Posted on May 6th, 2013 by ar15news
The new Banshee QD plate carrier from Shellback Tactical is now in-stock and shipping in all colors. The standard Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier is already a huge hit. The main difference with the new design is the QD (Quick Deployment) function. Instead of using a more traditional cummerbund that has PALS webbing on the inside allowing the use of side plates, etc. the new cummerbund is a hybrid of sorts that is padded on the inside for comfort, has quick release buckles and features PALS on the outside only. This is a great option for those who do not need side plate carrying capabilities. I’ve always felt using the cummerbund was much more comfortable than using just the side qd nylon straps but the cummerbund was velcro which can be noisy and difficult to align. Now you have the best of both worlds. One other difference is that on the MultiCam model they will be using MultiCam webbing now too. Check out the pics and details below.
The BANSHEE QD (Quick Deployment) plate carrier is an advanced professional/operator grade plate carrier that takes the Banshee to another level of comfort and performance. BANSHEE QD is the second version of the Banshee family of plate carriers. Made to accommodate those that do not need a full traditional cummerbund but still want the ability to run front and back rifle plates. Ideal for Law Enforcement, Military, and Sniper operations. This BANSHEE QD plate carrier is Ultra lightweight, low profile, and has great load carrying capacity. Designed for protection, utility, mobility in a compact lightweight design. One major difference with the BANSHEE QD plate carrier is the cummerbund which now is a hybrid type.
The hybrid cummerbund was designed with comfort and mobility in mind, and made with advanced materials. This new cummerbund comes standard in the Banshee QD, runs through the carrier, and is fully adjustable (one size fits most). It is low profile and the interior of the cummerbund is padded and on the exterior has 2 rows of PALS webbing. This cummerbund attaches on both sides to the front of the plate carrier with 2 quick release buckles. Super-fast Don and Doff capabilities, say good bye to the sound of Hook/Loop ripping open. Upgrade and try the Banshee QD You will not be disappointed.
Versatility with several PALS web attachment points covering the front, back and shoulders of the vest
Fully adjustable and padded
Two areas of loop for identifiers
Fits over soft body armor/Uniforms
Wire, antenna or hydration hose guides
Removable Hybrid Cummerbund
Low Profile/High Mobility/Lightweight
Quick Release Buckle securing system
1000 Cordura – Drag Handle
Will accept up to 10×12 Level 3 and 4 ESAPI OR SIMILAR PLATES and Plate Backers. The pockets will not accept the XL ESAPI plates
Purchase yours now at ShellbackTactical.com Don’t forget to use the coupon code “AR15NEWS” at checkout to save 10%