The SIG Romeo5 XDR

So Christmas was afoot and people were asking what I wanted for Christmas? That was a question I had a hard time answering, I’m a simple guy with simple tastes. What could I want? hmm, my 80 lower jig is worn out, but I ave a ton of ARs already. I had plenty of guns but not enough optics so I asked for a red dot sight, something simple, something well made. The SIG Romeo5 had caught my eye early on but I never pulled the trigger so to speak. I asked and I received. Even better I received a model of the Romeo5 I didn’t know existed, the XDR. The X stands for extended life and the DR stands for dual reticle. The Romeo5 XDR has a standard 2 MOA reticle and an additional 65 MOA red circle with a 2 MOA dot in the center. Extended life means 50K hours on a single triple-A battery

I’m not the patient type and after receiving the optic I spent a little time with the family, ate a healthy dinner and early the next morning hit the range. Of course what gun should I mount the SIG Romeo5 XDR? Plenty of options in the safe, from shotguns to ARs. Hmm, I settled on my Scorpion 9mm rifle. It’s a fun, accurate, and easy shooting rifle and the 9mm round makes it a close quarter’s rifle and red dots excel for close quarter’s use.

In the Box

The SIG Romeo5 XDR comes with a single battery, bikini style lens covers, a small tool to tighten the optic down, a cleaning cloth, and a riser to bring the 1.41-inch absolute cowitness to a 1.63 inch lower ⅓ cowitness. The SIG Romeo5 XDR is a bit tougher to find, and as I mentioned I had never seen it before but was pretty pumped to receive it. So a quick thank you to that special person who gifted me this.

Travis Pike
Travis Pike is a former Marine Machine gunner who served with 2nd Bn 2nd Marines for 5 years. He deployed in 2009 to Afghanistan and again in 2011 with the 22nd MEU(SOC) during a record setting 11 months at sea. He’s trained with the Romanian Army, the Spanish Marines, the Emirate Marines and the Afghan National Army. He serves as an NRA certified pistol instructor and teaches concealed carry classes.