Sig Builds a Red Dot Sight Made Out of Pure Gold

BY Herschel Smith
3 months ago

Or it may as well be.  $3899.

I don’t care one whit about the ability to have two dots programmed into the sight.  I also don’t care one whit about the other features.

For $3800 you can buy a Night Force scope and have enough money to buy a rifle to use with it.

I just can’t fathom why Sig would spend the effort to put out a RDS for $3899.

And in all of that discussion, you know what’s missing in its compare and contrast with EOTech?  It’s not holographic like the EOTech.

Why on earth would anyone spend $3899 on this?


Comments

  1. On January 8, 2024 at 11:51 pm, Chris said:

    Hahahaha. Yeah No. Lemme be clear, NO !
    Yeah I got some sigs, I don’t know for how much longer now.
    Thats a damn insult to anyones intelligence and should be to Everyone!
    and Raping of everyones wallet or should I say Credit Card.

    Thank You Sig, may I have another???

    You got the money?, be my guest.
    Go on and enrich the 25 versions of the same model, company.

    This industry has gotten completely out of control. It’s as bad as the politicians.
    What a Joke.

  2. On January 9, 2024 at 12:00 am, Archer said:

    No private citizen will buy this for $3900.

    Who will?

    The video mentions the military — several times — so I’d bet the Military Industrial Complex will purchase a crate of them using blank checks signed by the DOD. You know SIG is calling their DOD contacts to try and sell this as a necessary item for modern warfare and get that contract.

    There are probably some domestic police agencies with the budget for these, too, particularly for their secret-ninjas … er … puppy-assassins … I mean … totally-legitimate pre-dawn warrant-serving SWAT teams. More taxpayer money for stuff taxpayers can’t get.

    And SIG’s competitors will need a couple (each) to imitate or reverse engineer, probably sans the titanium housing (which just seems like an uber-expensive gimmick to me).

    I figure between those three groups, SIG should more than make up the R&D cost, without ever gracing the lowly safes of we common-folk.

    But that’s just my opinion.

  3. On January 9, 2024 at 2:36 am, George 1 said:

    They might as well just price it at $10,000. They will sell just as many.

  4. On January 9, 2024 at 5:18 am, jrg said:

    Taylor Swift bought some as Christmas gifts for her security detail. Well – that is just conjecture but not out of the realm of possibility.

  5. On January 9, 2024 at 6:22 am, snuffy said:

    Sig has gone downhill, quality wise.

  6. On January 9, 2024 at 5:08 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    @ Herschel Smith

    Re: “Why on earth would anyone spend $3899 on this?”

    Because they can?? Pardon me for cracking wise, but Sig has got to be aiming at the government military sales and law-enforcement markets with this expensive toy. In other words, people more-or-less unaccountable to the public how they spent the taxpayer’s dollars. Money, it has been said, always spends better when it is someone else’s… and this appears to be another example of that. Why economize when the serfs, er. taxpayers, are footing the bill?

    Said it before and I’ll say it again: What juicy bit of leverage has Sig got on the DOD/Pentagon brass anyway? They’ve won a string of high-dollar contracts recently, and inquiring minds want to know why. What sort of quid pro quo is going on behind the scenes? It would be the first time this has happened,either, not by a long shot. The adaption of the Beretta M9 service pistol back in the 1980s is just one example of NATO real politik. There are many others…

  7. On January 9, 2024 at 7:55 pm, Latigo Morgan said:

    A fellow I know was in contact with Sig customer service. He said they were quite arrogant and rude, and he even accused them of acting like H&K and told them the government contracts have gone to their head.

    They keep on like this, they’ll wind up like Colt.

  8. On January 10, 2024 at 10:30 am, Georgiaboy61 said:

    @ Latigo Morgan

    Re: “They keep on like this, they’ll wind up like Colt.”

    Or Trijicon….

  9. On January 10, 2024 at 4:26 pm, Matt said:

    I don’t know anyone who could or would lay out 4k for a red dot. That’s way out of my price range. I’m a Primary Arms, Vortex or Leopold kinda guy. I also like Prism optics with backup iron sights. If the electronics fail you still have the reticle to work with. I’d rather buy a quality rifle with the optics stated and spend the rest on ammo.

  10. On January 11, 2024 at 1:39 pm, Ned said:

    Matt – looking to see how PA’s warranty on optics is. Just had a 1-10 LVPO go bad. But I’ve got 3 of their Prism optics and two more LVPOs besides the one that failed.

    I’ll alway take a prism over a RDS. Battery goes dead you still have a reticle – and the reticle isn’t degraded by astigmatism like an RDS.

  11. On January 12, 2024 at 12:35 am, Georgiaboy61 said:

    @ Ned

    PA stands behind their products, or at least that has been my experience, whether working in the industry – I no longer do – or as a consumer. Give ’em a call or send them an e-mail.

    They’ve probably gotten too big and successful for it now, but a decade or so ago, Dmitri – their top designers – would sometimes troubleshoot customer problems himself.

  12. On January 12, 2024 at 1:31 am, Matt said:

    Ned, I’m sure Primary Arms will make it right.

  13. On January 14, 2024 at 9:12 am, Ned said:

    Thanks GB61 & Matt – a phone call and several emails later it’s on its way to to be repaired.

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