Bat
Reverse

the MOST COMPACT and powerful Reverse-Draw
pistol Crossbow
in the world

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Compact

Easy to carry, fits even in a small backpack

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Powerful

Shoots heavy bolts with a broadhead

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Fast

Speed of up to 420 fps allows you to use the crossbow not only for fun, but also for hunting

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Light WEIGHT

It weighs like a medium-sized binoculars, so hands do not get tired when shooting

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Quick reloading

Thanks to a number of know-how, loading the crossbow is quick, easy and noiseless

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Use with any scopes

Picatinny rail is compatible with almost all optics on the market. You can attach a red dot sight, a scope or a laser sight.

the purpose of Ballista
Crossbow BAT REVERSE

The fastest

Even More speed while
keeping the same size

Ballista BAT reverse is the revolutionary crossbow on the market. This is the world’s fastest reverse-draw Pistol Crossbow. The reverse-draw limbs and differently shaped cams lengthen the power stroke and increase the force acting on the bolt. This allows the crossbow to reach bolt velocity of up to 420 FPS, which regular compound crossbows can only dream about.

Bat

Up to 330 fps velocity
Bat crossbow Up to 330 fps velocity

Bat reverse

Up to 420 fps velocity
Bat reverse Up to 420 fps velocity

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Find out more about the model that suits you best

The Ballista Bat Reverse, while remaining as convenient and compact as the regular Bat, provides you with more opportunities. It’s for big game hunting, such as boars, deer or bears at distances of up to 25-30 yards. More power, speed, and penetration if you need it!

The Ballista Bat is an excellent choice for small game hunting and for entertainment. If you want to have a fun time with friends and family or go hunting, for example, rabbits or bobcats, then the Ballista Bat will not disappoint you. And of course, bowfishing – even teenagers can do it with this crossbow!

The most powerful Crossbow

The world's most powerful reverse-draw compound Pistol Crossbow

Ballista BAT is the world’s lightest crossbow with an arrow speed of up to 330 FPS. The unique design of the crossbow uses additional polistpasses of the sliderless cable system – the least amount of friction between parts among all crossbows. The minimum of plastic parts. The possibility of changing the position of the polistpasses provides for an algorithm for self-accelerating the crossbow above the nominal value.

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THE MOST COMPACT CROSSBOW

Cutting-edge technology for an outstanding experience

The reverse limb system in the center of the rail significantly increases the power stroke and shifts the weight towards the archer. This improves the shooting experience (the crossbow does not dip forward when fired, there is no fatigue during aiming, no vibrations and recoil), and contributes to more accurate, powerful and quiet shots.

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for the first time in crossbows

Innovative system of crossbow loading

The innovative system already used in the Bat also works flawlessly in the Bat reverse, making it easy for women and teenagers to load the crossbow. Just pull the handle and cock the crossbow. Only a few seconds and it’s ready to fire. The cocking system is designed to make sure that the maximum force applied over the entire length of the stroke does not exceed 50 pounds.

THE MOST COMPACT

FITS INTO A REGULAR BACKPACK

Ballista BAT Reverse crossbow does not need a special case. It is so compact that it fits into a regular 30 liter backpack that you probably already have at home. Unlike other crossbows, Ballista BAT Reverse will not stick out or hang from your backpack, creating a lot of inconvenience for you.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Draw weight of bow limb 150 lbs
  • Velocity up to 420 fps
  • Weight 3 lbs
  • Length 16"
  • Width Axle to Axle Cocked 5"
  • Width Axle to Axle Uncocked 9"
  • Power-Stroke 8.25"
  • Pull rod draw weight 50 lbs

Kinetic Energy

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all-purpose Picatinny mount

The Bat Reverse is the only pistol crossbow that is compatible with the top and bottom Picatinny rails (the top one is included). This provides unlimited possibilities for customization. Optical, collimator, laser sights, flashlights, bipods, handles, bowfishing reel and more – all this, depending on your task, can be mounted on Bat and Bat reverse.

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Bowfishing setup
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Laser sight
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Flashlight
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Foregrip
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Tripod
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Unique ammunition

Arrows for entertainment, bowfishing & hunting

Ballista BAT Reverse can be used with arrows for both casual shooting, bowfishing and hunting. The crossbow is versatile in ammunition; it can shoot arrows, harpoons and darts, with both flat and crescent rear nock, and both standard minimized and conventional arrow fletching.

Ballista STING versatile hunting ammunition has been designed specifically for the crossbow. At the heart of these arrows is a highly penetrating 6mm carbon shaft and penetrator adapter inserts wich allow you to use any hunting broadheads on the market.

