First Look: Viridian E-Series Laser Sight for Ruger Max-9

posted on March 31, 2021

The Ruger Max 9 is a defense-oriented 9 mm pistol that is well-suited for everyday carry. The small size of the Max-9 and its 10- and 12-round magazine of the Max-9 make it a popular option for defensive carry.

Now Viridian Weapon Technologies is rolling out new green and red E-Series laser sights for the Ruger Max-9 pistol. The sub-compact 9 mm is an ideal size for everyday carry, and the new Viridian E-Series lasers add to the Max-9’s functionality by speeding up target acquisition in a variety of shooting situations.

“Viridian is pleased to work with Ruger to bring these new lasers to those who want to add to the Max-9’s functionality,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “The E-Series lasers are available in both red and green providing a full range of options for those who rely on the speed of a laser to cut down time-to-target. The Max-9 is a dynamic new pistol, and Viridian’s E-Series laser is the perfect addition.”

Viridian is one of the world’s largest independent providers of weapon-mounted technology and they specialize in making laser optics that are specific to each gun. The E-Series green and red laser sights for the Ruger Max-9 are their most recent additions to their line of Ruger-specific models. The red E-Series laser is ideal for low-light shooting, and the green E-Series laser is visible at up to 100 yards in daylight and over two miles at night.

The E-Series laser sights mount to the trigger guard and feature an ambidextrous on/off button with a 5 minute auto shut off to preserve battery life. MSRP for the E-Series red laser is $132, and MSRP for the green laser is 149. More information on these products and other gear from Viridian Weapon Technologies is available at


handgun with red dot sight
handgun with red dot sight

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