Lead & Steel Promethean LP-1 Red Dot Optic

4.92 out of 5
(95 customer reviews)
sku: LP-1



Lead & Steel Promethean LP-1 Duty Grade Red Dot Optic, Now With AuraWake!

After years of product development & destructive testing, Lead & Steel is proud to bring you the Promethean LP-1.

Combining cutting-edge material science & world-class manufacturing, the LP-1 is in a league of its own:

  • CNC-machined 7075-T6 aluminum housing, hard-coat anodized to Type III MIL-A-8625.
  • Protective 6061-T6 extruded aluminum “crumple” hood.
  • Parallax-free LED, with unlimited eye relief.
  • Large window for fast target acquisition (1.37″ x 1.04″).
  • Lower 1/3rd (1.57″) height.
  • Compatible with most lower 1/3rd magnifiers
  • 0.5-MOA adjustment for windage & elevation.
  • User-configurable circle/dot & red dot reticles (2-MOA dot, 65-MOA ring + dot, 65-MOA ring only).
  • Powered by a single CR123A cell for 150,000 continuous runtime with 2-MOA dot reticle (Setting 5/10).
  • Always on unless manually turned off; “set & forget” design.
  • Seven daytime settings.
  • NV capable, with three dedicated nighttime settings.
  • IPX8 waterproof rating.
  • Quick-Detach mount, returns to zero.
  • Adaptable to 1913 rails.
  • Limited lifetime warranty for original purchaser.
  • Weighs 11.8 oz. without hood, 12.5 oz. with hood.
  • Unit Size (LxWxH): 95mm x 57mm x 65mm

AURAWAKE: AuraWake is our patent-pending take on a safer implementation of shake-to-wake designs seen in the industry today.

Many optics will auto shut off after a set number of hours to conserve runtime. Accelerometers (small motion sensing devices) are commonly utilized in optics to activate them once the weapon is picked up. However, these devices may exhibit unreliability after heavy impact testing, and is why we initially decided against general shake-to-wake in the LP-1. However, we are now proud to announce AuraWake, our new partial shake-to-wake system that ties the accelerometer ONLY to the 65 MOA ring!

Simply put, after 5 minutes of non use, the LP-1’s outer CQB ring will “sleep,” yet maintain the 2MOA dot on at all times. This provides a constant, action-ready aiming reference that cannot be interfered with upon accelerometer failure, while significantly increasing runtime! It’s the best of both worlds, and is available for purchase now.

LP-1 User Manual

Additional information

Reticle Selection


95 reviews for Lead & Steel Promethean LP-1 Red Dot Optic

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tyler (verified owner)

    I’ve already put about 1k rounds with mine. Holds zero as it should, QD works well. Seems very tough, though I’m not qualified enough to say if it’s actually the toughest optic out there.
    From what I can tell, all of L&S’s claims are spot on with this thing. Pick it up while the price is literally unbeatable.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cody (verified owner)

    I own. I love. I am buying another.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bobby (verified owner)

    Super nice battle optic for the price. I only wish the detents on the zero adjustments were more substantial, but once you dial it in, it’s irrelevant. The crosshair on mine is very slightly canted, maybe a few degrees at most, which again doesn’t affect functionality but was hard for me to unsee at first. Now I don’t notice it.

  4. 5 out of 5



  5. 5 out of 5

    Lucas T (verified owner)

    Well I set out to destroy this when I bought it and it was difficult. After zeroing at 50 yards, I then attached it to an old quad rail and used it as a hammer to smash a cinder block into multiple pieces. Zero was not spot on when I put it back on my rifle but it was pretty darn close. Other tests included running over it with a Massey Ferguson on a gravel road, letting it soak in water for 48 hours. Then freezing the optic. Then putting it in the oven at 180 degrees for 3 hours. None of this has much effect on zero.
    Finally got upset that I hadn’t been able to destroy it yet so took a 10lb sledge and smashed it. That did the trick.
    All in all, the thing is a freaking tank. I will be replacing my EXPS3s with the LP1. Could not recommend enough.
    Literally my only complaint is the windage and elevation adjustments don’t have a very strong felt “click” when you adjust. So when wearing ear pro it’s sometimes difficult to tell how many clicks you turned.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Bill Gray

    Would like to try a red dot

  7. 5 out of 5

    Greg D

    Just watched the 1911 Syndicate review on YouTube. I’ll be buying one of these for my truck gun!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Joshua Palmer

    How did y’all get one??? Trying to get one for my rifle and to make a 35k viewer Instagram post!!!!;

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mo Kim (verified owner)

    Awesome optic

    It replaced my Eotech. Kept having to change batteries. First off the reticle is super sharp. It’s unreal how clear it is. It hard to believe it’s not an etched reticle.

