EAA Witness or SW9VE?

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    Pick em up and hold them for awhile, pull the trigger a couple times, whichever one feels best, buy that one. As far as reliability, they are both gonna go boom when you pull the trigger.

    P.S. +1 for the Stoeger Cougar. Love that one!

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    I only have experience with the Witness. Mine is a full size 9mm, bought it new around '94. Very comfortable to shoot. Everyone who is not familiar with EAA or CZ's always comments on how good it feels when they hold it.

    It's been a pretty good gun. I only had my first problem with it a couple months ago; failure to feeds after I had bought some new hi-cap Mecgar mags.

    I'm glad the problems happened. It prompted me to polish the feed ramp, which really needed it, and buy a new 14lb Wolff recoil spring. Now it's smooth as silk.

    I've never had the apparent misfortune to have to deal directly with EAA. Judging by some accounts I've read, it's not a pleasant experience. I think a good parts supplier for the Witness might be Numrich. Haven't actually bought parts but I did get a set of walnut grips from them.

    Edited to add: One downside: Holsters seem to be hard to find for them, other than the generic cheapies. Nate at UBG has them on his list.

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    It's difficult to find high cap mags for the Sigma other than on the S&W website. I know this because a buddy has been searching for them.

    We finally found him some through Brownells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNBurl View Post

    If your looking or a 9mm in the less expensive category look at the Stoeger Cougar (Berretta tooling from when they made them) in 9mm or 40. Around here you can get them for 329.
    Now you did it... Three to choose from. I like the looks of this, and 2 local shops carry it. Looks like holsters for the Beretta it was cloned from work. What about mags, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence Keeney View Post
    It's difficult to find high cap mags for the Sigma other than on the S&W website. I know this because a buddy has been searching for them.

    We finally found him some through Brownells.
    Contact Mark at www.summitgunbroker.com because it has great prices on mags.

    I have also found them at gun shows no problem here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teknoid View Post
    Now you did it... Three to choose from. I like the looks of this, and 2 local shops carry it. Looks like holsters for the Beretta it was cloned from work. What about mags, etc?
    Mags are the same. Not a ton of holsters for it but I make them.
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    Witness!!!
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    After driving 90 miles to Bud's, they didn't have a Witness or a Cougar to look at. They did have the SW9ve. That has to be the worst trigger I have ever felt. No wonder they're so cheap.

    However... After he showed me a S&w M&P 9mm for $400, I was happy. NIB, extra mag, and a heck of a lot better trigger.

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    So you bought the M&P? It is a great gun!

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    i own the sw9ve, and i've fired the witness; they're both great guns. i bought the sigma because it was a steal, so if budgeting is an issue, i'd go for that one. plus, they have a two xtra mags or a $30 rebate going on right now, i think.

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    ...but it seems you got the m&p. and for $400! that is a good deal. i'm stashing every spare $ i have to buy one soon....

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    Good luck with your M&P! They are leaps and bounds better than the SW9VE. The Witness is one of the best kept secrets in the gun world. More gun for the money than anything I've seen. I stocked up with the 9mm/40/10mm/45 before people wake up and start driving the prices up with the demand!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ront View Post
    So you bought the M&P? It is a great gun!

    Ron
    Yep.
    And I can't get to the range until monday! Anticipayyyayyayyyshunnn..

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    sw9ve has a long hard trigger pull

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    The Witness...nothing else needs to be said.
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