SIG’s ROMEO-M17 Red Dot Sight Available to Public — NRA 2023

The big news for the SIG Romeo M17 red dot optic is that SIG is going to make it available for purchase by the public rather than be exclusive to the military. That being said, the current iteration of the ROMEO-M17 is designed to fit U.S. Military Modular Handgun System M17/M18 pistols, M17/M18 Commemorative Special Editions, and M17/M18 Surplus pistols with a single hole in the slide to secure the sight plate. It does not fit standard P320 or commercial P320-M17/M18 slides. However, commercial variations of compatible pistols and slides will be available in the coming months.

Exclusive to the video we discuss the ROMEO-M17 on Glock pistols. Watch the video to learn how this works!

One of the most notable features of the ROMEO-M17 is its proprietary SIG-LOC (Leveraged Optimized Connection) mounting system. This bottom-mount technology has multiple interface features between the pistol slide and the optic, providing for an extremely strong and robust lock-up. When combined with the side-mounted battery on the ROMEO-M17, this mounting system 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.

Other features of the ROMEO-M17 include a distortion-free glass aspheric lens, a new and very robust flexure-arm adjustment system made of Beryllium Copper, and a housing that is forged and machined from 7075 Aluminum. It is fully enclosed and gas-purged, submersible to depths up to 35 meters, and has an integrated loaded chamber indicator (LCI) gas deflector and machined anti-reflection grooves on all rear-facing surfaces for reduced glare.

SIG's new M17 Red Dot Optic.
The ROMEO-M17 has a minimum continuous runtime of 50,000 hours at medium brightness setting.

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The red dot sight incorporates a high-efficiency point source red LED emitter, with 2 MOA dot/32 MOA circle reticle, independent brightness adjustment buttons, 15 brightness settings including night vision settings, and a side-mounted CR2032 battery compartment with a threaded battery cap. The ROMEO-M17 has a minimum continuous runtime of 50,000 hours at medium brightness setting and utilizes MOTAC™ (Motion Activated Illumination), MAGNETAC™ (Magnetic Activation), and D.A.R.C™ (Dark Adaptive Reticles & Coatings) technologies.

The ROMEO-M17 has already been tested and selected to receive a NATO Stock Number (NSN) from the U.S. Army, making this innovative technology and ruggedized performance easily attainable and available to warfighters.

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO-M17 is designed, developed, tested, and fully assembled in the U.S.A.

For more information about the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO-M17, visit their website at

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