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By Drew Bryant
July 19th, 2023,

Earlier this year at Shot Show 2023, SIG SAUER introduced the Romeo-M17. The M17 was designed and built from the ground up to fit on top of SIG M17/18. The optic was built to be reliable and robust to handle the wear and tear that military gear takes. SIG took all the lessons from the Romeo-M17 and put them into a civilian-friendly version. SIG SAUER is excited to announce the Romeo-X series of pistol red dots.

The ROMEO-X optics are built from 7075 aircraft-grade aluminum housings to provide a sturdy and robust design. The red dots will feature motion activated awake feature, 15 brightness settings with 3 NVG, and a 20,000-hour battery life. The new optics will come in two different mounting footprints. The ROMEO-X will feature the Shield RMSc footprint. While the ROMEO-X Pro will feature the Delta Point Pro footprint.

Below is the press release from SIG SAUER on the new ROMEO-X series of red dots.

Press Release

NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 18, 2023) – Introducing the all-new ROMEO-X series of optics from SIG SAUER Electro-Optics; inspired by the recently released mil-spec ROMEO-M17 the ROMEO-X delivers military-grade performance, reliability, and durability for civilian everyday carry.  The ROMEO-X series of red-dot sights is offered as a ROMEO-X Compact for micro-compact pistols to include the P365 and a ROMEO-X Pro for full-size pistols to include the P320. 

“The ROMEO-X family of red dot sights is completely optimized for everyday carry and built using the same technology and testing standards of our mil-spec optics that are designed to withstand the rigors of the battlefield,” said Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics. “The ROMEO-X Series is designed for ease of use, beginning with the side battery placement leading to an overall low deck height of the sight. This profile gives the optic an extremely low position when mounted to the slide for a full-sight picture and co-witness with the existing standard-height iron sights. The ROMEO-X Compact and ROMEO-X Pro are engineered, tested, and built-in Oregon to be the ultimate aiming solution for EDC.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO-X Series red-dot sights are available in a compact version (ROMEO-X Compact) to fit micro-compact pistols and a Pro version (ROMEO-X Pro) to fit full-size pistols, featuring distortion-free aspheric glass with a patent-pending Beryllium Copper flexure-arm adjustment system, in 7075 aircraft-grade aluminum housing with machined anti-reflection grooves on shooter facing surfaces.   The ROMEO-X Series optics incorporate a high-efficiency point source red LED emitter with 2 MOA dot / 32 MOA circle reticle, side independent brightness adjustment buttons, 15 brightness settings including night vision settings, and a side-mounted CR1632 battery compartment with a threaded battery cap so the optic does not need to be removed from the pistol for battery changes.  Additionally, the ROMEO-X Series offers a low deck height for standard-height iron sight co-witness, has a minimum continuous runtime of 20,000 hours at medium brightness setting, and utilizes MOTAC™ (Motion Activated Illumination), MAGNETAC™ (Magnetic Activation), and D.A.R.C™ (Dark Adaptive Reticles & Coatings) technologies. 

The ROMEO-X series of optics are available online and at your local gun store. The new ROMEO-X with RMSc footprint will retail for $399.99. The ROMEO-X Pro will retail for $449.99. For more on the ROMEO-X series or other SIG products, click here.

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