Originally Posted by Don Davis
I bought one and love it.
The 10 mm are the only one's having problems.
I bought a 9mm.
Their customer service has a bad reputation from what I hear, but I've never needed it .
It's not just the 10mm, the one posted above is a 9mm, this one from Brian's Forums is a Witness Elite Match in 9 mm
, there are reports of the 45ACP
and the 40 S&W too.
The only witness chambering I haven't heard or read about cracking is the 38-Super. Here's another 45ACP that crakced
back in June. This guy was looking for a carry pistol and decided to try a new CZ Rami, but he had problems with it so he returned it. Then bought the witness compact in 45 just to return it with a cracked slide after very few rounds and only 3 range visits. He didn't specify a round count though.
Most seem to think it's just the smaller/slimmer new style slides and I can buy that, or the recoil springs being too light. This is also a reasonable theory in my opinion. What ever the reason, it would be nice if tanfoglio could get it fixed. If I or anyone I know were to purchase one now, I would suggest buying a new heavier recoil spring and maybe a recoil buffer before shooting it. It would be some cheap insurance and could help avoid the cracking problem.