The first Uncle Fudd project was based on a Space Cowboy theme, which has been taking over the lever action world over the past few years. This one is carrying on with the futuristic gun theme, but taking a step away from Cowboys and a step toward Cyberpunk, Bladerunner, Cowboy Bebop, etc.
As a reminder of where we're heading, you can see the concept design here.
The Space Cowboy Revolver had a variable power Burris Pistol Scope. The idea was that this scope and the gun's rangefinder would allow it to be used for 100+ meter shots. The Space Force 6 revolver is based on the same Ruger GP100 in .357 Mag, but is built with closer shots in mind.
When a hypothetical Space Force of the future selects an optic for CQB, they select a micro red dot.
Informed by the future, I selected Sig's Romeo Zero for this build.
The Romeo Zero is a good fit because of its small size and weight (1.6 x 0.93 x 0.93 inches and less than 0.5 ounces). It's from a well-respected brand but still relatively affordable compared to other micro red dots. And critically, there is a readily-available mount for it to mount onto Ruger revolvers. EGW makes the mount, you can see it here.
I've selected the 6 MOA dot version in black. Remember, black is the only color allowed in space.... Except for the other colors Uncle Fudd uses. One of the cool parts of the Romeo Zero is that it has rear iron sights built into its tail end. I've got a pretty slick space-inspired front sight in mind to complement these little guys.
The EGW Mount will keep the red dot as low on the gun as possible. This build will have a full length picatinny rail on top of the barrel that I could have used to mount the optic, but I want to keep the red dot closer to the gun's barrel than that. Also, the Space Force from the future called and said they think red dot picatinny mounts look too clunky on revolvers. I agree.
This will be my first experience with a Sig optic, so I am excited to see how I like it. I've used Trijicon, Burris, Leupold, irons from various suppliers, etc. but none from Sig.
A Tip From The Uncle - If you're looking to mount a red dot on a revolver, be sure to check first if there is a mount available for your specific optic and gun. A couple pairings for some of the most popular red dots are below. You can also check out the short post I wrote all about Mounting a Red Dot on a Revolver.
A couple more pics of the EGW mount I'm using for this build. You can see how the bottom seats into the Ruger GP100 rear iron sight notch.