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This is a discussion on P320rx Romeo 1 Issues? within the P250 & P320 Modular Pistols forums, part of the SIG Sauer Pistols category; Just curious as to whether anyone has had any issues with their Romeo 1 RDS. I've got 200 flawless rounds through my 320rx and I ...

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Old 01-05-2017, 10:22 AM   #1
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P320rx Romeo 1 Issues?

Just curious as to whether anyone has had any issues with their Romeo 1 RDS. I've got 200 flawless rounds through my 320rx and I love it, but I spoke with a Sig rep (yes, he sells these things) and he said it's a POS because the one he had ate batteries overnight. He also said that he knew of a few that had been dropped and it shattered the glass inside. I'm wondering if this is an anomaly or if it's worth a concern. I want to carry this as a personal defense gun, but not at the expense of reliability. Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-05-2017, 11:58 AM   #2
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If it wasn't shutting off then something was wrong with it.

If you drop a large heave piece of metal on a smaller piece of metal that contains glass, what will happen? It will break. No shock there. Thats like being surprised that your iPhone or other smart phone's screen breaks when you drop it.

Physics .... its not just a good idea ... its the law.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:21 PM   #3
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Most scopes will break when dropped on a hard surface.
I was wondering Who makes a holster for it especially
with the Romeo 1 on it?
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I am thinking the same thing. The Raven Phantom will fit it with a tad of dremel work to where the sight meets the top edge of the holster. It does not have any retention beyond the snug fit though.

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I had a problem in the beginning with the battery cap staying tight. I used it out of the box and before I got 50 rds downrange the reticle shutoff. Took a bit before I found the battery cap has loosened turning the reticle off.

I used the provided tool to tighten the cap but it still came loose. The plastic "blade: of the tool didn't hold up very well and finally became useless to use on the cap.

All was not lost however - Alma Cole and a gent by the name of Chris from Sig Optics in Oregon (not sure why there, but anyway) helped me solve the problem.

Sig wanted to inspect the gun to make sure it wasn't broke or that I had screwed something up (understandable caution on their part).

Anyway - Sig (New Hampshire) replaced the RDS as a precaution and sent it back with the guidance of using 10 in-lbs of torque to secure the cap. Alma suggested a Wheeler Torque Wrench (I was going to Lowes) - I got the Wheeler on Amazon.

Moral to the story - all was fixed and is till OK after about 3000 rds. Alma Cole has a Youtube video on his channel that specifically addresses the battery cap.

I haven't dropped it or used it to drive tent pegs so everything is still working fine which really helps us 'Ol Farts that have trouble focusing beyond the Front Sight.

PS: Didn't see the part about holster. Veddar makes a good kydex IWB that works with the full size RX
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So I have had a few of these now and can be cover most of your concerns.
Regarding the battery life, if it eats the battery over nights then it's broken. That would be fully covered under warranty. Send it to SIG and will replace it. This is not common, not a all; however, some of the early prototypes might have had some issues pre release. The battery life has been very good. I don't turn my RX off and have left it running for months at a time without needing to replace a battery. It comes on automatically the instant I pick up the gun.

Regard cracking, it wasn't from dropping, it was from slamming the optic into a table repeatedly to rack the slide. This is summer I loaned my RX to someone to do a review and they thought it would be a great idea to see how well it held up to being whacked against a table 20 times. Here is what happened: it was discovered that the lense protrudes ever so slightly past the front of the theater housing. After hitting off of the front of the lens repeatedly it developed some small cracks around the outside of the lens. At no time, however, did the cracks affect the function, or even zero of the RX. After getting the RX back I put another 3,000 rounds through it and it continued to function. Still, should this happen to be you known that that type of damage is also covered under warranty and you can get SIG to replace the optic. SIG is now aware of how the optic might be used and already has a design that will strengthen the housing. This is should be rolling out in the early 2011, but personally I don't think you need to worry about the durability of the current model. Perhaps just restrain yourself from using I as a hammer.
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