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I haven't done any of the measurements on those red dots, but the problem you may run into is that they are wider than the slide. Being a single stack gun, it's a little narrower than your average semi auto. You'd have to get the slide milled, and then likely get a proper adapter plate made as well. Might want to look at the red dot options for the Hellcat - they are likely a smaller footprint.
Personally, unless you are a machinist and can do this your self, i'd buy a gun setup for a red dot already. Just my two cents worth.
I would really like for SA to add a decock only version to the lineup.
Thanks for the reply. I have looked at all the dimensions for both the Red Dot and the Mounting Plates for non-OSP firearms. The Sig Sauer Romeo Zero footprint is similar to the Shield Red Dot that suggested for the Springfield Hellcat.
The Romeo Zero at 0.93" is narrower than the Burris or the Vortex. The Mounting Plate has a slight overhang on the slide. That should not interfere with handling. You do need to compensate for the height differential if you try to co-witness.
I have considered having someone mill the slide. Shops quote from $200.00 on up to mill and then refinish the slide.
Using the Mounting Plate with prices ranging from $50.00 to $100.00 is the more economical way to approach this. I have a PX4 Storm with a Burris FastFire Red Dot mounted this way. I modified a Kydex OWB holster to allow for the Red Dot and it works really well.
It takes a little practice to compensate for the height differential when using the Mounting Plate. A pistol with the Red Dot will assist in finding that sweet spot on the target and improve accuracy and repeatability in my opinion.
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