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SIG SAUER® Congratulates Tidewater Tactical on FBI Solicitation Win for Red Dot Sight

SIG SAUER ROMEO4M™ to be issued by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Newington, N.H. (October 29, 2016) – SIG SAUER, Inc., would like to congratulate Tidewater Tactical on successfully procuring the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) solicitation for red dot sights to be used on agency-issued patrol rifles. The contract was awarded via competitive bidding process. Tidewater Tactical will begin shipping the ROMEO4M™ to the FBI in government fiscal year 2017.

“This is a great win for Tidewater Tactical, and SIG SAUER is proud to have the ROMEO4M as a part of their win,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO. “At SIG SAUER, we make our products to the highest standard because lives depend on it.”

The SIG SAUER ROMEO4M utilizes a proprietary ultra-efficient LED illumination system for superior daylight and nighttime visibility with extended run times. The compact red dot sight features multiple illumination settings and is programmed for 50,000 hours of normal use. This extended run time is made possible through the proprietary SIG SAUER Motion Activated Illumination System (MOTAC™). This unique system activates through motion-sensing technology, powering up illumination when the unit senses motion and powering down when the red-dot is not in use to extend battery life.

The extremely strong yet lightweight aircraft-grade CNC aluminum housing ensures a lifetime of reliable service. The ROMEO4M is rated IPX-8 waterproof (33 ft. for 30 minutes) and can be easily adjusted for both windage and elevation ranges. Additional features available on the ROMEO4M include a dual reticle option, allowing users to toggle between a 2 MOA red dot and a circle dot (2 MOA Circle-Dot/65 MOA). The ROMEO4M comes standard with a military-grade notch filter coating for reliable visibility in diverse environments.

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We want to echo SIG’s congratulations to Tidewater Tactical for this win and the selection of the SIG ROMEO4M as the FBI’s new carbine optic. In addition to Bureau issue, the ROMEO4M is authorized for Agent purchase and use.

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25 Responses to “SIG SAUER® Congratulates Tidewater Tactical on FBI Solicitation Win for Red Dot Sight”

  1. TM says:

    What… The… Fuck???

  2. mandingo says:

    Hope for the sake of my tax dollars, that they experience better than my 100% failure rate.

  3. Smoke says:

    Made in China?

    • PeterGun says:

      Dude!! the phone or PC your useing to post your comment was made in China lol jokes on you jake!!!

  4. Didi says:

    So replace eotechs with an unproven copy of made in China holosuns. Is it April 1st?

  5. Ray Forest says:

    FBI selected a $400 optic from a manufacture that makes Primary Arms’s sights? Or is this just an approved for use optic if an Agent wants to use one on a rifle that didn’t come with an RDS?

    • mandingo says:

      The FBI selected a re-branded Holosun, that should cost sub $200.

      And it’s worth less than that when it fails you.

  6. Rearmount says:

    Interesting, I would’ve thought that since they selected the Aimpoint micros for HRT, they would stick within the family (ie PRO for general issue).

  7. .308 says:

    Perhaps they can pick up some of SIG’s pellet guns for training use? Does SIG make boots now also?

  8. RoughEdge says:

    “Motion Activated Illumination System” isn’t going to work well for battery savings while in vehicles I suspect.

    • SSD says:

      Do you roll with your gun stuck out the window? If you’re always looking at the floorboards, the scenery doesn’t change.

      • Captain Merica says:

        Motion activation in this case has nothing to do with what the optic “sees”, the Romeo4m does not work like a motion sensor on your alarm system.

        User reviews indicate hypersensitivity – any vibration or movement of the optic itself will activate it, including wind or vehicular vibration. The unit I handled would not activate at all after it went to sleep. YMMV.

    • Mike says:

      Exactly how much time to you think they are driving around? I’m sure anytime spent in a moving vehicle would not even factor into the equation of battery savings or battery life.

    • PNWTO says:

      Probably need to check your suspension and tires there, buddy.

  9. Nick says:

    So Sphur mounts and T-2s being selected by their cool guys so this for the masses…

  10. GOAT says:

    Can’t make this stuff up

  11. JKifer says:

    wow, first thing that came to my mind was… who in the govt has stock in the company that makes, sells, distributes,procures..etc…

    • SSD says:

      SIG SAUER is privately held.

      • Big Len says:

        I guess you don’t know that you can hold stock in privately held companies.

        I’m sure jkifer was being facetious and not seriously saying that the govvie procurement folks had ties to Sig.

        But if you are going to sharpshoot someone at least know what you are talking about.

        • SSD says:

          Well, if you knew what YOU were talking about, those involved in the contract have to complete a financial disclosure. So, it wouldn’t make a difference what kind of a company it is.

  12. GlockFan says:

    What a POS. SIGs are the crappiest guns ever made. Why do you think that the entire DoD is switching to Glocks? SIGs are overprices POS’s

    Now they are entering the OPTIC market?!?!?! They should stick to improving their product line. (Which is crap)

  13. PeterGun says:

    There’s lot of Sig optics haters here lol Sorry cry baby’s but you over priced eotechs and aimpoints are “Thermal Drift” junk!! lol