KRISS, the folks who brought us the futuristic Super-V recoil reducing sub machinegun, have become the importers for Sphinx Systems pistols. You may not have heard of Sphinx before but they have been in business since 1876, in Switzerland. Sphinx started building guns based on the CZ-75 design back in the late 1980s, and since then they have made their own design changes and improvements. Although the current Sphinx SDP looks an awful like the CZ P-07 Duty (it fooled me at first), my research shows that Spinx has no corporate ties to CZ or EAA/Tangfolio. Sphinx pistols are CNC machined and then carefully hand fitted. The 3-piece frame on their new-for-2012 SDP is unique. The upper part of the frame including the Picatinny rail is aerospace grade aluminum with Teflon inserts to reduce wear, including a built-in recoil buffer. The lower part of the frame is a hard polymer, and the interchangeable grips making up the bottom part of the frame are a soft grippy polymer. Capacity is 15+1 in this mid-sized gun, and the controls seem oversized and very easy to manipulate. No word yet on what Sphinx is going to ask for the SDP line, but their company history is full of carefully fit, match grade beauties, so expect them to cost more than the CZs they were once based on.The mission of Cheaper Than Dirt!’s blog, “The Shooter’s Log,” is to provide information—not opinions—to our customers and the shooting community. We want you, our readers, to be able to make informed decisions. The information provided here does not represent the views of Cheaper Than Dirt!