Viridian Products Draw Crowds in Partner Booths at 2018 SHOT Show

The Viridian Grip Laser was introduced in January 2018 and is an exclusive upgrade for the new Springfield Armory 911 .380 ACP pistol.
The Viridian Grip Laser was introduced in January 2018 and is an exclusive upgrade for the new Springfield Armory 911 .380 ACP pistol.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-( Viridian Weapon Technologies showcased several new laser sights during the 2018 NSSF SHOT Show January 23-26. New products were available at the Viridian booth and were also on display at a number of firearm manufacturers’ booths during the trade event.

The Viridian Grip Laser, available exclusively on the Springfield 911, made its debut at the Springfield Armory® booth along with firearm-specific laser sights for the newly released XD-E™ and XD-S® Mod.2. Other Viridian products were seen at leading firearm manufacturer booths, with inline items featured at:

  • Taurus – Curve with INSTANT-ON technology.
  • Ruger – LCP and LCP II with E Series laser.
  • Walther – CCP with E Series laser.

“It’s always a pleasure to collaborate with leading manufacturers, and at this year’s SHOT Show, industry professionals experienced these partnerships firsthand,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “New Viridian lasers were visible across the show floor, including the Springfield Armory booth where attendees had the opportunity to see and handle our grip laser on the new Springfield 911 pistol. Not only is it an exciting technology for customers, but it’s the first-ever grip laser coming out of Viridian.”

911 Grip Laser

The Viridian Grip Laser was introduced in January 2018 and is an exclusive upgrade for the new Springfield Armory 911 .380 ACP pistol. Sold with select models of the Springfield Armory 911 (part numbers PG9109VG and PG9109SVG), the grip laser comes pre-installed on the gun. The green laser is available for purchase now, and the red laser is also available at select retailers.

To learn more about Viridian weapon-mounted technologies for popular gun models, please visit.

About Viridian Weapon TechnologiesViridian Weapon Technologies logo

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian Weapon Technologies is devoted to applying cutting-edge technology to design compact, powerful self-defense products for the civilian, military and law enforcement markets. Viridian® is the leader in weapon-mounted technology and responsible for a number of firearm innovations including green and red laser sights, LED weapon-mounted illuminators and several shooting accessories including the Tacloc® Holsters. Viridian products are designed and built in the USA. More information is available at

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florida john

That photo hit me like a slap in the face! Finger-on-the-trigger is one of the basic safety rules that should drilled-in to everyone.


oh please the PC police have spoken get a life.

Roy D.

Looks to me like they are trying to save a life. Perhaps you should follow your own advice.


Correct, Roy D. People will act as they train or handle displayed firearms. If safety errors are not corrected at the beginning, often the result is negligent discharge of a firearm. I am not a “PC Nazi” but just an octogenarian, experienced firearms instructor for six decades.
Negligent discharge? NEVER!
Accidental discharge? ONLY THE FIRST TIME I HAD SEX.

Mike the Limey

Trigger finger fail!

I do wish such failures to follow basic safety rules weren’t shown, as they can serve to influence the impressionable: “Well, it was shown on Ammoland though i thought that was how you do it…”


You beat me to it! Viridian’s photo editor and the company’s publicity department must be IMBECILES!


That sure is the first thing I see! Holding it sideways, but still holding the trigger? It entirely takes away the impact that this message is from people who know anything serious about firearms.