Right now I'm looking at the option of getting another carry gun...specifically a stout, big bore, metal framed but compact pistol. I've got a lot of criteria, including price, action style, and other things, but I narrowed it down to the Bersa Thunder 45, and the EAA Witness Steel Compact in either .45acp or 10mm.
I did a comparison chart (sorry if the layout doesn't work!):
Bersa Thunder 45 Witness 45 Witness 10mm
CALIBER: .45 ACP . 45 ACP 10mm
OAL: 6.7" 7.3” 7.3”
HEIGHT: 4.9" 4.5” 4.5”
WIDTH: 1.4" 1.4” 1.4”
BARREL LENGTH: 3.6" 3.6” 3.6”
WEIGHT: 27 oz 29 oz 30 oz
MAG CAPACITY: 7+1 8+1 12+1
MSRP: $480.00 $489.00 $489.00
Basically I'm all but sold on the Witness 10mm. That is a high powered cartridge, definitely, and it has higher capacity. And I could always get a conversion kit to 45 if I wanted for about 200.
I'm just wondering if people here have a lot of experience with the Witness series. I really like the CZ style. The flipside is that I know how much I like the Bersa Thunder 380, so I wondered if I should stick with the same maker, or if the Thunder 45 was substantially different.
Anyhow, just a few questions in case there are Tanfoglio or Bersa 45 owners around!