Lucid Optics has produced a fair variety of different optics over the years. Their current product catalog spans three models of rifle scopes, several red dots, a 4x prismatic optic, a spotting scope, a binocular option, and more. One recent addition is their E7 red dot model, initially announced a few months ago around SHOT Show’s timeframe. The E7 is a fully enclosed micro red dot using Aimpoint ACRO-style mounting. Its boxy shape also evokes the ACRO, along with similar competitors like the Holosun AEMS. The E7’s size makes it look like it could occupy a similar niche as the above-mentioned optics, serving as either a larger pistol-mounted unit or a relatively smaller option on a carbine. Get some additional details on the E7 in Lucid’s press release, copied below.
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LUCID Optics introduces their new E7 Red Dot optic!
Jan 11, 2023
Wyoming — Lucid Optics is excited to announce the launch of its new E7 Red Dot optic, designed to withstand the physical forces of semi-automatic pistol slides and provide fast target acquisition for both pistol and carbine applications.
The E7’s ACRO mounting system offers unparalleled flexibility in platform adaptation, while its high efficiency LED emitter and M5 Reticle have been proven to be 30% faster to target than a standard dot. The E7 is also ideal for use as a backup sight on magnified scopes and thermal imagers, and is vision compatible in tough environments.
In addition to its durability and versatility, the E7 is operationally parallax-free, meaning that with a proper zero, the reticle will always be “on target” no matter what angle the eye is in relation to the field of view.
At Lucid Optics, we believe that “Overkill is Overrated,” and the E7 Red Dot optic is the perfect example of this philosophy in action. We are confident that it will exceed the expectations of even the most demanding users.
The E7 Red Dot has an MSRP of $299 and will be available at www.lucidoptics.com or at your local dealer mid-year 2023.
About Lucid Optics:
Lucid Optics is a Wyoming based optics and firearms accessory manufacturer that strives to offer a balance between ultimate performance quality and cost affordable products. From our flag ship HD7 to our outstanding line of riflescopes, Lucid trains and listens to the experts in the field to design and develop some of the most trusted optics in the industry. Backed by over 30 years of experience, Lucid Optics is the leader in quality affordable optics solutions.
To learn more and see the full lineup of LUCID Optics products, visit www.lucidoptics.com.
Using a CR2032 and a shake-awake feature, the E7 is advertised to carry a healthy 50,000-hour battery life. Combine this with its compact 1.78″ length, svelte 2.65oz weight, and waterproof/shockproof durable aluminum construction, this optic could well appeal to a solid market of potential users. At a $299.99 MSRP, what do you think about it? Do you anticipate that it will provide a competitive option in the micro optics market? Or do you dislike it for any reason, and if so, why? Do you have any experience with any of Lucid’s other products, and how have you found them? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! See you at the range.
Images courtesy of Lucid Optics.
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