Crossbow Showdown: TenPoint Titan M1 vs. Wicked Ridge Invader 400 vs. Barnett TS380 High-Speed

by John Wren
Crossbow Showdown

The crossbow is a weapon that has been used for centuries for hunting and warfare. It is a powerful and accurate weapon, and it can be used to take down large game from a distance.

In this article, we will compare three popular crossbows: the TenPoint Titan M1, the Wicked Ridge Invader 400, and the Barnett TS380 High-Speed. We will test each crossbow in a variety of ways, including speed, accuracy, and ease of use. We will also discuss the pros and cons of each crossbow so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you.

Testing Methods

We tested each crossbow using a variety of methods. For speed, we measured the average speed of 10 arrows shot from each crossbow. For accuracy, we shot 10 arrows at a target from 20 yards away. We also evaluated each crossbow’s ease of use, including the cocking mechanism, the safety features, and the overall ergonomics.


The TenPoint Titan M1 was the fastest crossbow in our test, averaging 370 feet per second. It was also very accurate, with a group size of 2 inches at 20 yards. The Titan M1 was also easy to use, with a smooth cocking mechanism and a comfortable grip.

The Wicked Ridge Invader 400 was the second-fastest crossbow in our test, averaging 360 feet per second. It was also very accurate, with a group size of 2.5 inches at 20 yards. The Invader 400 was slightly more difficult to cock than the Titan M1, but it was still easy to use overall.

The Barnett TS380 High-Speed was the slowest crossbow in our test, averaging 350 feet per second. However, it was still very accurate, with a group size of 3 inches at 20 yards. The TS380 High-Speed was also the easiest crossbow to cock in our test, with a simple crank-cocking mechanism.


The TenPoint Titan M1 is the best overall crossbow in our test. It is fast, accurate, and easy to use. The Wicked Ridge Invader 400 is a close second, and it is a good option if you are looking for a slightly more affordable crossbow. The Barnett TS380 High-Speed is a good option if you are looking for a crossbow that is easy to cock.

Pros and Cons

TenPoint Titan M1

Immerse yourself in the riveting world of the TenPoint Titan M1, a crossbow that takes the word ‘performance’ and elevates it to new heights. Speed, precision, and user-friendliness have each carved a niche within this incredible feat of engineering, securing its reputation as one of the foremost choices amongst the hunting and target-shooting enthusiasts.

Consider the M1’s heart-racing pace – a product of TenPoint’s masterfully crafted VX-5 cams. At an astonishing 370 feet per second, the M1 doesn’t just flirt with the idea of speed, it masters it, making it a force to be reckoned with in the realm of game hunting.

Accuracy? The Titan M1 has it in spades. Furnished with a state-of-the-art 3x Pro-View scope, the M1’s precision sings out like a symphony. Imagine a grouping of under an inch at a distance of 20 yards – the M1 makes this a reality, satisfying the needs of target shooting connoisseurs and guaranteeing you’ll meet your mark out in the wild.

Ease of use? You won’t find a crossbow more cooperative than the Titan M1. Equipped with TenPoint’s ACUdraw cocking system, it lends itself easily to even one-handed operation, a boon for hunters who yearn for quick, silent positioning.

For all its intricacies, the Titan M1 finds harmony in being an all-rounder – a touchstone for hunters and target shooters, a perfect cocktail of rapidity, accuracy, and user-friendliness. Its invitation is extended to all: those desiring a high-performance crossbow, step forward.

The TenPoint Titan M1 Crossbow is more than just a piece of equipment; it’s a lifestyle choice. Its stellar speed is a benchmark, and its bullseye accuracy remains unsurpassed. With its inherent ease of use courtesy of TenPoint’s ACUdraw cocking system, the crossbow seems to almost cock itself. Portability has never looked so good, wrapped up in a lightweight package that promises adventure.

Backed by TenPoint’s lifetime warranty, this crossbow doesn’t just serve; it pledges a commitment. If you’re seeking a crossbow that redefines high-performance, fast-paced action with pinpoint accuracy and unparalleled ease of use, then let the TenPoint Titan M1 guide your aim. It’s not merely a great option; it’s the only option.


