Sig is proud to provide Sig's men and women in the armed forces with a light-weight, enclosed red-dot sight that is as tough as it is micro. The ROMEO5 features Sig's MOTAC™ (Motion Activated Illumination) which increases battery life by shutting down the system when not in use and instantly activates the system when it senses the slightest vibration or movement. Your sight will be up when you go into action. The ROMEO5 will mount on any platform and the solid aluminum design will give peak performance and years of service. Military units trust the ROMEO5 when it counts, so why wouldn’t you?
I came across this little gem for $139.99 shipped so I grabbed it right away. I mounted it on my AR and it was dead on zero at 50 yards right out of the box. The MOTAC feature, great optics, Sig quality and small size make it a great low price option.
But for the price to toss it on my beat it up AR, I couldn't say no. Love Sig firearms. They are the best optics. I feel they are just trying to get into a market segment they don't belong. My biggest complaint is it's made in China. Let's see how it holds up with the way I play.
I have two of these now. Both of them have a star effect around the dot, but it's not as bad as some of the others that I have had. I guess until you get up into the true holographic sights, you are going to get that to some degree. That being said, they are easy to use, easy to zero, and seem to hold their zero once sighted in. I say that they seem to because I have them mounted to a .5.56 pistol and rifle. Neither of which has a bad recoil, nor have they been beaten around in the woods hunting or during competitions. So I cannot attest to their durability under harsher circumstances.
Sure there are better red dots out there, but for the money you cant beat this optic. The cost 3-5 times as much as this little gem. If an Aimpoint isn't in your budget, this is the next best thing. I'm glad I added it to my collection. You will be too.