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Handstop Time! Viridian’s World-Exclusive AR-15 Handstop Laser



Intuitive, integrated, and out of your way…that’s Viridian’s HS1 hand stop laser, the first of its kind.

America loves AR-15s; it’s the most popular rifle platform sold today. America also loves AR-15 accessories, but what American shooters don’t love is having to choose between two vital upgrades because there isn’t room for them both. Viridian Weapon Technologies‘ HS1–the first hand-stop laser sighting device in the world–is here to change all of that.

Here’s how it works. The HS1 still has a pressure pad, just like other intuitive laser sighting devices, but it’s activated by the grip of your support hand instead of your shooting hand. The pressure pad activates the laser with a variety of support-hand grips, so you’ll notice extra speed on your time-to-target. The other thing you’ll notice is that your foregrip has been freed up for whatever other fun after-market accessories you’ve got in mind.

A final item that you may or may not notice, depending on whether you’ve used green lasers before: They’re easier to see in the daytime than red ones. Unless you’re colorblind, green is much easier for the human eye to detect in well-lit situations than red. You don’t lose any nighttime visibility either; the green is just as easy to see as red in the dark.

“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.”

This combination of speed and control makes the HS1 an ideal addition to any AR. MSRP for the Viridian HS1 is $179. Click here to learn more or to purchase–at the time of this writing, it appears that Viridian Weapon Tech is offering a 30% discount to those who sign up for their newsletters (and I enjoy those!).


  • 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



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