The AR-15 design is one of the world's most popular semi-automatic rifle platforms. You can find examples from top gun manufacturers chambered for 5.56-millimeter rounds, 7.62-millimeter rounds, .458 SOCOM and...crossbow bolts?
Cold Steel's AR-15-inspired crossbow, the so-called Cheap Shot 130, can send multiple arrows (known as "bolts" in the crossbow biz) into a three-inch spread at an impressive 226 feet per second—no stirrup or crank cocking needed.
With a telescoping stock, detachable foregrip, OD green color scheme, and "Picatinny" rail on which sights and other accessories can be mounted, it really does look like an AR-crossbow mashup.
Here's everything you get out of the box for a very reasonable price of $280:
- Six 15” carbon bolts
- String wax
- Shoulder sling
- AR stock with buffer tube
- Single-position red dot sight
- Secondary detachable foregrip
- Two lens cleaning sheets
- Allen wrench
Visit Cold Steel's website for more info on the brand new Cheap Shot 130.