August 15, 2019
On May 11, 2019, the U.S. Army announced that it had chosen SIG SAUER’s 1-6x24mm second-focal-plane (SFP) TANGO6T scope for its squad designated marksman rifles (SDMR). Less than a year later, on January 16, 2019, SIG announced the Department of Defense (DOD) had selected the same scope — but in a first-focal-plane (FFP) version with a different reticle — for use by special operations forces.
Civilians can’t purchase the exact model being issued to the military. However, the only difference between it and the version available to consumers is in the markings.
As might be expected in an optic selected to serve such rigorous duty, the TANGO6T is a...