Crossbows may be slow to reload, but they are ‘stealth weapons’ nonetheless that should be respected for the sheer deadliness they can project.
The crossbow used in this next exhibit boasts a 170lb. pull. It is slow to reload but quieter than non-supressed firearms.
A single bolt to the head or vital organ can neutralize a threat, and the utility of a crossbow as a preparedness essential derives from its re-usability characteristics and relevance to killing game.