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SIG Sauer Romeo1
M

ini-reflex sights, also called
mini-red dots, are gaining
popularity because they afford
shooters several notable advantages
over irons and riflescopes. Namely, they
are compact, fast and versatile. And SIG
Sauer's Romeo1 unit has a few features
that make it stand out from the rest.
SIG offers two versions of the
Romeo1, one configured for attachment to M1913 Picatinny rail and one
for use with optics-ready handguns;
our test optic is an example of the
latter. In essence, it's a batterypowered red-dot optic that weighs
0.8 ozs., is 1.8" long and 1.1" tall.
As such, it can easily mount onto
a handgun without significantly
altering its balance or its ability to
holster. A channel in the rear of the
Romeo1 allows tall iron sights to be

co-witnessed through its lens. This is
a necessary feature for anyone who
likes the speed and accuracy benefits
of a red dot but who is unwilling to
bet his life on batteries.
The sides of the Romeo1 flare to
a maximum width of 1.3" to slightly
increase the field of view. The
Romeo1's battery cap/compartment is
on top of the unit, meaning the sight
does not have to be removed, reinstalled and re-zeroed after a battery
replacement like many other models.
The battery is a CR1632 that's touted
to last 2,600 hours (108 days) of
continuous use at medium brightness
(440 hours at full brightness).
Adjustments to the Romeo1's turrets
are made via a small flathead screwdriver. In tests, each quarter turn of
the turret (six hashes) resulted in a

SIG SAUER ROMEO1

MANUFACTURER: SIG SAUER ELECTRO-OPTICS (DEPT. AR), 72 PEASE BLVD.,
NEWINGTON, NH 03801; (603) 610-3000; SIGOPTICS.COM
1.8"
WIDTH: 1.3"
WEIGHT: 0.8 OZS.
BATTERY: ONE CR1632
RETICLE: 3-M.O.A. RED DOT
LENS: MULTI-COATED
MAGNIFICATION: 1X
EYE RELIEF: UNLIMITED
ELEVATION ADJUSTMENT RANGE: 60 M.O.A.
WINDAGE ADJUSTMENT RANGE: 60 M.O.A.
1.1"
CLICK VALUE: 1 HASH MARK = 1 M.O.A.
ACCESSORIES: OWNER'S MANUAL, LENS COVER
MSRP: $479

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The Romeo1's battery lies under a cap on
the unit's top (arrow), and its dot intensity
is adjustable by way of buttons with "up"
and "down" arrows on its left side (l.).

1.6" shift in the point of impact at
25 yds. Therefore one hash roughly
equates to one m.o.a. The 3-mm red
dot's intensity level can be controlled
manually by the "up" and "down"
arrows on the left side of the unit. In
tests, the brightest setting was ample
during mid-day sun, while its lowest
setting could be used at night without
blowing out the entire field of view or
ruining the shooter's night vision.
Perhaps the best feature of the
Romeo1 is its MOTAC (Motion Activated
Illumination) on/off control system
that allows shooters to use the pistol
assuredly in defensive situations without worrying that the battery might be
dead or that ambient brightness will
conceal the aiming point. MOTAC works
by automatically rousing the sight
from its sleeping state upon moving
it and returning to whatever setting
it was set to prior to shutting off. No
matter how we tried to beat it, we
could not pull the sight up to the eye
to aim and shoot without the reticle
already being on and waiting.
The test unit was frozen, thrown,
dropped, submerged and then
remounted and used to fire hundreds
of rounds of .40 S&W without failing or losing its zero. Nonetheless,
SIG backs the optic with a five-year
warranty. In sum, we found the SIG
Sauer Romeo1 to be an incredibly
accurate, lightweight and durable
optic that can be used on shotguns,
rifles and handguns.


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