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SIG’s Romeo2: A Fresh Take On The Enclosed Emitter MRDS

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SIG Sauer's new Romeo2 mini red dot sight had one of the smarter solutions tackling the drawback of the open emitter mini red dot sight.

Instead of coming up with an entirely new mounting system, SIG engineers came up with a removable hood that encloses the dot and prevents debris from entering the space between the LED and the lens of the optic.

SIG's engineers also made sure to design the buttons on the Romeo2 so that they were recessed and hard to activate when holstering or should your duty holster flex.

Like most of the recent MRDS models to hit the market, the Romeo2 features a side-loading battery so that you don't have to sacrifice your zero when you change batteries. The good news here is SIG used a 2032 battery, the current standard for MRDS sights, rather than some smaller battery that isn't as available in brick and mortar stores.

If you aren't interested in the fully enclosed lens hood, included in the box is a traditional style protective shroud made of steel. That will be especially helpful if you use the optic for concealed carry, have interference issues with some duty holsters, or use it in competition.

When the SIG Electro-optics rep showed us exactly how they were attaching the hood to the dot housing, we were impressed. While all of the other companies have been trying to figure out how to redesign their housing to be enclosed, SIG built a hood that served the same function but didn't require them to deviate from the DeltaPoint footprint.

Funny enough, even though we looked at the Romeo2 last year, we completely looked over the screws on the side of the hood and the pivot bar just under the front of the lens.

SIG says that the Romeo2 is pretty damn tough and is rated to take 10mm recoil as well as a 5-foot drop onto concrete.

The Romeo2 will be 100% assembled at their US optics facility in Oregon, likely to comply with a solicitation from some agency looking for an enclosed-emitter MRDS.

Like just about all of SIG's MRDS models, the Romeo2 has a built-in rear sight that is suppressor height which means you don't have to swap your rear irons if you don't want to. It also means that you can have a pistol milled with the dot further to the rear or run it on a pistol like the SIG Sauer X5 Legon which has no fixed rear sight and retain a BUIS solution.

The new dot's MSRP is estimated to be $550 when the Romeo2 launches at NRAAM 2020 in Nashville. Look for it to be shipping to dealers sometime during the summer of 2020.

Make sure to check out the rest of the SIG Sauer Electro-Optics line on their website.

About the Author

Patrick primarily focuses his range time on sharpening his pistol shooting skill but effectively using precision rifles and carbines are also skills he works on polishing as best he can. When he isn't writing, spending far too much time on the range, maintaining his website, or filming a video he spends his time with his wife, son, and dog.

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