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Old 04-17-2010, 23:00   #4
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Sphinx Competitor

Frame: Stainless steel
Slide: Steel
Unloaded weight: 40.8oz
Price: $2000
Action: DA/SA

Accuracy: 8
Trigger: 5
Ergonomics: 9
Grips: 8
Sights: 8
Controls: 8
Finish: 9
Build quality: 9

Overall rating: 8.0

Sphinx pistols are CZ clones built in Switzerland with EAA parts. They're very well done overall, but tend to cost a good deal more than their just as capable CZ counterparts. The Competitor was one of the top of the line Sphinx 2000 series pistols. The big difference here is the DA/SA action, which hurts its trigger rating since I much prefer SAO pistols for target use. Ergonomics are typical CZ, so I love them.

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HK P7M8

Frame: Steel
Slide: Steel
Unloaded weight: 30.2oz
Price: $1000-$1500
Action: Squeeze cocker

Accuracy: 8
Trigger: 7
Ergonomics: 9
Grips: 8
Sights: 7
Controls: 8
Finish: 7
Build quality: 9

Overall rating: 7.9

The P7M8 gives up quite a bit to the competition as a range pistol. While its fixed barrel helps keep its accuracy with the others, its just not the same platform. Build quality is fantastic, though the P7 bluing has always been on the thin side. They do fit my hand very well, hence the high ergonomic rating. All told, these are very high quality, unique duty pistols that just happen to perform well at the range. As a target pistol, its overmatched by most of this company, but that's certainly nothing to be ashamed of.

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