A mini crossbow / pistol crossbow can be really fun to play around with. There are a lot of options available all with different FPS (feet per second), draw weight, sights etc.
There are several advantages that pistol crossbows have over regular sized crossbows such as increased maneuverability and faster movement. They are also significantly cheaper. Where full-sized crossbows can retail at $500-$1000, you can get a great pistol crossbow at $25-$50 (some as low as $10-$15 if you are ok with something that will not last very long). If you plan to hunt small game or gifting it to younger people, pistol crossbows are perfect! The best thing, however, is that you can shoot one-handed! Meaning that you can go double crossbows!
These weapons come in many different shapes, dimensions, cocking mechanisms and even more importantly, they will have different calibers and shooting speeds. We also give you crossbow reviews of the 5 finest pistol crossbows on the market presently. In this post I have gathered the top rated products available on Amazon with real user reviews, so you can make an informative decision on what product to buy.
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Made by Barnett, a leading quality crossbow manufacturer for the last 5 decades, the Barnett Quad 400 Crossbow is a direct upgrade from its previous predecessor the Barnett Quad 300. The Quad 400 takes a stronger design, is much lighter and faster as well. As a matter of fact, this crossbow is one of the fastest crossbows in the market and can fire bolts at an amazing speed of 345 feet per second. Barnett’s goal is to provide top of the line crossbows to help enhance a hunter’s performance.
The Barnett Quad 400 Crossbow is a new and improved model of the former crossbow designed with some key features for better performance.
Barnett Quad 400 Improvements
- The Barnett Quad 400 has a few improvements in features mainly being the first of its kind with a gas assist composite stock with high density.
- It shoots arrows at an average speed of 345 FPS with a draw weight of 150 pounds at 112-foot pounds of energy. It also features a 15.5″ power stroke.
- A few other features of this crossbow are the thumbhole grip and the parallel limb design.
- The crossbow weighs approximately 9 pounds measuring nearly 27″ by 37″ and comes with 22-inch arrows.
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Crossbows have come a really long way, especially during the past decade. The technology and materials used to build these weapons are nothing short of incredible. The design has also been improved upon in order to increase accuracy, durability, and efficiency. These short-range hunting tools have also become more popular among marksmen and people who just want to have a little fun without actually needing a gun permit. Choosing the right crossbow can be difficult especially if this is the first time you are looking to buy such an item. Most crossbows have similar features but are set apart by things like weight, versatility or price. We have taken the time to go through a long list of products which are currently top selling items. We have taken into consideration key aspects which are found only with the best of crossbows. A proper crossbow will set you back more than $250 so you should make sure it has all the basic features needed in order to feel you’ve made the right choice.
The first thing you usually get with a top end crossbow is a nicely balanced body which has a lightweight design but can still offer stability. That balance should be achieved through great craftsmanship and not by using cheap materials.
The second point which needs to be checked off the “must have list” is material quality. A professional crossbow should not incorporate plastic parts. Top end crossbows are made out of carbon fiber.
One other thing worth thinking about is that just like with many other pieces of hunting equipment, you get what you pay for. Don’t be cheap as some products which are under $100 tend to deteriorate or even stop working after a short period of time.
Last but not least consider the noise levels. Crossbows are built and used to offer a less noisy alternative to guns. There is no point in buying a crossbow which will always give away your position. This is mostly a feature for those who plan on using the crossbow for actual hunting.
Here are the top 5 crossbows you should consider:
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You’d be surprised how many people aren’t aware of the fact that crossbows have varying draw weights to accommodate the wide range of hunting available. In fact, the gulf varies from the 50-pound-draw pistol crossbow to the 200-plus-pound full-size crossbow. That difference in resistance can mean a bolt ejected at 130 feet per second, or one ejected at more than 330 fps.
But how does draw weight and the resulting speed of the bolt factor into hunting?
If you have your sites set on taking home a rabbit or two, you won’t need much more draw than 150 pounds. That degree of resistance will typically give you a bolt speed of 220 to 250 fps. This is actually plenty of power to bring down a turkey, antelope, and even a deer provided you wait for the right shot and hit the kill zone.
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You stroll into the store, or you’re looking online for the best crossbow. You could be looking for a certain type, some odd years old, or there could be a new and improved brand that was just released. Or, possibly, you could just be starting out and you are looking for the best crossbow for a beginner. You could be searching for a crossbow solely for the purpose of target practice and recreation, or perhaps you wish to go crossbow hunting.
Because technology is constantly advancing, and because there are so many crossbow specifications for all types of users, searching for just the right make and model can be a difficult process. Where do you even start? What do you want out of the crossbow? Are you crossbow hunting? What curve, or arrowheads do you want? Are you looking for a challenge? These are all questions to consider, whether you are just starting out, or whether you are looking for a new crossbow.
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Trying to find the right crossbow can be a time consuming task as finding the combination of reliable performance and quality build is a tough task. Sometimes crossbows come with less accessories, are difficult to assemble, lack accuracy, or are simply powerless.
However, there are few crossbows that offer true value for money and thus are the best bang-for-your-buck package. Arrow Precision Inferno Wildfire II is one such crossbow that comes with accessories that you would usually find in $1000+ crossbows.
Arrow Precision Wildfire II is simple to use and thus highly suitable for beginners.
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Commonly regarded as the ultimate recurve crossbow for beginners, the Inferno Fury Crossbow by Arrow Precision is the perfect choice for seasonal hunters who are looking for a cost-effective and lightweight crossbow kit that also happens to be covered by a one-year limited warranty provided by the manufacturer.
A perfect choice for those who are just getting started, this is a full-camo, compact kit that shoots arrows with an average speed of 235 feet per second.
The kit comes with a very versatile mount as well as a quick detach quiver, a padded shoulder sling that adds to the performance and comfort of the user as well as four durable arrows.
This Arrow Precision Inferno Fury crossbow review will emphasize on how the crossbow kit works, along with its strong points and weak points:
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If you are just entering into the world of “Crossbows”, and want to start with some serious gear, you could not do better than Barnett Buck Commander Crossbow.
It has everything that you would need to get high-end crossbow experience, but in a much more accessible way.
The Buck Commander by Barnett hits hard, accurate and makes one of the most preferred bows for beginners.
All the installation hardware and screws provided in the package make the whole process easy and quick. Even as a beginner, you won’t take more than 15 minutes to set up this one.
Best part is that it is priced quite reasonably for all the features it has to offer.
In this Barnett Buck Commander Crossbow review, we’ll put a light on different aspects of this model to help you make a better choice.
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Its safe to assume that Barnett Ghost 410 is one of the best crossbows in the market right now.
If you haven’t handled a crossbow, there are certain problems that seem unimportant at first, but play a very big factor with continuous usage.
A few of these problems are dry firing problems, vibration problems, firing speed limitations, grip related problems and weight.
The Barnett Ghost 410 is great at handling and tackling these kinds of problems. If you want to know more about Barnett Ghost 410, then you have come to the right place!
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If you are passionate about archery and you are looking for a good hunting crossbow to practice with, then you surely know that it is crucial to invest your money in one that is durable, efficient, lightweight and reliable.
The Excalibur Matrix 355 is one of the most sought-after crossbows of its kind on the market, it comes with a Tact-Zone, five-reticle scope and it specifically designed to ensure easier cocking, to enhance the shooting accuracy as well as to improve balance and to reduce the recoil at the same time.
That being said, this review will detail the mechanism of action of this crossbow, as well as its advantages and disadvantages.
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