Luke Cuenco 07.20.23
One of the biggest frustrations for getting a red dot mounted to a pistol is first finding out what footprint it’s meant for. While most handguns these days have a number of different common footprints that can accept a wider variety of red dot optics than ever before, there are still a few outliers out there and a few optics to match them. Earlier in the year SIG Sauer released the ROMEO-M17 optic meant as a perfect pairing with the US Military’s M17 and M18 sidearm. The downside there is that both those pistols and the optics that match them feature a proprietary mounting footprint that prevents commercial firearms owners from using the optic, that is until today. Today SIG Sauer is happy to announce the introduction of the new SIG Sauer ROMEO-X series of optics featuring a standard compact version and a PRO version meant for the RMSc and DeltaPoint footprints making them compatible with most handguns on the market today.
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New Common-Footprint ROMEO-X Series from SIG Electro-Optics
- Inspired by MIL-SPEC ROMEO-M17
- Forged 7075 Aluminum Housing
- Patent-Pending Beryllium Copper Flexure ArmDistortion Free Aspherical Lens
- MOTAC (Motion Activated Illumination)
- Circle Dot With Individually Selectable 2 MOA Dot & 32 MOA Circle
- Low Deck Height for Standard-Height Iron Sight Co-Witness
- 20,000 Hour Battery Life With Side Load Battery
- 15 Illumination Settings Including 3 Night Vision
- Assembled in U.S.A
The ROMEO-X Family will feature forged 7075 aircraft-grade aluminum housings, 15 different illumination settings (3NV), and MOTAC activation. While the ROMEO-X series will only start off with a red dot variant, a green dot variant is planned for 2024 as well. In addition to those features SIG Sauer claims that the ROMEO-X series features distortion-free aspherical glass and an ultra-low deck height like the M17 optic that will co-witness with standard height iron sights. Finally, the patented Beryllium copper flexure arm adjustment system makes all of this possible with its novel approach to streamlining the adjustment procedure. If you’re looking to pick one of these up, you can expect to pay about $399.99 for the compact RMSc version, and $449.99 for the PRO Version more suitable for full-width pistols. For more information, you can visit https://www.sigsauer.com/electro-optics to learn more.
Inspired by the innovation sparked with the development of the ROMEO-M17, the new ROMEO-X family packs military-proven technologies into a streamlined EDC pistol red dot. Designed, engineered, tested, and assembled, in Oregon