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Sphinx AT-2000



Overview


AT-2000PS

Left side view of Sphinx AT-2000 Police Special.
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Origin
Switzerland
Type
Pistol
Introduced
1990
Status
Limited service
Development
Late 1980's
Developer
Switzerland - Sphinx
Production
1990 - 2000's
Producer
Switzerland - Sphinx

Description


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 pattern pistol 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 several 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.

Details


Variants of the AT-2000

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.

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.

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.

Facts AT-2000P (9mm) AT-2000P (.40) AT-2000PS (9mm) AT-2000PS (.40) AT-2000S (9mm) AT-2000S (.40)
General
Origin
Switzerland
Type
Pistol
Caliber
Caliber
9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine
13 round detachable box
Barrel length
95 mm
Rifling
6 grooves, 250 mm right hand twist
Operation
Action
Short recoil, locked breech
Fire selector
0 - 1
Rate of fire
Semi-automatic
Dimensions
Length
184 mm
Weight
0.94 kg
Sights
Type
Iron sights, non-adjustable
Sight radius
143 mm sight radius

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