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Need Opinion about EAA Witness 40 S&W

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by otoe, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. otoe

    otoe Central Oregon New Member

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    I just picked up a Tanfoglio Witness compact in 40 S&W and would like those of you with some knowledge of them to evaluate them (opinions on Tanfoglio and 40 S&W) ...... I haven't had time even get it out to fire it. I think I got it for a good price so snapped it up, but I'm not familiar with Tanfoglio hand guns, hence the request. I will add that it sure fits the hand great.:thumbup:

    tia,

    otoe
     
  2. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    The witness is suppose to b a good gun.
    40 SW is a great cartridge. I have 2 of them. An XD and a H&K
     
  3. hsullyc

    hsullyc North coast,Nehalem,OR Member

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    I just bought one from a buddy on friday,cause he's going through a divorce.It's stainless with a black slide.Seems to have a good feel to it,and night sights.:thumbup:
     
  4. hightower

    hightower spokane Member

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    i have a fullsize in the 2005 frame size, awesome guns, little heavy but 15+1 of smooth shooting .40sw that fits my hand like a glove:cool:

    don't keep the mags loaded to long though. I left my one and only loaded for about a month stretched the spring and started getting stove pipes. other than that flawless
     
  5. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    THESE are awesome guns for the money.. Took my compact 10mm out of the box, loaded 8 rounds and at 25 yrds, place 7 of the 8 in a 3" group.. 1st mag..

    Good choice..Congrats.
     
  6. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  7. otoe

    otoe Central Oregon New Member

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    Thanks guys, seems like I made the right decision. and thanks Hightower for the recommendation about the mags, never thought about stretching the spring, oh you know what I mean.

    Any more comments are sure welcome.:thumbup:

    otoe
     
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  8. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Owned two, polymer(problems) and steel (great).
    I like the feel and shootablity.
    May be older versions, but I've seen at least two of the polymer ones allow the roll pin above the trigger slide loosely. Needed to be replaced and then don't know how long the repair works.
    Never happens on the steel model. My experience.
     
  9. hightower

    hightower spokane Member

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    what did you pay btw, i've been kicking around the idea of picking up a steel compact in 9, local shop has a .40 for 400 on the shelf and says he can get one in 9 for the same price. Just curious to see what the market is like elsewhere. also PICS ASAP!
     
  10. VinnieBoomBah

    VinnieBoomBah Hillsboro OR Active Member

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    HAd one just like it, loved it, and only sold it to help finance my move out of Az. (BTW, in case your wondering, it was 113 in Phoenix today :angry: ) I still have a nice IWB holster for it from Andrews Custom Leather, shoot me a PM if your interested.

    Oh, and unlike Glocks, they don't have a nasty reputation for blowing up! :thumbup:
     
  11. otoe

    otoe Central Oregon New Member

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    Lets see if I can remember all the questions................

    I got my Witness for $300 from a private party that needed some cash, with the deal was two boxes of ammo FMJ and a holster. I really felt for the guy and it seemed like such a good deal I shouldn't pass it up.

    It is not the polymer version it is all steel and feels solid in you hand.

    By the way, this forum (website) is great. I'm pretty new here but have been reading it for some time, just an atta boy to Joey and the group!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    otoe