Viridian Sponsors Explosive 2023 Gundies Awards

Viridian Weapon Technologies returned as a sponsor in 2023 and had a successful Gundies award show. Introducing a variety of new products, including the new C-Series line and custom cases, Viridian is proud to sponsor the Breakout Creator of the Year award on February 24-25, 2023.

By recognizing the best creators in the firearms industry, the Gundie Awards aim to support and encourage the next generation of content creators. With over 150,000 active voters and over 12 million votes cast during the month of January, the winners are chosen by the public and provide a platform for creators to continue to positively influence the shooting community.

“The Gundies represent fan-driven victories for the best content creators in the outdoor and shooting space,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “We had an exciting first quarter with tons of new Viridian products coming to market, including the C-Series rechargeable lights and lasers, the RFX 45, the new E-SERIES offerings, and much more. We are delighted to continue creating and showing the most innovative products”.

Event highlights include a win for 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 sponsorship of Mad Minute, which features the explosive shoot-aim-shoot replay used in Viridian’s viral Full Blown Tactical video.

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About Viridian Weapon Technologies

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian Weapon Technologies is dedicated to applying cutting-edge technology to design compact and 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 innovations in firearm accuracy, transparency, and ease-of-use, including green and red laser sights, weapon-mounted LED illuminators, weapon chambers, and various weapon accessories. shot. Viridian products are designed and manufactured in the USA. More information is available at