This is the kind of weapon that is owned by a killing machine. It’s not an enthusiast weapon, and it’s not a hobby weapon. It’s a murder weapon. I see it being owned by someone like the main character in A History of Violence. He doesn’t want to use it, but god help us all if you make him.
That said, it’s really a wonderful piece of engineering and has the same sort terrifying and sublime design aesthetic as other expensive (it’s $1300) and deadly weapons.
For those of you out there planning something horrible with this thing (already?), consider this: when they find a bolt in the back of the guy who used to bully you in middle school, the first thing they’re going to do is look for a guy with a really expensive crossbow. I’d give you more advice, but this is a gadget blog, not a cold-blooded-killing blog. Try icanhazalibi.com.