If you are looking for a change of pace, but still wish to shoot arrows, you should look at the pistol crossbow. Pistol Crossbows
offer the shooter the best of both worlds. You have the ability to shoot a crossbow and at the same time feel like you are
shooting a pistol. It has the design of a handgun so the learning curve to use one is not going to be that steep of a climb. This design makes a pistol crossbow a very effective hunting tool for small varmints. Anything that you try to shoot that is larger than the size of a varmint will not get affected by the pistol crossbow.
This handheld crossbow is great for taking care of little pests that are hanging around in your backyard. A 50-pound pistol crossbow
has been known to penetrate up to three full milk jugs. This shows that it has enough power to kill something small, but that amount of force would not pierce through the thick hides of some of these game animals. I believe that these pistol crossbows are the most fun when you are using them for target practice. Since they are smaller than crossbows and are handheld, you can move around with them very easily.
I want to make it completely clear that these pistol crossbows are not toys, but rather they are weapons. Some of these pistol crossbows can shoot in the 200 feet per second range. You should take precaution when you are using them. With that being said, I think that they are one of the most fun versions of the crossbow out there. You can do so much with these hand-held weapons that the possibilities for entertainment are endless. There are two types of options that are being offered on the market right now. One is the plastic pistol crossbow
and the other is the metal version. Both are effective weapons, but one will cost a little more than the other.