Lucid Optics gave us a great pitch here at the Blue August Gun and Outdoor Conference and I was very impressed with their products, which not only look nice but are priced right.
Big name optics like Aimpoint and Trijicon can put a serious hurting on your wallet, and cheaply made optics can fail at the drop of a hat. Lucid aims for quality at a mid range price around $200. Luckily we got to play with the whole spread:
A big plus to me is how they operate on AAA batteries so you don’t have to run around trying to find a CR123 or hearing aid battery if yours dies.
Lucid makes a small red dot that I was very impressed with called the M7. One of the things about red dots that drives me crazy is the green hue that most of them have. Lucid manages to reduce the green by quite a lot:
The optic itself is also attractive:
The other big hit was the HD7, a larger red dot that has multiple reticles and a attachment points for a kill flash and magnifiers:
When paired with a firearm they look great as well:
We also got a chance to try them out on firearms from another exhibitor that partnered with Lucid and we were all happy with the way they looked and performed:
If you are interested in a more in depth analysis of the M7 and HD7 optics, here are reviews by TFB staff members Thomas Gomez and Phil White: