LUCID Optics Shipping the New P7 4X Optic

Phil White
by Phil White

Regular readers of TFB know we’ve covered and tested Lucid optics several times since they began. I’ve always found them to give a lot of value and quality for the money. This new P7 promises the same. It’s good to see they now have this new 4x optic.

This is the new reticle on the P7:

P7 reticle view one
4X view two

From the Lucid press release:

Wyoming (July 2015) – LUCID Optics, a Wyoming based manufacturer of weapons mounted optics and firearm accessories, Is proud to announce the new P7 4X Optic is now shipping to distributors and is available for purchase.

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.

An auto brightness sensor is standard, as well as reversible mounting pins. The entire optic runs up to 2500 hours on a single AA battery. Waterproof, shockproof and fogproof the P7, weighing in at only 19 ounces, is up to the challenge of any mission.

Other key features include, an adjustable ocular focus, chemical rubber armor, 25mm ocular lens, auto shut off, 10 brightness levels, 30mm objective lens and eye relief of 3.25”.

“The P7 4X Optic is our new top-of-the-line product offering,” says Jason Wilson, Founder of LUCID Optics. “This optic competes with any other brand on the market today, at a fraction of the cost. At LUCID, we are dedicated to offering mission ready optics that are proven, responsive and affordable.”

The P7 4X Optic has an MSRP of $435.

Launched in 2009, LUCID has grown into a successful emerging firearm accessories company that delivers high quality and affordable gear for the shooting sports industry. LUCID manufactures red dot sights, rifle scopes, magnifiers and accessories for firearms. LUCID’s foundation and passion is in balancing quality optics with affordable prices.

For more information on LUCID Optics, visit them online at

Featuring the NEW P7 Reticle.
Auto Brightness Sensor – So the operator does not have to take a hand off the weapon to manipulate the reticle brightness when going from a bright environment to a darker one.
Reversible Mounting Pins – We made the mounting pins reversible so the Bull Pup weapons can utilize the HD7 without cracking the knuckles of the operator when the bolt carrier needs charged.
AA Battery – An economical and readily available power source for offering over 2500 hours on a single AA battery.
Mounting – A robust Picatinny rail mount is built in for secure and rock solid mounting to most weapons platforms.
100% Waterproof, Shockproof & Fogproof – Because you never know what environmental conditions you will be in when you need to rely on your weapon system.
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Phil White
Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I'm retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.

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  • Hyok Kim Hyok Kim on Jul 26, 2015

    As for Chinese made goods, cheap mass produced goods are one thing, supposedly high quality goods are another.

    It's not that Chinese are not capable of building high quality goods. They are. Some of the best audiophile products are made in China, and they are not cheap. These are sophisticated artisan products hand made by the people who are truly passionate about music.

    Problem is with PPC, being so anti-gun, they don't have the tradition of building high quality firearms (I'm not talking about cheap knock offs of Mausers they used to build), much less high quality optics.

    They only want to make money by producing goods cheap enough. As for the quality, it's just more than performance in the short period of time, it also includes durability.

    The word is yet to come as far as the durability and the robustness of the product in the field. If I drop it at shoulder height, is it going to break? If it goes through downpour once, is it going to fog up, or worse unusable?

    Let's just say I've burned too many times by Chinese made instrument over the years.

  • Hyok Kim Hyok Kim on Jul 26, 2015

    I think it's good they build fixed power, and long eye relief scope. Personally I am not in favor of variable scope (too fragile compared to fixed power), and long eye relief is really handy at short to medium distance, and barring professional snipers, there is no practical needs for people to take a 1000 yard shot.

    Let me say about that auto sensor for illumination. I wish they included manual over ride.

    The reason being auto brightness works based on the sensors detecting the ambient light around the scope. There are issues on this one.

    1. If the ambient light around the scope is dark, it will turn on the illumination, which is fine so long as the ambient light around the target is dark in equal degree as well,

    But if the ambient light around the target is lighter than the ambient light around the scope, then this auto illumination doesn't work. The reticle would be too bright.

    An example would be, the shooter is in the dark, such as shade of boulder, just inside of the thick forest, or inside a cave, while the target is out in the clearing, in broad daylight.

    Basically your typical ambush scenario.

    On the other hand, if the target is hiding in dark places, but you are out in the clearing in broad, daylight, the auto brightness won't turn on, counter ambush or tracking the fugitive scenario.

    Also, in night fighting, if the friendly force is using flares to illuminate the enemy, again the auto brightness setting only hinders you instead of aiding.

    or using very bright flashlight to blind and illuminate the enemy in dark places (both the target, and the shooter), auto brightness again hinders.