Sig Sauer Recognized for Optic and Silencer of the Year

Guns & Ammo Magazine recognizes the company in two categories.

Sig Sauer Recognized for Optic and Silencer of the Year

Sig Sauer has earned two “Product of the Year” awards from Guns & Ammo Magazine. An announcement posted on their website noted that the company was “acknowledged for product excellence in the optics and silencer categories as part of the publication’s ‘Guns & Ammo of the Year Awards for 2016.'”

Optic of the Year was the Sig Sauer Romeo1. Suppressor of the Year was the company’s advanced line of silencers. The products will be formally recognized in the December 2016 issue of the magazine, which is available on newsstands as of November 1.

Guns & Ammo’s editors, contributors, and staff members, selected the products to be honored. To be considered for one of the seven award categories, the products must needed to be new, available for purchase, of demonstrated quality and reliability to a degree that meets or exceeds its design and objective, and have mass appeal. The publication stated that no manufacturers, advertisers, or sales representatives were informed of the Guns & Ammo evaluation or final selection process  in order to protect the credibility of the awards.

Guns & Ammo described the ROMEO1 mini reflex sight by saying:

“Of all the existing mini red dot sights (MRDS) products currently on the market, a few requirements have risen as priority considerations for serious users – and the ROMEO1 has them all. Starting at $300, the ROMEO1 rivaled and generally exceeded the performance of optics in this category costing twice as much.”

The publication recognized the entire Sig Sauer family of silencers by saying:

“Though SIG SAUER is better known for handguns and rifles, the brand has cleverly innovated these muzzle devices in two ways. First, SIG SAUER designed the first tubeless rifle silencer ever produced…Without an outer sleeve, there is increased volume, which lowers pressure and temperatures and reduces its signature. Second, SIG SAUER introduced the Taper-Lok mounting system. In our testing, G&A editors found that this attachment method resulted in the least amount of zero-shift, even after installing and removing the can several times.”

The print issue will have further information about each of the items.