Military Review

9-mm semi-automatic gun Sphinx SDP

The Swiss company Sphinx Systems SA is based in the city of Porrentruy. Her work in the field of production weapons began in the 1990s after the acquisition of the well-known company ITM - Industrial Technology & Machines AG, which already had a license to produce high-quality clones of the Czechoslovakian CZ-75 pistols under the names AT-84, AT-84S and AT-88. The company's specialists have improved the design of the pistols produced by ITM, having won worldwide recognition among professional operators and civilian shooters, having begun production of the AT-2000 and AT-3000 pistol series.

Currently, Sphinx Systems is part of the KRISS International group. Since 2012, she has been developing a whole family of more “advanced” mixed-action pistols. At the heart of their mechanics is the CZ-75 model, called SDP. It uses a frame consisting of two parts - the handle and the top of the frame, which enhances the modular potential.

There are many different options in the DSP line now. And at the recent IWA & OutdoorClassics 2014 exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, the company presented two more models.

The SDP Compact Krypton Pistol was designed to be worn openly or hidden by police officers, as well as state and private security organizations. Its frame is made of anodized aluminum with a protective coating of sand or olive green color. The material of the casing was stainless steel matte black, which was machined. To increase the level of resistance to adverse effects, it was subjected to physical vapor deposition (PVD).

Up to fifteen 9mm cartridges can be found in a single row row in a two-row pistol store. Mounted on the frame are the Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 guides, allowing you to install accessories. The back side of the handle is equipped with a replaceable polymer lining that facilitates adaptation to the hands of the shooter. The length of the gun is 18 cm with a barrel length in 9.5 cm.

The dimensions of the Sphinx SDP Production Duotone model, on the contrary, are larger. It was developed for a dynamic shooting competition. The pistol store contains 17 cartridges. Its total length is 21 cm, and the length of the barrel is 11.5 cm. The casing of the shutter and the two-part frame are made of stainless steel. On the upper part there are two guides, guaranteeing a high level of accuracy and stability. SDP Production Duotone received a match trigger and a high-speed trigger of the Sport type, as well as an unregulated fly with a negative angle.
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  1. erased
    erased April 11 2014 08: 11
    Well, maybe a cool barrel. What's the point? Why tease people? In the Russian Federation, so far, "smart and wise authorities" do not allow people to defend themselves. After all, these very "wise" do not walk in the evenings and at night on the streets, do not encounter criminals and "ha-aosh guys" from the Caucasus and the near abroad. They do not find themselves alone with a couple of brothers under two meters in height. Or with a cretin who has a knife, a brick, and so on.
    No, the Russians give weapons to nizya, they kill each other right there, right in a week they will plunge the nation under the root. Better to pray to anyone, rushing from work and shopping to home, sit quietly in huts at night and in the evenings and breathe through once. It will be calmer. And if sho - they will bury and forget.
    So sho we look at the trunks and ... that's it.
    1. intsurfer
      intsurfer April 11 2014 08: 58
      according to our legislation, at any threat, you have to bow to the bandits, give everything and not shine - you start to defend yourself and it turns out that the robbers just "came in to drink some water" ...
      1. Che burashka
        Che burashka April 11 2014 18: 53
        And who knows - where is "Black Swift" aka "Strike one" gone ??? How much noise was there - both the weapon of the future, and entirely one innovation, and Russian development, and gorgeous advertising - the whole film was shot straight, and the special forces helped - they almost personally collected it and where is it ...? Another loud p.o.k? It's a shame damn it, because we can whenever we want. Or does Putin personally need to intervene again? Again, all from under the stick?
  2. kirpich
    kirpich April 11 2014 08: 28
    Quote: erased
    So sho we look at the trunks and ... that's it.

    Her ... More lick and sigh enviously smile
  3. avt
    avt April 11 2014 09: 16
    Che, Zet Swiss assembly?
    Quote: kirpich
    lick and sigh enviously

    Maybe yes.
  4. fktrcfylhn61
    fktrcfylhn61 April 11 2014 10: 22
    This issue often needs to be raised for general discussion. In general, the Ten Commandments would really be enough for a normal person to really live! The question is why the rest were invented, and for whom? And the question of owning a weapon lies in a slightly different plane! Plane Serdyukov for example and others like him! After all, they perfectly understand that they would really begin to clean!
    1. Alex 241
      Alex 241 April 11 2014 12: 02
      [[/ Center]
      ] In Moscow there is a shooting club "OBUKT" you can shoot from the presented weapon, 18 rubles per cartridge. And also buy Glock and Heckler and Koch, prices really bite, and it will be stored in the club.
      1. Alex 241
        Alex 241 April 11 2014 12: 16
        Well, if anyone is interested, the Gletcher company has released a line of pneumatic pistols, with a bloebeck (when firing, the shutter frame moves)
  5. intsurfer
    intsurfer April 11 2014 11: 59
    Quote: fktrcfylhn61
    After all, they perfectly understand that they would really begin to clean!

    None of ordinary citizens would clean them. Their state itself should put offspring to the wall as a warning. But to give citizens the opportunity to defend themselves against bandits and punish anyone for the unlawful use of weapons (shooting in the air at weddings, etc., etc.) is the direct responsibility of the state.
  6. _KM_
    _KM_ April 11 2014 15: 06
    "Sphinxes" are sports pistols. They are not intended to be worn at all times. Of course they can be worn, but this is not their path.
    1. Massik
      Massik April 11 2014 17: 11
      It is unlikely that such a price meant that ordinary citizens would be armed with them, these are rather elite "toys" for the rich. It's a pity the article does not indicate the weight, it is difficult to judge these "high-tech" materials, not knowing what we have at the end
  7. inkass_98
    inkass_98 April 11 2014 15: 45
    Well done Czechs, they created commercially successful models CZ-75, CZ-85. Porters only ennobled and gave a slightly more modern look. And I like the Czech pistols in the original.
    1. Mister X
      Mister X April 11 2014 16: 09
      Quote: inkass_98
      Well done Czechs, they created commercially successful models CZ-75, CZ-85.

      I agree. Czechs' own design potential has been maintained and cultivated for at least a hundred years.
      And not only the Swiss clone CZ.
      Remember the chain: Czech CZ-75, Italian Trangfolio and Israeli Jericho 941
  8. Fedya
    Fedya April 11 2014 21: 57
    In my opinion, the back plate is too sharp, it is easy to cling, and so cute.
    1. Massik
      Massik April 11 2014 23: 16
      They copy the "Kolt" beak from the back of the handle, although they are far from the convenience of 1911, a two-row magazine cannot be placed in a flat handle.
  9. corporal
    corporal April 12 2014 00: 32
    Eh ... beautiful cars. Indeed, only lick remains.
    Yesterday there were just firing at the shooting range from the PM (the PM is also a good gun, but ....) crying
  10. Soldat schwejk
    Soldat schwejk April 12 2014 02: 42
    Refined version of the CZ Duty. CZtys of course are not very bad cars, but for me it’s already the last century
    and the nightmare of the armourer.
    There are a couple of "technical" solutions for which they want to kill their designers. Only one safety lock is worth something.