    Fit and finish is 👌🏼.

    I can’t wait for their pistol sight so i can replace my 509t with it

  10. 5 out of 5

    jarren (verified owner)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Matthew olson (verified owner)

    Very communicative on issues regarding supply chain issues.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great service, extremely high quality, American made all that needs to be said

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mitchell Kopacz (verified owner)

  14. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    This is truly an EOTECH killer. Just like they said.

    Reticle floats exactly like an EoTech
    Housing is the same size as an EoTech exps3, same footprint
    Not a holo – reticle is crisp
    Sits just a little lower than an EoTech
    The window has no hue whatsoever – clearer than a Vortex Razor. I would say it is the clearest glass I’ve looked through. Clearer than EoTech, holosun, vortex, aimpoint

    The LP1 is priced right. Zero complaints whatsoever. It is definitely worth every penny. It meets or exceeds expectations.

    If this is how Lead and Steel is entering the optic game…..they will go very very far.

    I love Holosun…I have several……but now they feel…. cheaper….

    Lead and Steel:
    Please offer the chevron reticle like the holosun acss vulcan!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    wwHoki (verified owner)

    As of right now I have 2 and I installed one on a new AR10 I just built and I am impressed. Next will go on an AR15 that is not built yet. Wish I could show pictures of my new setup on here, because she pretty.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Alexander (verified owner)

    After patiently waiting for my pre-order I was stoked to take this thing to the range. Setup and user interface is a breeze. Definitely daylight bright. It pairs well with a magnifier and holds zero. Construction feels solid. 0.5 MOA adjustments are accurate and relatively easy to change with included tool or spent casing. Would highly recommend as an alternative to other common RDS at half the cost.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    The build quality is awesome. The tactile feel of the buttons is really nice/ satisfying. The optic clarity is really good. 10/10

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tyton Murphy (verified owner)

  19. 5 out of 5

    Riley (verified owner)

    Fit and finish look great. The reticle is very crisp and gets plenty bright.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mathew R. (verified owner)

    The optic is great and very well-built. I wish it would’ve arrived at the original claimed time, but I understand issues happen.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ralph (verified owner)

    Fantastic optic worth the wait.

  22. 5 out of 5

    John (verified owner)

    As advertised! Very solid, super clear glass and the reticle is crisp. Even with my astigmatism there is hardly any distortion and is unnoticeable in sunlight. Best red dot I’ve tried. Very happy I gave this a shot. L&S customer service was great as well.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Michael (verified owner)

    I’m legitimately impressed with the build quality of the LP-1. Been a long time looking and waiting, but am happy to say that it exceeds expectations. I don’t really know what else to say. Genuinely happy with the experience and looking forward to what these guys do next.

    Highly highly recommend.

  24. 5 out of 5

    COREY B. (verified owner)

    Great looking, high quality fit and finish. Glass is amazing, reticle is sharp. The windage/ elevation adjustments have a positive click you can feel through gloves. The large window allows super fast target acquisition. I have120 rds through the optic so far and have nothing but praise for the product and the people behind it. Great job‼️

  25. 5 out of 5

    John (verified owner)

    One of the clearest and most robust feeling red dot optics on the market today. The build quality is every bit that if an Eotech (or better) and you don’t have to worry about holographic battery drain.

    The controls are also the best from an ergonomic standpoint and the qd attachment is the most forgiving and easy i’e seen.

    There is some serious engineering going on here and the pricing is basically unbeatable for the quality you get.

    This is a true 5 star rating.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Joshua M. (verified owner)

    I really like it so far, seems well built so I’m not too worried about it breaking from being dropped like my old red dot.
    I’ll have to make a review after actually using it for a year or so.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Justin S (verified owner)

    The clearest glass, an absolute tank, and incredibly well designed. This sight is easily one of my new favorites and one I use a lot. She remains zeroed after removal and with many impacts while running my rifle. I’m super happy with this purchase and can’t wait to see where it goes from here with Lead and Steel.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great looking optic and the glass on it is the clearest I’ve seen. I’m happy with it.

