Lucid Introduces the P7 4x Optic

Lucid has introduced their P7 4x Optic, a fixed-power low-magnification combat scope. Featuring a new reticle designed with a built-in BDC. Rather than orient the optic specifically to one loading and barrel length, the optic features 8 MOA drop dots, numbered on the right.

The reticle is illuminated by a single AA battery is automatically adjusted based on ambient light. Lucid states that the battery is good for 2500 hours. The optic is rated as “100% Waterproof, Shockproof, and Fogproof.” Exposed turrets are good for 1/2 MOA clicks.


Description by Lucid:

Over the years, LUCID has had many requests for a 4x magnified combat optic. True to LUCID fashion, we always listen to our customers. Through heavy R&D we settled on a intricate mix of features and benefits put together in the standard durable way we do things where overkill being is underrated.

We gave the NEW P7 a crystal clear 4x optical performance and a proven cast aircraft grade aluminum frame for proven durability, then wrapped it in the same chemical rubber housing as we do with the HD7. Keeping with the success we had in offering a unit with a common power source, we built the electronics of the P7 around the readily available AA power source providing up to 2500 hours of “on target” use.

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

As expected, the P7 has been designed from the ground up to be a strong, reliable optic that offers the most in operator selectable features and benefits that exceed the market standards at a price that is very affordable.


The optic with ranging to a 300 BLK loading.

The optic with ranging to a 300 BLK loading.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • ;)

    “…where overkill being is underrated.”

    • Dracon1201

      1050 yds is a little gratuitous in 300 blk

      • Pete Sheppard

        In case you need to shoot some H&I (Harassment & Interdiction)…

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Yea, I’m going to call BS on that reticle even being remotely “on” even for a BDC

        • JumpIfNotStupid

          see above.

      • NDS

        Yes 300BLK is by far my favorite caliber but I don’t push supers past 400 and shooting subs at 200 is very fun but similar to throwing an orange…

      • Southpaw89

        Maybe TFB should get their hands on one and test the accuracy of the BDC.

        • It’s *not* a BDC. You have to know the dope for *your* rifle with *your* loads.

          If you know what those ranges will be for each dot by testing it until POI = POA on the holdovers, it will be, by definition, 100% on, even if the dots are out of whack. Whether the second dot down is 65m or 203 yards is relevant to your gun, your zero, your ammunition.

          This is nice if you don’t use exactly the same setup and loads the reticle was designed for. The military benefits from calibrated BDCs, because they know pretty much everyone will be using an identical setup and ammunition. Me, I’d prefer straight mils, and I’ll figure out what the range for each dot is myself, write it on a card, and tape it to my butt if I really need to know the precise POA for particular ranges.

          Of course, with 5.56 and a 200 m zero on a rifle intended for defensive use, the short answer is usually “hold high COM” out to your practical range, and hold a skosh higher after that”.

  • Steven Kyle Shannon

    When can I order? I haven’t even used my Lucid HD7 yet. would love to replace it with this!

  • The popularity of these ~$300 prism optics makes me wonder why Trijicon isn’t producing a sort of “ACOG PRO” at the $550 mark to try to cash in. Shouldn’t be impossible to do, especially if they use slightly cheaper glass. I think there are a lot of people who would like a combat-durable tritium-lit prism optic, but don’t necessarily need the crazy-good glass you find on the regular ACOGs.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Race to the bottom maybe? Perhaps because actual development and engineering costs money? Making quality products in the USA will always cost more than cheap Chinese knockoffs?

      Pick whichever you like.

      • JumpIfNotStupid

        see above

        • JumpIf NotZero

          The idea you made a burner account to try and mock me… you really don’t “get” trolling do you? It’s cute really. I love it.

          Also, your “cleverly” designed burner name, doesn’t mean what you think it means 😀

    • Vitsaus

      Because Trijicon doesn’t make junk perhaps? Perhaps they care more about their reputation and less about whether Walmart carries their optics?

      • Phil Hsueh

        Or maybe because there’s possibly ways that Trijicon could reduce their costs to produce a “budget” model for those who want a decent optic but don’t need and/or want a full priced Trijcon or Acog just for plinking.

        • JumpIf NotZero

          Having been to the Trijicon factory in Wixom MI… Just don’t expect them to make a budget optic anytime soon.

          And certainly don’t expect them to ever try to compete with Chinese knockoff garbage.

        • RICH

          I’m sure they ‘could’ reduce their costs but why should they ? Their name is what sells so we all pay…. dearly if we want a Trijcon optic ! It’s all about $$$ and that’s all that matters to some companies…… !

