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EAA Model Witness FCP


Type:Pistol
Produced:2006 - 2007
Caliber:.380 Auto
Action:blowback operated semi-auto
Trigger:double-action only (DAO)
Safety:no external safety
Magazine:6-round
Frame:black polymer
Grips:integrated polymer
Sights:3-dot combat
Notes:
Barrel Length:4 in.
Overall Length:7.5 in.
Height:5.63 in.
Width:1.5 in.
Weight:26 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
European American Armory Corp.321-639-4842
P.O. Box 560746Website:
Rockledge FL 32956-0746www.eaacorp.com
Importer:Phone Number:
Website:
MSRP:$219
Used Est.:$160
Last Update: 8/1/2014

Caliber:.380 Automatic
Alias:9mm Browning Short
Muzzle Velocities - from900to1050ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from168to220ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from88to115gr

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Ranking Factors
Power Factor:98684- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:2.54 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:7 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Concealability:Fair
Defense Factor:54%

About the Handgun:
The FCP (Fast Cycling Pistol) uses a Tanfoglio polymer frame with some similar firing mechanism parts. The slide is fixed in place. The rear portion forms a standing breech and the forward part houses a fixed 4-inch barrel. The barrel has no chamber. A large port occupies the space between the standing breech and the rear of the barrel. A special 'tube chamber' containing a loaded cartridge can be inserted to fill this space, with additional loaded chambers in the magazine below. The FCP can only be fired double-action, as nothing reciprocates to cock the hammer. When the cartridge in the tube chamber is fired, some gas from that shot is diverted back to expel the spent cartridge and tube chamber.
About the Manufacturer:
Not actually a firearms manufacturer, this company imports firearms from various foreign manufacturers and distributes them in the US under its own brand name. The company has been in business since 1990.

EAA currently imports its handguns from Tanfoglio, located in Italy, from H. Weihrauch, located in Germany and from Zastava located in Serbia. All guns are covered by EAA's lifetime limited warranty.
About the Cartridge:
Designed by John Browning and introduced by Fabrique Nationale of Belgium, this cartridge has achieved world-wide acceptance and has even been adopted as the standard pistol cartridge by several governments. One reason for the round's success is that it is the largest practical cartridge that can be easily adapted to small automatic pocket pistols. Ballistics fall far short of even the 9mm Luger, but still prove adequate for most self-defense situations. The round has established quite a niche position in this role, often being chosen over more traditional small calibers such as the .25 and .32 Autos.
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