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Should all crossbows have handles?

Should all crossbows have handles? DJRADIO NO VOTING =)

It dont matter. Some do, some dont, and I really dont care.
Wafflicious (author) 5 years ago
SEE
crossbow.jpg
technically, that bow has a handle.
that is a foot brace that makes it easier to load, you put that "handle" on the ground, put your foot onto it like a pedal, pull the bow-string up to the trigger, then load, aim, and fire. my crossbow has a foot-brace.
That "bow" also has a trigger, making it a crossbow :P!
lol so true...and look up knex maga mini bow it rox yor sox
Wafflicious (author)  DJ Radio5 years ago
So did mine then
An Villain5 years ago
some do, there is a distinction between handle and no handle which lies in the trigger, if it has a compress-lock trigger (pushed down with thumb as in my crossbow) it should not have a handle. if it has a true (pulled backwards with finger) then it should, if it is a pistol crossbow, it should have a handle, most very old crossbows have compress-lock triggers so they do not have handles, but some do, it is very difficult to work a compress-lock trigger with a handle unless it is very small and close to the body which severely limits power, it is also very difficult to work a true trigger without a handle to brace your palm against. so, in my opinion which is also the opinion of a lot of other people, a crossbow should have a handle if it has a true trigger, a crossbow should not have a handle if it has a compress-lock trigger (also known as sear trigger.) so in answer to your actual question (should all crossbows have handles?) if they have true triggers yes, if they have compress-lock triggers no.
stopanator5 years ago
it doesnt mater a cross bow needs a good arm and stock because some stocks are stock handles so i guess it depends on you
Der Bradly5 years ago
Yep, they all should
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Wafflicious (author)  Der Bradly5 years ago
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stop trying to get him to change his answer!
Wafflicious (author)  DJ Radio5 years ago
Feb 22, 2009 .... and we went through this before =)
Wicky5 years ago
A crossbow without a handle is effectively taking the 'cross' out of it, making it a normal bow? =d
wicky ur talkin about the body, not the handle lol
Wafflicious (author)  Wicky5 years ago
a handle as in a pistol grip.
Yeah oops, figured that out later =x
TigerNod5 years ago
No.
razzlekunai5 years ago
Yes.
King_Banana5 years ago
well all crossbows have handles. a handle is just something to hold on to.
what you're thinking of is a pistol grip. i personally am unbiased on whether a crossbow should have apistol grip
Wafflicious (author)  King_Banana5 years ago
Oh thanks that's what I meant.

ps you are fruity
can i b fruity to...that sounds fun :D
Wafflicious (author)  knex phantom5 years ago
NO
i know i am
DrWeird1175 years ago
Heck no. Do you mean a pistol grip, or a standard stock-integrated "handle"? I would say, no. No pistol grip.
pistol grip ftw. high5
SLAP
i say yes and no. it depens if u like it 2 have 1 or not
lol
it depends on the type of crossbow you're making. if it's a large one that's not mounted on something, then yes. if it's smaller, it should still have one so that it is easier to aim. i made a small pistol thing, the only thing i've posted anything for, and i tried it without a handle and it really did not work for me. but, it's just a matter of opinion.
Wafflicious (author)  mettaurlover5 years ago
What about the type of crossbow like my corner crossbow?
stop trying to get ppl to agree with you. Its cheating. You should let em say what they want.
Wafflicious (author)  DJ Radio5 years ago
lol k
Bartboy5 years ago
? They should have some comfortable way of holding it to pull the trigger, like on this one. If you google crossbow on images, only one on the first page has no handle. So they should, but there are quite a few compromises.
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Wafflicious (author)  Bartboy5 years ago
Yes they should! =) so yes or no though? Should ALL of them have a pistol like grip.
he said yes.
Wafflicious (author)  DJ Radio5 years ago
look at the other reply, "No. As long as it is comfortable it is fine"
Most times, guns without handles are not comfy.
No. As long as it is comfortable it is fine.
Wafflicious (author) 5 years ago
If after 5 votes more people say no than yes dj radio will consider changing his rating of my crossbow.
I will change it if more ppl say yes than no. We have 2 yes, 2 no, and one that dont care.
Wafflicious (author)  DJ Radio5 years ago
The idc means no and u mean nos than yeses?
idc means i dont care whether they do. so it means they are undecided.
Wafflicious (author)  DJ Radio5 years ago
Well since it's ALL crossbows and he said he doesn't care that means some can not have one thus answering no =).
It means they dont wanna answer yes or no. They dont care how this comes out.
Wafflicious (author)  DJ Radio5 years ago
>< ,"Should all crossbows have handles" ALL By saying Idc if they have handles or not that means they believe some can not have handles meaning they are saying no.... "Some do, some don't," some don't
hmm, true, but we already have ppl saying yes, all crossbows need handles.
Wafflicious (author)  Wafflicious5 years ago
=) LOL
Wafflicious (author)  DJ Radio5 years ago
say no than yes you mean.... no means it doesn't have to have a handle and I don't care means it can or it cannot (which is a no) =)
Skreetsha5 years ago
I don't think so, the guns vary from each other, some have handles some don't, big deal.
The Jamalam5 years ago
depends. if they do they are generally better but you can get ones where you grip the actuall butt.
Owenmon5 years ago
No.
nope.