Viridian R5-G42
(Photo by Viridian)

Viridian — a Minnesota-based manufacturer of compact, powerful, green and red lasers — has announced that their Reactor series has been expanded to fit the popular Glock 42.

According to the press release, the R5-G42 laser follows other Reactor models by utilizing ECR (Enhanced Combat Readiness) Instant-On technology, meaning it ignites instantly when drawn from the holster.

“It really is the perfect product! Everything you need and nothing you don’t,” said Viridian President Brian Hedeen. “Traditional activation buttons and switches aren’t needed when you are armed with our superior technology – a laser that turns on the instant you draw.”

In addition to a ECR Instant-On technology, a bi-color battery indicator and multiple modes of operation, the R5-G42 also comes with a free hybrid holster which is constructed of leather and polymer. If that doesn’t work for you, other holster options are available from many industry-leading holster manufacturers.

Viridian’s new RG5-42 is available at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $239.00. Contact major distributors or call Viridian at 1-800-990-9390 to order.

“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, ECR Instant-On technology, TacLoc holsters, and shooting accessories,” the press release reads. “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.”

For more information about the Reactor 5 green laser for Glock 42, and the full range of products currently offered by Viridian, please visit

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