Lucid Optics is a Riverton, Wyoming based optics company that we have featured here before on the web site when we did a review of their HD7 Red Dot optic. We have used that optic for months now with great results so I became very eager when I saw that the company had expanded their product line into weapons lights. I unfortunately was not able to find them at SHOT Show 2017 due to a very hectic schedule so I reached out to the company after the show and I was happy with what I saw. The first offering in the new series of Lucid Weapons Lights is the C3 300.
The C3 300 Light was built tough and designed to withstand the recoil of rifles all the way up to .458 SOCOM. The C3 300 is a dual LED light that features a 6061 Aluminum waterproof housing. The company makes it a point to state that this light was designed to be used with a carbine length rifle by people looking for bad guys, not CEO types who sit in air conditioned suites in office complexes. Lucid uses the same quality control and attention to detail that they put in all their optics production, in short terms Lucid builds their equipment to exceed most of our standards and real world operational tempos. Lets dig into the specifics of why we here are so happy to see this new Lucid Weapons Light come on the market.
Name: Lucid C3 300
Manufacturer: Lucid Optics
Place Of Manufacture: Riverton Wyoming
Mounting System: Picatinny Rail
Number of LEDs: 2
Model of LED: CREE XPE2
Weight: 22 oz
Brightness: 300 Lumens
Distance of Beam: 70 Feet
- Has strobe feature
- Lifetime Warranty
Price: $ 129 MSRP
Battery Type: AAA Type (3 needed)
The world of weapons lights has expanded in recent years and they seem to be a standard item on most law enforcement rifles that are in the field today. One of the problems that can come up with weapons mounted lights is their large cost and relatively short warranty periods for such an important piece of equipment. That is where the Lucid Weapons Lights like the C3 300 come in. They offer an affordable price point with a MSRP of $129 and a limited lifetime warranty.
When you combine the build quality, the price, the ability to use it as a constant light or a strobe mixed with the fact it is one of the few lights to be designed and built in the United States you can see the advantages adding up. We don’t currently have one of the C3 300 lights on the shelf but in the next few weeks we are planning on picking one up so we can run a series of torture tests on it here in the Alaska winter. We aren’t going to do any tests that are designed to destroy the light, just some to test its limits of operational ability in the snow, ice an other arctic type conditions that I experience here in Alaska.
We hope you enjoyed this quick look at Lucid Optics newest offering the C3 300 Weapons Light, we are trying to branch out our reviews and cover optics, gear and accessories that the common working man can afford. In my opinion as a writer, its always fun to read about things that are expensive or rare, but I think the average working person who loves to shoot would rather read about gear and guns that they can afford. What do you think ? We want to hear from you our readers
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