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Viridian Releases World’s First Pocket Pistol Taclight

 

Minneapolis, MN-The country’s fastest-growing laser sight brand has launched the world’s first tactical light made for pocket pistols, giving popular weapons like the Ruger® LCP® vastly improved defensive power.

The new Viridian® Reactor™ TL tactical light packs world-class technology into the industry’s smallest frame: advanced Radiance™ illumination, powerful 140 lumen light, and a unique Enhanced Combat Readiness™ feature for instant, automatic activation.

In addition to its game-changing size and sleek design, the Reactor™ TL’s unique Radiance™ wide-beam technology illuminates over twice the horizontal area of standard taclights, for faster discovery and targeting. High-output constant and strobe functions have the power of far bigger lights — up to 140 lumens – to expose, blind and disorient without weight or bulk.
Exclusive Enhanced Combat Readiness™ (ECR™) ignites the light the moment you draw, for instant illumination without fumbling with buttons or changing your grip – split-second speed that could make a life-saving difference.

The advanced lithium-powered Reactor™ TL has extended-life power cells for constant readiness, up to 40 minutes of operating time (strobe function), and a 3-level state of charge display so you always know your power level. A Viridian® ECR™ equipped holster is included with every Reactor™ TL to arm the Enhanced Combat Readiness™ feature.

Reactor™ TL models for the Ruger® LCP® are shipping now, and are available at gun dealers and sporting goods shops across the country. Units for other pistols, such as the Ruger® LC9® and Smith & Wesson® M & P Shield™, will be shipping this summer.

ABOUT VIRIDIAN
Viridian® is the fastest growing laser sight manufacturer in the nation, responsible for a number of industry-leading product innovations in green and red laser sights, taclights, TacLoc™ ECR™ automatic laser-ignition holsters, and shooting accessories. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian® is devoted to utilizing cutting-edge technology to offer compact, powerful self-defense products for the civilian, military, and law enforcement markets. Viridian products are designed and built in the USA.

Contact:
Joe Houser
800-990-9390
Joe@ViridianGreenLaser.com

Viridian Upgrades Red Laser Targeting to the Elite Level

 

Minneapolis, MN- Good news for red laser fans: The unmatched engineering, advanced design, and optimized performance of Viridian Green lasers is now available in the brightest red laser format possible: Viridian Elite Red laser sights-C5L-R and X5L-R.

In nighttime, indoor, and dim light environments, Viridian Elite Red laser sights deliver a decisive advantage: maximum visibility of the red targeting dot. Viridian’s optimum 635 nm laser wavelength produces the most brilliant red dot possible, for more positive targeting, higher accuracy, and greater intimidation in a confrontation – intimidation that may disarm otherwise lethal situations.

In addition, ambidextrous multi-programmable design provides maximum flexibility in use, and all Viridian Elite Red laser sights are equipped with multiple action-ready exclusives:

• Radiance Technology wide-beam taclights that reveal more targeting area. (C5L-R only)

• Enhanced Combat Readiness (ECR) for instant, automatic activation. Compatible with all Viridian TacLoc holsters.

• Low profile, no-overhang design matched to weapon type, for smooth, snag-free draw, great appearance, and enhanced weapon feel and function.

• Tight, seamless fit that integrates into subcompact and full-sized railed firearms, for optimized performance.

• Industry-leading run times for constant readiness.

If you prefer red laser targeting, Viridian’s new Elite Red laser sight is the preferred targeting system. To learn more about the new Viridian Elite Red laser sights please visit www.ViridianGreenLaser.com.

ABOUT VIRIDIAN GREEN LASER SIGHTS

Viridian is the nation’s fastest growing laser sight/tactical light manufacturer and was the first company to offer a compact green laser sight for use on pistols. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian devoted to utilizing cutting-edge laser technology to offer compact, powerful, green/ red lasers, tactical lights, and holster solutions for the civilian, military, and law enforcement markets. Utilizing patent-pending technology, the company prides itself on offering the brightest and highest quality laser sights available. All Viridian products are designed and built in the USA.

For more information please call 800-990-9390 or visit: www.ViridianGreenLaser.com.

Contact:
Andy Scott at 800-990-9390 or Andy@ViridianGreenLaser.com.

Viridian X5L Gen 2

Watch the Viridian X5L Generation 2 in action.  See the benefits of using the Viridian X5L as opposed to shooting without it.

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Viridian CTL Compact Tactical Light Now Shipping

Viridian Green Lasers, maker of the world’s most advanced laser sights, is now shipping the highly anticipated CTL Compact Tactical Light: the world’s smallest weapon-mounted tactical light.

The new CTL (C series TacLight) is designed to tuck neatly between trigger guard and muzzle of any railed handgun, including subcompacts, with no overhang. Now even tiny concealed-carry pistols can carry massive illuminating power: 100 lumens of brilliant white light and 140 lumens of eye-dazzling strobe, packed into a sleek, miniature body that fits virtually anywhere.

Along with compact size, the new CTL is as tough and versatile as any Viridian C Series product, with the same aircraft grade hard-anodized aluminum construction, multi-programmable light and strobe, floodlight type close-quarter combat lens, and exclusive ECR (Enhanced Combat Readiness) function that works with TacLoc holsters to ignite the high-output LED at the instant of draw.

With the new CTL, shooters can add powerful dark-clearing illumination to their weapon of choice, with no concern for added bulk, poor fit or inadequate performance. If other Viridian products are any guide, the tiny, potent CTL tactical light will exceed all expectations.

The new Viridian CTL is shipping to all major distributors and retailers. Customers may also purchase directly from Viridian at www.ViridianGreenLaser.com.

ABOUT VIRIDIAN GREEN LASERS

Viridian Green Laser Sights is the nation’s fastest growing laser sight and tactical light manufacturer and the first company to offer a compact green laser sight for use on pistols. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian Green Laser Sights is devoted to utilizing cutting-edge, patent-pending technology to offer compact, powerful green lasers and tactical lights for the civilian, military, and law enforcement markets. The company prides itself on offering the highest-performance laser sights and tactical lights available, supported by market-leading innovations and accessories. Viridian Green Laser Sights are designed and built in the USA.

For more information please call 800-990-9390 or visit: www.ViridianGreenLaser.com.

Contact:
Andy Scott at 800-990-9390 or Andy@ViridianGreenLaser.com.

Viridian Enhanced Combat Readiness (ECR) System

Viridian Enhanced Combat Readiness (ECR) SystemThe Viridian ECR system offers instant, no-thought activation of a light and laser.

By B. Gil Horman

This article is a reprint that originally appeared in American Rifleman on May 10, 2012.

5/10/2012

When a threat arises, it can do so in an instant. Today’s personal-protection technology allows an individual to respond to that threat rapidly. Full-size and compact handguns are powerful, reliable and chambered for potent calibers. Rugged Kydex security holsters are available with intuitive one-touch pistol release buttons for a quick draw. Bright LED light sources aid in threat identification and can blind attackers. Laser sight systems allow for rapid target acquisition. All of these defensive innovations are valuable, although they may not always be compatible.

Adding tactical-rail accessories to a pistol usually renders a molded holster obsolete, while reaching for a separate light source may consume valuable time in a defensive situation. Even with some of the best equipment available, it may require multiple steps or a complicated routine to get an entire set of gear up and running. Viridian’s Enhanced Combat Readiness (ECR) System is an efficient answer to the problem.

Simply stated, the ECR System allows an operator to activate his or her pre-programmed Viridian green laser sight as the gun is drawn from a Viridian TacLoc holster. No fuss, no muss. Start by holstering the pistol with the module turned on. The holster turns the module off as the pistol locks into place. When the pistol is drawn, the holster reactivates the module without any extra steps. What if the module needs to remain off when the pistol is drawn? Just holster the pistol with the module turned off and the light will remain off when the gun is drawn. It’s a no-practice-required system to master.

One ECR Combination
The Viridian TacLoc holsters and laser modules can be mixed and matched to produce the best fit for your needs while still taking advantage of the ECR system. For this product test, I selected a base pistol that can fill the role of a just-one-gun defensive solutionthe Glock G23. Capable of holding 13+1 rounds of .40 S&W, this particular compact Glock is large enough for duty use, compact enough for concealed carry and powerful enough for home defense. Looking over Viridian’s online sizing chart, it was easy to identify which modules would fit.

The Gen II X5L laser and light module is designed for use on full-size pistols, but it also fits the compact G23 as well. Even though smaller modules are available, I wanted to take advantage of the X5L’s bright 154-lumen tactical light and a green laser ramped up to the maximum power level federal regulations will allow. The electronics are set in a tough, milled aluminum housing capped with Zytel polymer. The rail mounts are designed to work with a variety of Picatinny-style rails.

Pressing one of the X5L’s left or right side activation buttons turns the unit on or off. A digital processor chip in the module allows the unit to be programmed for a variety of settings. Pressing both buttons at the same time cycles through the three main settings, such as the light only, laser only or light and laser together. Within each of these options, the operator has many more settings from which to choose. The light or laser can be set to produce a steady shine or to strobe or pulse, and each can be adjusted for brightness. Once the selections are made, those settings will be in place the next time the module is activated. If the settings need to be adjusted, just press both activation buttons and make the changes.

