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Viridian Sponsors Explosive 2023 Gundies Awards

Viridian Weapon Technologies returned as a sponsor in 2023 and had a successful Gundies Awards show. Viridian showcased a variety of new products, such as the new C-Series line and custom holsters, serving as a proud sponsor of the Breakout Creator of the Year Award on Feb. 24-25, 2023.

Recognizing top creators in the firearm industry, the Gundie Awards aim to support and encourage the next generation of content creators. With over 150,000 active voters and more than 12 million votes cast throughout the month of January, the winners are voted on by the public and provide a platform for creators to continue positively influencing the shooting community.

“The Gundies represent fan-driven wins for the top content creators in the shooting and outdoor space,” said Viridian President and CEO, Brian Hedeen. “We’ve had an exciting first quarter with tons of new Viridian products on the market such as the rechargeable C Series Lights & Lasers, the RFX 45, new E SERIES offerings and much more. We’re thrilled to continue creating and showcasing the most innovative products.”

Highlights of the event include a win by Ian Runkle, known as Runkle of the Bailey, for Breakout Creator of the year. Runkle provides legal commentary on case law and news related to firearms and crime. More highlights include the sponsorship of the Mad Minute, featuring the explosive reprise of shooting, aiming, and filming used in Viridian’s viral Full Blown Tactical video.

For more information on Viridian Weapon Technologies’ groundbreaking firearm innovations and self-defense products, visit and

About Viridian Weapon Technologies

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 accuracy, transparency, and ease-of-use innovations including green and red laser sights, LED weapon-mounted illuminators, gun cameras and several shooting accessories. Viridian products are designed and built in the USA. More information is available at

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