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Old 07-13-2017, 01:36 AM   #1
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I think it is a bow, as it does not store the energy and releases it with the pull of a trigger. It assists the normal draw, is all.


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I think it is a bow, as it does not store the energy and releases it with the pull of a trigger. It assists the normal draw, is all.
Joerg,

Sorry I have to disagree. After drawing the R.E.B it can be lifted by the draw hand without holding the front grip. It stores energy until the trigger is pulled.

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Sorry I have to disagree. After drawing the R.E.B it can be lifted by the draw hand without holding the front grip. It stores energy until the trigger is pulled.

Watch again please.

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Stu, the weapon does not have a trigger. It has a resting place for a bow release is all.

Very academic question really.
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Stu, the weapon does not have a trigger. It has a resting place for a bow release is all.

Very academic question really.

OK. I believe that the bow release cord wrapped around the butt end with the trigger string release makes it a stored energy weapon that can be carried cocked in one hand.

I do not know of any slingshot or bow that can be carried in one hand at full draw.

Therefore your definition of a crossbow is different than my definition.

Perhaps a little refinement:

You seem to believe that a crossbow is a weapon with a built-in trigger that can be paced on a table in its drawn or limb relaxed position.

I believe that the R.E.B sitting on a table has no trigger, but once you draw it and attach its cord to the butt end and attach the string release to the string, it is transformed into a crossbow.

We can agree to disagree.

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Stu, I am just using the definition of a crossbow in German gun laws. Bows are completely unregulated here, crossbows are actually falling under the gun law. This means you can't attach a laser sight to a crossbow, but you can to a bow. You have to be of age to own a crossbow, while bows can be owned by minors.
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Stu, I am just using the definition of a crossbow in German gun laws. Bows are completely unregulated here, crossbows are actually falling under the gun law. This means you can't attach a laser sight to a crossbow, but you can to a bow. You have to be of age to own a crossbow, while bows can be owned by minors.
Ah!

Joerg, we have just discovered a way to have a legal 'crossbow' in Germany.

Just as you have been able to make a powerful "toy" using a hollow arrow, you can build a legal one handed crossbow with a detachable trigger.

The best of both worlds!

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They are legal. Some guns are even legal with the right paper work!
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Joerg, we have just discovered a way to have a legal 'crossbow' in Germany.
Crossbows are falling under German weapon laws, but the regulations are very mild. You have to be 18+ to own/make/shoot them and you can't attach laser sights or flashlights to them. Otherwise no limits.

Bows are not considered weapons legally, so they are completely unregulated.

The hybrid device in the video is falling through a loophole in the law, but the importance is minor- No comparison with the air shooters that launch arrows OVER a barrel.


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