Sphinx Standard and Compact Duty Overview

    The Sphinx pistols made and imported by Kriss USA are a series of hot-rodded handguns sharing some key features with the much loved CZ75. Having reviewed the SDP Compact and Subcompact already, in this episode of TFBTV we take a look at the new “Standard” model as well as the Compact Duty.

    Full transcript …

    – Hey guys, Alex and Patrick here and we’re back out of the ranch with these Sphinx SDP Duty and this Sphinx SDP Standard.

    – You know, this is the one I’ve been excited about for a long time.

    When I shoot a pistol, I generally want a full-sized pistol because I shoot for recreation, I shoot it long distances and back in the day, I used to shoot in competitions, so I guess I’m more comfortable with a large gun.

    Patrick and I both have the SDP Compacts.

    I believe you carry the SDP Compacts. – [Patrick] Yeah, I do, I do.

    I carry the Compact and this is the Duty, which has got the full-sized grip on it.

    – You know, these are remarkably well-made pistols.

    The fit and finish is great.

    Like I said, I’ve always been looking forward to the full-sized to hit the market.

    I’m glad it’s finally getting there, so.

    – Yeah, no.

    I’m really excited to go ahead and get behind the Standard.

    This one’s pretty cool but that one’s really got me excited.

    – I’d say so.

    – Alright, let’s get to shooting.

    – Let’s do it.

    (gun fires) – Alright guys, so I’m going to give the SDP Standard a go.

    See how it goes in double action.

    (gun fires once) Ah god, that’s good.

    (gun fires) (chuckles) Alright, Chris might not be getting this one back.

    – Alright guys, now it’s my turn with the SDP Standard.

    I’m going to try it one-handed as if I’m bullseye shooting.

    (gun cocks) (gun fires) Really nice, great recoil impulse.

    Feels tight.

    It’s like shooting a CZ 75.

    It’s nice and tightened up.

    Everything I’d want out of a gun like this realistically.

    (gun cocks) (gun fires) – Alright, one shoot is just as good as the Standard but it’s just a little bit more concealable with that shorter barrel for short guys like myself.

    – Alright, guys.

    We’re going to shoot both handguns side by side.

    See who’s the better shot, once and for all.

    (Patrick laughs) (guns cock) (guns fire) – I thought it’s not a race? – It’s not a race.

    – Oh.

    – Alright guys, so between us, we probably have at least, what do you think, 4000 rounds? – [Patrick} Yeah, probably.

    – We both have the Compacts.

    We really enjoy them like we said and I’m going to be honest with you.

    I really like the Standard.

    I wish they had some kind of trade-in program where I could trade up to the bigger pistol but I’m just as happy having both.

    – Yeah, no, I would be happy.

    I’m happy with having both.

    I always want more guns.

    I want the Subcompact too.

    – Sure.

    I do like the tan coating on this gun as well.

    – See, I’m a fan of glossy black.

    – Sure.

    Realistically, guys, these are fantastically accurate.

    We did some good shooting today and I shot fantastically with it.

    I was on point.

    It doesn’t happen very often with me and pistols.

    I really a love-hate relationship with handguns.

    Patrick shoots them a lot more but I picked these guns up today and I was just doing very well.

    – It’s alright.

    I mean, I still won that competition earlier.

    (bell dings) – Whatever, anyways.

    These are quality pistols.

    The SDP Standard.

    Look for it on the market soon.

    I’ll put the MSRP right here and I’ll put the MSRP of this guy right here.

    – Yeah, I think they’re all about the same and you guys should take a look into getting one of these things.

    If you like CZ 75s, this just does everything better.

    – I would equate the CZ 75s as maybe an off-the-line Suburban and these guns are definitely Cadillac.

    – Yes.

    – So with that said, we like to thank Ventura Munitions for helping us out with the ammunition cost and our videos, and we would like to thank you for watching.

    We’ll see you next time.

    Hey guys, it’s Alex C with TFBTV again.

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    Alex C.

    Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.