Cobra R9 Crossbow
Love at the first sight is someting that happens only a few time in your life..if it happens at all. And how often can you say that love at the second sight is even better now you have had the chance for a closer look? Well, today something like this has happend to me.
When I saw the first picture of the Cobra R9, it was love at the first sight. But today I have been able to play around with this new crossbow. Although it was a pre- production model, it really looked great!
So what are we talking about?
We are talking about the Cobra R9. It is the successor of the most populair crossbow pistol ever, the Cobra made by Poe Lang Enterprise. But it is a whole lot more than just a successor! It is the missing link between a crossbow pistol and a fast cocking carabine crossbow. It is Fast, Versatile and Field Tested. There are three main parts on the full-version,
- The pistol body
- The Limb system
- The optional AR-Style Stock
So Why is it so special?
This crossbow (pistol) is really going to be a game changer. It will set a new standard. It will not only change the way we think about crossbow design, it wil change the things we excpect from a modern crossbow. Again why?
- Modulair system that can be take down within 30 seconds
- UnderLever Cocking system
- Change it from pistol to carabine in 5 seconds
- You can cock it while shouldered for fast repetitive shooting
- Large accessory line
- Various mounting options for accessory
The modulair system of the R9 will allow you to take the crossbow apart in jus a few seconds. You can easily take of the whole limb system (with te string mounted on the limbs). This allows easy transportation. The optional Ar-Style stock can also be placed on the pistol within seconds. This allows you to transfer the pistol into a carabine for more stabile shooting.
Underlever Cocking System
The underlever cocking system makes sure that everyone can cock this crossbow. I will bet that even a 12 years old kid can manage this. You can even cock this bow while it is shouldered.This is a huge advantage because you can keep your eyes on the target and shoot several bolts at the same time. Everyone can cock this crossbow so it is suited for youngsters, female shooters and of course for yourself!
From pistol to carabine
initially it has been designd as a crossbow pistol and definitely it will work as a fast shooting pistol. But, due to te underlever system it will feel a litte front heavy. Something you have to get used to. But after installing the AR stock, this thing really gets into balance. Due to the double locking system, it makes a sturdy connection.
Fast repetitive shooting
Because you can cock this crossbow when it is shouldered, you can keep your eyes on the target and fire multiple bolts on it. This will not only help you when shooting at fast moving targets,but also keeps you focused while shooting at a target face. Whatever the situation is, you will always keep situational awareness, and being able to shoot fast!
This crossbow has been prepaired to mount several accessories. On the frontend of the barrel are two weaver/picatinny rails mounted on both sides. Ik makes it easy to put a flashlight and a laser onto your crossbow. Then there is also a weaver/picatinny rails mounted under the crossbow. Ideal for mounting an extra foregrip or bipod.
The only thing that I do not like is the plastic red-dot.
The R9 cobra wil suit everyone. Whether you are looking for a crossbow for taget practice, fun shooting, hunting, or for a tactical style crossbow for in your bugout bag, this one will do the job!