Overall, this IS a pretty decent Red Dot for the money, and I wasn't ecpecting a Trijicon or Aimpoint here, just a decent sight in the same range as a Burris or Bushnell. What I got is actually a bit better than the Bushnell/Burris options, especially with the AAA battery, since I can use rechargeables!
However, perfection it is NOT.
There are a couple of minor points that keep it from being EXCELLENT at this price point - Things that I would think should be standard on ANY optic that isn't a knock-off of a knock-off.
First, the HD-7 doesn't have flip-up caps, while its closest competitor, the Vortex StrikeFire, does - STANDARD. Plus, the Strikefire comes with a 2X magnifier and green dot capability - but it doesn't have the AAA battery.
So come on Lucid, give us something a little extra? NOPE. Instead, all of the extras are exactly that. EXTRA, and not just a little extra. The QD setup cost $150. The Killflash is another $40. Did I mention Lens caps? Those aren't even available yet. A 2X screw-in magnifier is another $40.
To make it all a little harder to swallow, the setup for the mount is just a bit of a hassle too. It's got these huge screw, which are great to grab with your fingers or a wrench, but if you want to use a screwdriver in the slots provided, the screw pushes the screwdriver out of the slots as it tightens. It's a little gripe, unless you scratch your upper as a result. I think someone else mentioned they installed the screw heads on the wrong...