MANDATORY COMPROMISE: RED DOT SIGHTS & HOLSTER SELECTION
Choosing a holster for a pistol with a red dot sight requires a compromise. The holster must allow the sight to clear the leather while protecting it during carry. It must also allow quick access and presentation. There is also a compromise between keeping the gun close enough to the body for concealment, yet far enough away to draw without catching the optical sight.
Today, many holster makers offer holsters that accommodate a pistol with a red dot. The one I chose for my MK25-D-RX is from Overland Gunleather. Adam at Overland Gunleather has a lot of experience making holsters for pistols with red dots and immediately grasped that the Romeo 1 is wider than typical red dot sights. He knew which of his holsters he could customize for the Romeo 1. That impressed me.
He recommended two models for the SIG with the Romeo 1—the NS and the TFS. I chose the NS in black. This has proven an excellent choice. The pistol carries comfortably—I don’t even notice the Romeo 1 when I bend or move. It also positions the pistol well for a rapid presentation.
Overland Gunleather offers a wide array of other holsters for pistols and revolvers, including autos with red dots.
For those who prefer Kydex holsters, Dara Holsters and Gear makes some excellent ones for pistols that mount a red dot, including the MK25-D-RX. I tried two of their holsters, the RMR OWB and the RMR IWB. I assumed the outside the waistband model would be the one most applicable for MK25, but both proved comfortable and both allowed fast presentation of the pistol. The design of the RMR IWB model was such that I carried the MK25 comfortably for a couple of days in St. Louis summer—read, hot and humid. For the MK25-DRX or other pistols with red dots these holsters are excellent.
Right: High quality holster from Overland Gunleather designed for the MK25 with Romeo 1. It allows comfortable concealed carry under a jacket with the optical sight mounted.