Muzzy, Scorpyd was the originator of the reverse draw crossbow( Jim Kempf) They build a great product and stand by it. There are other companies that have run with this concept as well. Ten Point makes some really nice compact bows in this design as well. Do your homework and try to get the skinny on everything in your area. Try to shoot as many as you can get your hands on, like any type of archery tackle one mans trash is another mans treasure. As much as I like scorpyd I also like Excalibur (recurve) for their simplicity and accuracy. If you find yourself on the fence about a type or model check out used bows on some of the crossbow sites. I have got some great deals from members. Hope this helps.