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 to 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.