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bullet 03-31-2011 08:13 PM

New Toy :)
 
Stainless EEA Witness .45 ACP that I got in a trade and some cash for a lever action I had. Some might bring up the fact that some EEA Witness in .45 and 10mm developed cracks in the slides when using +P ammo like 950fps and above in the .45 ACP. That has been pretty well taken care of by the gun maker in Italy by installing stronger springs.

I have already have a much stronger spring recommended by the manufacture in this pistol and it can handle +P rounds but I prefer and like the 230gr FMJ at about 850fps. I will be trying Speer Lawman, CCI (brass not aluminum cases), Remington, Winchester, and Magtech, before I even begin to hand load. So far this pistol shoots really good. It is the most accurate .45 ACP I have owned to date. It really feels good and point so natural, and this pistol has been a pleasant surprise inceed. When I finish testing different factory ammo I will let you all know how it does. Here are some pictures of the Stainless EEA Witness .45 ACP.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...8/IMG_0459.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...8/IMG_0460.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...8/IMG_0461.jpg

danf_fl 03-31-2011 08:29 PM

Looks nice, range report?

bullet 03-31-2011 08:47 PM

Here is ten shots at 25yds standing free hand with Speer Lawman ammo. All the other ammo I mentioned is on order and and being shipped for me to try.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...8/IMG_0463.jpg

orangello 03-31-2011 08:50 PM

That is freakin beautiful!

Wambli 03-31-2011 08:51 PM

Fine gun! I got the same gun in 10mm. Bought it 6 years ago, no issues with frame cracking.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...i/DSC04886.jpg

bullet 03-31-2011 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by orangello (Post 476732)
That is freakin beautiful!

orangello, you are so right about it being a very nice looking pistol. :)

bullet 03-31-2011 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Wambli (Post 476734)
Fine gun! I got the same gun in 10mm. Bought it 6 years ago, no issues with frame cracking.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...i/DSC04886.jpg

Hey Wambi, I am sure glad you posted the fact that you have a Witness in 10mm and your has just run fine for so long. I really like this one and will be trying different ammo through this one. I will use 185gr Hornady with the plastic insert for in house defense and the 230 FMJ as a back up carry when I am hunting and as a camp gun. Thanks for telling me about your 10mm.

Wambli 03-31-2011 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by bullet (Post 476745)
Hey Wambi, I am sure glad you posted the fact that you have a Witness in 10mm and your has just run fine for so long. I really like this one and will be trying different ammo through this one. I will use 185gr Hornady with the plastic insert for in house defense and the 230 FMJ as a back up carry when I am hunting and as a camp gun. Thanks for telling me about your 10mm.

My pleasure! BTW that is not stainless. It's EAA's proprietary Wonder Finish, some sort of "surface hardening". It is rust resistant but not rustproof. I haven't had any issues with it and I'm not one of the guys that babies guns so it's a tough finish but I didn't know if you knew that.

Anyway great gun! You are going to enjoy it a lot.

bullet 03-31-2011 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Wambli (Post 476753)
My pleasure! BTW that is not stainless. It's EAA's proprietary Wonder Finish, some sort of "surface hardening". It is rust resistant but not rustproof. I haven't had any issues with it and I'm not one of the guys that babies guns so it's a tough finish but I didn't know if you knew that.

Anyway great gun! You are going to enjoy it a lot.

Hey, I didn't know that, thanks for the heads up. Always new things to learn. Thanks :D

Overkill0084 03-31-2011 09:45 PM

I recently bought a Witness Match in .45. Great pistol. If you don't enjoy it, you're doing it wrong.


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