We were fortunate enough to recently acquire an interesting fixed power red dot optic, the Lucid HD-7. Now as we all know the market for any sort of red dot style optics is extremely crowded and has over two dozen major brands and models to wade through when searching for one. Lucid was a company that I had never really looked into until recently, and that was because I was told that someone wanted an easy to use and see red dot on her AR-15. So the search began and we looked at all of the traditional major players in the optics market. We looked at the old favorites, Leupold, Aimpoint, Trijicon, Vortex and then we noticed the Ludic HD-7 in the cabinet.
When we first started looking for an optic we set ourselves a budget of under $200.00, that isn’t a lot of money but it gave us a manageable number and limited our choices. This was actually a designed part of the process and made the hunt for an optic fun. The first thing we noticed about the Lucid HD-7 is that it is not a light optic in any sense of the word. The HD-7 came in at 13 ounces, but does include an built it twin screw mount. The outside of this particular optic features a nice rubberized black protective coating, but it is also available in Desert Tan as well.
There are features to this generation of Lucid HD-7 that were not on earlier models, this is the Gen III configuration. The earlier models of this optic were well received by most people in the shooting community in spite of their heavier than average weight. In order to get a complete look at the features that Lucid packed into this red dot lets take a look at the breakdown.
Model: HD-7 Generation III