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OK, I must admit that I know practically nothing about
Tanfoglio, EAA, or the Witness line of pistols...
But would $300 be a good deal for one in 10mm??

I hope so, because I sure jumped on it with both feet ;)



Now some of you might notice those really tall sights and know what that means...
yeah a slide cutout and that silver strip there at the back is the mount for an optic..
So I was thinking, heck, the Slide alone's probably worth $300...


So I do the deal, 4473, 5 minute wait per CCW...
while waiting on BATF, he goes and gets the case from the back...

Well...Lo and Behold...no extra mags...poop.
But there is something else in the case!!



The Original Slide & a spare Threaded 10mm barrel!!
Neither the guy who sold it to me nor I had any idea that was in there
when we made the deal on the pistol & case...LOL
Bonus goodies to me!

So...now I need a couple mags...will surf the internet later for those...
And a Can...gotta figure out the thread pitch next...
maybe just a Comp instead...not sure that a can would actually
make 10mm much quieter out of a semi-auto...

Driving home thinking, "Hey, I've got a Green Dot Compact Optic just waiting to go onto something!"...so I get home, try to put it on...NOPE! It's too long on it's base...ah well, can't win 'em all ;)
 

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Great Deal but 10mm in a polymer frame with short slide, ouch!

I thought with 10mm which is the large frame, you can buy slides/barrel for 45 acp as well as all the others smaller cartridges but with the large frame witness magazines.
 
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wow!! great score at a great price! as a Tanfoglio fan, I have never seen anything like that advertised before! from the suppressor height sights to the optic cut out slide, I think you have a very customized pistol. I would be very interested to find out who made that threaded 10mm barrel.
 

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OK, I must admit that I know practically nothing about
Tanfoglio, EAA, or the Witness line of pistols...
But would $300 be a good deal for one in 10mm??

I hope so, because I sure jumped on it with both feet ;)



Now some of you might notice those really tall sights and know what that means...
yeah a slide cutout and that silver strip there at the back is the mount for an optic..
So I was thinking, heck, the Slide alone's probably worth $300...


So I do the deal, 4473, 5 minute wait per CCW...
while waiting on BATF, he goes and gets the case from the back...

Well...Lo and Behold...no extra mags...poop.
But there is something else in the case!!



The Original Slide & a spare Threaded 10mm barrel!!
Neither the guy who sold it to me nor I had any idea that was in there
when we made the deal on the pistol & case...LOL
Bonus goodies to me!

So...now I need a couple mags...will surf the internet later for those...
And a Can...gotta figure out the thread pitch next...
maybe just a Comp instead...not sure that a can would actually
make 10mm much quieter out of a semi-auto...

Driving home thinking, "Hey, I've got a Green Dot Compact Optic just waiting to go onto something!"...so I get home, try to put it on...NOPE! It's too long on it's base...ah well, can't win 'em all ;)

I am green with envy!
 

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Well, now I know that the mounted slide is for a suppressor!
Thanks Blaster!

altho now I wonder why the appropriate barrel was taken off?
Maybe someone in the shop decided it would be a faster sale?

Also noticed that we don't have an EAA or Tanfoglio section??
I thought there were bunches of these??
 

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The mags used to be very competitive on the EAA website. When my BIL had his EAA 9MM Match he bought 3 or 4 extra mags from them and had them pretty quickly.
 

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I've got an EAA Witness polymer in 9mm that I paid $280 for and have been very very happy with. It only came with one magazine, but 17-19 rounders for the CZ 75 B fit and function perfectly.
 

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Witness mags run 25. - 30.
I bet the recoil is snappy with your polymer frame & compact barrel! I can really feel the difference shooting my 10mm Witness steel full size and my XDM 10mm. and they both have 4.5 inch barrels.
if you have a .45 suppressor on it, it won't be quiet with hot 10mm loads but you won't need ear muffs to shoot it. the weight will tame the recoil too.
 

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I've been looking at Tanfoglio EAA Witness pistols all night...cannot find ONE that has the same slide setup that looks like mine. Patriot Defense does slide cuts to mount optics...but none really match mine...so now I'm like, "What the Heck have I really got here???"

And the mounting plate looks weird...Kind of U-shaped cutout for i dunno what...weird mount.




Catalog number 140300? Which going all the way back to 2008, does not exist.
On the bottom of the right grips it says Witness - P - F (Polymer Fullsize)
Zero readable markings on the slides other than 10mm
Some funky cartouche looking thing on the other side of the Suppressor Slide...but it's been rubbed down to be almost invisible to my old eyes...I'll have to figure out how to make that more visible.
 

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I think you have a custom one of a kind Witness.
My uncle said it was probably a Special Order SWAT pistol...
hence the odd Catalog number and the tall tritium sights/
optics mount/threaded barrel for a Can/Comp...
and the general non-cleanlyness leads him to think LEO special
order that was traded in.

Unless someone can shed a little more light on this thing,
I'll probably end up calling EAA for more info :)
 

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Nice find. I have been kind of eying Witness 10mm pistols myself as well as looking at third gen Smiths in 10mm, but they are pretty pricey. EAA seems to make a pretty decent pistol.
Let us know how she shoots.
 

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I am a very dedicated 10MM Pistol fan. I have 4 at this time and want 4 more. Yes, I need help for this disorder. I think an extra $2,000 dollars a month would help.
But on the more serious side. The 10 MM is a very high pressure round. In buying any 10 MM used check the frame rails very close they can crack. When buying a new model of any brand research the issues of frame failures. After owning and shooting the 10 MM I only buy pistols with fully supported chambers. This is important to hand loaders. Good Luck.:)
 
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