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How to choose the right pistol crossbow

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do you want a pistol crossbow but you dont know witch one is right for you? well i will tell what kind you will need and why.
 
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Step 1: For kids

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if you have a kid that wants a pistol crosbow, you want it to be easy for your kid to use and not very strong. what you want is the standered 50 pound pullback pistol crossbow. this one in the picture has a safty button and has a 50 pound drawback

Step 2: Adult

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if you are an adult you will probably want a pistol crossbow with an 80 pound drawback. these are strong, dependable pistol crossbows. if you are planning on hunting with the pitol crossbow this is the one for you. alot of these crossbows come with a sholder rest. these are easier to shoot and can be more accurate. this is a pistol crossbow with an 80 pound drawback and it also has a sholder rest.

Step 3: Old ones

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do you like old syle things? well then get and old time istol crossbow. this one in the pcture is belgian. i dont have one but they look really cool.

Step 4: Go fishin

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do you think it would be cool to spear fish with a pistol crossbow. well it turns out you can. check this fishing pistol crossbow.

Step 5: Asesories

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make sure you get exra sting for your pistol cross bow and get alot of arrows. you can also put small scopes on some pistol crossbows.

Step 6: Hunting

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you can hunt with your pistol crossbow. a pistol crossbow with an 80 pound drawback is recommended. you can hunt small game like squirrels and racoons.make sure you check your local laws first.

Step 7: Sites

here are some pistol crossbow websitespis
http://www.pistol-crossbow.com/

www.amazon.com

www.sporysauthority.com

Step 8: Thats it

thats it i hope you enjoy your pistol crossbow. and emember to join my group APCA (american pistol crossbow assosiation) www.instructables.com/groups/APCA
WillyTheKid3 years ago
Hello. Do you have any idea where you can pick up a rig like this? I've yet to see one sold as pictured above, but would love to find one. Thanks!
ah nm, found one...

http://www.misdefenseproducts.com/Fishing-Crossbows-p-1-c-886.html
hog853 years ago
Too Bad someone in the US doesn't look into selling these pistols crossbows From Jandao they look real good to me.
Wolf of the Forest Model 2005M
Little flying Wolf Model 2000C
Little Panther Models 2005A -2009L
Web site http://www.chinacrossbow.com/Product-1.Htm
nibbler1255 years ago
what would i need to kill a deer ?
one fifty lbs. its a law in most states you can't hunt with a cross bow unless your handicapped and cant pull the string back on a normal bow (so break yourarm in the preseason) ;-)
I live in NY and I believe that this is the law here as well. Last year my grandfather was thinking of getting one, as he was beginning to have trouble pulling back his bow (he walks with a walker but still loves to hunt!), and I remember him saying something about the law stating that you need to be handicapped in order for it to be legal to hunt with.
NRen2k5 bubba j4 years ago
Really? I thought some states allow crossbows in the rifle season....
As with just about everything law regarding weapons, it varies from state to state. Seems like most allow them, though.

http://www.huntersfriend.com/crossbows/crossbow-state-regulations.htm

Google has the answer to everything!
If you have to ask that, then you probably have a long way to go before actually killing a deer. Your state has laws regulating what weapons can be used on deer and in what seasons. One of the easier ways of finding these out would probably be through the Game Warden's office.
a freakin hudge arrow.... no seriosly u probly want to buy a compound crossbow. i dont know if they make them in pistols though. Here, you can check out what one looks like here: http://www.aiacrossbow.com/photos/new/xl/neu-tenpoint_phantom_cls-1018.jpg
Pistol is a great hunting weapon for kits.

Metal Pistol Crossbow
thewarp164 years ago
 i have the cobra crossbow pistol and i love it.

how long has it lasted?
jackdaun3 years ago
Im interested in getting the cobra aluminium crossbow, and want to know if it will last.
thewarp164 years ago
 i just whent to the pound shop in town and got a cheep fishing reel and cable tied it to the underneath and tied the string to the bolt.
Interesting, as you mention the pound shop I suppose you are in the UK. If that is the case you need to be aware that using a bow or crossbow for hunting or fishing is ILLEGAL and subject to fines up to level 5 (£5000 pounds) per offence. Be careful out there !!!
ace4god3 years ago
mate not trying to spoill your fun but this crossbow doesnt have a shoulder rest i think your mistaking the self cocking mechanism as a shooulder rest and i know because i have one but the rest  of this good
m3harri4 years ago
I like them because when used for what ever the police are not called.
Out of my trash dog and or hobo.
yobwoc4 years ago
And who cares if you cant use it in hunting? At my school (at which a large group of people own one of these), they have dubbed it the "Sibling Sniper"(lol, jk). It's purely a recreational "toy", although it shouldn't be treated like one.
Wafflicious5 years ago
I can't wait to bow fish! Ive got a bow and arrow and soon we are going bow fishing for carp. My dad has a bunch of trophies for it hehe.
these crossbows tend to be cheep and unaccurate
The device you mention in Step 2 as being a shoulder rest, is nothing of the sort. It is in fact a cocking lever. When pulled down it draws back the draw fingers which grab the string, pulling it into the cocking tongue. (I believe it's called something else but I can't think of it at the moment) Do not use this as a shoulder rest! Doing so could cause a lifting of the draw fingers which in turn will get snapped by the string upon firing. This can result in more than missing your target but can also cause injury or even death in the worst case scenario. Not to mention it will definitely cause damage to the bow string which can also lead to injury or worse.
Thornburg5 years ago
Don't you have to have a shoulder problem to be using a crossbow to hunt?
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