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Universal Hunting bolts

Sting bolts are purchased separately
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what our customers say

Customer reviews

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Russell StubbsVerified
January 10, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars POWERFUL
Ihave a cheap 50lb pistol bow and it won't penetrate 6 layers of blue jean material. This one penetrates the blue jeans, 8 layers of 1/2 inch thick ru...More
Ihave a cheap 50lb pistol bow and it won't penetrate 6 layers of blue jean material. This one penetrates the blue jeans, 8 layers of 1/2 inch thick rubber flooring and 1/8 in hardboard.
Amazon CustomerVerified
December 27, 2023
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent crossbow for the price!
Overall, I’m pretty happy with the crossbow! My only complaint is once you get a heavier bolt for hunting you lose a lot of arrow speed! But I guess f...More
Overall, I’m pretty happy with the crossbow! My only complaint is once you get a heavier bolt for hunting you lose a lot of arrow speed! But I guess for something this small it’s to be expected all in all I’m pretty happy with it!
ruben a penaVerified
December 22, 2023
4.0 out of 5 stars pistol crows bow
good product but you need 30 + draw length to pull it back to cock it. i adapted and just hook the cocking string on a hook and then cock it that way ...More
good product but you need 30 + draw length to pull it back to cock it. i adapted and just hook the cocking string on a hook and then cock it that way since my arms are to short my draw length is 26 inches
D. RoyVerified
November 29, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice crossbow, very fast, very fun!
The forward handle screw strips out before it tightens all the way up. I would think a good option to offer for sale would be one that has a light or ...More
The forward handle screw strips out before it tightens all the way up. I would think a good option to offer for sale would be one that has a light or laser on it or even just a better design on the forward handle that's my only real complaint.
Dmitriy kostovVerified
November 17, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars Great crossbow, recommend
It's a great crossbow, easy to use and pretty sturdy. Anybody looking for something compact and not difficult to deal with then this is definitely wha...More
It's a great crossbow, easy to use and pretty sturdy. Anybody looking for something compact and not difficult to deal with then this is definitely what you are looking for.
Joshua Scott<span class="a-icon a-profile-verified-badge"><span class="a-profile-verified-text"></span></span>Verified
November 14, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars Best compact bow on the market!
The first thing you need to know is it's super simple to assemble. Took me about 5 minutes and it was ready to shoot. You can cock the bow very easily...More
The first thing you need to know is it's super simple to assemble. Took me about 5 minutes and it was ready to shoot. You can cock the bow very easily and release the string just as easy. If I had to list any cons its just that it doesn't come with a sight. I have my own already so it was no big deal but buyers need to be aware. I opted to buy additional bolts and have not used the practice bolts that came with it.
Ballista bat reverse Verified
October 9, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars Ballista Bat Reverse
By far the best pistol crossbow I have ever tried. It’s very compact, lightweight, and powerful. Very unique design which alllows for different modi...More
By far the best pistol crossbow I have ever tried. It’s very compact, lightweight, and powerful. Very unique design which alllows for different modifications to your taste. Assembly was a breeze, however I do recommend reading your manual to familiarize yourself with what you have. Not a toy!
Duane HVerified
October 9, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome little crossbow
Light weight, and very fast little crossbows. A lot of accessories are available for it. Tough crossbows and are a blast to hunt with. Customer servic...More
Light weight, and very fast little crossbows. A lot of accessories are available for it. Tough crossbows and are a blast to hunt with. Customer service is top notch, very responsive and I even had one touch base with me to make sure everything was working out. Highly recommend.
Joseph FaulknerVerified
September 12, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars This crossbow pistol is amazing!
The penetration power of this crossbow pistol is impressive to say the least. After I Sighted in, I backed up to 50+yds & the bolt with a practice...More
The penetration power of this crossbow pistol is impressive to say the least. After I Sighted in, I backed up to 50+yds & the bolt with a practice tip went through the target & 2 -1” thick barn walls before lodging in a 4x6” vertical support beam in the adjacent barn. Do not underestimate the penetration power of this crossbow pistol! It sizzles at 420fps! I’m a very satisfied customer!
SatashaVerified
September 3, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to put together
I bought this for my husband and he absolutely loves it.
Anatolii Verified
August 18, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars This thing is so powerful!
It's fun to shoot, but it's way more powerful than I expected, so you better have a good target before buying this!
SV DesignVerified
August 16, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars Something new
I would’ve never thought to buy a mini crossbow, but I saw this one in a review on Knetters Practical Outdoors and decided to give it a shot, pun inte...More
I would’ve never thought to buy a mini crossbow, but I saw this one in a review on Knetters Practical Outdoors and decided to give it a shot, pun intended 😉
Amazon CustomerVerified
August 9, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to handle
Just amazing, light weight, nice grip, the only thing that I don't like about this is the trigger. It will take time to get use to it. If you like sho...More
Just amazing, light weight, nice grip, the only thing that I don't like about this is the trigger. It will take time to get use to it. If you like shooting a pistol then if you are reading this, then this is what you want.
Bobby LewVerified
August 4, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot get bolt out of hardwood tree
It’s powerful and compact everything you are considering it for.
Amazon CustomerVerified
July 22, 2023
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product
Don’t let this little crossbow fools you. It said and showed on Youtube that it only takes one hand to cock this crossbow. It's only true for younge...More
Don’t let this little crossbow fools you. It said and showed on Youtube that it only takes one hand to cock this crossbow. It's only true for younger guys. I’m 50-year-old, 5 feet 2 and 130 pounds. I tried but can’t never cock it without using both my leg and hand. If you are a man who is around my size or women, you will have hard time cocking it without using both leg and hand. Other than that, it’s definitely light and easy to carry. I haven’t tried to shoot yet and can’t say about its accuracy.
KBVerified
July 20, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Crossbow Pistol
Some online claims can be a little questionable, but this company delivers. Assembly was very simple, requiring only a few allen head screws (they pro...More
Some online claims can be a little questionable, but this company delivers. Assembly was very simple, requiring only a few allen head screws (they provide an appropriate wrench). My big concern was the strength required to cock the crossbow. Once again they told the truth. I could easily pull the draw. My wife needed to place the crossbow nose down and place her foot on the fishing reel bracket in order to pull it, but she did it easily using that method. The six bolts (arrows) provided are target practice only, but hunting bolts are available. The speed is astounding! It is almost as fast as my full size crossbow. The drawbacks are 1.) the price of the extra bolts - $40 for 6 bolts and 2.) you need to buy the initial wax for the strings and bolt carrier as none is provided. Neither are significant drawbacks.
TAKE SERIOUSLY THEIR WARNING AND DO NOT FIRE THE CROSSBOW WITHOUT A BOLT.
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Marshall Verified
July 7, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars Small size big power
This mini pistol size crossbow is amazing. I attached a small scope. With the power of this crossbow it’s a silent slayer. You can reload in about 7 s...More
This mini pistol size crossbow is amazing. I attached a small scope. With the power of this crossbow it’s a silent slayer. You can reload in about 7 seconds. Very quick quiet and easy.
WayneVerified
June 13, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this review before you purchase this product.
This product was only shot 8 times. There was a nick in the string sobeing brand new I wanted to exchange it due to the string looking kinda frayed an...More
This product was only shot 8 times. There was a nick in the string so
being brand new I wanted to exchange it due to the string looking kinda frayed and didn't look new. I did try their method of cocking and slowly releasing the string back, during that process I noticed one of the strings came off the pully, trying to put it back was impossible, I did cock it to see if the string would position better. The bow dryfired on its own about 2 seconds later almost taking off a few fingers. Bottom line be careful this is not a toy. It's more powerful than you may think.
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Anthony VanHallVerified
May 31, 2023
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for deer!
Wasn’t sure what to expect honestly. Terrible feedback on equipment, customer service and affordable quality products might be a thing of the past. ...More
Wasn’t sure what to expect honestly. Terrible feedback on equipment, customer service and affordable quality products might be a thing of the past. I have a very strong reputation being an honorably discharged veteran starting in 2003, and this was a hurtful disappointment. I’ll wait to see the manufacturers stance here, as I believe in due process as our constitution firmly adheres by. I’ll keep you posted.

