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MN State Highway Patrol Adopts SIG Sauer ROMEO4H Optic

Postby DanM on Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:20 am

From an article on The Firearms Blog; https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/03/26/minnesota-state-highway-patrol-adopts-sig-sauer-romeo4h-optic/

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the Minnesota State Highway Patrol has adopted the ROMEO4H red dot sight for the official duty rifle systems of the Minnesota State Troopers. The Minnesota Highway Patrol is comprised of over 550 troopers that concentrate primarily on traffic enforcement, highway safety, and statewide law enforcement.


It also goes on to say the while there are over 500 troopers, it has not been confirmed how many ROMEO4H sights have been purchased.
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Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:51 am

I have the ROMEO5 and have been very happy with it.
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Re: MN State Highway Patrol Adopts SIG Sauer ROMEO4H Optic

Postby rtk on Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:22 pm

DanM wrote:From an article on The Firearms Blog; https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/03/26/minnesota-state-highway-patrol-adopts-sig-sauer-romeo4h-optic/

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the Minnesota State Highway Patrol has adopted the ROMEO4H red dot sight for the official duty rifle systems of the Minnesota State Troopers. The Minnesota Highway Patrol is comprised of over 550 troopers that concentrate primarily on traffic enforcement, highway safety, and statewide law enforcement.


It also goes on to say the while there are over 500 troopers, it has not been confirmed how many ROMEO4H sights have been purchased.[/quote

I’m guessing that they ordered over 500 units.
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Postby Bearcatrp on Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:42 pm

Should have went with the Romeo 5 XDR. Dual red dot system. Enjoy mine.
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Re: MN State Highway Patrol Adopts SIG Sauer ROMEO4H Optic

Postby Ghost on Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:10 pm

Why not aimpoint T2’s when it’s someone else’s money?
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Re: MN State Highway Patrol Adopts SIG Sauer ROMEO4H Optic

Postby yukonjasper on Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:31 pm

Are they really deployed enough to justify the need?
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Re: MN State Highway Patrol Adopts SIG Sauer ROMEO4H Optic

Postby rtk on Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:51 pm

yukonjasper wrote:Are they really deployed enough to justify the need?


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Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:05 pm

yukonjasper wrote:Are they really deployed enough to justify the need?

What would the threshold be?
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Postby Grayskies on Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:57 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:
yukonjasper wrote:Are they really deployed enough to justify the need?

What would the threshold be?

I think the better question is how much are the riffles currently being used?
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Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:05 pm

Grayskies wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:
yukonjasper wrote:Are they really deployed enough to justify the need?

What would the threshold be?

I think the better question is how much are the riffles currently being used?

Probably not a lot. I doubt their handguns get used often either. Should we take those away?
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Postby Grayskies on Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:28 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:Probably not a lot. I doubt their handguns get used often either. Should we take those away?

No, but I wouldn't be in favor of buying expensive optics for the handguns. My taxes are too high as it is!
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Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:45 pm

Grayskies wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:Probably not a lot. I doubt their handguns get used often either. Should we take those away?

No, but I wouldn't be in favor of buying expensive optics for the handguns. My taxes are too high as it is!

Well that is certainly true.
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Re: MN State Highway Patrol Adopts SIG Sauer ROMEO4H Optic

Postby yukonjasper on Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:52 am

Grayskies wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:Probably not a lot. I doubt their handguns get used often either. Should we take those away?

No, but I wouldn't be in favor of buying expensive optics for the handguns. My taxes are too high as it is!

That is my point. Sure they are nice, but a lot of things are nice that they could use - Mercedes Benz squad cars, custom built sidearms, designer made uniforms etc.

I'm all for keeping them equipped and safe, but at what point do they stop being stewards of the peoples tax dollars. What exactly will those sites do that the officers without them found they could not do?

Seems like an extravagance. I'm willing to have my mind changed.
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Re: MN State Highway Patrol Adopts SIG Sauer ROMEO4H Optic

Postby Holland&Holland on Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:12 am

yukonjasper wrote:That is my point. Sure they are nice, but a lot of things are nice that they could use - Mercedes Benz squad cars, custom built sidearms, designer made uniforms etc.

I'm all for keeping them equipped and safe, but at what point do they stop being stewards of the peoples tax dollars. What exactly will those sites do that the officers without them found they could not do?

Seems like an extravagance. I'm willing to have my mind changed.


It is pretty well proven that an electronic sight on a carbine allows quicker target acquisition. Considering what this state spends money on, I think you guys are nit picking an item that actually makes sense.
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Re: MN State Highway Patrol Adopts SIG Sauer ROMEO4H Optic

Postby Grayskies on Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:35 am

Holland&Holland wrote:
yukonjasper wrote:That is my point. Sure they are nice, but a lot of things are nice that they could use - Mercedes Benz squad cars, custom built sidearms, designer made uniforms etc.

I'm all for keeping them equipped and safe, but at what point do they stop being stewards of the peoples tax dollars. What exactly will those sites do that the officers without them found they could not do?

Seems like an extravagance. I'm willing to have my mind changed.


It is pretty well proven that an electronic sight on a carbine allows quicker target acquisition. Considering what this state spends money on, I think you guys are nit picking an item that actually makes sense.

So? How much are they used and in what capacity? I really doubt they are clearing buildings full of terrorists. I don't even see why they need the rifles to begin with.
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