  29. 4 out of 5

    James (verified owner)

    Almost 3 months of waiting and it was totally with it; some people have been complaining it is physically way larger than it needs to be, and that is a very valid point. But most people don’t run anything but a rear BUIS and their optic on the top rail of a standard ar15 so having a larger optic footprint isn’t annoying to me.

    Glass clarity is great, no noticeable tinting or distortion, and optic brightness is insane. Even in the sunny desert where I shoot I don’t have a problem with finding a good brightness setting.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Anthony Z (verified owner)

    Fantastic durability and value, even though it’s only “assembled” in the United States, you’re supporting an American small business that is dedicated to making big waves in a very competitive market, and the larger they grow the more innovation they can bring. I will be buying more of these.

  31. 5 out of 5

    Garrett R. (verified owner)

    I loved the extras that came with the optic and I really appreciate the customer service. Thank you very much.

  32. 5 out of 5

    James K. (verified owner)

    First impressions: Robust, a bit heavy but it is extremely solid. Very crisp reticle. The QD system operation is smooth. Customer service is excellent. They are friendly and very professional. Extremely pleased with the product and service.

  33. 5 out of 5

    Charles C Jr (verified owner)

    Extremely well made and great price point. Super fast shipping, really pleased with everything about this company!

  34. 4 out of 5

    Riley (verified owner)

    Product seems to be of good quality and craftsmanship, wish I could say the same for the communication from L&S. I understand that things happen to push timelines out but not making that point public can erode confidence in consumers. Communication will make or break business.

    • developer (store manager)

      Riley, thank you for your feedback. Can you double check that our emails are not ending up in your spam? We’ve also individually called each backorder customer that experienced a delay, just in case. You may have a voicemail from us.

  35. 5 out of 5

    Ryan J. (verified owner)

    Great dot, I’ve got an EOtech 512 and a EXPS3 this is about the same weight but a bit more robust. It’s a red dot not a holographic so the battery life is significantly longer plus with the aruawake it’s always on but doesn’t burn like an EOtech does, works great through a magnifier, I use a sig 3x and a holosun. Works fine through both. Holds zero well, and like 95% holds across other AR’s with the QD Mount. I’d buy this over the comparable holosun any day, and about on par with the vortex AMG

  36. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan (verified owner)

    I just got my Promethean LP-1 yesterday. So far so good. Build quality seems to be great, glass clarity is great, and the reticle brightness can be anywhere from barely visible to burning your corneas out (in the best way possible, not a negative I promise). I have yet zero it, so that part is still unknown, but it sure does look great sitting on top of my Vector SBR. So far I am quite pleased with it.

  37. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Awesome service from an awesome company, very glad I rolled the dice with my LP-1!

  38. 5 out of 5

    Anthony T. (verified owner)

    Amazing product if you’re on the fence just buy it.

  39. 5 out of 5

    Trevor N. (verified owner)

    Could use a way to retain the battery cap to the optic. Pretty good so far.

  40. 5 out of 5

    Carl S. (verified owner)

    So far, I have only put a few hundred rounds through the optic but it was a breeze to zero, holds zero at least out to a hundred, and has worked well in all lighting conditions. the field of view is great and optically clear. If it continues to perform as well as it has, I would definitely purchase another.

  41. 5 out of 5

    Spencer Beem (verified owner)

  42. 5 out of 5

    Giordan G. (verified owner)

    Customer service was phenomenal

  43. 5 out of 5

    David L. (verified owner)

    Good build quality and looks good with magnifier, and was impressed that they took the time to contact me about upgrading to the new design if I wanted to wait.
    Battery cap should have a tether but at least if has a groove so I can add one.
    Currently using on 556 AK with PA micro 3x magnifier.
    Will be getting another unit for use on one of my ARs when they are in stock.

  44. 5 out of 5

    Brian (verified owner)

    I have one 10 hour range day with this red dot so far. Here are my initial impressions. This thing is built like a tank and was easy to zero. The dot gets nuclear bright. The dot remains solid when transitioning through targets. Going on the clock against a dedicated DM rifle on a mixed shirt and mid range course, it did well. time was a little slower at 200 meters, but it shined on the close targets. The glass was clear and the dot did not appear on the front window during the day. No experience with the night vision settings yet. All told, this is a solid dot at a good price : feature cost.

  45. 5 out of 5

    Tom Kirschner (verified owner)

    Exceeded expectation

  46. 4 out of 5

    Michael Pronchick (verified owner)

    Did not come with a battery, there was a hole in the foam for a battery. The mount could use 1 mount log to ensure better return to zero

  47. 5 out of 5

    Brian C. (verified owner)

    Excited for Range day!