The X5L arrives ready to install with the rail mounts in place and a battery in the box. The battery can be installed or exchanged by unscrewing the LED light housing. This means it’s not necessary to remove the sight from the pistol in order to exchange batteries. How long does the battery last? It depends on the settings used. The CR123A 3v battery supplied by Viridian is listed as providing a 60-minute constant-on life span with both the light and laser activated and programmed for a steady shine. With only the constant laser activated, battery life jumps to over six hours and shifting the laser to pulse will stretch battery life to over 10 hours.

The X5L box also contains an easy-to-understand owner’s manual, an additional rail retention screw, two extra rail-mount screws, two rail-mount screw-sized Allen keys and a pair of laser-adjustment Allen keys. It’s a nice touch for Viridian to include these extra components, as this spares customers the headache of dredging up these critical bits of hardware in case of loss or damage.

The TacLoc holster is a customized version of the BLACKHAWK! Serpa CQC holster system. The belt loop frame is attached to the holster using three screws in a triangular configuration allowing the operator to change the holster to a forward or rearward cant. A pair of removable spacers mounted in the belt loop openings can be adjusted for various belt widths up to 2.25-inches wide.

At the Range
With the X5L installed on the G23 pistol, and the TacLoc holster installed on a DeSantis GunHide shooting belt, the ECR system was tested at an indoor range. The holster provided for a smooth draw and easy re-holstering. The security device locked the pistol in place tightly, preventing holster wobble. Using the provided Allen keys to adjust for windage and elevation, the laser was tuned to point-of-aim at 7 yards. This adjustment held true through several magazines of ammunition.

The green laser provided an exceptionally bright, well-focused dot on the target all the way to the back wall of the 25-yard range. The X5L was removed completely from the test pistol and taken outside to see how the laser performs in bright daylight. The dot from the laser was clearly visible at 100 yards, just as the specifications claim. This is beyond a pistol’s practical defensive range, however, it’s nice to know you’ve got the juice if you choose to move the sight over to a defensive rifle.

When testing the X5L at home, I followed two simple rules to ensure the safety of the other members of my household. First, I field stripped the G23 pistol to remove the entire upper slide assembly and the magazine. This left just the bare frame to hold the laser sight and no equipment or ammunition in the gun to make it go “bang.” Secondly, the hot green laser was not activated outside of my closed office except when I was the only person in the house. This guaranteed my wife and kids would not be at risk of coming around a corner and getting a beam of laser light shone into their eyes. This arrangement sacrifices some of the “realism” of home practice, but it’s worth it.

The 154-lumen light is bright, very bright if you are on the receiving end of it. In the interior daylight of our brightest and largest room, a quick look directly into the LED light (laser off, of course) left me blinking with spots on my eyes. In the darkest room of the basement, which was nearly pitch black, the LED light was unbearable, forcing me to turn away.

One of the real advantages of such a powerful light is that the corona, or outer rim, of the light beam is bright enough that the center of the light beam does not have to be pointed directly at a subject in order to identify it. In near and total darkness, I pulled the pistol frame in tight against my chest in a two-handed ready position. The center of the light and the activated laser indicated the muzzle, if it had been attached, would be pointed at the ground about 3 yards in front of me. With the X5L in this position and with it being the only source of light in the room, the corona of the light was bright enough to read the titles of the books I had shelved in the area. This may not be how everyone chooses to move through the home with a gun-mounted light. However, it does offer a reasonable balance of speedy target acquisition without pointing the muzzle of the gun directly at a center-of-mass location during subject identification.

Final Thoughts
If you’ve done your homework and found that a tactical-rail mounted light and laser module makes sense for the work you do, or for your personal defense plan, then the Viridian ECR system is a top-notch option for the job. This system is remarkable because it is so simple to use. All that’s needed is to draw the handgun from the holster to bring your pistol, LED light and green laser sight into action. With the flexibility of a holster designed to fit almost any belt, the ECR system will easily transition between on-duty applications, concealed carry and home defense. If you are ready to simplify your defensive hardware set, Viridian offers a logical and reliable set of options.

