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By David Crane
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April 3, 2013

KRISS USA Sphinx SDP SubCompact 9mm Pistol with DEFIANCE HALO H3F Fiber Optic Tritium Tactical Sights Duncan Ball SHOT Show 2013 David Crane DefenseReview.com DR 1 KRISS USA Sphinx SDP SubCompact, Compact and Standard 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol Family with DEFIANCE HALO H3F Fiber Optic/Tritium Tactical Sights! (Video!)DefenseReview (DR) recently got a chance to handle the new KRISS USA Sphinx SDP SubCompact and Sphinx SDP Standard model 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO semi-auto pistols at SHOT Show 2013, and the new pistols (and accessories) are impressive, particularly the ergonomics and quality of manufacturer. While we didn't ge to test-fire them at the range, we did get to test-fire the Sphinx SDP Compact 9mm Pistol at SHOT Show 2012 Media Day. The gun was accurate and went bang every time we and everyone else we watched pull the trigger. If the new models perform as well as the Sphinx SDP Compact, KRISS USA / Sphinx Arms will be in very good shape. Speaking of the SDP Compact, there's a Sphinx SDP Compact Kryptonight Edition pistol with DEFIANCE H.A.L.O. H3F Tactical Sights and an OD Green-looking gripframe that gives the pistol a nice two-tone look. It certainly looks pretty cool in the photo.

Duncan Ball of KRISS USA, Sphinx Arms and DEFIANCE took us through the new guns at the KRISS USA/Sphinx Arms/DEFIANCE booth at SHOT, and we really appreciated his time. The Sphinx guns are just really well designed and executed.

DR noted the following things wen we handled them at SHOT:

KRISS USA Sphinx SDP SubCompact 9mm Pistol with DEFIANCE HALO H3F Fiber Optic Tritium Tactical Sights Duncan Ball SHOT Show 2013 David Crane DefenseReview.com DR 2 KRISS USA Sphinx SDP SubCompact, Compact and Standard 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol Family with DEFIANCE HALO H3F Fiber Optic/Tritium Tactical Sights! (Video!)- The grip design on the pistols is superlative, with an ideal grip angle.
– The DA/SA triggers are excellent (smooth and crisp).
– The manual safety / decocking lever is well-placed and easy to operate
– The slide tapering and serrations are exceptionally well executed and look great.
– The DEFIANCE H3F fiber-optic/tritium sights are terrific, and as nice a combat sight as we've seen out there.
– Nice flared magwell for fast reloads.

So, what's not to like? Nothing. It's all pretty great. These pistols are a bit on the expensive side, but rember that these are high-end production tactical/combat pistols, and quality costs. If you're looking for a high-quality DA/SA semi-auto pistol, you'd do well to give the Sphinx guns a serious look.

DR's primary concealed carry (CCW) pistol is a Glock 19 (G19), but we'd really like to try out the Sphinx SDP Compact and/or the Sphinx SDP Sub-Compact, at some point, for comparison. We'd probably opt for the sweep-down, frame-mounted manual thumb safety version, since we like carrying hammer-fired pistols cocked and locked, but the manually-decocking version is nice, too, simpler, and closer to our G19 in operation (no safety), so less retraining woud be required.

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The following information on the new Sphinx pistols comes directly from teh KRISS USA Sphinx Arms website (slightly edited for readability and presentation):

SPHINX SDP SUBCOMPACT 9MM PISTOL

THE SPHINX® SDP SUBCOMPACT IS THE LIGHTWEIGHT OF THE SPHINX SDP LINE. THE PREFERRED CHOICE FOR CONCEALED CARRY OR BACKUP WEAPON.

The new Sphinx® SDP SubCompact is a in Double-Action/Single-Action pistol with an ambidextrous decocking lever and magazine catch featuring six safeties.

An integrated recoil buffer provides improves the weapon accuracy. The full-length guide rails are not inserts like many other pistols, but machined in, providing additional strength and increasing accuracy levels.

The lower part of the frame or grip is made from a proprietary polymer. Its compact concealed carry size make the SDP SubCompact an ideal choice for low profil carry or as a backup weapon.

