Safariland announced the addition of the new APV (All Purpose Vest) QR (Quick Release) Carrier. The APV QR incorporates all the same features of the standard APV tactical vest with the addition of a quad release QR system which is ideal for maritime operations or for agencies requiring quick doffing capabilities. The vest is designed around the BALCS (Body Armor Load Carriage System)/SPEAR (Special Operations Forces Equipment Advanced Requirements) ballistic shape used by the U.S. military for high speed and mobility. The ballistic panels in this all-purpose quick release vest are interchangeable with the standard APV tactical vest and the upcoming APV LV (Lo-Vis) covert vest, which is anticipated to be released in early December, to offer mission flexibility for any operation without compromising protection. The quick release mechanism allows the front and rear of the vest to be released through a single pull of a deployment handle located in the center upper torso on the front carrier. This provides the ability to remove the carrier quickly and effectively when the need arises. The quick release functionality has been streamlined by using a unique quad release buckle system which is situated on the bottom front portion and the shoulder areas of the vest for ease of reassembly after the vest has been deployed.