dealspistol grip crossbow / arrows for $9.99

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I bought one as a gift for a family member at Christmas. It couldn't even penetrate a cardboard box from about 15 ft away, then broke after 5 shots. Do your self a favor, or save yourself from some embarrassment, and PASS.

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Sounds like a user-error; possibly loading it wrong, or assembled incorrectly?

I purchased mine a few months ago and have had plenty of fun with it. It easily pentrates cardboard, and can get through a few sheets of foam with ease. Comes with 6 darts, which can be lost easily, but that is also a user-error.

My crossbow recently had an unfriendly handler who was dry-firing it, and before I realized what was going on in the other room, he had snapped the string. I do plan on getting a new string, or purchasing a new one altogether soon.

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This does not look like it would be effective against zombies.

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@cschmidt: Good morning! Not sure where you bought yours or which one it was, but we tested these ourselves and they were much more powerful than expected. I don't blame you for being disappointed in the one you bought, but we can assure you that cardboard is no challenge for this thing.

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It shot pretty decently but it did break after about 10 shots. I super glued it back together but it could break again at any use.

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@cschmidt: After you cocked the string, before you shot, did you push the cocking mechanism back forward? I bought one for my brother-in-law for Christmas, and it would sink arrows about an inch into my parents' pecan tree, so it should have no issue with cardboard. But I shot it a couple of times with the cocking mechanism back, and it didn't do well at all.

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@thatdailydeal: Is there a reason why I can not select the extra crossbow bolts at checkout? I am using Google Chrome and it shows a drop down box, but only lists 0 as select-able. The other numbers are missing.

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I bought two of these when they were on woot about 6 months ago.

I made the same mistake of not pushing the cocking mechanism forward and it damaged the crossbow. It still functioned and I continued to use it but you MUST PUSH THE COCKING MECHANISM FORWARD!

Its a pretty cool and high powered crossbow. Not terribly accurate though. I have to aim low when shooting anything under 50 feet.

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@ddmeightball: The extra arrows are all sold out. Sorry :(

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@thatdailydeal: Damn! Oh well, I still plan to buy two either way. I will just have to look at a sporting goods store to find extras.

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@ddmeightball: I see your order. I will throw in a few metal arrows we had from the test batch we had. Enjoy and please don't hurt yourself huh? ;)

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Does anyone know if this will penetrate the neighborhood cats easily ?

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This looks awesome, but no additional arrows is a bummer, I know I'd lose them the first day.. I guess I'll wait until this pops up again.