I have been thinking about a 10mm for black bear back up. I started looking and the two I see most often is the EAA witness and Glock 20. They feel about the same weight. Both are poly frames and steel slides. The glock has some majic coating that is their trademark. The EAA witness can be found with poly frame and I think they said steal slide with a SS finish that is baked on, gives it a satin look. The gun shop guy said it is harder and will last longer than the glock slide in salt water conditions. I will be in PWS mainly with the 10mm. They both feel good in my hand. The EAA has a hammer. The glock don't. They each have their own qualities. I have heard from multiple gun shops they the EAA witnesses are accurate, just hard to get. They are cheaper. The glock can be had with the night sights though. I am leaning towards the glock with night sights but don't want to count one out that I don't know much about.
Have any of you owned or shot the EAA witness or Glock 20? Is the glock american made? Seems like I read somewhere it was but not sure. Are the night sights worth the extra money? I have heard about blackies beeing shot with 10mm, has anyone here actually done it? I am wanting to leave my 44mag home and get a lighter, easier to handle gun for being in the raft and just mobility. My trusty 300wm will be my main gun. But when dealing with the bait and transporting to and from boat I will just wear the 10mm and maybe even use on a close bear, while in the tree stand or just encounter. Just need your input I guess. Thanks