by Guy J. Sagi –
Thursday, September 24, 2020
This year’s record-setting pace of firearm sales has dominated headlines, but the dramatic increase in first-time owners—estimated to be 5 million—has resulted in an unprecedented demand for ammunition, training and gear.
Unlike the moderately accurate gun-purchase estimates made possible by NICS background checks, accessory manufacturers closely guard their sales figures. A recent announcement from High Speed Gear however, indicates holsters, pouches and associated equipment may be leaving the shelves at twice their traditional rate.
On Sept. 8, High Speed Gear began a second manufacturing shift at its North Carolina manufacturing facility. The move, according to the press release, was to increase production and fill orders for its American-made gear.
Staff was added for the move, and even before the gun-sales boom, the company was already the largest full-time employer in Swansboro, NC. It continues to invest