No pot metal in older or new The witness elit match is a great buy and finely accurate. Buy as a carry gun. Not unless you are one large dud. That is one large heavy steel handgun at over 38oz empty, don't believe the advertized weight. I used one for match play several years back. Great shooter with no issues and a fine factore SA trigger . I ened up with an extra upper for 2 calibers . You can swap upper for a choice of cartidges from 45 , 10mm 40sw, 9mm and 22 and use to be a 38super also. You may need to tune on mags feed lips but not a big issue. A guy that lives over here and shoots world wide for tanfoglio can be found at "henningshootsguns"- http://www.henningshootsguns.com/ For compitition upgrades.
Brian Enoss has a forum with a site also.