Originally Posted by MoApe
I just ordered my first crossbow, obviously a TAC 15i. I've never shot a Xbow and made my decision based upon hours and hours (did I mention HOURS) of research (this specific forum is the TAC series gospel by the way). I couldn't find one to shoot before purchase to save me...oh well, I bought the best!
I'm a long-time vertical bow hunter from Missouri who now has to use a crossbow after a neck surgery.
Needless to say I'll depend on many of you for help in setting up this tack driver, I look forward to being an active member of this community.
Welcome aboard MoApe! Your story sounds EXACTLY like mine a few years ago. I had reconstructive back surgery. That ended my "Operator" days, so I took up extreme long range, large bore marksmanship instructing. Previously when I hunted I only used a bow, a vertical bow. I also did the hours of crossbow research. Then at one Shot Show, I had the PSE booth near mine. That's when I saw this new innovative crossbow they were introducing. Tactical they called it. I also had never fired a crossbow at that point. I only knew that if I was to continue to hunt, this model was the only one for me.
The first thing that got my attention, was that it was an upper I could install on my tricked out M4 lower. I looked closer! Then, I saw the ability to use a crank-to-cock instead of foot stirrups (which I absolutely couldn't do). You could also use the crank to let it off. That crank feature alone sold me, and I preordered one right there. It's still with me after several years, thousands of shots, (and a few animals) later. I feel that the TAC15 has "saved my hunting life". Without it, I would be on the couch each season.
I suggest you read all the threads here. There is a wealth of info and very friendly members always willing to help. I have made all the enhancement mods to mine. Every time I've been unsure, I've stopped and asked. Each one of my noob questions has been answered in patient detail by the members here.
You have made a great choice which you will never regret.