The Lucid P7 is a 4x prismatic optic based on the same (expired) patent as the Trijicon ACOG.  Nearly every Ranger I served with who was issued an ACOG loved them: there’s a strong desire in the marketplace for a similar scope tailored more for the sporting market.  Most people are willing to trade-off a few high-end features to get down to a mid-range cost, right at the heart of where Lucid seems to be aiming (pun intended, every time).

Lucid P7 4x Optic | Quick Look
The P7 reticle, in blue mode. Switching to red takes just a couple of seconds

A rubber coated cast aluminum body contains the optic’s inner workings, headlined by the P7 reticle.  The 1/4 MOA center dot is circled by an 8 MOA ring, with additional markings every 8 MOA beneath that.  The center ring has optional illumination in blue and red, with 10 brightness settings or an automatic brightness control and is powered by one AA battery which is housed in the built-in picatinny mount.  The turrets are exposed with 1/2 MOA clicks and have removable/re-zeroable caps.  Below are the rest of the specs, as per Lucid.

  • 19 oz weight
  • 6.5″ long
  • Fogproof, waterproof and shockproof
  • FOV 25ft @ 100 yards
  • Auto shut off (2 hours)
  • 2500 hour battery life
  • Adjustable ocular focus
  • Leashed battery cap
  • 30mm objective and 25mm ocular lenses
  • 92% light transmission
  • Reticle is available in the popular STRELOK shooting app

I’ll be taking this out for evaluation soon, testing it while continuing my time with the Radian Model 1 rifle. A final review will be published after getting some good range time, but for now here’s my initial thoughts after unboxing and comparing the P7 to some other scopes I have on hand:

The glass is very nice.  $400 and up is around the price point where my expectations start to head north quickly, but the P7 appears to have delivered so far.  The reticle is excellent.  Bold lines draw the eye very quickly, yet aren’t over-sized to the point of obscuring the target.  The illumination is beyond sufficient, bright enough even in full daylight.  The automatic illumination works well so far, going from dark rooms to outside the building at high noon.  The controls being on the left side of the frame make it easy and intuitive to access them with my support hand.

Lucid P7 4x Optic | Quick Look

The turret adjustments are quiet and soft, yet distinct enough that there’s no questioning whether or not you made that last click.  It seems many manufacturers are using oddball European camera batteries, so I appreciate Lucid’s use of the venerable AA battery here.

All told, there’s enough here to give me a very favorable first impression.  Next up, some time at the range where we’ll see how the P7 performs in the field.  The P7’s MSRP is $439 but street price is between $300-$350.

Stay tuned…