Manufacturer: Viridian; Viridiangreenlaser.com
Model: X5L Laser/Light Module
Tactical Light Output: 154 Lumens Continuous-On, 187 lumens in Strobe Mode
Green Laser Beam Range: Up to 100 Yards Daylight, 2-Miles at Night
Sight Adjustment: User-Adjustable for Windage and Elevation
Length: 2.84”
Height: 1.37”
Weight: 3.3 ozs.
Materials: 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum, Zytel(R) Polymer
Power Source: CR123A Batteries
Rail Mount: Universal Modular Mounting System For Most Railed Handguns and Rifles
TacLoc Holster: Finger-Release Kydex Security Holster, Belt Loop Retention Frame
Suggested Retail Price: X5L Laser/Light $409; TacLoc Holster $49

GREEN GUN LASERS ARE MUCH BRIGHTER

As many know, laser sights can be very beneficial; but there is one major flaw… ordinary red lasers can be next to impossible to see in most daylight conditions. The benefit of a green laser is that it is much more visible, allowing for it to be used anytime, day or night, indoors or outdoors, permitting you to track your target quicker and more accurately. Additionally, because green lasers are so much more visible to the human eye, you can actually see a very intimidating visible beam in low-light conditions.

The Difference is Clear

During the Day

During the Day
Which is more visible to you? On the left we see a traditional red laser sight, compared to the green Viridian in broad daylight. The lasers were at a distance of 25 feet from the wall.

At Night

At Night
On the left you can see how visible the beam can actually get during dark or dimmer conditions.

Overcast, In the woods

Overcast, In the woods
Shown to the left is an additional day shot, which again shows the dramatic difference.

Why Green Lasers are More Visible

Green is closer to the center of the visible spectrum, at 532 Nanometers, so it’s easier for our eyes to perceive the color vs. a red laser at 635 Nanometers. In fact, a green laser can appear as much as 50 times brighter than the red equivalent and as can be seen from the below charts 532 nm is the ideal wavelength to maximize visibility during day or night.

The Visisble Spectrum
Photopic Curve

In Daytime Conditions the human eye has maximum sensitivity
at the 555 nm wavelength

In Nighttime Conditions the human eye has maximum sensitivity
of 512 nm wavelength

Viridian Introduces CTL Series Taclight

Viridian Green Lasers, maker of the world’s most advanced laser sights, has notched another game-changing innovation: the world’s smallest weapon-mounted tactical light.

The new CTL (C series TacLight) is designed to tuck neatly between trigger guard and muzzle of any railed handgun, including subcompacts, with no overhang. Now even tiny concealed-carry pistols can carry massive illuminating power: 100 lumens of brilliant white light and 140 lumens of eye-dazzling strobe, packed into a sleek, miniature body that fits virtually anywhere.

Along with compact size, the new CTL is as tough and versatile as any Viridian C Series product, with the same aircraft grade hard-anodized aluminum construction, multi-programmable light and strobe, floodlight type close-quarter combat lens, and exclusive ECR (Enhanced Combat Readiness) function that works with TacLoc holsters to ignite the high-output LED at the instant of draw.

With the new CTL, shooters can add powerful dark-clearing illumination to their weapon of choice, with no concern for added bulk, poor fit or inadequate performance. If other Viridian products are any guide, the tiny, potent CTL tactical light will exceed all expectations.

***The new Viridian CTL Compact Tactical Light is now shipping!***

ABOUT VIRIDIAN GREEN LASERS

Viridian Green Laser Sights is the nation’s fastest growing laser sight and tactical light manufacturer and the first company to offer a compact green laser sight for use on pistols. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian Green Laser Sights is devoted to utilizing cutting-edge, patent-pending technology to offer compact, powerful green lasers and tactical lights for the civilian, military, and law enforcement markets. The company prides itself on offering the highest-performance laser sights and tactical lights available, supported by market-leading innovations and accessories. Viridian Green Laser Sights are designed and built in the USA.

For more information please call 800-990-9390 or visit: www.ViridianGreenLaser.com.

Contact:
Andy Scott at 800-990-9390 or Andy@ViridianGreenLaser.com.

Viridian Announces New Additions To TacLoc Holster Line

Minneapolis, MN -Viridian Green Laser Sights is proud to announce five new ECR-enabled TacLoc holsters to their already strong line of custom fit locking Kydex holsters.

TacLoc holsters are now available for the following pistols equipped with Viridian C Series products:
Kel-Tec PF9
Bersa BPCC
Taurus Railed 1911
Taurus 24/7 Gen 2 9mm Full Size

TacLoc holsters are also now available for Taurus Railed 1911′s equipped with Viridian X5L.

