Well, I bought an EAA Witness compact in 10mm and I have to say it is quite frankly the BIGGEST PILE OF S$*T I have ever owned. I think high points are better. The first one I received had a bad magazine right off from the start. It wouldn't hold the slide back on empty because the mag would not stay high enough in the frame, which in turn made it a jam-O-matic. Plus it shot low and left. Thankfully, my dealer ordered the gun through Davidson's and I was able to exchange it for another one.
Witness Compact Round Two: So I picked up my second witness. Tested it at the shop and the mag held the slide back. O.K. off to a good start so I thought. I took it home, hosed it down with gun scrubber, cleaned and lubed it and I took it to the range. I take the pistol out of the case and notice immediately that the red nail polish they put on the front sight is now gone. No biggie, I load a mag in it, fire two shots and it jambs. Clear the jamb, fire three more shots, and it jambs again. Only this time, the round is smashed against the top of the barrel. I eject the round and the slide shoved it so hard against the barrel it pushed the bullet into the case, this is a big deal for 10mm. I load the mag again, slap it into the gun and the slide automatically closes.
WTF I think, I empty the chamber, lock the slide, drop the mag, re-load the mag, shove it into the gun again and the slide once again closes automatically. I empty that mag, with more jamming issues. Re-load the mag, shove it into the frame and it closes automatically. At this point I have decided that it's not a keeper and it's dangerous. I struggle with the gun to finish the rest of the ammo that I have for it and kept the three rounds that had the bullets shoved into the case. I do have to say this pistol was at least accurate, when it worked. Took it back to my dealer the very next day and now I'm waiting for my new XD .45 Tactical to arrive.
I will never again own an EAA Witness pistol. EVER! As I stated earlier, I do own an EAA Witness Elite Match and it is excellent. If you decide to purchase one of these, I would highly recommend that the lowest model you purchase is the Elite Match and if you decide you must have a base model Witness, make sure you have a good relationship with your dealer, he buy's it through Davidsons, and you have infinite patience and time. Buying one of these is an absolute crapshoot. I've heard some people have had no issues at all whereas others like me had nothing but problems. As far as I'm concerned, EAA has NO QUALITY CONTROL program on their witness line of pistols whatsoever. Buyer beware and good luck.