Versacarry produces leather handgun holsters, belts and other firearm related products that are ideal for self-defense and concealed carry, but the company is turning its renowned attention to detail and quality control toward another deadly opponent—COVID-19.
The virus has affected thousands across the United States, the death toll continues to rise and the personal protective equipment needed to keep health-care providers and first responders safe is in short supply. Versacarry has responded by converting its production facility from building holsters to manufacturing face shields and face masks.
“When I saw and heard numerous reports that there was a critical shortage of face shields and face masks for medical and emergency workers, I knew that was something we could help with,” said Justin Sitz CEO/Owner of Versacarry. “I redirected our development engineers from working on new products for the gun industry to develop products and production methods to produce these items critical for the health care and emergency response workers.”
In less than a week, Versacarry has switched its focus and production and will be shipping face masks and face shields shortly. With weekly output expected at more than 20,000 of each item, the units will be sent to the front line of this battle and into the hands of hospital personnel, emergency medical technicians, law enforcement officers, firefighters and others who face the COVID-19 virus on a daily basis.
More information on the face masks and face shields is available on a special page the company has established on its website. Team members of organizations or agencies in need of the critical supplies will find a convenient link there to contact the company and determine availability.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire firearm industry, in a variety of ways, with many of the industry’s finest stepping up to the line to protect those continue to serve and care for citizens.