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EAA Model Witness Polymer Compact

Produced:1997 -
Caliber:10 mm
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:frame mounted safety
Frame:black polymer
Grips:integrated polymer
Sights:3-dot combat
Barrel Length:3.6 in.
Overall Length:7.5 in.
Height:4.5 in.
Width:1.4 in.
Weight:28 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
European American Armory Corp.321-639-4842
P.O. Box 560746Website:
Rockledge FL 32956-0746www.eaacorp.com
Importer:Phone Number:
Used Est.:$405
Last Update: 7/28/2016

Caliber:10mm Auto
Muzzle Velocities - from1030to1400ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from425to587ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from135to200gr

Ranking Factors
Power Factor:194713- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:10.41 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:13 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Defense Factor:91%

About the Handgun:
Witness polymer frame pistols are produced in Italy by Fratelli Tanfoglio S.N.C. and are based on their 'Force' model, whose action is patterned after the CZ 75. These semi-automatic double action pistols feature low profile front and rear sights and an accessory rail.
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:
Initially made by Norma and chambered in the Bren Ten pistol in 1983 the 10mm Auto was right off a formidable round. While the Bren Ten was not successful, the 10mm cartridge was. In 1989 the FBI announced the 10mm Auto as their officially favored sidearm. While the cartridge has proven itself over time, many felt that the cartridge was a little long for semi-auto pistols, making the pistol grip a little big for some comfort levels. When the shorter .40 S&W cartridge with very similar ballistics was introduced, it soon won popularity over the 10mm round. The 10mm Auto cartridge still has a strong following and manufacturers are still making pistols chambered for this round.
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