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    Gun & Gear Review 529 – Lucid’s Blue E7

    enJune 07, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • Firearms Insider podcastListeners encouraged to attend firearms classes, use code GGR 15 for discount on VZGrips.com, and discussed new products from Nitro Airguns, Compact Weapon Line, and Lucid Optics E7.

      The Firearms Insider podcast, episode 529, featured a review of the Lucid Optics E7, as well as new products from Nitro Airguns, Compact Weapon Line, and a magazine adapter. The hosts, Chad Wallace, Tony, Rob, and Rusty, discussed their experiences with various firearms and accessories. VZ Grips were highlighted, specifically the VZ Fallout grip for the 1911, which comes in various textures and colors. The hosts encouraged listeners to use code GGR 15 for a 15% discount on handgun and rifle grips at VZGrips.com. The group shared their recent activities, including upcoming events and ongoing projects. Rob mentioned his plans to attend Brown Ales in Grinnell, Iowa, while Chad discussed his issues with a 308 upper's gas block. Tony shared his missed opportunities to attend competitions due to rain and knee pain. The group encouraged listeners to join firearms classes and emphasized the importance of training and networking with others in the community. The podcast was sponsored by VZ Grips, Primary Arms, Walker Defense, and Excess Sites.

    • Blue reticle reflex sightBlue reticle reflex sight, like the Lucid Optics E7, can help reduce shooter fatigue and improve target acquisition with their distinct color standing out against common shooting backgrounds.

      The Lucid Optics E7 is a unique reflex sight with a blue reticle, which can help reduce shooter fatigue and improve target acquisition. The E7 is a 1X reflex sight, weighing only 2.65 ounces, and features a blue reticle that stands out against common shooting backgrounds. The sight is enclosed, making it resistant to dirt, water, and other elements, and its controls are easily accessible on the outside. Despite its small size, the E7 offers positive click adjustments for windage and elevation. The sight is a great option for shooters looking for a distinct and effective reflex sight.

    • Lucid E7 blue reticle reflex sightLucid E7 reflex sight offers a unique blue reticle option, suitable for various firearms, constructed with sturdy materials, long battery life, easy-to-use controls, and distinct features make it a worthwhile investment for blue reticle enthusiasts.

      The Lucid Optics E7 reflex sight offers a unique blue reticle option, which stands out from other reflex sights in the market. This sight is suitable for various firearms, from handguns to rifles, and is constructed with sturdy materials, providing great battery life and easy-to-use controls. However, it may not be ideal for individuals with astigmatism due to its multi-component reticle, which can blur together for some users. Despite its higher MSRP compared to standard reflex sights, the E7's distinct features and benefits make it a worthwhile investment for those seeking a blue-illuminated reflex sight. The sight maintains zero for the most part, has a long battery life, and offers actual click adjustments. Although the blue reticle may not be clearer than red or green for everyone, it is clearer for the reviewer and provides a faster pick-up. The Lucid E7 is a high-quality optic that, while more expensive than standard reflex sights, offers a unique and effective solution for those seeking a blue reticle.

    • Shooting Optics PreferencesConsider personal preference, shooting conditions, and cost when choosing between different colors, styles, or types of shooting optics or air guns.

      When it comes to optics for shooting, the choice between different colors or styles depends on individual preferences and specific shooting conditions. For instance, some people may prefer blue reflex sights like the Lucid Optics E7, while others might opt for fiber optic center dots like the Swamp Fox Tomahawk II. Additionally, there are new innovations in the air gun market, such as the Oomer X call with nitro air, which offers ease of use but comes with a higher cost due to the need to frequently replace nitro air canisters. Overall, it's essential to consider factors like personal preference, shooting conditions, and cost when choosing optics or air guns for shooting.

    • Air rifle factorsPower is not the only consideration when choosing an air rifle. Factors like pellet compatibility, accuracy, user experience, and accessory compatibility are crucial for optimal performance and enjoyment.

      When considering a new air rifle, it's essential to look beyond the initial power and consider factors like pellet compatibility, accuracy, and overall user experience. Power can be misleading, and the true value lies in how well the rifle functions with various pellets, its accuracy, and whether it provides a positive shooting experience. Additionally, it's crucial to ensure compatibility with necessary accessories like scopes and CO2 cylinders, as inconsistencies can impact performance and reliability. Ultimately, the goal is to make an informed decision that leads to a satisfying shooting experience.

    • Advantages of self-regulating air riflesSelf-regulating air rifles offer advantages such as no leaks, ease of use, and affordability compared to PCP models. They provide a consistent shooting experience and require minimal maintenance.

      The speaker is discussing the advantages of a specific air rifle model, which is not prone to leaks and has a self-regulating internal system. He shares his personal experience with the rifle and compares it to PCP models, emphasizing its affordability and ease of use. Additionally, he mentions his excitement about trying out new gear, including the Primary Arms gear range bag and the Streamlight TLR 7 HLX USB pistol light. The speaker also expresses his appreciation for the variety and selection offered by Primary Arms, as well as their commitment to superior service and fast shipping. Overall, the conversation highlights the enjoyment and adventure of exploring new firearms and accessories.

    • Occam Defense RuckVersatile Occam Defense Ruck enhances Ruger American rifle's capacity and shooting experience, with endorsements from industry experts and practical benefits

      The Occam Defense Ruck is an attractive accessory for Ruger American rifle owners who want the option to use larger capacity magazines. The Ruck is versatile, allowing the use of various magazine types, and its ease of installation adds to its appeal. Additionally, the potential for future ammunition bans or restrictions makes having a versatile rifle setup even more valuable. The Ruck not only enhances the aesthetic of the rifle but also provides practical benefits. Furthermore, the endorsement from industry experts like Joe from Red Jacket adds credibility to the product. XS Sights, a trusted brand in night sights, also offers a variety of options for low-light shooting. While their Memorial Day sale may have ended, their fiber optic clock sights remain a good investment. Overall, the Occam Defense Ruck is a worthwhile investment for Ruger American rifle owners seeking to expand their magazine capacity and enhance their shooting experience.

    • Podcast feedback and engagementPodcasters welcome feedback and engagement from their audience, encourage subscriptions and sponsor support, and promote open-mindedness, respect, and inclusivity

      The hosts of this podcast welcome feedback and reviews from their audience, which can be sent to their Gmail or left on various social media platforms. They also encourage listeners to subscribe to their YouTube channel and check out their sponsors. The conversation also touched on the importance of being open-minded and respectful to others, even in the face of adversity or misunderstandings. The hosts also emphasized the importance of standing up against racism and intolerance. Despite the potential for censorship on platforms like YouTube, they continue to produce the podcast and appreciate the support of their listeners. Overall, the podcast promotes a positive and inclusive message, and encourages engagement and interaction from its audience.

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