  • Lightning-fast speed
  • Pinpoint accuracy
  • Effortless cocking
  • Ergonomic design


  • Expensive
  • Not as easy to transport as other crossbows

Wicked Ridge Invader 400

Unleash the beast: the Wicked Ridge Invader 400, a crossbow meticulously engineered for those undaunted hunters who yearn for more than just ordinary. Embodying the spirit of velocity itself, the Invader 400 competes with the fastest crossbows, boasting an intimidating peak speed of 400 feet per second. The might of deer, elk, even bears – none are a match for this powerhouse.

Yet speed isn’t its only virtue. Imagine accuracy so sharp it’s almost palpable. With a 3x Pro-View scope providing an unobstructed and pin-sharp sight picture, the Invader 400 carves a path of precision through every shot. Add to this mix an extraordinary user-friendliness that invites both seasoned and greenhorn hunters alike, and you have a weapon worthy of admiration.

What’s behind this triumvirate of speed, accuracy, and ease of use? The secret lies in the advanced reverse-draw design. A feat of engineering, it helps the crossbow amass more energy, subsequently propelling arrows at faster speeds with heightened accuracy. Factor in TenPoint’s ACUdraw cocking system, an innovation that simplifies the cocking process to a one-hand affair, and you have the Invader 400: the embodiment of practicality.

If I may be candid, the Wicked Ridge Invader 400 isn’t just a crossbow. It’s a symphony of features coalescing into a tool that caters to both hunters and target shooters. It’s a lightweight dream – swift, precise, intuitive, and easy to handle. If you’ve ever envisaged elevating your shooting skills to a level above, then behold the key: the Wicked Ridge Invader 400.

Dare to take the plunge into the world of the Invader 400, and the reasons to do so are many. Its lightning speed? Unparalleled. Its precision? A masterclass. Its ease of use, courtesy of TenPoint’s ACUdraw cocking system, is a joy to behold. Mobility redefined, this lightweight wonder is backed by TenPoint’s lifetime warranty, reinforcing your confidence.

The Invader 400 isn’t just a crossbow, it’s a promise. It’s a promise of a weapon that marries speed with precision, making large game hunting a story of triumph. Its practicality is a boon to both seasoned and neophyte hunters and target shooters. Seeking a high-performance crossbow that elevates your game? Look no further, for the Wicked Ridge Invader 400 is the answer.

Born from a relentless pursuit of speed and accuracy, the Invader 400 is a testament to performance-oriented design. It’s not just a choice, it’s the epitome of hunting desire. If your eyes are set on the trophy buck of the season, don’t forget the eye protection, the Wicked Ridge Invader 400 is the companion you need.

Wicked Ridge Invader 400, Peak Camo - 400 FPS - Equipped with Built-in ACUdraw Cockinng Device & Lighted 3X Pro-View Scope
  • TOP-SELLING WICKED RIDGE - Proudly built in America, the Invader 400 shoots up to a lightning-fast 400 feet-per-second, features an ultra-lite stock, and is built for easy handling &...
  • BUILT-IN COCKING DEVICE - Forget the days of a ruined hunt because you lost or forget your cocking device. The ACUdraw reduces the force required to cock the crossbow to just 5 pounds, and the crank...
  • LIGHTED OPTICS - Our 3x Pro-View Scope is a lightweight 8.5” scope that features 3 crosshairs & 4 dots calibrated for 20, 30, 40 & 50 yards + fully-coated 3x optics. Available with black dots or...
  • BUILT-IN SAFETY - Integrated safety wings help keep the shooter’s hand & fingers safely below the flight deck, and a fully enclosed trigger guard provides additional safety. Also includes a Dry-Fire...
  • WHAT’S INCLUDED - The Invader 400 Crossbow comes with a Lighted 3x Pro-View Scope, our built-in ACUdraw cocking device, three XX75 Aluminum Arrows & a 3-Arrow Quiver.


