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  1. Yeah I even got a great deal on the 29sf but maybe because it was used I just couldn't be excited about it like my other guns. Wierd I know. Also, when I tested the .40 Lone Wolfe barrel on it I had all kinds of problems with feeding issues and the slide locked back during firing and stuck. The conversion barrel was the real selling point for me so it was easy to let go since it was obvious it had problems with that barrel. I'm much happier with the P Carry. Although, my all steel witness compact with the 7oz. heavier square slide and fully adjustable sights is much more accurate. I imagine your Match is even better and groups them well. Only thing I'm having trouble with is finding bulk range ammo that doesn't cost a fortune.
  2. Dude - i'm glad the Match is working out for you. The conversion seems awesome too. How many rounds of .22 does it hold? My Witness compact now has a heavier square slide and works awesome. I also ended up selling the glock 29sf and picked up your nemesis - the P Carry in 10mm. Mine works perfect and I love the feel of it. You must of had a dud. I just couldn't get excited about the glock - never fealt right in my hand. Lastly, I was in my gun shop and looked down and saw a Witness Classic 2 full size in 9mm and one in 40. Ended up picking up the 40mm. These are a bit smaller frames in the grip as they were only made in 9mm and 40mm. They are all steel and were limited runs. I bought it on the spot. EAA doesn't even have these on their site. The feel in the hand is amazing and it shoots flawlessly. Btw there is a .22 conversion kit there for this for $150 that I'm considering. There is something about these guns I love even though there are some issues that need to be addressed. The Match might be next on my list after hearing how well yours runs.
  3. Well I'm here to tell you My slide cracked twice and I was not using +P ammo. EAA did replace the slide both times. This last time they replaced it with an older design slide which is beefier but I just got it back today. I'll test it out and report back.
  4. OK - Just received my Witness Compact back from EAA today. Took a week longer than the first time I sent it in. I did finally speak to Paul Richter himself this time. Ironically he told me the slide was not cracked - which I didn't argue with him because it was a faint hairline crack and there was a small piece of metal under the spring rod holder that chipped off while I was inspecting it. He already agreed to replace the slide again so I did not want to press my luck. Now - here is where it gets funky. I unpacked the gun and was surprised to find a completely different style slide - looks to be the older square slide with adjustable sites. Much beefier than the rounded slide adding a bit more overall weight to the gun - which I don't mind as long as the slide doesn't crack!!!!!!!! Also, there is now a safety lever on both sides as opposed to the left side before - not a fan of that but not a deal breaker. So here are my questions - did they have to replace my barrel too for this new slide? Also, I purchase a wolfe 22lbs. spring for the gun when I first bought it. However, Wolfe doesn't specifically make a recoil spring for the compact 10mm - they do for the 40 compact but it is a single spring. The Compact 10mm witness uses a dual spring - so is the single 22lb Wolfe spring for the 40 compact witness what everyone else uses in their compact 10mm witness? Lastly - although the problem should never of happened to begin with - I am pleased that EAA worked with me to make this right.
  5. 7 weeks? WOW!!!! Who did you order it from? I've seen several G20's but not the SF version. You should be able to find a G20 pretty easily. As far as the compact witness, my opinion is that the metal is heat treated too hard making it brittle combined with being too thin as you mentioned. In addition the stock spring is inadequate to deal with the recoil. I also agree that the fit is amazing even with my smaller hands - was the main reason I bought it.
  6. Decided to get back into 10mm huh? I haven't heard any negative comments on the Match - so hopefully you will be ok. I was considering that as an option if EAA doesn't refund my money. I'm just hesitant with their products now after what I've experienced.
  7. I agree totally about it being a safety issue. I'm very surprised with the number of slides cracking that no-one has been seriously injured. I could imagine lawyers lining up to take this case. Funny thing is, I contacted EAA twice before purchasing this gun and was assured that the "cracked slide" incidents happened a few years back and Tanfoglio has since corrected the problem. They played it off as if it were an isolated incident and I should have nothing to worry about with the current models. Guess they were just "guessing" as well. IMO what needs to be done is a total recall of all Witness 10mm. Isolate the problem and fix it. Isn't that what most responsible companies do? Instead EAA is playing the odds until someone is seriously injure while spinning the same old rhetoric that it's the customer's or the ammo's fault.
  8. Have you found a G20 yet? I was looking for a week or so for the glock 20sf and nobody had them. Did you end up selling your Witness?
  9. It's back at EAA for the second time with a cracked slide. Hoping they just refund my money so I can wash my hands of it. I still would like to get a Ruger .357 magnum some day so maybe I'll trade up for it with the Witness. I just had to snatch the 29sf before it was too late.
  10. A buddy of mine that works at the range I use had a Glock 29sf that he wanted to sell to help pay some bills. I am usually reluctant to purchase used firearms but this was too good of a deal to pass up. Besides I know him and he has let me shoot this gun several times and it has never had a hickup. He purchased new in December 2010 so it's only a few months old and he was only asking $500 for it out the door. Best part is what it came with: 1) Trijicon Night Sights 2) Factory Sights 3) Upgraded slide release 4) Two 10 rd magazines 5) Two Pierce Grip extensions 6) Additional Lone Wolfe .40mm barrel 7) Safari Land positive lock holster 8) Brand new Shooting gloves 9) Range bag 10) And he is going to throw in an $80.00 IWB holster that he just ordered Let me know if you guys think this was a good deal. With all the problems I've had with the EAA Witness I needed a break like this.
  11. Just a quick update. I received the Witness compact back from EAA last week. They replaced the slide and recoil spring. Took it to the range the day I got it back. Still I had issues with FTF's and the slide seemed to slam back and forward harder than before using all standard pressure factory ammo. When I finished I checked the slide again and guess what - it had 3 faint hairline cracks in it!!!!! I shipped the gun back the next morning with a letter requesting a refund. This is beyond ridiculous. They need to re-evaluate the 10mm in the Witness line and start from scratch. I'm waiting to hear back from EAA. Once I do I will keep you posted.
  12. Sorry that happened to you. The same thing happened to my compact 10mm in wonder finish. I sent it to EAA and they replaced the slide and spring. I got it back and went to the range and the damn slide cracked again!!!! I sent it back to EAA with a letter to Paul Richter requesting a refund. Check out my thread in the new 10mm section. I am completely frustrated with EAA and went out and bought a Glock 29sf. Sometimes a guy has to lick his wounds then pamper himself.
  13. Bought some 10mm ammo from him when he traded his Witness for a .357. Very easy and smooth transaction with Paypal. Intercooler is good dude. Has always been very helpful and a wealth of knowledge.
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