Saturday, September 14, 2013

M4 Tactical Crossbow

M4 Tactical Crossbow

It's not every day that one of your old friends sends you an email saying that a crossbow is on its way to you in the mail. But that's exactly what my old pal, the Suburban Bushwhacker, did the other day; and not any old crossbow either, no, he sent the M4 Tactical Crossbow (M4TC). I was pretty excited when I read that email because I've been eyeing crossbows recently, thinking, "I want one of those."

In The Box

I was even more excited when it arrived and whipped out the trusty Spyderco Persistence to open the bow's box. Like it's namesake, the M4, this bow is black and has a synthetic stock. Unlike the M4 and its civilian variant, the AR, the M4 Tactical Crossbow fires 1/8" steel ball bearings, as well as featherless arrows. It comes complete with a premounted 4x32 scope and an adjustable fore grip. 

Stuff it Comes With

What makes this crossbow tactical? It's black, for a start, and it comes with a red dot laser light, a blue "Wolf's Eye" light  and a 600 lumen flashlight. All these can be fitted, tactically, to the body of the bow. But does it work? Sure it does. Simply pour ball bearings into the bow's interior magazine. Then cock the bow, which is easy, release the safety, squeeze the trigger and shoot.

There's a Crossbow on the Table!

I tested the beast out against its sturdy cardboard packing case, firing from around 20 yards, and was pleased to see the scope was pretty much zeroed in. Is it powerful? Powerful enough to knock chunks off a pecan tree and shoot through the cardboard box. I'd imagine it'd make short work of a rat or a squirrel. Mine didn't come with arrows but if the ball bearing action was anything to go by I'd wager it works alright with those too.

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All in all a fun bit of kit. Good for backyard range fun and more powerful than your average BB gun, not least because it fires the monstrous 1/8" steel ball bearing. It's tactical too, which is important; make sure you wear your night vision monocular so you don't trip over the bow in the dark!

Nice Little Group

You can purchase the M4 Tactical Crossbow from Tactical Tech Zone. It's not cheap, at $249+, but if you're after hours of ball bearing amusement, well, it's worth every penny.

Thanks, SBW, nice one.



LL said...

I'm putting it on my Christmas List!

LSP said...

Pretty much a "must have" eh, LL? Its already helped take my mind off the team of Klowns running our country.

G. Tingey said...


I am not a lover of fire-arma, actually ( Except as working machinery... )
BUT, as an ex-Archery blue (LOng-bow ... well, now, err.. where can I get one in the UK ... that's a mean piece of kit!

LSP said...

Longbow Blue? I'm impressed, GT.

kram195 said...

I just got mine am...I did think that it may be a bit of a toy thingy..but iam quite surprised how more serious it is. I have a broard range of xbows ..mostly high powered ..this has been advertised as a 150lb-180lb 210lb no where near the real power which is around 80-100lb tops!! You can shoot bolts..yet you gotta strip almost ALL the flights off cos they wont fit down the barrel...iam gonna put recurve limbs on = 120lb with STRING as this has UP the power a bit. I paid £180 for it with no bolts or balls..just the scope..what a scam as they sell you these separate..typical british rip off

Bowninja said...

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Crossbow Arrows said...

Unlike the M4 and its civilian variant, the AR, the M4 Tactical Crossbow fires 1/8" steel ball bearings, as well as featherless arrows. It comes ...

Unknown said...

Where can I get one

Unknown said...

Where can I get one

kram195 said...

I no longer use mine as its quite cant shoot arrows (bolts) as the barrel is way too small. IF you make your own bolts to fit you still cant use any flights at all thus they will not fly straight and will be VERY dangerous. Its no where near 180lb draw...(watch the video..the girl cocks it sitting in a chair!! Prepared to be disapointed.