Gear Viridian Releases ‘Instant-On’ Green Laser for Springfield XDS Recoil Staff December 12, 2014 Join the Conversation Love or hate lasers, they're here to stay. Viridian, a name well recognized in the industry, released the only trigger mounted green laser for the Springfield Armory XDS as part of their REACTOR series. Named the R5 XDS, the laser is instantly activated upon drawing (when used with the included holster) so there isn't any fumbling with switches or rockers. They call this ECR, which stands for Enhanced Combat Readiness. Here's what they have to say about it: “Our customers spoke and we listened.” said Viridian President Brian Hedeen. He continued, “Our rail-mounted C5L fits the XDS perfectly. Yet our fans wanted the smallest, lightest green laser possible for their XDS and we delivered.” The Viridian R5-XDS is a complete carry package with a belt holster included. Constructed of leather and polymer, it offers the best of both worlds. Additional holster options are available from many leading holster manufacturers. The R5 features a 5mW peak green laser that has a battery life of 1 hour with constant use or 2 hours on pulse. It also has an automatic shutdown (in case you inadvertently leave it on) and a low battery indicator. MSRP is listed at $239. For more information or to purchase, you can contact Viridian here. Explore RECOILweb:Meanwhile in...Thailand?RECOILtv Training Tuneups: Rob Leatham Discusses Sight TransitioningRECOIL EXCLUSIVE: Laugo Alien Pistol Full ReviewWE Knife Banter: EDC Simplified [Hands-On Review] NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.