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Interested in a Semiauto 10mm. Is this any good?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by taprackbang, Sep 9, 2008.

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  1. taprackbang

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  2. Blofeld

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    I know precious little, other than they were one of the first to make pink guns (I'm not joking), the company has a decent rep from what I've heard.

    The 10 mm is a respectable round, the down side is ammo is not as available as most other calibers. It can be had, sometimes requires a little searching.
     
  3. taprackbang

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    If I make the purchase, I plan on handloading for it. The 10mm is a beast of a round. At 75 yards, it has the muzzle energy of a .45 ACP. Awesome!

    Thanks.
     
  4. Blofeld

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    Check on availability of handload components. Have fun with it, but prepare for some recoil. Let us know what you think.:)
     
  5. taprackbang

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    It's good for me that I enjoy recoil. Sounds strange, but yet true.
    All of the ballistics of the 10 mm have really turned me on. I think it will be a winner!
     
  6. sqlbullet

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    I love my two witness handguns (a full size steel and an Elite Match, both 10mm). I love the 10mm.

    I would NOT buy this gun. The slide profile on this gun is the new 'rounded' profile. There have been many reports of this slide cracking with full power 10mm loads.

    Perhaps they have rectified the problem, or perhaps this gun won't have the problem, but based on my reading, I would avoid any EAA Witness gun with this slide profile in 10mm.

    For comparison, here is a used compact with the older slide profile. http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=109234706
     
  7. everallm

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    Just a heads up, have a search through THR on the company name EAA.

    The general consensus is that the weapons are very good value for money but EAA, as the distributer, leave a bit to be desired.

    Having said that, the Gunbroker vendor has what appears to be a very good lifetime warranty so you would deal with them not EAA.
     
  8. Saab1911

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    EAA Witness pistols are made by Tanfoglio.

    Tanfoglio has a very good reputation in Europe. A lot of guns used at the
    Olympics start as Tanfoglio pistols.

    Like others have said, EAA customer service leaves much to be desired. :banghead:

    But the Witness pistols themselves are great pistols at a good price.
     
  9. Farnorthdan

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    I have a Colt Delta Elite .10mm and absolutely love the gun. I also reload for it and reloading componants are a snap. Star has new brass $80/1000 and .400mm bullets are easy to find, powder and primers= no problems.

    I have no experience with EAA but I know glock makes a inexpesive 10mm as well as others, kimber, STI etc.

    DS
     
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    I own a Witness Elite Match in 10mm, and I wouldn't recommend the purchase of the pistol you're looking at. However, I would highly recommend the Elite series from EAA; they're not much more expensive and are held under better quality standards that the regular Witness line of pistols.

    Check out the pricing on an Elite Match at Bud's Gun Shop (where I bought mine):

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/54981
     
  11. Rio Laxas

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    I have heard good things about the Witness 10mm pistols. I would want a full size one for sure. I don't have one myself though. I have Glock 20 & 29 and a Dan Wesson 1911 in 10mm. I love them all.
     
  12. taprackbang

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    Great info. Thanks everybody!
     
  13. sqlbullet

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    After bashing that specific witness, I agree whole-heartedly on the Elite Match. Fabulous gun for the money. I have been very happy with my full size as well. Just would avoid those rounded slide models.
     
  14. BlindJustice

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    Hey FarNorthDan you're mixing up
    Metric and inches....

    A 10MM Auto has the same bore diameter as
    the popular .40 S&W cartridge, .401 inches.

    THe 10MM Auto was developed by Norma in Sweden so
    like the 9mm Parabellum aka 9MM LUger they have no 'inches'
    name assigned to them but in a strict metric reference where
    the bore is followed by cartridge lengh

    9MM LUger = 9x19
    .40 S&W = 10x21
    10MM Auto = 10x23 <--- pretty sure on that...
    .45 ACP = 11.25x23 See Norwegian 1914 - 1911 variant.

    Randall
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  15. KBintheSLC

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    I have never shot or owned an EAA, but quite a few folks here have good things to say about them. I went with the Glock 20 and I really love it... the 10mm auto is my new favorite handgun cartridge.

    Thats gotta be the tiniest bullet on earth. ;)
     
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    THAT needs a citation right there....

    They seem to be good guns, bad importer.

    HB
     
  17. redintex

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    Excellent round

    Can't speak on the gun, but love the caliber.

    Still kicking myself for selling my Colt Delta Elite 10mm years ago - will have to get another one one day.

    redintex
     
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    10mm = 10X25

    The loaded cartridge has the same approx over all length as a 45 ACP (1.3" for the 10mm, 1.26 for the 45 ACP), but the brass is longer (25.2mm vs 22.8mm).
     
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    I would get a full size version of whichever one you get. More velocity and I think it makes the 10mm much more potent and practical.

    If you want a smaller pistol then get a .40.

    I have a Glock 20 which I like a lot, and I'm not a Glock fan. I would look at those also.
     
  20. 6Covered

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    Gotta jump in here.

    I have about 15 handguns that I shot a lot. I "found" the 10mm about 2 years ago. I now own 3 and its what I shoot the most.

    If you just want a shooter find a Smith. They are made like a tank and parts are still available.

    Lot of good info on www.10mmtalk and Glocks 10 Ring.

    Get a 10 and before you know it you'll be into reloading. Just my $.02.

    Jon
     
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    I JUST PICKED ONE UP FROM HERE LAST MONTH :D now i have a SW1006 AND A COMPACT WITNESS 10mm. but mine is not the rounded slide, only bad i have found was on the rounded slide was/maybe weak
    there similar to the CZ AND BABY EAGLE :what:
    my compact does not have a bad recoil either,
    it is a super good gun, fit/feel are good. So far it has ate all I have feed it, all reloads.
    pretty darn accurate as well. I have seen them a little less then the one your looking at.

    so far there a best kept secrete for the price.
    id buy another;)
     
  22. clang

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    I've got a S&W 1076 (the gun the FBI adopted, then discarded). The 3rd Gen S&W 10mm guns are great shooters. They all take the same 9 rd sigle stack mags.

    They haven't made them in several years so you will have to buy used.
     
  23. Mortech

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    EAA Witness are good weapons , I ALMOST bought one in 10MM because after 2 years of searching I couldn't find a used S&W 10XX series , fortunately I made side trip to a new gunshop and bought one from an employee there . Now I own a 1006 and a 1066 , as for ammo avaliability , 10MM in this area is plentiful and is prices almost exactly the same as 45 ACP .

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    Do you really want it in a compact then? The gun you linked to was a compact.
     
  25. taprackbang

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    Yeah I was just comparing different models and noticed that there are not that many 10mm semi-autos around. That's all.

    Good stuff! Thinking about the Glock 20 more and more.
     
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