SOLD FOR: $1186
Make: Sphinx MFD by Kriss
Model: SDP Compact
Serial Number: S12B003842
Year of Manufacture: 2016-Present
Action Type: Double / Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol With Thumb-Safety/Decocker
Markings: The bottom of the accessory rail is marked “CH2013US”. The right side of the chamber is marked “9 PARA”. The right side of the frame is marked “SDP Compact”, with a Sphinx logo, and “KRISS USA, Inc. / Virginia Beach, VA”. The left side of the frame is marked with the serial number, and “SPHINX / MADE IN / SWITZERLAND”.
Barrel Length: 3.7”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a recessed white dot and is dovetailed into the slide parallel to the bore. The rear sight is a square notch with two recessed dots and is dovetailed to the rear of the slide further secured with two set screws.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is polymer with finger grooves and interchangeable rubberized inserts. There are some light handling marks. No major defects. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition. Also included are two additional grip inserts in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: PVD Slide, Anodized Frame with Hybrid Polymer Grip Frame
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some light handling marks. The markings are strong and easily read. The pinheads are unmarred. Overall, this handgun is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a non-labeled case, paperwork including the manual, two grip inserts, cleaning kit, manual, and a 15-round magazine. Please note, no magazine will be included if prohibited by your local laws.
Our Assessment: The CZ 75 has been a prized handgun for decades and has been the inspiration for numerous other pistols like this SDP Compact. The design has an interesting slide-in design in which the slide moves on inside of the frame rather than the outside like most semi-automatic pistols. This means that the slide-to-frame fit is nice and tight and the reciprocating mass is greatly reduced. It also allows the bore axis to be brought down some. All of this combined with the 9mm cartridge and all-steel construction makes for a very gentle shooting firearm. The design has been so successful that it has also been copied by a number of different companies including Sphinx. Sphinx got into firearms in the 1980s and is best known for their continuous improvements on the CZ 75 design. The Sphinx pistols were primarily used by special forces, military, and competitive shooters due to their high quality and reliability. The Sphinx pistols are built with extremely close tolerances and assembled by master gunsmiths so they tended to be more expensive because they could not be mass-produced, but they are worth every penny. In 2016 KRISS took over production of the Sphinx brand but the same quality has remained. Though there are many faster and more economical ways to produce a pistol, there is only one way to make a SPHINX, and that tradition of excellence is the cornerstone of the SPHINX brand. Please see our photos and good luck!