View Full Version : EAA Witness FCP?

March 6, 2007, 05:26 PM
I am familiar with the witness line of pistols (in fact I'm about to buy one in .45 acp), but what on earth is this all about?


Sounds almost like the Metal Storm technology, but somehow that doesn't sound right.

Any answers?

March 6, 2007, 08:42 PM
Sounds exactly like Metal Storm from their write up.

Beats me. I was going to guess some of the Tanfoglio direct blow-back full power cartridge designs they have over in Europe, but that's definitely not it.

Don H
March 6, 2007, 10:45 PM
Witness FCP:
This pistol gets my 'bleeding edge technology' award. This is a mid-size semi-auto, polymer pistol that has a very unique barrel/action system. The round that feed fire is inserted into a 'shotgun-like' shroud. This 'round' is then inserted into a magazine and the action looks like it fires from an open bolt condition. I state from the brochure, "The Patent pending fast cycle tube chambers eliminate the need for expensive magazines. Simple inexpensive, reusable tubes that encase each round and act like self-contained chambers." BUT check this out - The brochure says that you can fire .38 Spl! Just what I always wanted...a .38 special auto! What nirvana!


And more:

Anyone got anymore info on this bizarre firearm? Supposedly EAA introduced it at the recent SHOT show, and it is listed on their web site and in a downloadable brochure. Instead of a traditional magazine it uses "chamber tubes" that you place each round in separately, resembling something like a shotgun shell. The gun (different models I assume) supports 380ACP, 38 Special, 38 Super, 9mm, 40S&W and 45ACP. Once you have individually loaded one round into each of them, I assume you load these "tubes" in from the bottom of the grip where it looks like a magazine is inserted? What's the deal with the crazy looking ejection port? Or is it an ejection port? It looks like the barrel and slide might separate just forward of the "port".

The only advantage I can think of to this is that possibly all of the .38/9mm calibers could theoretically be shot from the same gun/barrel if the tubes actually act as the chambers.

Otherwise I don't see any advantage to this at all, and a big disadvantage in reloading. Maximum capacity on all calibers is six and it is DAO. Congratulations EAA, you just made a semiautomatic pistol equal in trigger pull and capacity to a revolver, and much slower to reload. What are they thinking?