  48. 5 out of 5

    rarefuns96 (verified owner)

    Good build quality, zeroed easily. Works great with my 3x magnifier. Great glass clarity, well worth the cost!

  49. 5 out of 5

    Harrison Silbert (verified owner)

  50. 5 out of 5

    Brian (verified owner)

  51. 5 out of 5

    Tyson (verified owner)

    I will absolutely recommend not just this product but the company. This product was on backorder, I waited two months for it and got an email asking if I wanted it now or do I wait for the upgrade at no cost, so of course I waited. Any other company would have sent me exactly what I ordered without consideration.

  52. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great experience with these guys, customer service and product are excellent

  53. 5 out of 5

    Nathan (verified owner)

  54. 5 out of 5

    Travis (verified owner)

    Ordering and shipping were very simple. Looking forward to putting it to use and seeing how it does.

  55. 5 out of 5

    Rodney S. (verified owner)

    My review is based on two separate topics. The first involves what type of company Lead & Steel is. I placed an order back in late 2022 and knew my deliver date would extend into 2023. I waited patiently and it was getting close to the time I was expecting delivery. L&S calls me and explains that there is a new revision of the optic that will be released shortly and I had the option of having the original model ship immediately or wait a few weeks for the new revision. I opted to wait, but being given that option tells me what I need to know about this company. They’re good people doing their absolute best to provide good service.

    So about the optic… it’s great. The mounting mechanism is perfect and can be adjusted to the appropriate level of tightness with no tools. The quick disconnect works as expected and is of course tool-free as well. The optic is well-built (understatement) and looks absolutely perfect sitting on top of my DP-12. I was able to figure out the controls without consulting a manual. Since I received the newer version of the product, I’ll ramble a bit about it. When I was given the option to receive the new product the person who called me explained the main new feature (essentially a hybrid form of shake awake) in detail. Because the sensor that detects the shake is the most fragile part in any optic, Lead & Steel went with a hybrid approach that as best I can tell is unique to them. It’s a brilliant idea. The bulk of your power draw in an optic is the red circle and that is controlled by shake awake. That’s what saves your battery. In the unlikely event of a sensor failure, you would still have your red dot (minus the circle) which operates separate from shake awake and remains on as long as the optic is powered. This means you might not have the pattern you want if something fails, but you’ll still have that red dot so your optic will never let you down. Since the power draw of the dot is so small this seems like a perfect compromise. Overall, I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.

  56. 5 out of 5

    Eric W. (verified owner)

    Great Product. Received two LP1s today and the finish on it is fantastic. Built like a brick as well. Looking forward to using these optics.

  57. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Optic is stout, excited to try it. A little bummed I didn’t get any stickers.

  58. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Strang (verified owner)

    Very solid and the glass is excellent can’t wait to use

  59. 5 out of 5

    Daniel S. (verified owner)

    I originally ordered this on back order. While waiting the company offered me a free upgrade if I wanted to wait a few more weeks. The package is aesthetically pleasing and very well done. Big future for this company. Thanks!!!

  60. 5 out of 5

    Logan (verified owner)

    First impression this red dot feels very durable and will survive a combat environment. Buttons are crisp and provide feedback with gloves as well. Not mushy like other brands. The features are great and mounting system is solid. True test is to see how this red dot work under NVG’s and high round count. Will provide update and inputs later.

  61. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    The LP-1 with aurawake was worth the wait. It earns the max rating from me because the build quality is excellent and the reticle is better imo than the holosun 510c and 512 in regards to clarity with an astigmatism. I also give L&S the highest rating for customer service. They notified and gave me the option to wait for the optic version with added features that were developed and shipping was fast. I have 100% confidence in products with their name on it.

  62. 5 out of 5

    Nate J. (verified owner)

    Great price and great packaging also comes with stickers can’t wait to put it through its pace can definitely see myself running a couple of these on multiple builds of mine! Also fast shipping!

  63. 5 out of 5

    Kyle (verified owner)

    Happy with the optic. Sent me some extra goodies with my order. Crisp emitter looks good with magnifier. Wish there were more brightness settings.

  64. 5 out of 5

    Skywren W. (verified owner)

    Great optic at an even better price. Customer service team was squared away and shipping was super fast. I can’t wait to put this optic through the paces and see what future goods this company releases. Big fan of this crew and the work they’re doing.

