Lucid M7 Micro Dot Optic + 2-5 Magnifier On Swing Out Base – Review Video

Lucid M7 Micro Dot Optic + 2-5 Magnifier On Swing Out Base – Review Video Lucid Optics sent us a box full-0-goodies to review, which includes the: Lucid M-7 Micro […]

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Lucid M7 Micro Dot Optic + 2-5 Magnifier On Swing Out Base – Review Video

Lucid Optics sent us a box full-0-goodies to review, which includes the:

We mounted them on one of our testbed AR-15 rifles consisting of a Palmetto State Armory CHF 18″ upper in 5.56 mated to the JP Enterprises JP-15 forged lower and Armageddon Gear Revolution Trigger from JP Enterprises. However, before heading to the range I like to get the discussion of specs and features out of the way.

Full video review

Watch the video and/or read the info below…

Side view of Lucid 2-5 magnifier on swing out mount - in line

Side view of Lucid 2-5 magnifier on swing out mount – in line

Lucid M-7 Red Dot sight

  • Relatively small optic weighing in at a around 5 oz with the optional riser mount
  • Instead of 1 dot, the M7 has a 2 MOA inner dot that is surrounded by a 25 MOA circle
  • Runs on a single AAA battery, which is housed in a rear facing and easily accessible battery compartment on the top right of the optic
  • Includes a rubber dual lense cover bikini
  • Has 2 modes:
    • Manual mode = use the up and down arrows to control 7 levels of dot brightness
    • Automatic mode = dot brightness is adjusted on-the-fly via the top mounted photo sensor
  • Listed as wind and waterproof
  • Rated for use up to .458 SOCOM
  • Lower 1/3 co-witness with red dot sight

    Lower 1/3 co-witness with red dot sight

    Optional mounting riser positions optic for lower 1/3 co-witness with

  • leashed turret caps
  • Auto shut-off of 2 hours (yep, I need this)
  • 21mm lenses
  • Advertised at parallax free
  • Optional 2x screw-in magnifier

Lucid 2-5 Magnifier

  • Advertised as 4″ eye relief
  • Fully coated optics
  • About 8oz
  • 30 mm main tube
  • Focus adjustment
  • Dot centering adjustments (windage & elevation… if it is appropriate to call them that)
  • Fog and Shock proof
ADM SM-01 Swing off Mount

ADM SM-01 Swing off Mount

American Defense Manufacturing QD Auto Lock Mount (ADM SM-01 Swing off Mount)

  •  Anodized aluminum rail mount
  • Co-witness height for iron sights / BUIS
  • Made in USA (Yeah!)
  • Can be set up to swing either direction

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We sent the Lucid Optics M7 optic back almost 2 years ago and I'm still pissed. Really wanted to give that little buggar a permanent home on my personal AR. Love the auto brightness feature. - Jeff

About Jeff

Jeff is the Editor in Chief of Gear Report and a National Shooting Sports Foundation Media member. He reports on the outdoor industry, reviews gear for camping, hiking, shooting, hunting, paddling, backpacking and other active pursuits. A USAF veteran, Jeff earned a MBA in Marketing and Health Services. He specializes in consultative selling and internet marketing. As the VP of BD & Marketing, Jeff provides sales and marketing leadership to MGECOM, Inc. and helps http://MGECOM.com acquire new clients in need of solutions for online merchants in need of Affiliate Marketing program management. Jeff founded and manages Cress Sales & Marketing LLC, offering online sales and marketing consulting and services to online merchants and service providers.