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Maker Monday – S&S Precision PlateFrame Release System

PlateFrame Release System

S&S Precision developed a retrofit cutaway system that can be fitted to any existing PlateFrame. It’s a single pull release that can be configured right or left and pull to accommodate the wearer’s dominant or non-dominant hand. It can be pulled in any direction and detaches the shoulder strap and cummerbund.

Injection molded shoulder and cummerbund buckles
Low Profile Pull handle
Stainless steel swage balls and coated cable
Simple cable management sleeve
Ideal for maritime operations or customers requiring quick doffing capabilities
Easy to reassemble

PlateFrame Release System Components

Releasing the PlateFrame

Here are two videos depicting the cutaway on land and underwater.


14 Responses to “Maker Monday – S&S Precision PlateFrame Release System”

  1. D says:

    I’m not really a fan of this carrier, but I love that there’s a more and more plate carriers with simple aftermarket release systems. It wasn’t that long ago that releaseable body armor was complicated and expensive.

  2. BehindBinos says:

    Now wrap around him couple meters of cables from personal radio and headsets and see then how its gonna work…

    • D says:

      It’s on the user to ensure that cables and hoses don’t interfere with doffing the vest. It’s not hard.

    • Airborne_fister says:

      Also you can route the cables or camel Baks drink tubes or anything else away from the release system. That’s what I did when I rigged up my plate carrier for Astan

    • Jeremy says:

      If you can’t even set up your gear right, maybe spend less time trolling the internet, and more time learning.

  3. James says:

    Nice solution… I would route the comms and other wiring to the soft side which does not release which is why they shrug or pull it off the non releasing shoulder… look good guys!

  4. Doc K says:

    This is a really slick system. Nice work S&S! I always thought that they would do a collaboration with First-Spear and make a tubes kit to address rapid doffing.

    S&S and FS – If you guys get a chance to read this, please consider doing a tubes kit for the PlateFrame. It would make a really sweet trunk/active shooter rig.

  5. Will says:

    Release date for world domination yet?

  6. Aman says:

    Carrier looks cool but not very practical, how fast can it be put back together?

    • D says:

      Probably faster than the BAE RBAV or the Eagle CIRAS and definitely faster than the Paraclete RAV.

  7. Martinez says:

    Slick. The maritime version should be buoyant.

  8. Riceball says:

    I really like the look of the plate carrier, I can totally see it being in used in some sci-fi movie (sans pouches) as some kind of futuristic body armor. They’d just need to add a full faced helmet, and matching parts for the arms and legs and you’d have something in between a modern soldier and a Stormtrooper.