Written on: 29/12/2012 by htcreque (1 review written)
I was pretty excited when my cobra arrived. Most of the reviews made it sound so good. There were no instructions but I was able to put it together with out any. It as nice looking and seemed well constructed. I had an old telephone book ready to use as a target. I am a big man but I couldn't string it. I asked another big man to help me. We couldn't come close to stringing it. I really wanted this but I had to send it back. (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2012 by jasonstuntman7 (2 reviews written)
having owned about half a dozen stringed weapons since childhood(mainly barnett)i now own a classic jennings unistar plus compound bow,i was initially sceptical of the quality of this item(being made in china).never judge a book by it,s cover,i have fitted a crosman ratcatcher plastic stock and a 4x32 scope,very impressed. (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2012 by twatty (1 review written)
The Mk2 cobra with the 80lb draw is the most powerfull small pistol out there. Very accurate, very hard wearing, easy to load, and gos 165FPS. When you think that a good 120lb large bow gos 200FPS youll realise how much power these little things have got. They are only about £30 too...these are NOT a toys (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2012
To keep the string last longer, twist it few time until strands form up into uniied string. Don't over do it. Just until the all form up nice and tight. String it to the bow and wax it! This will shorten the string a bit, thus givin it slightly more power, and preventing the string hitting the cocking mechanism. Also if you are worried that it will fray from contacht with mechanism try wrapping around some thread like regular sowing thread neatly and snug ower the cocking mechanism's... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2011 by mizzgnomer
This isn't just a cobra problem it seems to be with all the pistol crossbows they just aren't well made. From what I've see they snap with the Man Kung 80lb crossbow as well and I'm sure they do with the unbranded ones as well. I've seen comments about them snapping on the 50lb crossbows too. This shouldn't pose a big problem since the strings come with two tips at least the ones on ebay do and you can get the 80lb string for under $4 I don't know how low you could get them for if bidding... (read more)
Written on: 22/05/2011
Bought it yesterday so far its great however the bolts you get with it arent anything special i had to buy a new pack within 1 hour....the pistol crossbow is very well made and the self cocking feature is super it really helps in cocking it. (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2011
Liked the bow. Seemed great but the plastic ends shattered after the 4th shot. No way of replacing them. The bow is now useless until fixed. Don't buy this unless you have replacement plasctic tips. (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2010
the plastic ends on this product suck. broke after 3 shots (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2010 by Johnegadget (1 review written)
I purchased this Cobra Crossbow pistol and just started shooting it today, I have only fired 3 arrows from it and each time fired, the bow end,(plastic end) would shatter upon firing. It came with a extra string and ends but I've exhausted my fun only after 3 shots., and it says, string and ends should be changed after 300 shots, how funny is that? If the ends are bad, than the bow is holding up ok, but what good is it, if I can't fire it????? (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2009
I have bought the cobra pistol cobra from bulgaria. It is very powerful and precise. The only snag is that both end pieces to which the string is attached literally snapped to pieces on my first shot. I have not been able to purchase a second set and the manufactures have not responded to my enquiry. Can anybody please help. (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2009
The cobra 80lbs self-cocking pistol crossbow is amazing! cheap and works well. (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2008 by jonjonjon
Buy one, have fun! Inexpensive pistol xbow with an intuitive and easy to use cocking mechanism that allows rapid loading/fire. Use the metal bolts (as opposed to plastic) as they are slightly heavier and penetrate deeper. I have found it to be consistently accurate at ranges of upto 50 feet. Ideal as a fun gharden shooter, home defence or even hunting small game, particularly birds i.e. pheasant, pigeon, duck etc. Although of course it may not be legal where you live so check the legalities... (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2008
The Cobra 80lbs Self-Cocking Pistol Crossbow is brilliant crossbow should definitely buy! Very good range I found it could reach 102 meters really nice grip. With a scope i could hit a ten pence piece from 40 meters!! (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2008
If products are imported there should be a way to order parts. If a retailer sells this product they should have replacement parts readily available. The bow is great but now useless. (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2008
THe Cobra Pistol Crossbow is very good, i found it to be very accurate and a lot of fun. THere are no bad points that i have found so far (read more)
Written on: 29/02/2008
A very good small varment , squr.., groundhogs, target, rat, etc quite pistol that does the job., after several shots , you must tighten the screws etc.. (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2008
Very good for shooting rats at a distance of about 40 feet. The string has to be changed after about 300 shots. VERY VERY GOOD. (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2008
I've been shooting mine at distances of about 35ft and am able to hit beer cans fairly consistently, 7-8 out of 10 shots.
It's more powerful than other 80lbs draw strength crossbows due to the extra couple of inches pulled back to load it.
The increased accuracy over my other similar model is due to the slightly longer rail travel for the bolt.
My target backstop will have to be upgraded because even at 1 inch thickness of fibre-board, the points are sticking out the other side.
I like this... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2007 by M1K3Y B4BY (3 reviews written)
This crossbow comes in two different types; plastic or aluminium. The one I have is the aluminium version, which is a bit heavier and studier, but more or less the same as the plastic one.
On opening the box I was surprised at how big it was; the pictures seem to make it look smaller than it really is, but it was still easily held with one hand. Beware that while assembly is fairly straight-forward, the instructions are a little vague... I wasn't sure if I was supposed to fit the end caps... (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2007 by jspower
A nice pistol bow more powerful than the discontinued Barnett Trident .
I've attached a Crosman laser sight to complete the package (laser sight costs more than the bow!) (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2005 by Stokstyf (14 reviews written)
Compared to most crossbow pistols, the Cobra 80lbs self-cocking Pistol is more powerfull and accurate. I was able to hit a 8cm grouping at 20 meters, shooting one handed, using the standard sights.
The hardest part is fitting the bowstring... but even with that it doesn't take longer than 10 minutes to assemble the crosbow.
There is a mount for a scope or dot sight. I'll advise using the dot sight. With a pistol it is no use trying to shoot over 30m, so a red dot sight is perfect.
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Written on: 18/03/2004 by XbowmanDave
I had bought the Cobra 80lbs self-cocking Pistol for $36 at a gun show and was really pleased with how it worked. It is easy to cock, inexpensive, aims pretty good, nicely balanced, at 80lbs is fairly powerful for a pistol crossbow.
Prod (bow) is easy to break when changing strings, if you don't know what your doing. The one I had was made out of an alloy metal so it was a little heavy. (read more)
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