Viridian® Introduces World’s First Hand Stop Laser


Staff member
I love this idea, I have plenty of AR's with stuff bolted on all over he place. This give me the option of removing and item to add an item. It seems so unobtrusive.

Viridian® Introduces World’s First Hand Stop Laser


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.


  • 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

More information about the Viridian HS1 can be found at https://viridianweapontech.com/hs1.


Founding Member
I absolutely LOVE my Viridian ECR instant-on laser on my XD-s. Magnet switch. Magnet in the holster. Magnet goes away from laser, laser turns on. Magnet gets next to laser, laser turns off. SO simple. This looks like the same common-sense approach - love the execution.