Years back I had an EAA Witness in 45 ACP and it is one reason I refused to possess anything importred by EAA until last winter. The dang parts were made of rather soft steel and would break or wear excessively. When I got tired of fitting new parts (the gun seemed to be off a little from standard 1911 dimensions), I got rid of the thing. I currently have a Colt SAA clone from EAA but I felt the gamble was worth the price I paid for it. Workmanship is decent for the price but longevity is still an issue though it has gone through several hundred cowboy loads without a hitch... yet.
reply to ugly dog: Your EAA Witness must have been an older model than the one I had. Mine was a CZ-75 clone made in Italy by Tanfoglio. It was stolen after about 3 years in my collection. I only fired it a few times, so can't speak about its durability, but it was accurate and had a good trigger, both single and double action. I liked the safety, which could be engaged with the hammer cocked, half-cocked or down, so one could carry it cocked and locked if desired. As to your single action, go to gunblast.com, click on archive, and check out Paco Kelly's article on the .357 Bounty Hunter from EAA. He really liked it. logeorge
My Tanfoglio Witness (.40) was the biggest piece of crap I've ever owned. It shot 6 inches high right at 7 yards. At 25 yards you couldn't even come close to the paper. The magazine would eject on its own at least once each load. My dealer took it back as a trade on another gun, but it sure cost me. Learned my lesson. Ya get what ya pay for. No more cheap foreign clones.