Took an hour off from work this morning to go to the NRA’s indoor firing range here in Fairfax (stress relief). One of my colleagues received a ridiculously long and pointless email from one of our directors yesterday, so I printed it out (three hardcopy pages, it turned out to be), and “redacted” the thing, alternating between a Smith & Wesson Model 58 .41 Magnum revolver and an EAA Witness .38 Super semi-automatic pistol (double-plus stress relief).
I was using 210 grain semi-wadcutters in the .41 Magnum. Easy shooting in single-action mode, but a tough trigger pull in double; the great thing about the .41, though, is if you use it in a defensive situation, the assailant is going down, no matter where you hit him. The .38 Super was pure pleasure all the way round: low recoil, deadly accurate and zero malfunctions. And it takes a 17-round magazine (I’ve got three). The Witness is manufactured by Tanfoglio of Italy. Mine is full-size, all-steel frame, a very solid, reliable gun – and disassembly for cleaning is easy for even the least mechanically inclined (such as yours truly). I’m so impressed with the quality, in fact, that I’m thinking of picking up the compact version of the Witness .45ACP.
A cup of coffee and the smell of cordite in the morning; tough to beat.