AR-15 "Assault" Crossbow upper: PSE TAC 15

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Words fail me. First there was the blackpowder AR, then the Chainsaw AR

AR 15 lower receiver, 170lbs built in easy cocking mechanism 3 rails. 425 grain arrow 420 fps. TAC 15 Tactical Assault Crossbow

I think this finally ends the 5.56mm vs. 6.8mm vs. 7.62mm debate. Clearly a 425 grain bolt beats them all!

Actually “tactical” crossbows have been around for a long time. Special forces were known to use them as weapons or as zip line launchers. I would be surprised if they are still in use as weapons.

Indian Black Cat commando with crossbow.

Hat Tip: Shawn B for the info. Photos from erikbarnes25

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Jacob321 Jacob321 on Jul 21, 2011

    Wow, that looks like it can cause some serious damage. Big game better watch out.

  • Johno Johno on Mar 11, 2012

    this does look cool, but would be incredibly cumbersome in the wilderness