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Sphinx AT-2000

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Pistol

  • ORIGIN
    Switzerland

  • NICKNAMES
    Sphinx 2000

  • DESIGNED
    Late 1980's

  • DESIGNER
    Sphinx

  • PRODUCTION
    1990 - 2000's

  • PRODUCERS
    Switzerland - Sphinx

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Good build quality
    Rugged and reliable
    Expensive to produce
    Rather heavy

Introduction

The AT-2000 is a modern pistol of Swiss origin. The design is based on the Swiss ITM AT-84 and AT-88, which in turn are derived from the CZ 75. Sphinx pistols are known for their quality but come with a high price tag. The AT-2000 has been replaced in production by the newer AT-3000 which is available since 2003.

Design

The AT-2000 can be considered a CZ 75 produced to very high standards and with some minor modifications in safety and locking. The AT-2000 is a short recoil operated, locked breech pistol. Three models are available in several calibers. All models feature a double action trigger.

Firepower

The AT-2000 normally comes in 9x19mm Parabellum, but models in 9x21mm IMI and .40 S&W are available as well. The magazine capacity is 15 rounds in the 9mm models and 11 rounds in .40 S&W. The AT-2000 is semi-automatic only and has a maximum effective range of about 50 meters.

Users

The AT-2000 has been adopted by numerous smaller police forces around the world. Since it is rather expensive and heavy sales have been limited. Sphinx pistols are also sold on the civilian market.

Variants

AT-2000P

The AT-2000 Police is the compact police model of the AT-2000 series. Compared to the full size model it features a shorter frame and shorter barrel and slide. Therefore the magazine capacity is lower in both 9x19mm and .40 S&W.

TypePistol
Caliber9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine13 rounds
OperationShort recoil, locked breech
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length95 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 250 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length184 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight0.94 kg
SightsIron sights, non-adjustable, 143 mm sight radius
Remarks-
TypePistol
Caliber.40 S&W
Magazine10 rounds
OperationShort recoil, locked breech
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length95 mm
Rifling6 grooves, right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length184 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight?
SightsIron sights, non-adjustable, 143 mm sight radius
Remarks-

AT-2000PS

The AT-2000 Police Special is the standard police model of the AT-2000 series. Compared to the full size model it features a shorter barrel and slide.

TypePistol
Caliber9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine15 rounds
OperationShort recoil, locked breech
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length95 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 250 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length184 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight0.985 kg
SightsIron sights, non-adjustable, 143 mm sight radius
Remarks-
TypePistol
Caliber.40 S&W
Magazine11 rounds
OperationShort recoil, locked breech
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length95 mm
Rifling6 grooves, right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length184 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight?
SightsIron sights, non-adjustable, 143 mm sight radius
Remarks-

AT-2000S

The AT-2000 Sport is the model with full size slide, barrel and frame. This model was mainly sold for sports shooting to civilians. It differs in having adjustable sights, being also available in the caliber 9x21mm IMI and is available in stainless steel and two-tone as well.

TypePistol
Caliber9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine15 rounds
OperationShort recoil, locked breech
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length115 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 250 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length204 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight1.030 kg
SightsIron sights, adjustable, 163 mm sight radius
Remarks-
TypePistol
Caliber.40 S&W
Magazine11 rounds
OperationShort recoil, locked breech
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length115 mm
Rifling6 grooves, right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length204 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight?
SightsIron sights, adjustable, 163 mm sight radius
Remarks-

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