[SHOT 2016] LUCID P7 Combat Optic

LUCID P7 4x Combat Optic

The LUCID P7 is a 4x magnified combat optic that delivers high-end performance at prices that make it accessible to shooters everywhere.

The P7’s illuminated reticle is red but can be modified┬áto be blue, though a bit unusual, looks really great. The choice of blue was made as a compromise between the two standards, red and green. Red, of course, is the most common (especially in lower-priced products) but has a tendency to get washed out in a lot of lighting conditions. Green is superior in most environments, and is becoming more and more common in the industry as shooters see the difference. But green, as most shooters have learned, is a power-hungry option and sucks the life out of batteries without mercy. The P7’s blue has improved performance over red while not draining batteries as quickly as green. It has 10 brightness levels. I was also told that the blue color has a tendency to calm the user and that it helps keep the shooter’s mind clear and his or her aiming more steady. But I’ve got to say that I’m not necessarily convinced it would make a whole lot of difference for me if the bullets are flying around.

Speaking of batteries, LUCID decided to go with standard AA for the P7. As this is a lower priced unit that will have a lot of appeal to the shooting public, AA seemed like a choice to keep things simple and budge-friendly. One battery is expected to deliver up to 2,500 hours of “on target” use. It has 50 MOA of windage and elevation adjustments in 0.5 MOA clicks.

The P7 has a 30mm objective lens and a one piece cast aircraft grade aluminum frame wrapped in a rubber armor housing. It’s waterproof, fogproof, and shockproof up to at least .458 SOCOM. The coated lenses are very clear and the eye relief comes in at a comfortable 3.25 inches.

The MSRP of the P7 is $439. Expect prices on the street to come in a little lower, making this one of the best combat-style optics to be found for under $400.

LUCID P7 4x Combat Optic

LUCID P7 4x Combat Optic

LUCID P7 4x Combat Optic (controls)

LUCID P7 4x Combat Optic (controls)

Shelby Murdoc

Murdoc is a freelancer who writes at various publications and web sites including Shooting Sports Retailer and GunPundit.com.


  • Vhyrus

    Hopefully you never have to shoot at something against a cloudless sky

    • Sianmink

      Going drone-hunting anytime soon?

      • JamesRPatrick

        Huntin’ mermaids.

  • Ixlr8

    Mine has a black reticle. Two thumbs up!
    Some barrel distortion, but a clear crisp sight.

    I will probably buy another.

    • scotty

      What color is it when illuminated?

  • Markbo

    Any way to see a pic of the reticule?

    • LV-426

      This is what the website shows.

  • LV-426

    Anyone with some time owning one of these want to chime in on build quality etc etc??

  • Tuulos

    Blue seems like a bad choice when considering night usage where red & green are on a class of their own.

  • UVB76

    Can you check out the Holosun booth at 1457? They make the Primary Arms Red Dot and have had some good sights released over the last two years.