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New Witness Match has a rail!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by evans1010, Jul 31, 2009.

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  1. evans1010

    evans1010 Member

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    After being a huge 1911 fan for a few years, I finally bit the bullet. The witness match had been in the back of my mind for a few years.

    It came in today, I don't have it home yet so no pics.

    I was quite surprised by the fact that the gun had a rail on it. Of all the pictures that I have seen none have had a rail. Is just a new feature on an old gun, or is it a limited production thing? Oh and what a gun for the money, I couldn't be happier.

    Thanks
    Nick
     
  2. Mags

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    Where the heck are the pictures?
     
  3. evans1010

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    I will have them in a day or so but it is killer looking, sorry but it is not currently in my possession.

    Nick
     
  4. GojuBrian

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    The EAA Witness is not a 1911, just fyi. ;)
     
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    With EAA, who the hell knows.
     
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    Here's a pic of a railed match. Interesting. The original was much better looking with the Bomar style sight. They then changed to whatever you call the new sight, and then now this.

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  7. Big Mike

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    Interesting. The witness .45 I had was the best ergonomic grip/fit I had of any auto I've ever owned. Now with a rail...
     
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    Big Mike have you tried the CZ75? Those ergonomics are what makes em shoot so sweet for me :)
     
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  10. evans1010

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    I can only assume the rear sight change was in an effort to cut less and save money. I don't know about the rail, several comparisons I read put the lack of one as a disadvantage. Maybe this is one company that actually tries to listen to customers, even though I think it was a bit cleaner looking previously.

    I am aware that this is not a 1911 hence the biting the bullet comment. Although I have to say the trigger isn't far off and with some thinner grips I may be there.

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  11. wally

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    I hate rails. Another unnecessary "me too" modification.

    Enjoy your Match 45, its a great pistol and one of the best bang for the buck guns out there.

    You can save some money by getting the Mec-Gar mags for it, they are at least as good if not better than the factory mags.

    --wally.
     
  12. ParaElite

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    I prefer the no rails look. Henning Walgren may have some thinner grips for the Tanfoglio Elite Match. In fact I think he does but I am going to have to save up for them.
     
  13. smoke63b

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    Same, I prefer no rail for looks. It does make sense on some handguns in some applications though. Not for me.

    It's more of a tool to be used appropriately so in that situation looks don't matta!
     
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