  65. 4 out of 5

    Joe R. (verified owner)

    I love just about everything about this optic. Holds zero well. The reticle looks amazing, the housing seems extremely durable, and it is elegantly designed. Massive upgrade from my Romeo 5. The only small issues I have are the reticle is slightly canted and can really distract me when I notice it and the QD system leaves something to be desired as it doesnt apply pressure uniformly when being closed so its difficult to mount correctly. I’m happy with it overall but with the delays I would have thought some of these issues would have been caught during QC.

  66. 5 out of 5

    Gabriel D (verified owner)

    She’s beefy…but in a good way. Great clarity of the actual reticle. It is going to take me a minute to get used to the brightness adjustments being flipped from all the other red dots I have, but honestly having the “up” button closest to the shooter is a better way of doing it, IMO. I am super happy with the LP-1. The only thing better than the LP-1 is the “call an ambulance…but not for me!” sticker I got in the box. The video this sticker is based on has been a running gag in my family for at least 10 years. Too funny!

  67. 5 out of 5

    Drew F (verified owner)

    Beefy red dot with great features and a great price point. Customer service through L&S was also top notch. I would definitely buy from them again.

  68. 5 out of 5

    Kevin (verified owner)

    Overall great optic and customer service. Definitely rugged and will trust on my home defense gun. Two small improvements I see can be done, 1st lense caps that are integrated into the outer housing. 2nd the brightness settings seem to jump greatly making it a bit difficult to get the right setting for my eye. Great job guys I’ll be buying more.

  69. 5 out of 5

    Seth M. (verified owner)

  70. 5 out of 5

    Kentanya Martin (verified owner)

  71. 5 out of 5

    Craig S. (verified owner)

    Feels like a solid sturdy build, can’t wait to install and zero in!

  72. 5 out of 5

    Daniel R. (verified owner)

    Love this red dot, very well built, super fast shipping, will buy another

  73. 4 out of 5

    Phillip Clark (verified owner)

    Seems like a really solid unit. Very crisp red dot and looks to be in line with other high end offerings. Time will tell but first impressions are great. Fantastic experience with fast shipping.

  74. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Phenomenal optic- especially at the price point. I was fortunate to get in on the preorder, and I liked it so much I ordered another. I look forward to seeing what these guys put out in the future.

  75. 5 out of 5

    Paul E. (verified owner)

    Found my new favorite red dot

  76. 5 out of 5

    David Lenne (verified owner)

    Was impressed with my first LP1 so ordered a second unit to put on a 9mm colt mag AR build.
    Currently waiting on the pandora unit which will be going on a CZp10c OR.
    Great optics and great company will be looking at lead and steel first when needing products in the future.

  77. 5 out of 5

    John B. (verified owner)

    Excellent build quality and feel, easy to operate, excellent clarity. Have not had enough time shooting with it yet but so far so good!

  78. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great optic and even better customer service

  79. 5 out of 5

    Zachary B. (verified owner)

    Very fast shipping and the product is very impressive so far

  80. 5 out of 5

    Derrick Gray (verified owner)

    Great looking red dot. Makes my 300 blk look wicked and sexy. Great job fellas👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾Great great job. Much success to you.

  81. 5 out of 5

    Tyler E. (verified owner)

    If I could have sex with this optic I would.

  82. 5 out of 5

    Skcus Hcetoe

    Have 2.

    Want another.

    I’ll see if Tyler E. wants to sell me his gently used one….

  83. 5 out of 5

    Joshua (verified owner)

    Awesome optic! Good glass and built like a tank.

  84. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Williams (verified owner)

    Give this optic, company and employees 5 stars. I would give more but it won’t let me. The social media manager absolutely sold me on this optic and the company is just fantastic. Would have loved more stickers but hey. 10000/10 would recommend.

  85. 5 out of 5

    John B. (verified owner)

    Price to performance king!

  86. 4 out of 5

    COLIN S. (verified owner)

    I recently acquired the Lead & Steel Promethean LP-1 and was incredibly impressed. The packaging it came in was nicely done and the overall build quality is excellent. The machining, window size, glass clarity and reticle are exceptional. The reticle is both easily daylight bright and remarkably crisp, even with my astigmatism. I personally don’t have any experience with the high end optics like Eotechs or Aimpoints, so I don’t have those to compare with, but I believe that the LP-1 punches WAY above its price class. If the long term durability is there, and as long as it stays below the $500 price point, the LP-1 will easily be my go-to optic for almost all my red dot oriented rifles. Plus, it just looks freaking cool!

