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    Witness Match

    Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

    I've been shooting my full size, steel frame Witness (circa 2005) in my local shooting league's Combat matches. I originally bought my pistol in .38 Super, but then I purchased conversion kits in .40, .22, and finally 9mm (since 9mm ammo is the least expensive for me to shoot in the matches). My Witness wore a set of gorgeous birdseye maple handles from Sam at www.czgrips.us and the gun has been flawless in every caliber, except for needing quality high velocity .22 ammo to function well in rimfire.

    I saw a new Witness Match on GunBroker and I didn't know Tanfoglio was making them with a tactical rail. I really like the idea of a home defense gun with a quality light attached. I never use the double action aspect of my Witness so this Match looked really neat.



    Two guys at work both want to buy my Witness, so I figured it was time to upgrade to the Match. This Match is in .40 S&W caliber and I'd consider using it as a duty gun as well...if I can ever find a duty holster that will hold it and a light.



    I picked up my new Match on Christmas Eve and it's really great! The trigger pull is amazing. Zero overtravel. The pull measures just a hair over 5 pounds right now. I think it will lighten up when I shoot it. I tried my 9mm conversion kit and it seems to work just fine, but I'm excited to shoot it.



    The Match's barrel is 4 3/4", a 1/2" longer than the standard Witness barrel/slide combo. There is definitely some extra weight out on the muzzle that can be felt.









    I really like the two tone look and my birdseye maple handles look and feel perfect too!

    -Steve
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    Re: Witness Match

    Very nice!

    I like the versatility that you get with all of the conversion barrels.
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    Re: Witness Match

    Very nice!







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    Re: Witness Match

    Very nice Steve, what is the problem with the .22 ammo? It won't cycle well?
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    Re: Witness Match

    Hunter, I just need to use high velocity stuff with 40 grain bullets. CCI Stingers work perfectly. For some reason, Aguila 30 grain rounds work perfectly too. However, the Aguila jam in my Sig P220 .22 conversion. Winchester Wildcats (cheapest ammo I can find) work perfectly in my Sig. They fail to feed, eject, and sometimes tip up in the magazine with the Witness.

    I know what ammo to use but I think most .22's are a bit finicky.
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