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Offline Slingin9mm

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Re: Tanfoglio/EAA Witness Successes
« Reply #105 on: October 11, 2018, 07:33:00 AM »

Picked this up a few days ago. Had only one Mag, which was having FTF issues. I got a new Mec-Gar mag & a new spring for the original mag that came with it. I cannot wait to get back to the range. This is a real smooth shooter, when I wasn't having issues.
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Offline hemiram

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Re: Tanfoglio/EAA Witness Successes
« Reply #106 on: May 02, 2019, 04:57:00 AM »
I've never had an issue with any of my Witness/Tanfoglio or other clones. Even the nastiest looking of them just needed a recoil spring to be 100% perfect.

At this point I have the two Tanfoglio "Mossad" guns, a fullsized and a compact. The FS is my favorite gun of all I own, even more than my $1000+ Sig P226 SSE, another one is my "Combat Cohai" two tone fullsized. Great shooter, and almost as accurate as the "Mossad" FS above is. I have two Jericho 941's, a just bought Israeli surplus one in chrome, and a black one that is almost new. It has a rail, the surplus one doesn't. I like them both about equally, but wouldn't mind if the older one was converted back to DA/SA.

I've had 2 9mm Witnesses, one with a rail, one older one without, and a .45 without a rail. I had a .40 with a rail for a short time, but got an offer on it almost as soon as I picked it up for more than I paid for it, so off it went without me even shooting it.

Offline Marty8613

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Re: Tanfoglio/EAA Witness Successes
« Reply #107 on: May 03, 2019, 01:53:24 PM »
I had a Witness P-F in .45.   It was boring to shoot.  No matter what bullets I used, they all went through the same hole.   The very 1st round I put though it at 7 yards was dead center on the X.  I have yet to make that shot again with anything.  It concealed amazingly well for a full sized double stack.   I?ve since moved to all metal framed compacts or sub compacts so someone else is enjoying this Witness now.   

I?ve got my eye on a compact steel Witness 10mm at a LGS.   

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Offline TheKnack

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Re: Tanfoglio/EAA Witness Successes
« Reply #108 on: May 11, 2019, 12:40:32 AM »
Have owned 2 Witness Match .45s and a .40 and they were accurate and reliable.
Recently got a SAR K2 and even better accuracy for less money plus higher capacity.
A Witness will serve you well, but the SAR is better.

Offline Rigidman

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Re: Tanfoglio/EAA Witness Successes
« Reply #109 on: October 26, 2019, 06:29:39 AM »
10mm Full Size 10 round capacity, Wonder Finish, Hogue finger grooved grips, 22lb recoil and firing pin spring, 16lb hammer spring.
Accuracy? 4" at 25yrds off hand and 1.5" at 25 yrds sandbagged.
Reliability? will feed Hornady 180XTP FMJ's all day long no stovepipes or FTF's, SWC's were another story but after slight chamfering and some major polishing 100% succes!
Haven't killed anything but paper targets and I do not quite feel proficient enough yet for competition , but that will change this coming spring, still bitterly cold here in Wyoming!
CCW? Yes, every day, about 12 to 14hrs a day, as of now I wear it in a Uncle Mike's Horizontal shoulder holster. But I will soon make my own fitted for me, the way I like 'em!
Comments? These pistols seem to take quite a bit of "out of the box" tuning, I wouldn't have it any other way, I have enjoyed all the hours of polishing and tweaking! I am closer to this pistol (emotionally) and trust it farther than even some revolvers I own.
I will add I have yet to figure out the secret to bettering the Double action pull it is about 12 lbs. but I have the single action at 4 lbs. very sweet pull, no grittiness whatsoever.

Check out Mcarbo. Their spring kit reduces both SA/DA. Cut it in half actually.

Offline jaegersapper

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Re: Tanfoglio/EAA Witness Successes
« Reply #110 on: January 22, 2020, 08:22:57 PM »
Jericho 941 .45 ACP
* slings spent shells 25 feet.
* new recoil spring, haven't tried it yet though
* more accurate than i am
* Stovepipes sometimes on loading, I think it is a function of the recoil spring.

Sphinx SDP Compact
* Awesome pistol
* Very accurate
* put some lighter springs in = more awesome
* No failures at all.
* never fails

OD Green CZ P-01
* Angels sing when i pick it up.
* Never fails
* Sexxxxxy
* Fits like a glove

Offline jng1226

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Re: Tanfoglio/EAA Witness Successes
« Reply #111 on: September 01, 2020, 02:14:33 AM »
Had a Tanfoglio Limited Pro, put a lot of the typical aftermarket stuff from Ben Stoeger's shop in it. Incredible gun that was super reliable and accurate. Won a bunch of local USPSA Production and IDPA ESP matches with it. Not sure if this YouTube video will show but here it is in action:

Offline jng1226

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Re: Tanfoglio/EAA Witness Successes
« Reply #112 on: September 01, 2020, 02:17:39 AM »
I have a made in Switzerland Sphinx SDP Compact that I just love. Absolutely reliable and incredibly accurate. With just a ZR Tactical spring kit the trigger is near perfection for me. Here it is in action at a steel match and an IDPA match:


Offline Gunnerdad80

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Re: Tanfoglio/EAA Witness Successes
« Reply #113 on: September 01, 2020, 04:48:17 AM »
I’d like to own a Sphinx SDP one day.

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Re: Tanfoglio/EAA Witness Successes
« Reply #114 on: October 17, 2020, 11:11:58 PM »
Late 1990s .45 Witness full size. Two of them. Consecutive serial numbers, in fact. Wonder Finish.
Ported barrels and slides. Installed ambi safeties on both. As accurate as any DA/SA autoloader I've owned or shot.
Never a jam or malfunctions. When I  bought them, the Speer 200 grain "Flying Ashtray" bullet was still in production.
I carried the Cor Bon 200 grain Flying Ashtray load. I miss that load. It was a beast.

TZ75 Custom 90. Got it preowned but unused for cheap. As accurate as any DA/SA autoloader I've owned or shot.
No jams or malfunctions. It's also on the "never sell" list.

No competition or hunting use with either.
They've been carried but, thank God, I've never had to shoot anyone.
Sure they would work well if need be. Let's hope it never comes to that.
I need to get thin grips for all three.

Even though I don't shoot them much, I don't see them going anywhere, unless some offers me stupid money for them.

Offline 4banger

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Re: Tanfoglio/EAA Witness Successes
« Reply #115 on: December 02, 2021, 02:03:19 AM »
I own a Tanfoglio/EAA Witness PS 9mm (poly frame). It is an excellent shooter and feeds a variety of ammo without problems. The fit and finish are much better than the modest $230 purchase price would indicate. The trigger is ok but the curvature feels a little uncomfortable for my large trigger finger. The recoil is mild and follow-up shots are easily accomplished. Make no mistake, it's not a beauty queen like my (high polished) CZ 75 but it's a good range gun and has done some "night stand duty" over the years. Overall, the small frame PS is a keeper.

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Re: Tanfoglio/EAA Witness Successes
« Reply #116 on: February 15, 2022, 10:36:51 PM »
I realize this thread is old, but felt to respond.

1.) Accuracy: I found the Accuracy of my EAA Witness Compact to be very good.
2.) Feeding reliability with hollow points and found that for me the hollow point bullet that preformed absolutely flawlessly was the SIG V Crown 200gr and 230 gr JHP ammo.
3.) Target practice only at the range, no matches.
4.) Use as a home defensive arm or CC
5.) Holster, I use Alien Gear Cloak Slide OWB