Shooting the Sphinx 3000 pistol (VIDEO)

    The Sphinx 3000 pistol is a full-size pistol chambered in both 9mm and .45ACP. These Swiss-made pistols have been described as having the timing of a fine Swiss watch. I couldn’t agree more.

    I got a chance to shoot both and I really enjoyed the feel of how each gun shot. The red and blue grips contrasting with the silver frame offer a stylish look. The weight of each pistol along with the lower bore axis design helped manage recoil effectively.

    One of my favorite features is the flat-faced trigger which was installed on the .45ACP version I shot. It has a short uptake, a clean break, and short reset making accurate follow up shots a breeze.

    New Sphinx 3000 pistols aren’t being made any more so you’ll have to do a bit of searching to find one, and then hope that the owner is willing to part with it. The Sphinx 3000 is not a cheap gun coming in around $2,400. The price is on the level of a custom 1911 by Nighthawk or Wilson Combat, if that helps put the price into perspective.

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    Chris Cheng

    Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

    He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.