Sphinx Systems Limited
is a small Swiss-based manufacturer of high quality pistols
used mainly by special forces
, elite police units and sports shooters. The company has been in business since 1876. Sphinx is best known for its ongoing development of the original Czech designed CZ 75
pistol, which has been evolved into the Sphinx 2000 and Sphinx 3000 designs.
Sphinx started its work with pistols based on the CZ 75 design when they redesigned the ITM AT-84
licensed copy of the Czech CZ 75 and ITM AT-88
, a first evolution of the CZ 75 that had been developed in Switzerland by ITM who later went out of business.
Sphinx manufactures all pistols in Switzerland, slides are made from solid billet steel, frames from casts, forgings or also from billet, and fits each pistol with high quality barrels. Each pistol part is machined to very close tolerances and assembled by Sphinx master gunsmiths.
All Sphinx pistols except the AT380 are shipped with an actual test target, which confirms the accuracy of each pistol.
Sphinx pistols are not mass produced and are fitted to tight tolerances, so Sphinx pistols are more expensive than mass produced products.
Although Sphinx products were historically imported to the United States by SILE corporation, and until 2008 by SABRE Defense Industries, Sphinx products are not presently being imported into the US.
- AT380 Series: A sub-compact pistol. This pistol is highly accurate. It is Double Action Only, which can slightly detract from......