Using two independent red and green reticles that can be set for different points of aim, the new SIG Sauer Romeo 9T has a lot going on. 

Designed especially with night-vision users in mind, the new Romeo 9T optic is a cool solution that does not emit any energy from the front of the weapon sight that could give away the user's position to someone else wearing NVGs. 

Using a 1 MOA red dot (65 MOA circle) and a green dot with a toggle that moves back and forth between the two, the sight has four adjustments to allow each dot to be set for a different point of aim. This is great for using different performing loads on the same gun. 

"In terms of applications, this could be for .300 Blackout super/.300 Blackout sub, whether you are suppressed or not, or if you run a training ammo versus a mission ammo, caliber exchanges-- all kinds of applications for this," Jack Lapham, SIG Sauer's Electro-Optics product line manager, explained the dual dot concept to For those curious, you can have both dots on the screen at the same time for whatever reason.  


The new SIG Sauer Romeo 9T optic
The 9T has 15 adjustment settings (3-night vision, 12-day) with a quick night vision override that brings it to maximum brightness if needed.  (Photo: Chris Eger/
The new SIG Sauer Romeo 9T optic
The 9T is CNC made of 7075 aluminum with titanium mounting hardware and a titanium shroud to help withstand tough use. Note the four separate windage and elevation adjustments, two for each reticle.  (Photo: Chris Eger/
The new SIG Sauer Romeo 9T optic
Using a CR123 battery that is good for 50,000 hours, it will even run without a battery for about 10 hours due to an internal reserve cell.  Rather than a forward-facing emitter that can leak light downrange, the 9T eliminates that problem. (Photo: Chris Eger/


Price? Well, that's the rough spot as it is wholly U.S.-sourced and constructed so that it can compete for military contracts, has lots of R&D backend, and is made to be gorilla-proof. Like low four figures without a decimal. We'll know more when it is closer to an official launch, which is sometime later this year. 

The key takeaway on it is that, even if you don't want to drop super big bucks on the 9T, perhaps a more budget-friendly variant with the same two-reticle/one optic concept will swiftly follow in its wake.

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