Viridian Introduces World’s First Hand Stop Laser

    HS1 (Viridian)

    Stop. Laser time. Viridian have introduced what they believe to be the world’s very first hand stop which incorporates an integrated laser system – the HS1. The Viridian HS1 hand stop laser is compatible with the popular M-LOK attachment system and has a daytime-visible green laser. It has a 1.5-hour constant use battery life and an MSRP of $179.

    HS1 (Viridian)

    HS1 (Viridian)

    Here’s what Viridian have to say about the HS1:

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – August 1, 2020 – After six decades, the AR-15 is still America’s rifle. The platform’s popularity stems from its speed and ergonomics. Now the venerable rifle design is poised to be even faster and easier to control thanks to Viridian Weapon Technologies’ HS1™, the first and only hand stop with an integrated laser sighting device.

    “The HS1 combines the functionality of an AR hand stop with the rapid target acquisition provided by a Viridian green laser,” said Brian Hedeen, President and CEO at Viridian. “The combination makes for a much more ergonomic rifle and cuts down on the attachments that add bulk to a gun’s foregrip.”

    Viridian’s new hand stop offers increased control and faster target acquisition with a highly visible green laser that’s intuitively activated by the grip of the shooter’s support hand.

    The HS1 uses M-Lok mounts to make installation easy. The laser is adjustable for windage and elevation. The HS1’s pressure pad activates the laser with a variety of support-hand grips, adding an added element of control and speeding up time to target.

    This combination of speed and control makes the HS1 an ideal addition to any AR. MSRP for the Viridian HS1 is $179.

    HS1 (Viridian)

    • M-Lok Mounts
    • Pressure Pad Activation
    • Daytime-visible Green Laser
    • Ergonomic Design for Pistols and Rifles
    • Single 1/3n battery
    • Adjustable for Windage and Elevation


    Series HS Series
    Activation Dual pressure-pad activation buttons
    Adjustable Windage/Elevation
    Batt. Life (constant) 1.5 Hours
    Battery Type 1/3 n
    Optics Laser Only
    Laser Color Green
    Mounting Rail
    Range Up to 100 yards daylight / 2 miles night
    Operating Temperature Range 14° F – 140° F
    Warranty Length 7 years

    More information about the Viridian HS1 can be found at

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