Update** Great customer service from Ballista. They are sending a new tool and string for the rare defect free of charge. This doesn’t seem to be a usual issue, their engineers also are ensuring all future shipments can be further inspected after my photos submitted and it was very refreshing to feel like an entire team is behind you.

Thank you Ballista and 5 stars. Hopefully this sting comes soon!
ready for BIG game

Little guy with big potential

Bat Reverse is compatible with absolutely any scope. Red dot, optical, analog, laser, night vision, thermal imaging… Compatibility with all sights is ensured by the Weaver/Picatinny rail mounted on the crossbow.
If you don’t know which scope to use, we recommend installing the Ballista Red dot. Unlike some cheap red dot scopes, Ballista Red dot is easy to set up and its settings do not change. In addition, there are safety covers to make sure your sight glass is safe.

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ready for bowfishing

Ideal crossbow
for bowfishing

Ballista BAT Reverse Crossbow can be used for bow fishing by installing a regular spinning reel or a special bow fishing one.

To do this, you need to use the standard Bowfishing Reel Seat Mount which is installed on the front stop (bracket-stirrup).

But if you want the smoothest bowfishing experience, we suggest using reel bl 25 or bl 33, which can be found on our accessories page.

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more fun

More fun with
crossbow magazine

One of the Ballista BAT Reverse configurations comes with a magazine. It holds up to six bolts, which are reloaded automatically and allow for a fast firing sequence. Immediately after cocking, the next bolt drops onto the rail and is ready for firing. As a special safety measure, the magazine locks after the last bolt and does not allow the crossbow to be cocked again. This not only lets the shooter know that the magazine is empty, but also prevents from unintentionally shooting without a bolt – dry firing.

Of course, the magazine also has an integrated Picatinny rail, which allows any scope or Red Dot to be mounted.

ready for anything

first crossbow in the world with a folding stock

The Ballista is the first crossbow in the world that can be equipped with a folding stock. The FAB-DEFENSE Cobra folding buttstock provides a quick deployment and flexibility of use.

You can carry the crossbow with the buttstock folded in most regular backpacks, and deploy the stock within a fraction of a second. With FAB-DEFENSE Cobra you can take comfort and accuracy to the next level.

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Starts from
$449.95