American Rifleman - March 2015 - 49

SHOOTING RESULTS (25 YDS.)
.380 ACP
CARTRIDGE

VEL. @ 15'
(F .S.)
.P

ENERGY
(FT.-LBS.)

GROUP SIZE IN INCHES
SMALLEST LARGEST AVERAGE

HORNADY CD
90-GR. FTX

934 AVG.
14 SD

174

3.34

5.84

4.41

PMC
90-GR. FMJ

908 AVG.
21 SD

165

2.40

7.12

4.53

SIG SAUER
90-GR. JHP

972 AVG.
20 SD

256

3.65

5.55

4.55

AVERAGE EXTREME SPREAD
9 MM LUGER
CARTRIDGE

4.49

VEL. @ 15'
(F .S.)
.P

ENERGY
(FT.-LBS.)

GROUP SIZE IN INCHES
SMALLEST LARGEST AVERAGE

CCI BLAZER
BRASS
115-GR. FMJ

1102 AVG.
10 SD

310

2.88

5.82

3.91

HORNADY
124-GR. XTP

1083 AVG.
12 SD

323

1.70

4.65

3.68

REMINGTON
124-GR. GS

1151 AVG.
19 SD

365

3.50

4.52

4.18

AVERAGE EXTREME SPREAD

Molded into the polymer frames are glitzy
permanent "Metalflakes." Finishes include
(l.-r.) Charcoal, Sapphire, Black and
Fandango, as well as Imperial (not shown).
Although a double-action pistol, the
CZ-75-based EAA Witness Pavona can be
carried "cocked-and-locked" with safety on
and the hammer back.

.40 S&W
CARTRIDGE

3.92

VEL. @ 15'
(F .S.)
.P

ENERGY
(FT.-LBS.)

LIBERTY
60-GR.

2033 AVG.
17 SD

551

1.73

5.26

4.06

HPR BLACK OPS
105-GR. OTF

1207 AVG.
15 SD

340

2.12

4.97

3.57

994 AVG.
13 SD

362

3.59

6.33

5.24

WINCHESTER
165-GR. FMJ

GROUP SIZE IN INCHES
SMALLEST LARGEST AVERAGE

4.29
And thus the compromises began for AVERAGE EXTREME SPREAD
NOTES: AVERAGE MEASURED VELOCITY FOR 10 CONSECUTIVE SHOTS FROM A 3.5" BARREL
other women. The skill set and compeTHROUGH AN OEHLER MODEL 43P CHRONOGRAPH AT 15 FT. ACCURACY RESULTS BASED ON
tencies for a 2" revolver are much more
FIVE CONSECUTIVE FIVE-SHOT GROUPS FIRED FROM
YDS. TEMPERATURE:
complex-and difficult to master-for a HUMIDITY: 65%. ,ABBREVIATIONS: CD (CRITICAL SANDBAGS AT 25 (FULL METAL JACKET67ยบ F.
DEFENSE), FMJ
),
new or recreational shooter (women and FTX (FLEX TIP EXPANDING), GS (GOLDEN SABRE), JHP (JACKETED HOLLOW POINT),
men) than that for a semi-automatic
OTF (OPEN TIP FRANGIBLE), SD (STANDARD DEVIATION).
with a larger frame-and lend themselves more to the dedicated practitioner. Purpose (conceal- the inability to master the art of shooting it quickly. If it's
ment, self-defense), compensation for a shorter sight plane no pleasure to shoot, and it doesn't foster a bond with the
and fixed sights; size/weight and associated felt recoil can
operator, it doesn't matter what it looks like-it'll see very
at best pigeonhole a prospective shooter into the inherent
little use on the practice range. Besides, why settle for a
limitations of the firearm or, at worst, frighten the person
small revolver just because it fits in a purse? Instead, why
away through either distaste for the recoil or frustration at
continued on p. 85

EAA Witness Pavona Concealed-Carry Purse

I

talians would expect no less quality
and appeal from their handbags
or concealed-carry purses than
they do from their clothing, food and
firearms. The line of concealed-carry
bags created specifically for the Pavona
feature a much-improved fashion sense
over many previous designs. Like the
Witness Pavona itself, the purses neatly
meld function and fashion. Each model
contains an integrated and adjustable polymer holster with hook-andloop attachment. After multiple tests,
I found that the holster and pistol

remained in place, even after being
jostled around. The purse features an
ambidextrous firearm compartment,
key-lockable firearm storage area and
steel-cable-lined shoulder straps. The
polymer holster fits a Witness Pavona,
but holsters for other popular handguns
are also available from EAA on request.
For those who prefer to use their
favorite purse, EAA has introduced the
"D'Wedge" holster insert, which has a
user-adjustable hook-and-loop holster
design. Affordably priced and available
for immediate purchase (eaacorp.com),
AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG

MARCH 2015

D'Wedge is designed to turn your personal handbag into an extraordinary and
highly functional concealed-carry system.
-ANN Y. SMITH

49


http://www.eaacorp.com http://www.AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG

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