LUCID HD7 Red Dot Sight

| April 22, 2012

The LUCID HD7 Red Dot Sight is a quality optic that’s durable, reliable and packed full of well thought out user friendly features.

 

This red dot sight has a cast aluminum frame that is fully rubber armored, waterproof, shockproof tested to .458 SOCOM, and fogproof made for extreme durability. 1/2 MOA windage and elevation adjustments on external turrets have positive adjustments with a solid audible click.

The sight gives the operator the option of four different reticles: 2 MOA Dot, 2 MOA Dot with Outer Circle, Circle with Crosshairs, Crosshairs. Test firing confirmed that the sight returns to zero when switching between reticles. While having 4 reticles to choose from may just seem like a nice to have feature on the face of it, it does allow you to find a setup that suits you, after you buy your optic, and not before.

The HD7 is powered by a single AAA battery for the customers’ convenience and has an estimated 1000 hours of battery life. The battery cap is o-ring sealed to protect against the elements. The sight powers itself down automatically after two hours of operation, which is a small, but useful feature, which I really like.

This Red Dot Sight features two modes of operation, Manual mode and Auto-Brightness mode where a light sensor will keep the reticle at the right brightness regardless of the environment you are shooting from.

The HD7 sight is designed to mount on Weaver as well as Picatinny rails, and is secured by two 13mm slotted nuts. The mounting base height of the HD7 provides for a lower 1/3rd co-witness when used in conjunction with a BUIS (back up iron sights). The mount is an integral part of the optic frame assembly and does not allow for the adapting of quick release type mounts manufactured by other optic companies.

Features

  • Cast aluminum frame
  • Two modes of reticle brightness operation: Manual & Auto-Brightness
  • 100% waterproof, fogproof & shockproof
  • Fully rubberized armor
  • Parallax free
  • Available 2x (screw in eyepiece)
  • Requires one AAA battery (not included)
  • Aprox. 1000 hours battery life
  • Auto shut off function (after 2 hours)
  • Weights approx. 370 grams
  • Lower 1/3 co-witness
  • 1/2 MOA windage and elevation adjustments
  • Variable reticle style (4 options)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

 

From around the Net.

George Hill of Crusader Weaponry reviewed on WeTheArmed.com

The Lucid HD7 Red Dot Optic. I’ve pretty much completed my evaluation of this weapon sight. Thumbs Up. In a nut shell, the HD7 is Strong, Clear, and Accurate. It’s held zero, it’s handled recoil and has done everything that it should with no misbehaviour. Quiet honestly, it trumps everything else out there in its class… and if you are wanting a new red dot optic and you can’t afford that AimPoint or EoTech – this unit is a great choice. The HD7’s two major competitors are the Vortex Strikefire, which I really really wanted to like… they are about 150 bucks, but they have some issues that just have not been sorted out. Such as the battery connections which lead to the red dot failing under recoil. Then there is the Bushnell Trophy MP for 200 bucks…. which is a good unit. However it does not have an auto shut off to conserve battery life and it doesn’t have an auto-adjust for brightness. The HD7 does.

LUCID HD7 Red Dot Sight Review by MAC

 

Quib from Weapon Evolution

For first range session impressions, the HD7 seems like a valid candidate for those who can’t afford the higher end red dot sights on the market, but are still looking for a quality optic.

Review of the Lucid HD7 Red Dot Sight

 

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