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Old 08-10-2017, 11:07 PM   #11
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A larger established company may have to be the only option for this I really hate to say.

Yes and no in my opinion. Yes in the sense that it would be much easier if made by a large brand, but no in that I honestly don't think big archery names (like Hoyt, PSE, Matthews) would go for it. I just don't think there would be a large demand for this. The majority of archery accessories generally seem to revolve around either hunting or target shooting/competition. I would definitely suggest finding a way to use a mechanical release, because by drawing the bow using ones fingers instead you significantly limit the draw weight dropping the overall power. The way I see it this is more of a novelty that could probably be marketed towards backyard shooters who want something fun on a long weekend but not towards the serious archery community, many of whom pay thousands for the latest and most accurate bows and accessories.

Less power, less accuracy, added bulk, less consistency, - no advantage for hunting (yes it has multiple shots, but if you miss that first shot, the animal is long gone by the time you have another shot ready.)

Less accurate, heavily limits the options for arrow rests, - no advantage for competition and target shooting.


I don't mean to sound harsh or overly critical here and this has potential totally worth refining. I would suggest 1. Allow for a mechanical release, that will certainly allow for a regular draw weight bow, and it will improve accuracy, 2. If possible use a soft material. Anything else might damage the string very quick.


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Radon, no need to mass produce arrows. You just have to design them and then go to Gold Tip or one of the other big players. They will manufacture your arrows to your needs 100% and give you a great discount.

For them it does not matter if you want two or three vanes, and they will produce any kind of tip you want.

FXAirguns from Sweden is doing the same with the hollow, short arrows for the airguns. My store alone must have bought more than 10,000 of these arrows.


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The majority of archery accessories generally seem to revolve around either hunting or target shooting/competition.
You are right in general, but I see a fairly big market for self defense purposes. Not so much in the US, but here in Europe there is basically no more legal way to have a multi shot distance weapon by your bed stand.

Look at Germany: You can have the guns but you have to keep them under lock and key, separated from the ammo. Now you even have to lock in airguns and crossbows.

That is why we sold a huge quantity (every piece we could get) of the FXAirguns Verminator. A single shot arrow shooter with less power than a 200 € crossbow. It sets you back 2000 € if you throw in the pump and some arrows. But it is legal to own and you don't have to lock it in.
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This is the first I've ever heard of bows for home defense, but as you mentioned that likely because I'm in he US. And it's somewhat common for shooters to laugh if someone suggests using a 22 for home defense so I cant even imagine their response to a bow. Thankful most of us in the US can keep customized ARs for that purpose. Less so in California though. Remember regular capacity magazines are evil as are folding stocks, and pistol grips. And god help you if you want a detachable magazine.

Though I see where you are coming from and if guns are unavailable then I guess a multi shot bow is the next best option. Then might I suggest some type of mounted flashlight or another lighting system on the magazine component if that is legal for you guys in Europe.
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On a bow, you can do what you want. But any kind of lighting system on guns, airguns, even airsoft one, is illegal. Same goes for crossbows.

Self defense in general is legal in Germany, but the authorities don't want people to have weapons at the ready for that purpose.

A bow for self defense may seem awkward, but if it is easy to draw and pretty much foolproof PLUS a magazine, it is actually not so bad. Aiming within a house is easy too, just point and shoot. Distances are short. A burglar with an arrow sticking in his belly, chest or thigh won't be interested in your TV really. Even more so when the bow is already drawn again and a follow up shot is imminent.


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