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Witness Match Extreme #610650
« on: August 05, 2017, 07:27:25 AM »
Anyone  have any hands on  experience  with the current batch of Match Extremes? I have seen pictures  only and some have black triggers and some silver. Some have ports in the slide and some don't. Any experience  with the durability  of the ceramic coating on the extremes?
  I had been thinking  of a hunter  model and put a Match Extreme 10mm on layaway  at Buds instead. From what I have seen the 6 inch match in 10mm only seem to pop up every couple years so I ordered one sight unseen before  they are gone again.

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Re: Witness Match Extreme #610650
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 08:25:13 AM »
To be honest, my first thought is you could do an awful lot of custom work on a Hunter for $700.

I am excited to hear a range report when you get it though.  Witness guns tend to be a great value proposition in every price category.  If that is true on this one, then you will have the equivalent of a $3500 1911.  Should be a very nice shooting gun.

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Re: Witness Match Extreme #610650
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 09:18:25 AM »
Believe me I thought  the same thing and I will make changes to it also. (Adding even More $) I would  have on the hunter also though . I guess it just boiled down to wanting something  a little  different that you don't see very often.
 
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Re: Witness Match Extreme #610650
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 11:16:23 AM »
That.

And...

Every $1 you put into the Hunter is a dollar in a 1100 gun.  Every $1 into the Elite Match Extreme is a dollar in a $1800 gun.  Because it is both a little different and a nicer gun to start, you are more likely to recoup a higher percentage of your upgrades.

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Re: Witness Match Extreme #610650
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 02:58:54 PM »
I made my own version out of a Hunter and like it better  ;D

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Re: Witness Match Extreme #610650
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 08:39:10 AM »
I won't be able to go pick it up until  friday, but here's  a picture  my dealer sent me of it. The website  shows it with a silver trigger, but it came with a black trigger.


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Re: Witness Match Extreme #610650
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 04:04:12 PM »
I think the frame is more of a gray from what I have seen and the slide has lightening cuts on the top. None of those features I cared for and the magazine base-pad is squared.


I went custom with a better chrome job than factory and custom base pads. It turned out really nice!

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Re: Witness Match Extreme #610650
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 04:05:57 PM »
That Xtreme trigger looks cool!

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Re: Witness Match Extreme #610650
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 05:22:42 PM »
Only the 9mm has the slide cuts. It will be interesting to see how durable the finish is. EAA told me the "industrial ceramic coating " is much better than cerakote. Most likely very similar. And yes the frame is definitely  a fairly dark  gray.

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Re: Witness Match Extreme #610650
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 07:55:25 PM »
As long it isn't the "Wonder" finish.  I think it means "I wonder why they call this a protective finish.

On the plus side of the Wonder finish, I now know how easy it is to home parkerize and cerakote.

Very nice looking pistol.  I am sure it shoots even better than it looks.

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Re: Witness Match Extreme #610650
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2017, 08:12:47 AM »
Are you positive on the slide cuts? Every offering I have seen has them.

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Re: Witness Match Extreme #610650
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2017, 09:26:53 AM »
The Gold Match Extreme does.  The standard Match Extreme doesn't.



The only 10mm they list that has the ported/lightened slide is the Witness Limited Custom.

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Re: Witness Match Extreme #610650
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 10:55:40 AM »
I wouldn't put 100% on online Gun sellers photos.
They are not always accurate. Hence their disclaimers that usually state that.
EAA is not a very precise organization. So ...


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Re: Witness Match Extreme #610650
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2017, 11:31:43 AM »
The photo in that link is the Gold Match Extreme.  Same as the photo I posted.