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Old 01-10-2013, 07:40 PM   #11
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Thanks Tack, that was very re-assuring to hear, despite the shallow slide depth which I already took into account. Will likely pick this up in the next couple of days.
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I have a Witness Elite Match in .45. It is a lot of pistol for the money. Extremely accurate & reliable.
I can't speak to the polymer guns. I presume they are going to do OK.
Check into it (if they are compatible), you might be able to do the caliber conversions like on the metal frame models. One of these days I'll get off my butt & order the 10 mm conversion for mine. As I recall they are quite reasonably priced.
Have you handled one? Be advised, they are not for people with little tiny hands. As far as size is concerned, they are closer of the CZ 97, not the CZ75.
Also, fairly or not, EAA customer service has developed a reputation for being crappy when it comes to warranty claims. I haven't needed them, so I have no direct experience.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:23 PM   #13
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EAA Witness is a derivative of the CZ-75 and actually helped supply the parts early on with the Jericho/Baby Eagle production when it was first produced due to also being based on the CZ-75.

I personally avoided the Witness over the Baby Eagle because I didn't like the fit and finish. That does NOT mean it is a bad gun. It has an excellent pedigree and I actually use Witness magazines in my Baby Eagle. I was more concerned about reliability but I would be shocked if it wasn't just as accurate as the Baby Eagle and CZ-75.

The slide width and height is a bit of an issue. With practice it is easily overcome. I think it is a good trade-off for a slimmer gun and a tighter fit between the slide and frame.
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The witness p carry is a brother to the cz p07 duty. Fabulous firearms
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:23 AM   #15
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This gun is officially on its way into my home. Just ordered from Bud's for even cheaper! $330 shipped!

Read so many great reviews on this gun that frankly I'm surprised it isnt getting more attention (and a bigger price tag) for a quality, reliable, accurate, hi cap target shooter in 9mm. I love the full length slide rail where it meets the frame. That is probably responsible along with a nice bore axis for the gun's accuracy I read about. Will do a full range report in a few weeks
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Great. Looking forward to the results. Hope you like it.
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I had an EAA Witness 9mm for 10 years. I had the all steel version. It held 17 rounds. It was a great gun. It's a clone of the CZ75, which is a well respected firearm. You'll like it.
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What a gun! It sure is a clone to the CZ in a poly frame and for MUCH less....

Took it to the range last night and fed it 100 rounds of 115gr Remington UMC. Fed like a champ. I like the way this gun feels in my hand, the balance and bore axis, smooth action and a decent SA trigger....everything feels tight and decent quality. So far I'm a happy camper. The DA trigger is INSANELY long and heavy though. The tiny slide was a bit weird getting used to and I was shooting a bit low.....just need to calibrate to this new gun but what a steal!

I'll post up some pics at some point. Not the prettiest gun out there but has some unique signature elements to it that are growing on me fast. Love it so far. Great hi cap backup gun/target shooter in 9mm.

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Glad you like it. Do you happen to know if they produce them in .40?
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Not sure about that. I'm also have a VERY hard time finding extra mags for this model....
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