Not all people like lugging around a large crossbow when they go hunting, for them a compact, yet still very effective pistol crossbow is a good way of stopping their prey dead in its tracks. Take the deadly stealth
and silence of regular bows and crossbows, combine it with the compact design of a hand gun, and what you end up with is a very effective hunting implement.
Accuracy and silence are the main selling points of a pistol crossbow. Just like a regular-sized crossbow, the pistol-type crossbow also shoots bolts made of plastic and metal,
they are just shorter. Seeing as the bolts are shorter, they will naturally have a shorter distance of travel, and you need to get pretty close to your prey before you can pull the trigger.
Since you can fire off a bolt without giving away your position to your target, you can easily set up for your next shot before it even realizes what is going on.
So if you are looking for a hunting tool that lets you stalk your prey a whole lot easier, it is recommended that you try the compact, yet still very deadly pistol-style crossbow. Do not let its size fool you; the pistol crossbow still packs a lot of stopping power which you can use to take down even large prey animals.