It’s a fantastic endorsement for any optics line, and it’s being given to SIG SAUER Electro-Optics: the Fort Collins, Colorado Police Department has chosen the company’s ROMEO4 for use on their duty weapons. SIG SAUER officially launched their Electro-Optics line at SHOT Show 2016 starting with a hands-on look at the optics at the start of that week during their invitation-only event during Industry Day at the Range. Having attended the event myself and also having had other opportunities with the optics I can attest to the fact that SIG SAUER made a solid leap into the optics world – something the gun world at large is well aware of at this point.
The Fort Collins PD selected the ROMEO4 after what is described as “extensive” testing and evaluation. Opinions of the officers themselves were taken into consideration as well. At this point the standard 30-day transition period for officers utilizing the ROMEO4 has been completed and the optic is now being used in the field. Officers using the optic have commented on its low-light application capabilities and fast target acquisition among other things.
From SIG SAUER:
“Unlike holographic aiming systems, the ROMEO4 utilizes a proprietary ultra-efficient red LED illumination system for superior daylight visibility with extended run times. The extremely strong and lightweight aircraft-grade CNC aluminum housing ensures a lifetime of reliable service. The SIG SAUER ROMEO4 red dot is designed to remain parallel to the bore of the firearm regardless of the viewing angle. This intuitive design also allows users to keep both eyes open during operation.
For extended use, the ROMEO4 features the SIG SAUER Motion Activated Illumination System (MOTAC™). This unique system activates through motion-sensing technology, powering up illumination when the unit senses motion and powering down when the red-dot is not in use to extend battery life. Additional features available on the ROMEO4 include a dual reticle option, allowing officers to toggle between a 2 MOA red dot and a circle dot (2 MOA Circle-Dot/65 MOA).
Each ROMEO4 is fully supported by the company’s Infinite Guarantee™”
If you’re interested in taking a look at SIG SAUER’s Electro-Optics line, visit www.sigoptics.com