LUCID P7 Full Review

The new LUCID P7 Prismatic Combat Optic is now shipping to distributors and should be seen out and about in the wild now and/or shortly. LUCID was generous enough in their hustle to get this new scope to market to send one out in a little box in my direction.

Many of you read my initial impressions and evaluation plan a couple weeks ago and as promised I put this P7 against the most arduous and proven competitor I could muster, the Trijicon ACOG.

So let’s break down both optics and see what we have.

The P7

The prismatic combat optic boasts the following specifications:

  • Housing and Frame: Cast Aluminum
  • Weight: 19 oz.
  • Mounting: 13mm hex nuts, reversible
  • Lenses: 25mm Ocular with manual focus, 30mm Objective
  • Optic Coating: Chemical Rubber Armor
  • Power: 1 AA Battery (not included), estimate 2,500 hours life, 2 hour auto shut off
  • Reticle: P7, Red Illumination, automatic and manual brightness adjustment, 10 settings
  • Waterproof and Nitrogen Purged recoil rated to .458 SOCOM
  • Adjustments: ½ MOA clicks with resettable thumb turrets, hex wrench included for reset
  • Field of view: 25ft at 100 yards
  • Eye Relief 3.25”
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

As stated in my preview article the P7 doesn’t have a large field optics in its class and the above numbers and features are desirable and satisfying for its intended role.

The ACOG

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  • The most direct comparison would be against the LED TA02 which boasts
  • Housing and Frame: Forged 7075-T6
  • Weight: 18.1 oz. with AA battery
  • Mounting: TA51 thumb screw mount, reversible
  • Lenses: 32mm objective lens, multicoated
  • Optic Finish: Hard Coat Anodized, optional colors and coatings
  • Power: 1 AA battery, 6 brightness settings with off positions between each, 12,000 hours (setting 4)
  • Reticle: 4 options, bullet drop compensator .223, red or green illumination
  • Waterproof and Purged: 100 meter depth, dry nitrogen
  • Adjustments: 2 clicks per inch at 100 yards, ½ MOA
  • Field of View: 36.8ft at 100 yards
  • Eye relief: 1.5”
  • Warranty: Lifetime

Now as we crunch the numbers the ACOG sports several that outshine the P7. But let me force some final perspective on the optics.

The TA02 ACOG tickets a retail value of $1,548.00

The P7… $439.00

With that $1109.00 disparity in mind I can kit 3 rifles with a P7 per one ACOG or buy a nice rifle, an Armalite SPR perhaps, and a P7 for the retail price of the TA02 standing alone. There’s significant appreciable value there.

Now, as an ACOG user and owner (previously reviewed), I can say the ACOG is worth every penny. But 110,900 extra pennies is a lot of pennies… literally 611lbs 3.7oz of extra pennies. Oye…

The control layouts on both optics are simple and effective.

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About Keith Finch

Keith Finch
Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009 he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.

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