LUCID Introduces the new P7 4X Weapons Optic

LUCID Optics is announcing their new P7 4X Optic.

The P7 offers fast-targeting with a highly useful ballistic MOA measuring tape in the reticle. This reticle is specifically designed to offer the fast target acquisition necessary in a combat optic, along with highly useful MOA measuring tape with ballistic hold-over information up to 80 MOA in elevation. This allows for the operator to manage any target with relative ease, near or far.

It has their auto brightness sensor (as a standard feature), as well as reversible mounting pins. They are stating up to 2500 hours run time on a single AA battery.

Other Features:

  • Waterproof, shockproof and fogproof,
  • weight of 19 ounces
  • Adjustable ocular focus
  • Chemical rubber armor
  • 25mm ocular lens
  • Auto shut off
  • 10 brightness levels
  • 30mm objective lens with eye relief of 3.25”
  • MSRP: $439

For more information on LUCID Optics, visit them online at

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  • AK™

    Is this offering a shot across the bow that is the ACOG platform? I know there are companies that offer 3x and 4x scopes that are prism,but this new looks like its ready to take on the ACOG.

    Not a bad thing to have competition.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Except that in no way is the quality or durability even remotely comparable to an ACOG.

      • BattleshipGrey

        How do you know? They haven’t been released yet.

        • G I

          Have you seen any of Lucid’s prior offerings? If you had, you’d be quite certain that they aren’t going to be producing anything that comes anywhere near the quality of Trijicon.

          Trijicon equals tier 1 equipment. Lucid equals fighting to compete with Burris’s commercial quality, and not quite getting there…

  • sianmink

    $439 MSRP probably means 300-350 street. That’s a shot across the bow for mid-range optics.

  • echelon

    I always wondered why the original Lucid red dot wasn’t a 4x rather than the 1x with a screw on magnification attachment. I’m glad they created this version and miniaturized the 1x version. Seems like a good move.

  • Bill

    It’s at a price point I can afford, but I have no illusions about it taking on the ACOG, even with ACOG prices reflecting .gov purchases

    • DrewN

      True, but most folks only need 50% or so of the ACOG’s ruggedness anyway. No point in paying for combat durability if you don’t need it.

  • Bill

    What it may do is push some of us off the fence, between going with a scope, or going with a flip-over magnifier for the EOTechs we’ve run for years that are already amortized, so to speak. With a built in BDC reticle and my aging vision…….

  • BattleshipGrey

    Pic of the reticle.

  • dawg180

    At $439 that is a great price point, but 19 ounces? That is pretty darn heavy for a modern 4x compact optic….

    • sianmink

      The battery powered 4x ACOG for direct comparison is 18 ounces. The lightest ACOG 4x is 13.9oz with mount.
      With ACOGs being pretty much the lightest 4x’s I know of, this thing isn’t very far off.
      Hey Lucid. Make a 2x at 10 or 11 ounces and you’ll have a customer.

  • JumpIf NotZero


    You get what you pay for.

    • Kivaari

      If you pay more for the ACOG and it can’t be focused for your eye, you have a nice less usable optic. Just being able to focus is a great thing for us with old age vision.

    • iPhones are made in China as well. It’s not where it’s made, but who is making it.

  • Coctomus Prime

    Just bring down the weight under 12 oz and I think you have yourself a winner.
    Im not going to sell my TA-33 till there is something that is close in weight.
    The reticle looks really nice though!
    Is the light up reticle bright enough for shooting in broad daylight?

  • BattleshipGrey

    Perhaps the “P” in P7 stands for “proofed”. 🙂


      Hopefully. I want to see Wilson’s company succeed. I think if he (or his team) have the manufacturing department reinforce the ambient light level sensor (i.e. double the water sealing over the eye) it should help. This is also the weak spot in the M7…
      While I like the different HD7 reticles – it appears to be a weak spot that could easily break or be knocked off reticle zero (the reticles rotate into position).
      I would prefer that he offer the same HD7 reticle choices – but have customers order the particlular reticle they prefer. I do think the P7 will be more robust than the HD7 due to a single reticle. Someone will have to take it for a dip to see if the waterproofing has improved (I’ve already had issues with the both earlier models and will hold out for a few years to see if they improve before revisiting).