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