Lucid M7 Low cost, high quality, effective red dot sight for your rifle

Posted By on August 5, 2014

Lucid M7 Red Dot on Keltec









I just returned from a gun-fighting school out in Wyoming where we got some extensive hands on with the new Lucid M7 red dot sight. This super light weight, rugged and handy sight allows you to effectively, and accurately, lay down a wall of lead while keeping both eyes open; and it only costs a couple of hundred bucks as opposed to an Aimpoint Micro.

We used it on Shotguns & AR15′s and it steered our projectiles like a champ. We’ve written about the M7′s big brother before, the HD7, and that is still going I am happy to say. The NEW M7 Micro Dot, red dot sight delivers a bright and precise, fast target acquisition with all of the durability that LUCID has come to be known for.

Lucid M7 Red Dot on AR

Lucid M7 Red Dot on AR

Lucid apparently had several requests the past few years for this optic as a lot of shooters wanted a lower mountable version of the HD7. The M7 Micro Dot has the ability to sense the light conditions and adjust the reticle brightness accordingly. Keeping the practical use of a single common AAA power source makes the M7 Micro Dot as operator friendly as possible. With the available single slot rail riser, the M7 Micro Dot is elevated to the near perfect height for quality AR work and compatible with the lower 1/3 co-witness and use of our stand alone magnifiers, such as the 2x -5x Variable. The M7 Micro Dot will also allow use of the LUCID 2x “screw in” Magnifier adding to the operators confidence when the situation calls for a longer shot.



Gunfighting w the Lucid M7 Red Dot Sight

Gunfighting w the Lucid M7 Red Dot Sight

We know our buddies over at are selling them.

Tell them the Survivalwire sent you and they are sure to hook you up.

We really like this, and it won’t break your bank.

Stay safe!

M7 Micro Dot

• Cast Aluminum Frame
• Rail Mount Built-In
• Weight: 4.6oz
• Waterproof & Fogproof
• 100% Shockproof (.458 SOCOM)
• Reticle: 2MOA Dot 25MOA circle
• Auto Brightness Sensor
• Auto Shut Off (2 hour)
• 7 Brightness Levels
• Battery: 1, AAA (Not Included)
• Capped and Leashed Turrets
• 1/2 MOA Adjustments
• Parallax Free
• 21mm Objective Lens
• 21mm Ocular Lens
• FOV: 48ft @ 100yds
• 1x Unlimited Eye Relief
• Available 2x Magnifier
• Available Lower 1/3, Rail Riser
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
MSRP: $229 

Economic Disaster Insurance: Multiple Streams of Income

Posted By on July 10, 2014

By Devin S. Standard- Frugal Lifestyle Coach

In today’s environment, surprise medical expenses, a company bankruptcy, catastrophic engine failure or other unforeseen personal disasters may occur at any time. Another looming challenge is tuition. My son’s college cost $58,000/year and frankly, I was not properly prepared to deal with that kind of financial shock. Learn from my pain as well as the pain of all those recently foreclosed upon; prepare! One key prep that can help mitigate; but not necessarily eliminate, the pain, is MONEY. As such we recommend that in addition to a 6 month emergency supply of liquid funds(your monthly budget x 6), that you and your family develop multiple streams of income instead of counting upon one, or two sources of income. Maybe you need the multiple streams of income just to establish your 6 month emergency fund. No matter, read on.

A good way to start is to assess your skills and catalog your hobbies. You must love something and be expert, or near expert at something. Well, guess what, you can capitalize on that passion.

Potential Skills:

  1. Public Speaking
  2. Reading
  3. Gardening
  4. Raising pets/animal husbandry
  5. Writing
  6. Leading
  7. Cooking
  8. Selling
  9. Exercising/Sports
  10. Child raising
  11. Education/Tutoring
  12. Foreign Languages

So, once you’ve identified your skill and, or passion, how do you capitalize on it? Well, you make yourself an expert and then you teach your skills to others:

  1. Write an article for a magazine or blog in your field of expertise- Each incremental article/blog post published further cements your “expertise” and leads to more. You may have to do some for free. I usually get around $500/article
  2. Write a book. (Self publishing is becoming easier with all the web tools available these days.) Then sell the book.
  3. Write a blog. This costs almost nothing. If you link it with FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc., and manage your social media with a program called you will be able to create a virtuous circle of content flowing about “your wisdom” in the blogsphere.
  4. Volunteer to give speeches at associations, clubs, groups, etc. and advertise “coaching or lessons” you will be surprised at how much business you drum up that way.
  5. Become a “certified” instructor and give classes. If you are good in a field that you love, figure out how to become credentialed. You may have to volunteer some time in the beginning; but as you grow and become well known, you will make $$.
  6. Make Videos and post them on Youtube. These will give you more content for all of your social media tools. The more, and the fresher the content, the higher your search rankings will go.
  7. Sell, Sell, Sell- the produce from your garden, your old un-needed items, the extra eggs from your chickens, whatever you have. Ebay, Amazon and Craigslist make all the world a virtual garage sale 24/7/365

That’s it. The more prepared you are, and the better diversified your sources of revenue, the more personal LIBERTY you and your family will enjoy.

Now go out there and make some extra cash!

U.S. strike kills al-Shabab’s spiritual leader

Posted By on September 2, 2014

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The U.S. military has attacked the Islamic al-Shabab network in Somalia yesterday (Monday). The Pentagon said the operation targeted the group’s fugitive leader.

Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, said the United States was now assessing the results of the operation and would provide more information later.

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Former head of Internal Affairs at CBP: Agency suffers from “institutional narcissism”; conducting its affairs beyond “constitutional constraints”

Posted By on September 2, 2014

Border security
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In what may become the most explosive scandal in the history of the U.S. Border Patrol, James F. Tomsheck, former head of Internal Affairs at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), accused his own agency of protecting its agents from criminal charges including murder, corruption, and graft.

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NIH launching human safety study of Ebola vaccine candidate

Posted By on September 2, 2014

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Initial human testing of an investigational vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease will begin this week by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Better security for Europe’s mass transportation

Posted By on September 2, 2014

Transportation security
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When a suspicious individual flees on a bus or by train, things usually get tough for the police. This is because the security systems of the various transportation companies and security services are typically incompatible. The EU project, Secur-ED (Secure Urban Mass Transportation – European Demonstrator), aims to correct this by establishing better collaboration among transportation companies within the same city.

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Traceable fingerprints for freight items

Posted By on September 2, 2014

Cargo security
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Security is a top priority in air freight logistics, but screening procedures can be time consuming and costly. Fraunhofer researchers intend to boost efficiency with a new approach to digital logistics, without sacrificing the security of air freight operations.

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