Normally, a crossbow pistol isn’t high on a hunter’s interest list, however, as a young woman demonstrated the unique design of the Ballista Bat pistol, my interest peaked. Portability is always an issue with a crossbow and this one featured a unique stock that went from zero to shoulder length in a flash.
This small pistol-style crossbow shoots a 13″inch arrow at a speed of 330 feet per second and is a legitimate hunting or bowfishing device. Thanks to the compact design, it’s a great way to introduce youngsters to shooting or just have fun.
This bow has a unique cocking system that cocks the bow and then retracts into the handle. As you can see, this young woman could cock the bow with ease thanks to a sturdy built-in foot stirrup and a pull weight of just 40 pounds.
The crossbow pistol isn’t the only item in the Ballista line. Another model offers reverse limbs with a 5-bolt magazine for repeated shooting. Holly Cow, a crossbow/AR combination. The top-of-the-line bow is called the Megabat Reverse and shoots arrows up to 420 feet per seconds, so this is no toy. One of the main goals of the Archery Trade Association (ATA) show is to introduce new products and this one certainly checks that box.
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