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I never owned a red dot sight.  I worry about dead batteries and not being able to use the iron sights in an emergency.   

 

Today I saw a Sig 365 XL with factory red dot.  It gave me a hankering for a red dot .  Before I decide , does anyone have experience with the 365 ?  Is there a better option out there?

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The Sig Romeo Zero has a battery that lasts 20,000 hours.  Change it once a year and you're covered.  I have a Romeo 1 Pro that has the same battery life.  

The Sig P365 is a great gun, and it and the Springfield Hellcat are neck and neck as far as best selling of the micro compact 9s.

 

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I've got a couple of 365XLs and have the Romeo Zero on one of them.  You can co-witness the iron sights when you look through the Romeo Zero so you are covered if the battery suddenly stops working.

 

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A lot of people like the Sig 365 XL's. And red dots now that they have the micro dots are more and more popular. I went with a Glock 43x and a Holosun 507k x2. I know the Holosun is supposed to get 50,000 hours out of a battery, so changing once a year on just about any of them seems to work. I went with Ameriglo taller sights with blacked out rear and green tritium front so I have a lower co-witness through the red dot if it ever failed. 

 

Won't feel comfortable carrying it until I get a lot more practice as I need to get more proficient on my draw and presentation so I'm not searching for the dot. Good luck and enjoy.

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Mine is a 320 compact with a Grayguns grip frame, titanium inserts, SIG flat trigger and the Romeo 1 Pro optic.  I haven't started carrying it yet, but I will soon.

 

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If you don't want batteries, the See-All Open Sight pistol version is worth looking into, you can get it tritium lit for night shooting.  I think there is a SIG version.

 

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Here's a pic from PewPew showing the reticle in indoor lighting, i think the newer versions get rid of the big "R" in the corner.

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Steel Challenge this last Saturday.  My Vortex Viper quit on the final stage.  Shot the stage guessing thru the little window.  Checked on it when I got home.  Working perfectly.

Electronics fail.

Electronic failure possibility increases with the need that the device works.

Have a backup plan.  You will need it.

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I have 2 Sig Sauer Romeo 5 red dot sights. One on my AR-15 and one on my Ruger PC Carbine. I have had them for over two years and the batteries are still working. I do not shoot the AR often at all and the PCC every other month. They use 2035 disc batteries. 
 

Something you should know. If have astigmatism a red dot may be hard to focus for you. OLG is who told me about this when I complained that the red dot blobbed out on me when i turned up the intensity on them. Thanks @The Original Lumpy Gritz
 

Green dots and green fiber optics do not blob out on me. 

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1 hour ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

I have 2 Sig Sauer Romeo 5 red dot sights. One on my AR-15 and one on my Ruger PC Carbine. I have had them for over two years and the batteries are still working. I do not shoot the AR often at all and the PCC every other month. They use 2035 disc batteries. 
 

Something you should know. If have astigmatism a red dot may be hard to focus for you. OLG is who told me about this when I complained that the red dot blobbed out on me when i turned up the intensity on them. Thanks @The Original Lumpy Gritz
 

Green dots and green fiber optics do not blob out on me. 

Great point.  I have an astigmatism and can't see a red dot really clearly, always a little blurry.  When I went looking for an optic for my PCC I ran across a prism scope with an etched reticle and it's a game changer for me.  The one I bought for my PCC is this one.  If I could find something like this for my 365 XL I'd certainly take a hard look at it.  I do need to check into a green dot, anyone know of a green dot that will work on a 365XL?

 

Kajun

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