I wrote a prior review with great disappointment. I sent the gun back to EAA. They promptly repaired the issue and it runs perfectly with any ammo I have fed it now. The issue was the magazine the gun came with new was defective. They sent me 2 new style magazines and I have to say they are of much better quality. They have earned my respect back. As a side note, the original mag that was faulty had a red follower. The new ones are a black follower and a 17 round capacity and not the original 16 round. Great service and the pistol finally lives up to what i would expect. - M. N.
Great gun and great customer service from EAA. Most accurate pistol I have ever shot, I consistently remove the bullseye from my targets. Picky on ammo, really doesn\'t like weak target ammo or cheap underpowered hollowpoints. - R. H.
Great pistol, very accurate, can't beat the quality for the money. Well built, a bit heavy, but the weight reduces the felt recoil of the .40 to about the kick of a .380, in my opinion. Definately worth buying and carrying. - M. A.
I ordered this pistol and was sent the longer barrel version with the grey wonder finish and rail (the pic shows a short barrel and shiny finish) I opted to keep it. The workmanship is awesome; well constructed pistol. The fit of the slide is tight, but not restricting the function of the gun. I wanted the shiny polished finish, but the wonder finish is certainly growing on me. The weight absorbs the recoil, to me, the .40 feels like shooting a .380. As far as accuracy goes, I was shooting sub 3" group (of 50 rds; hollowpoints- no issues) at 7 yards.; not too bad for the first firing of the gun. The size is a bit bulky for carry, but when the "shiny" finish .40 comes in stock, I will certainly purchase it as well. The magazine is a 15 capacity mag, But I could only load 9-10 rds at a time. I understand this is a new mag and should work itself in as I shoot, but this is a minor issue, I will add this to my carry list. For the price, for a full steel framed gun, you can't beat the price and get this quality workmanship. - M. A.
Bought a EAA Witness Match about 4 months ago. Feels right in my hands, shoots great. First time out at an indoor range, ran the target out to 50 feet, and still got solid 4 inch groups. I feel it would have been better, but I'm no competition shooter.
Subsequent time at the rock quarry have found that mine does have some problem feeding Hornady hollow points. I think the very aggressive tip on the Hornady ammo hangs up sometimes. On the other hand the Witness has no problem with Winchester Super-X, and any FMJ round.
Recoil is on a par with my Colt 1911, and the Witness puts much more power down-range.
First rate finish, powerful, good shooter, and feels right in your hands. Price is right to, seems much lower than comparable Handguns.
Might not be the first pick for concealed carry, due to size. But I find that any situation that is appropriate for my Colt, the Witness will work for as well. Actually they can use the same holsters as a full size 1911.
Finally, check the ballistics on the 10MM ammo. Short of a Desert Eagle your not going to find much closer to a "one shot stop" handgun. - R. K.