    • Kivaari

      I have never figured out why the quality of scopes, and the prices, are so diverse. The engineering has been done for 100 years. Materials are available, good sealants are known and other materials simply cannot cost much difference. With all the work already figured out, every company should be able to produce a top tier scope for reasonable price. I’ve had several scopes in the $1,000 to $1,500 price range, and they failed just like a cheap Tasco or Simmons. Why should any scope fog? Why should adjustments work so differently? Modern technology and machines should be able to give everyone a $200 scope that works. Yet, we are flooded with junk. Just how can people sell a $40 red dot sight, without having a guilty feeling of selling junk.
      Lucid makes a nice optic. Everyone should be able to do so.


    Why is this article following a similar post 4 days ago on the Lucid P7? Can we hear about some other new optics or is Lucid throwing some $$$ or free gear around TFB. Maybe check out some new Aimpoints, EoTech (how about an EOLAD), HoloSuns, or Zeiss? It would also be interesting to hear about some foreign optics being fielded.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      This. Someone at TFB sure loves Chinese knockoff garbage. Someone hasn’t learned you get what you pay for.

      • JumpIfNotStupid

        you’re a real know-it-all d-bag

      • JumpIfNotStupid

        you’re a real know-it-all d-bag. you should start your own blog so you don’t have to mingle w/ the plebs

        • jordan Hyers

          TFB has covered the gambit of optics from the Trijicon VCOG to cheap Chinese red dots its if it has value or the eye of the market at the time TFB covers it so they came out with two products from the same company days apart take your tin foil hat off and the invase shaft out of your colon

          • JumpIfNot Stupid

            Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

        • Vitsaus

          This time he’s right though, obviously knock offs, made to look like the stuff people won’t save up for, rather than work like that stuff.

          • JumpIfNot Stupid

            caveat emptor

          • Kivaari

            This one having a focus is interesting to people like me with astigmatism. Where an ACOG is blurry, and therefor not a good choice.

          • Paul O.

            Yeah, I caught that focus feature too. An ACOG is not sharp focus for me in my primary eye.

          • Kivaari

            Maybe there is function in the shape. Perhaps that cone-shaped device is that way for reasons other than simply looking like the triple priced competitor.

      • Michel_T

        Yup… got to bash Chinese junks…

        while reading the blog from a made in China computer/tablet/phone… and the internet traffic being handled by Chines routers/switch and other what-not…

      • Kivaari

        Sometimes the cheapo Chinese stuff works well. Many of our “major brands” are Chinese, Japanese, Philippine or Vietnamese in origin. China will build a product as well as you want, or as cheap as you want. I like the Lucid products. I don’t see the shape to be a rip off of Trijicon. I do like the perceived toughness that the rubber armor gives to the product. I’d like to have costlier optics having added features. The Trijicon wont focus, this one does.

  • joe

    Am I misreading the reticle or are the drops not set up as a range estimator. The ACOG and others’ stadia are supposed to approximate a man-sized shoulder width at the specified range. I guess you can’t do this with a generic, MOA-based drop, but is feature somewhere on the reticle and unreasonable request?

  • Lance

    No price???

    • MR

      Click on the Optic’s name in the article, it’s a link to the company’s website.

  • sultan of swing

    so don’t read it

  • Kivaari

    Why all the screaming? I am glad the TFB is reporting on this stuff. If the subject don’t interest me, I can choose to not read it.

  • bruce Cambell

    I have a couple of the earlier Lucid optics, The thing I liked most is that it has a similar illuminated Chevron rectical to the Trijicons without the high cost. So far I have had solid performance from both of the lucid scopes that I own. Yes they are made in China and designed by US engineers. The earlier models where a little heavy and had a fairly short eye relief, but at $150 bucks you cant beat it. Once the price stabilizes a bit on the P7, I’ll probably pick one up. Another nice thing is that they run on one simple AA battery, no need to worry about having a dead scope and no coin batterys on hand.

  • Kivaari

    What I hate is the announcements being made, and no product in the stores. This looks like a good value.

  • The Survival Wire

    I Have used a variety of Lucid Optics. The glass is good. The coatings permit light to pass through the lenses correctly; without reflection. The lenses are well designed with good focal points. The aluminum has proven rugged and reliable. the controls seem quite precise and do not travel under recoil. I killed a bunch of Javelina using their L5 recently. $1200 and $1800 Trijicon and Browe optics js too much money. They are awesome optics. However, I will save the difference and use it for ammo, training and maybe a new rifle. Good luck to all.