One last Sphinx AT2000S :):):)

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by bac1023, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    118,922
    Likes Received:
    19,203
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
    Well since I just picked one of these up last month, I’m not going to rehash the history. However, I do want to take a minute to thank Checkyoursix for once again alerting me that it was for sale in Texas. This one has supposedly been shot very sparingly and has been in the same family since new in the early 1990’s. Unlike the 40S&W example I just bought. This one is 9mm, which is my caliber of choice. :cool:

    You can see my thoughts on the Sphinx 2000 and its history here from a few weeks back...neither have changed. :supergrin:

    https://www.glocktalk.com/threads/picked-up-another-awesome-sphinx-at2000s.1771636/


    All I’ll say right now is that I think its one of the finest pistols ever created by man and most certainly the finest example of the CZ 75 design. This particular example has no box and isn't quite as perfect as the unfired model I got last month, but its in great condition and will make a very fine shooter along side my Competitor. For $1800, I feel I did good. I also like the fact that this one has the Solothurn stamp with the Swiss crosses on the slide. Some slides have it and some don't, with really no rhyme or reason to it. This is the first one I owned with the stamp and I think it looks cool. :)

    Please enjoy the pics and share your thoughts.

    Thanks!


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]





    Of course, here is the obligatory family pic.

    I've got two of the classic two tone models, one in 9mm and one in 40S&W, a palladium model in 9mm, and a Competitor in 9mm. I guess I can afford to just leave the 40S&W unfired now, so I'll have two shooters and two queens.

    Quite the family now, all thanks to Checkyoursix! :cheers:


    [​IMG]
     
    TGT, Slackinoff, got2hav1 and 17 others like this.
  2. grecco

    grecco

    Messages:
    3,271
    Likes Received:
    1,101
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Location:
    philadelphia pa
    Very nice Brian!
     
    pag23 likes this.

  3. HammerG19

    HammerG19 A short American.

    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    2,111
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2016
    Location:
    Undisclosed
  4. DAKA

    DAKA

    Messages:
    5,727
    Likes Received:
    6,548
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Location:
    100 mi N of the S most USA point
    WO WO WOOO...Very NICE :cheers:
     
  5. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    118,922
    Likes Received:
    19,203
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
  6. papercidal

    papercidal

    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    312
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Location:
    Vancouver,Wa
    Beautiful pistol, I’ve become a real fan of the cz75 after switching to a pair of shadow 2s for uspsa I would really like it if I could find something like a shadow 2 built to the standards of the sphinx (but without a rail.
     
  7. R9S19

    R9S19

    Messages:
    1,228
    Likes Received:
    3,168
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2017
    I don't know what you do, but I want to get on the ground floor of whatever it is you do.
     
  8. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    118,922
    Likes Received:
    19,203
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
    Sphinx built a number of competition minded pistols in the 2000 Series.
     
  9. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    22,052
    Likes Received:
    10,234
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Location:
    PA
  10. BigBluefish

    BigBluefish

    Messages:
    3,468
    Likes Received:
    7,161
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Location:
    USA
    Nice catch, bac. Those Sphinxes are very impressive guns.
     
  11. michael_b

    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

    Messages:
    6,699
    Likes Received:
    15,055
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Congrats! That's gorgeous.
     
  12. R13

    R13 Cracking the skye for a decade

    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    754
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2018
    Congrats, very nice looking pistol / pistols
     
  13. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    118,922
    Likes Received:
    19,203
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
    Thanks

    They certainly are :)
     
  14. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

    Messages:
    23,080
    Likes Received:
    39,745
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2000
    Location:
    Hot, Hot Florida

    Oh, they're OK, I guess.

    sphinx_1.jpg


    ;)
     
  15. ShaneS

    ShaneS Millennium Member

    Messages:
    1,844
    Likes Received:
    522
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 1999
    Location:
    Greater D/FW Texas, USA
    Very nice looking precision handgun. Congratulations!
     
  16. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    118,922
    Likes Received:
    19,203
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
    Very cool

    I had a nickel AT380 a few years back myself.
     
    willie_pete likes this.
  17. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    118,922
    Likes Received:
    19,203
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
    Thanks to everyone for the kind words.
     
  18. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Nerd

    Messages:
    1,902
    Likes Received:
    508
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2000
    Location:
    McGaheysville, VA
    “One last....”. Yeah right :cheers:
     
  19. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    118,922
    Likes Received:
    19,203
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
    :animlol:

    Well I don’t buy the compact models, so unless I want a fourth S model or another Competitor, this is it.

    The Grand Master is cool, but I don’t care for the gray finish too much.
     
  20. MAG40 Student

    MAG40 Student

    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    2,661
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2016
    Congratulations on these latest two acquisitions -- and thanks for your excellent write-ups. They're always interesting/edifying to read.