Press Release - Viridian Announces Successful Conclusion of Sponsored 2017 PDN Tour

Viridian® Announces Successful Conclusion of Sponsored 2017 PDN Tour

The PDN Tour made over 30 stops in 20 states.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – August 24, 2017 – Viridian Weapon Technologies is pleased to announce the conclusion of another successful Personal Defense Network (PDN) cross-country training tour partnership. Earlier this year, Viridian renewed as a primary sponsor for the 2017 PDN Training Tour. The defensive training tour was led by PDN Executive Director Rob Pincus, who personally conducted over 50 classes at more than 30 stops in over 20 states around the country.

It was another record-breaking year for the PDN tour. Over the past four months, Rob Pincus and a team of highly qualified instructors traveled across the country, providing robust, hands-on defensive training. The 2017 tour consisted of over 100 classes taught in more than four dozen locations on a variety of topics, including Advanced Pistol Handling, Defensive Focus Shooting, Field and Tactical Medicine, Combat Focus® Shooting, Extreme Close Quarter Concepts and much more.

As a primary sponsor for the third consecutive year, Viridian supplied a number of self-defense products like lasers, lights and holsters for use during training. PDN tour students were not only taught the life-saving value of weapon-mounted equipment, but they were able to handle Viridian products during training sessions.

“The 2017 PDN tour was a big success again this year, and we were proud to play a small part in equipping students with the tools and knowledge to defend themselves and others,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “Training is one thing, but having the opportunity to interact with some of the most experienced instructors in the country and practice with firearm-specific Viridian lights, lasers and holsters is invaluable. It doesn’t take any convincing to support an organization like the PDN.”

“We had another great year on the road,” said Personal Defense Network Executive Director Rob Pincus. “Our ability to provide specialized training to everyday citizens at so many locations across the country is only possible because of our sponsors. Viridian makes a complete line of high quality and advanced lights, lasers and accessories for such a wide-variety of firearms, so having them on board is great. We were able to work on specific skills and educate so many people on the importance of utilizing the latest technologies for self, home, auto and other defense situations.”

Future training dates and more information about Rob Pincus and the Personal Defense Network can be found at The full line of Viridian products is available at

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 innovations including green and red laser sights, LED weapon-mounted illuminators and several shooting accessories including the Tacloc® Holsters. Viridian products are designed and built in the USA. More information is available at

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Viridian Weapon Technologies

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