SIG Sauer just launched the latest addition to its Electro-Optics lines, marking the next evolution in the company’s continued development of the U.S. Army Modular handguns System program. The SIG ROMEO-M17 pistol optic mates specifically with the military’s M17/M18 pistols. It also fits surplus M17/M18 and commemorative editions as well.
SIG Sauer ROMEO-M17
“The fully sealed ROMEO-M17 is the next revolution in red dot optics; it answers the call to withstand the rigors of the battlefield and works seamlessly with the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System,” said Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics. “The ROMEO-M17 is the first red dot sight to incorporate SIG SAUER’s patent pending SIG-LOC™ mounting system. SIG-LOC (Leveraged Optimized Connection) features a new proprietary bottom-mount technology that has multiple interface features between the pistol slide and the optic that provides for an extremely strong and robust lock-up. This new mounting system, when combined with the side mounted battery on the ROMEO-M17, allows the optic to have an extremely low position when mounted to the slide, giving the user a full sight picture and co-witness with the existing standard-height iron sights. This sight was engineered, tested, and built in Oregon to be the ultimate aiming solution for the MHS pistols.”
The ROMEO-M17 comprises a Mil-Spec, fully enclosed, gas-purged red dot reflex sight. It utilizes a distortion-free glass aspheric lens and rates submersible to depths reaching 35 meters. It includes a robust flexure-arm adjustment system, according to SIG. The system uses the same Beryllium copper found in many riflescope designs.
Built Mil-Spec Tough
The forged housing gets machined from 7075 aluminum and includes an integrated loaded chamber indicator (LCI) gas deflector and machined anti-reflection grooves on all rear-facing surfaces to reduce glare. The optic incorporates a high-efficiency point source red LED emitter, with a 2 MOA dot/32 MOA circle reticle. A side-mounted CR2032 battery runs the optic.
The ROMEO-M17 features independent brightness adjustment buttons, offering 15 brightness settings, including night vision. The optics delivers a runtime of 50,000 hours continuous at medium settings.
“The ROMEO-M17 is the pinnacle of pistol-mounted red dot optics, and we are immensely proud that it has been tested and selected to receive a NATO Stock Number (NSN) from the U.S. Army so this innovative technology and ruggedized performance is easily attainable and available to our warfighters,” York said.
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SIG Sauer ROMEO-M17 Features & Specs
- Objective Lens Diameter: 24mm
- Reticle: Circle dot with 2 MOA Red Dot / 32 MOA Circle
- Lens Type: Asphere
- Brightness Adjustment Settings: 15 (12 Day / 3 Night Vision)
- Water Resistance: Submersible to 35 meters (115 feet)
- Overall Length: 2.4 inches
- Overall Width: 0.9 inches
- Overall Height: 1.1 inches
- Mounting Footprint: SIG-LOC™ MHS
- Battery Type: CR2032
- Battery Location: Side
- Weight (w/o battery): 1.5 ounces