to have excellent customer service, but I've never had to find out for myself.
The guns are great, just don't need help
All the Witnesses imported in recent years have been the "large frame" model. (The rest of this ¶ is hearsay, not personal knowledge.) Some people opine that the large frames run better with longer length ammo, such as .45 and 10mm, with shorter rounds, such as 9mm and .40, having reliability issues. Some people reported curing these issues by loading .40 to longer COAL. I have heard that this was due to the rounds being able to move too much fore-or-aft in the magazine. I have also read that redesigned mags now have resolved that issue.
The best fora for getting info on Witnesses are in the BrianEnos forum, which has two folders with dedicated discussions: http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showforum=159 and http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showforum=202
Of all of those guns, the only problems we have had is sights falling out of the dovetails, lost grip screws and a few bum wire-cut 10 rnd 10mm mags from the clinton mag ban days.
EAA has some issues with some folks. I used their customer services for springs and spare parts with no issues. All of the broken mags and lost sights were replaced free of charge.
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