New Witness .45

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by hemiram, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. hemiram

    hemiram Member

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    I took my new EAA Witness out yesterday for it's first shoot. I was hoping it would all go well, and it did!

    They only "problem" was on my first shot, the mag (One of the two aftermarket ones) popped out. I shoved it in harder and from then on, it went through 100 FMJ rounds and 40 hollowpoints without any problems. Limp wristing didn't bother it whatsoever, it just fired away. Every empty case hit the side of the booth and hit me in the temple, in the exact same spot. That's the narrow booth, not the gun. I stepped back so the brass would clear, and they landed 3 feet away in a nice pile..

    I bought two extra Meg-gar mags, and other than being much more difficult to load than the factory one was, and a black instead of red follower, I couldn't see much difference. The gun functioned perfectly with all three. I took them apart to clean them today, and except for the factory mag having a load of white grease in it, they were almost perfectly clean inside. :confused:

    I kind of figured when I bough it, that I would keep it for a while, and then sell it and buy a CZ97B, thinking it would be a step up. No way. I'm keeping this one. I don't see how anyone could be unhappy with this gun, unless they have tiny tiny hands. If only they made a stainless one..

    All in all, it was a great day of shooting. All three guns I took with me were flawless. I wish my shooting was...I need practice, and lots of it.
     
  2. Abby

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    I've got a Witness Compact in 9mm that I love. Mr. Abby keeps making noises about the Witness .45.

    Is yours a full-size or compact model? All steel or one of the polymers?

    Rumor has it the EAA customer service is terrible, but I've never needed it, and so I think these are great handguns! I'm glad you like yours.
     
  3. browningguy

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    Congrats on the pistol, I really like both of my EAA's.
     
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    I traded a Llama Max-I .45 for a EAA witness a few months ago
    and I'm STILL amazed at the witness!
    1500 rounds and counting, NO FTF or FTE!
    and WAY MORE accurate
     
  5. GARY1911A1

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    EAA does offer the Witness in what they call their "Wonderfinish" which to me is better than stainless as it's a version of the same finish Glock uses, but is colored white like stainless. I'm glad you like your new Witness. You should keep it and if you don't want to change anything you could always get it hard chromed.
     
  6. hemiram

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    Abby said:
    Is yours a full-size or compact model? All steel or one of the polymers?

    Abby, mine is a full sized steel one, in the wonder finish.

    Gary1911A1 said:

    AA does offer the Witness in what they call their "Wonderfinish" which to me is better than stainless as it's a version of the same finish Glock uses, but is colored white like stainless. I'm glad you like your new Witness. You should keep it and if you don't want to change anything you could always get it hard chromed.

    Gary, it's not really like an SS gun, it's a medium grey, and a lot darker colored. Maybe I can post a pic with my DW 715 and it, along with my (possibly) SS Astra A75 to show the difference.

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    Well, you can't see that much difference between the DW and the Witness, but it's there. The DW is much closer to the A-75 in "color" than the Witness.
     

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    Nice astra and the Witness isn't bad:)
     
  8. Walkalong

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    Love my Witness Match in .40. Can't go wrong with one.:)
     
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    Wonder finish

    The wonder finish is quite agreeable IMO. It is quirky in that it changes appearance based on lighting conditions. Sometimes it looks really light colored, other times a deep gray. Very hard to scratch. There were some bad batches of guns with poor finish, but that seems to be SOP with EAA/Tanfoglio. They'll make some guns that are just as good as anybody else's, and then turn around and ship out crap.

    Not really rumor. It is bad. What's really odd is that they'll be total dicks to a whole bunch of people, and then one random person will actually get something resembling CS. Go figure??
     
  10. GARY1911A1

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    Still looks enough like stainless to me. Many people assume it's stainless when they see one although maybe I would of better off to say it looks like hard chrome.:)
     
  11. hemiram

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    I thought it looked like SS in the pics I saw online and in ads, but I saw a 9mm
    Witness a couple of years ago, and it wasn't even close. Mine looks very nice, and has no flaws I can see, but not anything like SS, at least IMO.
     
  12. nitzer

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    The finish is supposed to be like the Glock Tenifer finish (either the same or similar).

    Derek
     
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