The Swiss have long been known for the excellence of their military and commercial firearms, and I recently had the opportunity to try out a handgun that I must admit was built like a Swiss watch—the Sphinx SDP Compact.

I’d be willing to wager that most of our readers have not heard of Sphinx Systems Ltd., a Swiss manufacturer of high-quality military, police and sporting firearms. In the 1980s, Sphinx introduced its first pistols, the ITM AT-84 and ITM AT-88, which were based upon the venerable Czech CZ 75. Sphinx manufactures all of its semi-auto pistols in Switzerland …

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