Swiss Miss Sphinx is moving into the U.S. market with their CZ-like pistols. Again. Still. As part of that push, the American arm has started to Tweet. (OMG!) One of the company’s first Tweets brings news that they’re finally bringing the SDP Compact 9mm into the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave (note: same place). As it’s been a long day in the Internet salt mines; I’m gonna post ye olde presser after the jump and call it good. If the SDP is as good as their race guns, and we hope to get some trigger time at SHOT and report, well-heeled CZ-lovers may have a suitably swish alternative . . .
Matten, Switzerland – Sphinx®, the Swiss reference in pistol manufacturing, introduces the Sphinx® SDP pistol, specifically designed to meet the demands of law enforcement and military operators. Sphinx pistols have long held the reputation for their exacting precision from concept to the firing range. The new Sphinx® SDP has been designed using the same strict tolerances and state-of-the-art CNC machining used for the Sphinx® competition and commercial lines.
The new Sphinx® SDP Compact 9×19 Parabellum is an all-black compact pistol in Double-Action/Single-Action with an ambidextrous decocking lever and magazine catch featuring various safeties including:
- Loaded chamber indicator (visual and tactile)
- Internal firing pin safety
- Drop safety
- Integrated slide position safety
- Hammer safety
The Sphinx® frame is unique in that the upper frame or dust cover is made from aeronautic grade, hard-anodized aluminum with Teflon® inserts to reduce wear. The integrated recoil buffer provides stabilization of the gun, getting it back on target quickly and improving accuracy. The full-length guide rails are not inserts like many other pistols, but machined in, providing additional strength and increasing accuracy levels. The integrated Picatinny rail is made from MIL-STD 1913 aluminum with 4 notches to hold a variety of accessories including lights and lasers.
The lower part of the frame or grip is made from a proprietary polymer that will not break down in either extreme hot or cold environments. The ergonomic, 3-component grip is made from soft and hard material for a comfortable, confident hold. Three interchangeable grip sizes (Small, Medium, and Large) are available.
The Sphinx® slide is fully machined from solid steel and features an advanced pyramid design that decreases weight and profile. The slide is coated with TiAIN to resist corrosion and wear. The Sphinx® SDP features the new exclusive sights from DEFIANCE®. The front sight is a fiber/Tritium day & night green sight working in conjunction with a Tritium 2-dot red rear sight. The DEFIANCE® sight system is instantly combat-ready, requiring no switching on-or-off or any external energy sources. The completely waterproof, completely maintenance-free sights provide fast and accurate targeting under all light and weather conditions.