Sunday, January 4, 2009

All Clean!

Springfield 1911 9mm Stainless Steel and Tanfoglio Witness 10mm in Wonderfinish.

All clean and ready to go back into the vault.


Rustmeister said...

How is that Witness?

My next purchase has been narrowed down to either a XDm in 9mm or a Witness in 10mm.

I like the capacity of the nine, but 16 rounds of 10mm would do nicely.

Turk Turon said...

I like the Witness very much. I tried a friend's compact Witness and was impressed with how well I shot it compared to XDs or Glocks or 1911s. So I got this full-size 10mm version at a gun show last April. It is available for just about every auto pistol caliber under the sun, but the 10mm version and the 45ACP version have slightly beefier frames. So I bought the 10mm gun and have extra slide/barrel/magazine kits to down-convert it to 9mm, 38-super and 40 S&W. Trying to "up-convert" it, i.e. buying a 9mm Witness and converting it to shoot 10mm or 45 ACP might reduce the life of the frame. The magazines are about $30 each. They are made by Mec-Gar. Mec-Gar also sells their own brand of Witness mags for half the price, but I have had just terrible experience with the Mec-Gar mags. Go figure! You are right about capacity: 15+1 in 10mm could handle just about anything. This is my only 10mm gun, and shooting it is, no pun intended, a blast!