This new beast of mine covers alla that. Unlike my original, I never even touch the string. The way you load it with the grips/pulley setup, your hands are always far behind the string. You cannot dry-fire this one, either.
You need to insert the bolt/arrow; this trips lever which frees the SAFE/FIRE switch to be enabled to be moved to FIRE. (*pant, puf*)
And the thing has a rifle forestock and pistol grip with adjustable rear stock.
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We discovered the ideal place for the shooting sticks is the inverted "V" gap shown above just forward of the trigger guard and just behind the forestock.
I have put a personal embargo on any more shooting my new toy until my new target backstop arrives.
The old one has had a thousand bolts shot into it, and there is no place left to put a target on that will stop a bolt from this doubly powerful crossbow. Every bolt goes in to the fletch, and that ain't good.