Thanks to importer and distributor KRISS USA, the SPHINX SDP Compact Alpha has been available in the U.S. for about a year. I got my hands on one to do a deep dive comparison between it and a couple CZs, as the SPHINX is effectively a high-end, Swiss-made, CZ 75-based pistol. New to the U.S. market this year will be the SDP Standard Alpha and the SDP Subcompact Alpha. Interestingly enough, the trigger pull. . .
…on the SDP Subcompact was significantly nicer. While some reviewers have claimed otherwise, the SDP I borrowed plus the SDP Standard and Compact at the SHOT Show booth had triggers that I find only barely nicer than a factory CZ 75 B trigger. They’re still gritty, and they stack — suddenly increase in weight — at the end of the double action pull. Conversely, the SDP Subcompact’s trigger felt closer to a CZ Shadow variant. Significantly lighter and smoother in double action and totally consistent through the entire pull. Extremely nice.
Unfortunately, I can’t quite say if this is to be expected or if it was just this specific demo model at the booth. The folks there were not aware of any specific changes, but definitely corroborated the difference.