Just like the current lineup of TacLoc holsters (built for Glock, XD/XDm, and M&P), all new versions feature ECR (Enhanced Combat Readiness) technology. This revolutionary feature allows the gun owner to pre-set laser mode, carry in a secure TacLoc holster, and ignite the laser automatically the instant the weapon is drawn – a life-saving advantage in lethal encounters. As the gun is drawn, Viridian’s digital laser/holster system detects the pull and instantly launches the brilliant green laser and/or taclight — targeting, blinding and intimidating in one reflex-fast move.

The new holsters will be sold throughout Viridian’s distribution channels as well as directly on www.ViridianGreenLaser.com .

For more information on Viridian TacLoc holsters and C and X Series products please visit www.ViridianGreenLaser.com or call 800-990-9390.

ABOUT VIRIDIAN GREEN LASER SIGHTS

Viridian Green Laser Sights is the nation’s fastest growing laser sight manufacturer and was the first company to offer a compact green laser sight for use on pistols. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian Green Laser Sights is devoted to utilizing cutting-edge laser technology to offer compact, powerful, green lasers for the civilian, military, and law enforcement markets. Utilizing patent-pending technology, the company prides itself on offering the brightest and highest quality laser sights available. Viridian Green Laser Sights are designed and built in the USA.

For more information please call 800-990-9390 or visit: www.ViridianGreenLaser.com.

Viridian Introduces Enhanced Combat Readiness

Promising “When you draw, it’s on”, Viridian has enhanced the combat readiness of every individual who relies on a sidearm for security, authority or personal defense.

Every Viridian C5, C5L and TacLoc holster is now equipped with revolutionary Enhanced Combat Readiness (ECR) technology, allowing the gun owner to pre-set laser mode, carry in a secure TacLoc holster, and ignite the laser automatically the instant the weapon is drawn – a life-saving advantage in lethal encounters.

As the gun is drawn, Viridian’s digital laser/holster system detects the pull and instantly launches the brilliant green laser and/or taclight — targeting, blinding and intimidating in one reflex-fast move.

With Viridian’s cutting-edge ECR system, pause-to-activate is obsolete and response to danger can be quicker than thought — a decided advantage when there’s literally no time to think and a moment’s delay can change an outcome.

Every new Viridian C5, C5L, and TacLoc holster is ECR equipped, working together as a unique component system unavailable from any other brand. ECR-enabled laser sights and holsters from Viridian and TacLoc will be available from authorized stocking dealers and ViridianGreenLaser.com beginning January 1.

Which Products are Affected?
At the date of this announcement only C5, C5L and C5 Series TacLoc holsters are affected by this change. If you recently purchased a C5 or C5L check the serial number on the top of the unit. If the serial number is above 18000, your unit is ECR-enabled. If you have an older model C5 or C5L we are unfortunately unable to add this feature.

All TacLoc holsters shipped from approximately December 1 are ECR enabled.

Future Announcements
Stay tuned for an announcement regarding Viridian X5L Generation 2 and compatible TacLoc holsters both featuring the new ECR technology.

ABOUT VIRIDIAN GREEN LASER SIGHTS
Viridian Green Laser Sights is the nation’s fastest growing laser sight manufacturer and was the first company to offer a compact green laser sight for use on pistols. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian Green Laser Sights is devoted to utilizing cutting-edge laser technology to offer compact, powerful, green lasers for the civilian, military, and law enforcement markets. Utilizing patent-pending technology, the company prides itself on offering the brightest and highest quality laser sights available. Viridian Green Laser Sights are designed and built in the USA.

For more information please call 800-990-9390 or visit: www.ViridianGreenLaser.com.

Viridian Schedules “Groundbreaking” New Product Announcement

Minneapolis, MN – 12-12-2011 Viridian Green Laser Sights will make a groundbreaking and exciting new product announcement on December 19, 2011. The announcement is sure to revolutionize the laser sight and personal defense market.

Check in at www.ViridianGreenLaser.com as well as Viridian’s Facebook page for hints and updates.

ABOUT VIRIDIAN GREEN LASER SIGHTS
Viridian Green Laser Sights is the nation’s fastest growing laser sight manufacturer and was the first company to offer a compact green laser sight for use on pistols. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian Green Laser Sights is devoted to utilizing cutting-edge laser technology to offer compact, powerful, green lasers for the civilian, military, and law enforcement markets. Utilizing patent-pending technology, the company prides itself on offering the brightest and highest quality laser sights available. Viridian Green Laser Sights are designed and built in the USA.

For more information please call 800-990-9390 or visit: www.ViridianGreenLaser.com.

Contact:
Andy Scott at 800-990-9390 or Andy@ViridianGreenLaser.com.

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