Pistol red dot sights are the new must have for competition and self defense. It seems that every company that makes optics is making them now. SIG introduced the ROMEO1 and more recently the ROMEO1PRO. I honestly it was another cookie cutter red dot. I found this this to be one of the most user-friendly red dots put my hands on.
The ROMEO1PRO has the same controls as the original ROMEO as well. A simple up and down button on the left side. Press either button and the sight will turn on. Holding either for two seconds turns the sight off. MOTAC is SIG’s Motion activated power system. It’s awesome. It’s ready as soon as un-holster your weapon. They are available with either a 3 MOA or 6 MOA dots with the same RMR type footprint. The ROMEOE1PRO has 12 brightness settings with a battery life of up to 20,000 hours. They come with a top-loading battery and uses CR1632 battery. Access to the battery without removing the sight is a must for me.
The question is, is it worth the money and would you trust your life with it? The MSRP is around $500. But you can usually find it for around $350 or less. I don’t personally know anyone who has taken this into a combat scenario. The comparable RMR is battle proven and has a substantial history or surviving all manner of use and abuse. The ROMEO1PRO seems sturdy and well put together. The ROMEO1PRO’s body is made from aircraft-grade CNC aluminum and a steel sight housing. I know it is growing in popularity in competition. I’d say it’s comparable in quality to the RMR and Delta Point red dots I have used in the past. Don’t take my word for it, go try it for yourself. I don’t think you will be disappointed.