Crossbows are one of the most fluent segments in the outdoor industry. The way they work and how beautiful they look. Every year manufacturers bring their A-game to make more crossbows. Among those, a lot of them don’t get the limelight. I would be lying if I say all of them deserve it.
Some of them don’t even deserve your attention. While others deserve more recognition.
TenPoint crossbows are known for their durability and performance. Each year like every other manufacturer, they also release a bunch of crossbows. TenPoint Titan M1 was one of them. It’s a crossbow that in my opinion, didn’t get enough recognition. Even though it’s been over a year since the crossbow came out. It’s never too late for the review.
Tenpoint Titan M1 Review: Specs & Outlooks
|Speed||340 - 370 FPS|
|Kinetic Energy||113 - 115 FP-KE|
|Power Stroke||14 Inches|
|Draw Style||Forward Draw|
|Axle-To-Axle||14" / 9"|
Like I mentioned earlier, TenPoint crossbows are known for their durability. Titan M1 is not an exception either. The design aesthetic and the durability of the crossbow is on par with more expensive crossbows.
One thing that you need to know, this is not a cheap crossbow. Even though TenPoint makes budget crossbows under the Wicked Ridge banner, that’s not the case here. Titan M1 is not that expensive, but if you are hoping for a sub $500 crossbow, this is not it.
The stirrup and the flight rail of M1 is made out of CNC machined aluminum. It can compete with some of the high-end crossbows TenPoint makes with ease. The weight of the M1 is only 6.4 lbs. super lightweight. Easy to carry anywhere you want.
Crossbows aren’t known for their power. They don’t generate nearly enough power like a rifle. But, a crossbow can still generate enough power to penetrate almost any animal’s skin.
The Titan M1 is capable of generating 115 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. It means each arrow you fire from the crossbow will contain 115 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. On paper, it doesn’t seem much. In reality, it’s enough to destroy the internal organ of a deer.
One of the most important parts of a crossbow is the speed. Crossbows can’t shoot as fast as rifles. But crossbows are still fairly quick. Depending on what crossbow you buy, you can get up to 500 FPS of speed.
Titan M1 won’t be giving you 500 FPS to work with. But it does have a generous amount. The maximum speed Titan M1 can reach is 370 FPS. To reach that speed, you don’t need to use any special arrows. Unlike many other crossbows that forces you to buy a different arrow to reach the claimed speed.
370 FPS is more than enough for deer hunting. As the power of the crossbow is also good. You will get the thrill of using a high-end crossbow for sure.
The speed is good, the weight is good, and the power is also good. What’s the catch then? That’s right, the catch is the draw weight. Like all the other crossbows without any cranking aid, the draw weight of the Titan M1 is rather on the higher end of the scale. Coming at 180lbs, it’s not a joke.
But you can cut that down to 90lbs by using the rope cocker provided inside the box. If that’s not enough for you, then you can always opt for the ACUdraw cranking aid. Keep in mind the cranking aid will cost more and put the total price of the crossbow over $1000. If you are okay with that, then I do recommend the ACUdraw add on.
Trust me, if you haven’t used a cranking aid yet. You will have a life-changing experience for sure. The insane reload time and how easy the crossbow becomes to load is something else.
The Titan M1 comes with a 3x Pro-View 3 crossbow scope. TenPoint does sell that crossbow on their site separately. The scope is the perfect match for this crossbow. This is not a long-range crossbow. The scope has enough range to showcase the entire potential of the crossbow.
You need to calibrate the scope to get the best performance. Once you are done calibrating the crossbow scope, you are going to have a blast with the Titan.
Even though the crossbow is named titan, it doesn’t make that loud noise while firing. The performance does match something of a titan. But the noise, not so much.
I have to say, you will have a great time sneaking up on prey with this crossbow. It’s not too big, it’s not too loud, a perfect killing machine.
Tenpoint Titan M1 Review Summary
To sum up the TenPoint Titan M1 review, it’s a killer crossbow. Quite literally and figuratively. From the moment you touch the crossbow, you can guess just how good of a crossbow this is. For the money, it provides an incredible value. .
I know the cranking aid add on will increase the overall price. But if you are planning to keep this crossbow for a while, then I highly recommend you to take the ACUdraw. Trust me, you won’t regret taking it.
That was the end of the review. See, it wasn’t that hard to read the whole thing, was it? Now you know about the crossbow more than you knew 5 minutes ago. Hope this makes your decision making easier.