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Why you should buy this red dot.
on April 7, 2012
Had it for 1 month as of this review with about 300 round of 7.62x39 in thru my heavy barrel 16" AR with it on top.
I am digging it, the HD7 is well thought out, it is guaranteed water 'proof' fog 'proof'.
There is nothing flimsy about it that would tip you off to it being made in ChiCom.
This is not pure Chinese junk, no, it is American design, American owned and American final inspected unit, only made in ChiCom to compete so it can get to market, as AimPoint and ACOG dominate the high price point US market, Lucid does not stand a chance on that end.
Lucid is a small shop, 1 guy and his wife , he is an American, I think living in Utah (if i remember ) He was a design engineer for Brunton Outdoors, he wanted to make a 'high quality' red dot at a good price point and he succeeded.
MAC on YouTube has water and drop tested his and it passed.
At 30 m sand bagged we are getting bullet hole thru hole accuracy, at 200m I can hit 12" gong every time.
NOTE: They make a screw on 2X magnifier and now a 1x5 magnifier and I am getting both myself.
The many different reticules are a great idea. I use the single 'dot' most of the time, but the 'circle-dot' fits right over a typical bulls eye target and can be used to 'bracket' a target as a sort of ruff indication of target distance.
Just for reference sake, you can have a man walk out to 100, 200 + meters , or place a deer target out at your chosen distance to see just how your chosen reticule with size up against the target in the distance to get a good idea of how a target will look via the reticule.
If your 'not' familiar with red dots, they need to be 'turned on' duh, lol.
If this is your primary defense weapon, I suggest you co-witness tritium post - iron battle sights thru the HD7 so if you get awoken up on the middle of the night by crystal meth zombies smashing thru your door, your heart is gonna be racing along with your head, and your more than likely going to forget a few things and 1 main thing is to turn the dam thing on !!!
In my case at least I am going to be looking thru a nice set of iron sights that glow in the dark in the bottom 3rd of the HD7 ( 1 /3rd co-witness ) as I have Troy Industries folding H&K style sights on my AR. When my iron sights are flipped up and locked in the ready to use position the red dot sits right on top of the front iron sigh post just like a target should be aimed at, as it should, so now I have immediate redundant back up sights.
I took some black tape and made the objective ( the side you look thru )side wider to snug fit a Bulter Creek flip up dust cover on it as I walk in the rain when run & gun shooting & hunting with my AR in single point battle sling / muzzle down position so rain drop were getting on my HD7 lens.
Your gonna love this sight.
Final suggestion: Wait until they make it with an integral quick release mount so You can switch optics fast if You wish to do so.
UPDATE: Nov 23: Another approx 500 rounds of 7.62x39 caliber thru my HD7 and it still ROCKS , I love it.
PS do NOT buy the 2X Magnifier, why because it is like looking through a soda straw, the field of view disappears even tho it is good quality it still SUCKS as a defensive optic add on, if You want to shoot varmints with it at medium range which for my caliber is 75 to 150 yards then go ahead and buy it but it only seams good for bench rest shooting stationary targets ( squirrels etc....) if they are on the run at close range then forget it as they will run out of the field of view instantly and you wont be able to acquire them fast enough, but at a moderate distance the 2X MAGNIFIER is ' fair' to 'ok '