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Offline rhart

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Sphinx SDP
« on: January 21, 2015, 08:58:17 AM »
thinking about a Sphinx SDP or subcompact - supposed to be more accurate than CZ. Anyone have any experience or thoughts about them?

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Re: Sphinx SDP
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 10:43:00 AM »
I'm curious, by what measurements is it more accurate ?

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Re: Sphinx SDP
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 11:58:35 AM »
Not a lot of comparison videos out there, but the  ones I have seen show Sphinx with tighter groupings. I take these with a grain of salt which is why I was asking if anyone had any experience.

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Re: Sphinx SDP
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 06:00:54 AM »
They should use a ransom rest to measure the accuracy.  Otherwise you could get two different results from the same gun with the same shooter.  There is always a slightly better group that salesmen would use to sell their product.  (You know how to tell if a salesman is lying?  A: His lips are moving.) 

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Re: Sphinx SDP
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 06:21:25 AM »
I agree completely Rodolfo Fierro which is why I take most reviews with a grain of salt. I don't recall many reviews that use a rest like that for any gun. Unless a review is totally independent and removes most/all of the human subjectivity element I view them with doubt. Even ergonomics can influence the shooter's performance and make one gun seem more accurate and most reviewers rave about the Shinx's grip ergos. I like CZ stock grip ergos (rubber with palm swells) and so this part alone intrigues me - that Sphinx supposedly has better ergo's. Comparisons usually involve the P-07 which does not have palm swells and thus it's grip ergos could be better for me.

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Re: Sphinx SDP
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 06:27:39 AM »
Sphinx uses polygonal rifling in the barrel. I'm not sure if polygonal rifling is supposed to be more accurate. The most accurate (tight groups) pistol I have is a CZ 82, but not sure if is the polygonal rifling or the fixed barrel.

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Re: Sphinx SDP
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2015, 02:18:54 PM »
Glock uses similar rifling (octagonal)  in their pistols and claim it aids accuracy. I wouldn't say my Glock 19 is more accurate than my CZs though.