    The only reason I am not giving this a full 5 stars is because, on my particular unit, the elevation adjustments are near impossible to discern; there is little to no tactile feedback when rotating the dial. The windage dial is better, but it too is not nearly as tactile as I would like. This is in no way a deal breaker, it just made zeroing a little more frustrating and time consuming, as I could not tell how many clicks I had turned the dial. All in all, though, I am incredibly happy with my purchase and it will most certainly not be the last LP-1 I buy!

  87. 5 out of 5

    kezion greer (verified owner)

  88. 5 out of 5

    Alberto D. (verified owner)

    Quick shipping and delivery I like promethean it seems really good I didn’t try it yet

  89. 5 out of 5

    Brett Dewolf (verified owner)

    Once again, but this time picked up a new LP-1 with the wakeup thingy.. Glass is so superb and crystal clear, reticle for me is super crisp, I haven’t gotten to the range yet, but I have no doubt it’ll be right on point.. I’m sure I’ll by a third at sometime in the very near future.. You won’t be disappointed

  90. 4 out of 5

    Sergio (verified owner)

    Waited until I got a 2 day carbine course and few range trips in with it to do my review. I like it, I like it a lot! Loving the reticle options and brightness settings. Only reason I’m not giving it a 5 is for the locking mechanism. Definitely a bit finicky.Not as smooth as let’s say ADM. Finally got it locked in and hasn’t shifted, zero has held up during tough training environments. For the price, I believe it would be hard pressed to skip this and get something else. Good job!

  91. 5 out of 5

    albann1985 (verified owner)

    I’m glad I did buy it with aurawake very well made and simply I love it.
    Hey team Lead&Steel great work please if you read this post consider in the near future a green dot

  92. 5 out of 5

    Ahmed Allan

    This LP1 has some of the clearest glass I’ve ever seen on an optic. Very well made construction and the dot is so crisp even with my astigmatism. Didn’t even have to read the manual because of how simple it was to operate. Zeroing was easy as my multi tool flathead fit perfectly in the slots.
    Reliable, rugged optic that gets the job done. I couldn’t really ask for more

  93. 5 out of 5

    Paul Palumbo (verified owner)

    This is going to be a bit lengthy:

    First let me say I purchased an LP1 with AuraWake, and I could not be happier with it. The dot is crystal clear as is the outer ring. I mean crystal clear and sharp. AuraWake works perfectly, and the idea of AuraWake is fantastic as the dot is always on but the outer ring is where the motion sensor action is happening. Brilliant!!

    The illumination buttons are audible and good solid click when pushed. The windage/elevations adjustments are also give you a very definite click. These two should not be taken for granted as I have had much expensive dots that didnt have those qualities. Personally that shows me that Lead and Steel focused on all the details of what a consumer wants in an optic.

    The LP1 is built like a tank. Yes I have seen the torture tests on YouTube. If any of that ever ends up happening to my optic/rifle – I am having much bigger problems at that time. I have zero belief that this optic will stand up to whatever I put it through. The curved hood across the top is just a better feature than a had that goes straight across when it comes to absorbing impact.

    Told you this was going to be long –

    Lastly I want to talk about things I have seen and customer service.

    I didnt directly place my order on the internet. I wanted to call Lead and Steel to discuss some of the things I saw on the internet. Specifically a negative review from a well known YT’er that seemed to have an ulterior motive. It was transparent. Bear in mind that this wasnt my first rodeo and this YT’er was going over the top and out of his way for his review. So I wasnt buying it. Dont be a sheep!!

    So I called and spoke to two L & S reps about the optic. When I mentioned the YT’ers name to the first rep (who was awesome by the way) I was handed over to Ahmad to discuss. I let him know immediately that I didnt believe the review on YT and I wanted the optic. I just had some questions about height, brightness etc.

    We had a nice chat about the optic (which I was buying anyway), but I was even more confident after my phone call.

    Bottom line (ok we are near the end) this optic has been every bit as good as some of the more expensive ones and better well known names.

    “But its new and has no track record”. Yeah so what? Wasnt everything new at one time? Eotech, Aimpoint, Sig were all new at one time.

    Just buy it.

  94. 5 out of 5

    Anthony C. (verified owner)

    Worth it

  95. 5 out of 5

    David M. (verified owner)

    I’ve had aimpoint and holosun red dots and I’ve sold them for these. Great product from Lead and Steel. Please keep up the great work

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