Sphinx SDP SubCompact 9mm Pistol Specs:

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum/9×19mm NATO
Overall Length: 6.55 in / 166 mm
Overall Height: 4.97 in / 126 mm
Overall Width: 1.22 in / 31 mm
Weight: 21.15 oz / 600 gr.
Barrel Length: 3.13 in / 79.5 mm
Sight Radius: 5.08 / 129 mm
Sights: Front: Iron blade with white dot, Rear: Serrated U shape sight
Action: DA/SA with ambidextrous decocking lever or manual safety
Trigger Pull Weight: SA: 3.30 lb / 1.5 kg, DA: 8.16 lb / 3.7 kg
Slide Material: Steel
Slide Finish: Black with TIAIN coating
Upper Frame Material: Hard anodized aluminium
Lower Gripframe Material: Polymer
Grip: Polymer incl. fingers moulds
Interchangeable Inserts: Polymer base with Rubber
Size: S, M, L
Magazine Catch: left / right – reversible
Magazine capacity: 13+1
Options: Lanyard, DEFIANCE Tritium Sights, Threaded Barrel

SPHINX SDP STANDARD 9MM PISTOL

THE SPHINX® SDP STANDARD IS THE HIGH END PISTOL SERIES OF THE SDP LINE. THE PREFERRED CHOICE OF COMPETITION AND ADVANCED SHOOTERS WORLDWIDE.

The new Sphinx® SDP STANDARD is a in Double-Action/Single-Action pistol with an ambidextrous decocking lever and magazine catch featuring six safeties.

An integrated recoil buffer improves the weapon’s 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 6-notches to hold a variety of accessories including lights and lasers.

The lower part of the frame or grip is made from aeronautic grade aluminium. 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.

Sphinx SDP Standard 9mm Pistol Specs:

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum/9×19mm NATO
Overall Length: 8.3 in / 210 mm
Overall Height: 5.5 in / 140 mm
Overall Width: 1.3 in / 33 mm
Weight: 31.74 oz / 900 gr.br> Barrel Length: 4.5 in / 115 mm
Sight Radius: 6.5 in / 165 mm
Sights: Front: Iron blade with white dot, Rear: Serrated U shape sight
Action: DA/SA with ambidextrous decocking lever or manual safety
Trigger Pull Weight: SA: 3.30 lb / 1.5 kg, DA: 10.14 lb / 4.6 kg
Slide Material: Steel
Slide Finish: Black with TIAIN coating
Upper Frame Material: Hard anodized aluminium
Lower Gripframe Material: Polymer
Grip: Polymer incl. fingers moulds
Interchangeable Inserts: Polymer base with Rubber
Size: S, M, L
Magazine Catch: left / right – reversible
Magazine capacity: 17+1
Options: Lanyard, DEFIANCE Tritium Sights, Threaded Barrel

SPHINX SDP COMPACT 9mm PISTOL

THE SPHINX® SDP COMPACT IS THE TACTICAL VERSION OF THE SDP LINE. THE PREFERRED CHOICE FOR SELF-DEFENSE OR LE/MIL DUTY REQUIREMENTS.

The new Sphinx® SDP Compact is a in Double-Action/Single-Action pistol with an ambidextrous decocking lever and magazine catch featuring six safeties.

An integrated recoil buffer improves the weapon’s 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.

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum/9×19mm NATO
Overall Length: 7.4 inches / 188 mm
Overall Height: 5.5 in / 140 mm
Overall Width: 1.3 in / 33 mm
Weight: 31.74 oz / 900 gr.br> Barrel Length: 3.7 inches / 95 mm
Sight Radius: Unkown
Sights: Front: Iron blade with white dot, Rear: Serrated U shape sight
Action: DA/SA with ambidextrous decocking lever or manual safety
Trigger Pull Weight: SA: 3.30 lb / 1.5 kg, DA: 8.16 lb / 3.7 kg
Slide Material: Steel
Slide Finish: Black with TIAIN coating
Upper Frame Material: Hard anodized aluminium
Lower Gripframe Material: Polymer
Grip: Polymer incl. fingers moulds
Interchangeable Inserts: Polymer base with Rubber
Size: S, M, L
Magazine Catch: left / right – reversible
Magazine capacity: 15+1
Options: Lanyard, DEFIANCE Tritium Sights, Threaded Barrel

Sphinx SDP Compact 9mm Pistol Data Sheet

Company Contact Info:

KRISS USA Inc.
PO Box 8928
Virginia Beach, VA 23450
USA
Tel. +1 757-821-1089
Fax +1 757-689-2113
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.kriss-tdi.com
Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/KRISSArms

Sphinx Systems Ltd.
Gsteigstrasse 12
3800 Matten / Interlaken
Switzerland
Phone: +41 33 821 10 05
Fax: +41 33 821 10 06
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.sphinxarms.com
Sphinx Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/SPHINXArms
Sphinx Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/sphinxarms

KRISS Systems SA
Ch. de la Vuarpillière 35
1260 Nyon
Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 363 78 20
Fax: +41 22 363 78 21
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.sphinxarms.com

DEFIANCE Suppressors and Sights
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.defiance-ops.com

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