Turnkey Optic for SIG P365 XL: The NEW Romeo Zero – SHOT Show 2020

A factory engineered optic for the SIG P365 XL.

For more information, please visit SIG Sauer.

As more and more people see the value of optics on pistols, the market begins to catch on. SIG has jumped in feet first with their new reflex sight, the Romeo Zero, paired perfectly with the P365 XL.

These days most manufacturers offer at least some version of their pistols with a provision for optics. This often comes in the form of a generic mounting plate, which while it works, it usually sets the optic fairly high on the pistol.

This creates two problems: 1. It requires suppressor-height sights and, 2. It significantly changes the shooter’s interaction with the sights/dot, because it’s higher up on the slide. Not so with the Romeo Zero.

The Romeo Zero mounts nice and low to the slide of the P365 XL.

Since SIG Sauer designed the P365 XL to work in conjunction with the new Romeo Zero, the optic sits nice and flat. Rather than mounting the optic to a mounting plate and then to the pistol, the optic mounts directly to the slide.

From the underside of the slide you can remove two screws letting you take the rear sight plate off the P365 XL slide. You then place the Romeo Zero into the open space previously occupied by the rear sight plate and screw it down with the provided hardware.

The texturing on the rugged polymer housing of the Romeo Zero matches the textured grip of the SIG P365 XL. All the little details…

You now have a very low profile red dot on your pistol. Additionally, molded into the optic is a rear sight notch. This allows you to still use your iron sights while the optic is mounted. And it works with the standard front sight, keeping you from having to purchase and install a suppressor-height front sight.

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Having the option to use your iron sights still provides a few benefits. On the one hand, it provides a backup should something catastrophic happen with your optic. And, on the other, it helps you find the dot. Upon presentation, you just look for your front sight like you always do and the dot appears right there in the window of the Romeo Zero.

The rear notch, that is molded into the body of the optic, allows for the use of the factory front sight through the optics window.

The Romeo Zero has a nice clean daylight bright dot. Making for easy hits on target with SIG’s P365 XL. The optic is offered with two different sized dots depending on the user’w preference. Either a 3MOA dot or a larger 6MOA dot.

The Romeo Zero is made out of a heavy-duty polymer housing with an impact-resistant polymer lens. The illumination is user-configurable between 8 settings and boasts a battery life of 20,000 hours. It also has SIG’s Motion Activated technology, keeping the dot on when in use and off when not needed.

I had the chance to shoot the Romeo Zero on the P365 XL at SIG’s Pre-SHOT range day. The dot was easy to pick up and shots at distance were much easier.

If you are looking to mount a Romeo Zero on other pistols, it shares the same footprint as the SHIELD RMS-C and the J-Point optic.

The Romeo Zero will be available Q1 of 2020 and has an MSRP of $260.

For more information, please visit SIG Sauer.

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About the author: Ivan Loomis has spent a lot of time outdoors, backpacking and camping as well as extensive international travel. Eventually, he landed in the Marine Corps in the late 90’s. After a hiatus from the service to race the Baja 1000 a couple times, he reenlisted with the Air Force. Departing that he wound up in a large metropolitan Police Department for a spell before landing in the Security Contracting world.One constant through these experiences was gear and weapons. Having spent time in a lot of environments and with the opportunity to field a lot of equipment, he’s grown fond of well-made gear.He now shares those experiences, adventures, and knowledge through contributing articles and videos to various publications, including his own site: www.kitbadger.com

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  • Grifhunter January 24, 2020, 7:44 pm

    Whats the pistol and sight combo weigh?

    Anybody? Beuller?

  • Jon Vilven January 24, 2020, 9:10 am

    As an FFL I’ve been waiting for 3 months to get a Sig zero for a customer. Haven’t been able to get them through five different wholesalers I do business with. Been available at Opticsplanet for quite some time. I don’t understand why Sig doesn’t take of its dealers and therefore the retail dealers. My customer bought the 365XL on my recommendation and has an upcoming class if February. So I have to tell him to get one at Opticsplanet.

  • Will Drider January 23, 2020, 9:17 pm

    Build a better mouse trap…….. and they did! A well throughout System. Folks wanting a different mfrs Dot won’t get the benefit of a low optic when adapter plates are used. I have a Romeo1 on a different handgun and find it to be execellent in all areas.

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