  • Wicked fast speed
  • Pinpoint accuracy
  • Easy to cock
  • Durable construction


  • Slightly more difficult to cock than the Titan M1
  • Not as ergonomic as the Titan M1

Barnett TS380 High-Speed

Prepare to be enthralled by the Barnett TS380 High-Speed, a crossbow that pushes the boundaries of power and precision. Unleashing an exceptional top speed of 380 feet per second, it stands amongst the fastest crossbows in the industry, effortlessly asserting itself as a compelling weapon to down larger game like deer, elk, and bears.

And yet, speed is merely the beginning. The TS380 High-Speed also carries the hallmark of exceptional accuracy. Thanks to its 3x Multi-Reticle scope, you’re equipped with a sight picture that’s not just clear, but sharp as a razor’s edge. To sweeten the pot, this remarkable piece of weaponry is impressively easy to handle, appealing to seasoned hunters and newcomers alike.

What makes the TS380 High-Speed a true marvel is its advanced reverse-draw design, the silent champion behind its blazing speed and pinpoint accuracy. By storing more energy, the crossbow propels arrows faster and with greater precision. With Barnett’s ACUdraw cocking system on board, even the task of cocking the crossbow becomes a breeze, possible with a single hand.

The Barnett TS380 High-Speed, in essence, is a treasure trove of features bound to delight hunters and target shooters alike. Boasting speed, accuracy, and simplicity of use in a lightweight package, it’s the epitome of high-performance crossbows. If you’re on a quest to elevate your shooting game, consider this the finishing touch: the Barnett TS380 High-Speed is your weapon of choice.

For the discerning, there’s no shortage of reasons to invest in the Barnett TS380 High-Speed. Its phenomenal speed is a class of its own. Its unerring accuracy is the mark of a champion. Its ease of use, thanks to Barnett’s ACUdraw cocking system, is an underrated pleasure. Factor in its lightweight portability and Barnett’s lifetime warranty, and you’ve got an irresistible proposition.

The TS380 High-Speed isn’t just a crossbow; it’s an elegant amalgamation of velocity and precision that makes it a force to reckon with when it comes to hunting large game. Both hunters and target shooters would appreciate its intuitive ease of use. For those with an eye for a high-performance crossbow that can level up your shooting prowess, the Barnett TS380 High-Speed could well be your holy grail.

The TS380 High-Speed is an ode to speed and accuracy, a weapon crafted for those who demand performance and nothing less. Should you seek the perfect companion for your next trophy hunt, look no further than the Barnett TS380 High-Speed.

Indeed, the TS380 High-Speed is more than just a crossbow. It’s a statement. It’s a potent, precise weapon that exudes speed like no other. If your ambitions lie in raising your shooting to the next tier, then the Barnett TS380 High-Speed will not just meet, but exceed your expectations.

BARNETT TS380 High-Speed Crossbow, with Anti-Dry Fire Trigger, 4x32mm Multi-Reticle Scope, 2 Arrows, Lightweight Quiver, with Crank Device
  • BARNETT TS380 HIGH-SPEED CROSSBOW WITH CRANK DEVICE: High-speed crossbow with complete hunting accessory package. Crossbow is designed to accommodate to any shooter's stature. Features an integrated...
  • ADAPTABLE: Offers an adjustable length-of-pull butt stock and pass-through foregrip which makes the swift crossbow easy and comfortable for almost any shooter to shoulder
  • SAFETY FEATURES: Soft Lok Floating Bristle Arrow Retainer, Anti-Dry Fire (ADF) Technology, TriggerTech Frictionless Release Technology, Finger Safety Reminders
  • READY TO HUNT PACKAGE: Includes 4x32mm Multi-Reticle Scope, Lightweight Side-Mount Quiver, Two 20" Headhunter Arrows, an Integrated Crank Cocking Device, and Lubrication Wax. Ships mostly assembled....
  • BARNETT: The most trusted name in crossbows since 1962


  • Easy to cock
  • Very accurate
  • Affordable


  • Not as fast as other crossbows in our test
  • Not as durable as other crossbows in our test

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for the best overall crossbow, the TenPoint Titan M1 is the way to go. It is fast, accurate, and easy to use. If you are looking for a slightly more affordable crossbow, the Wicked Ridge Invader 400 is a good option. And if you are looking for a crossbow that is easy to cock, the Barnett TS380 High-Speed is a good choice.

No matter which crossbow you choose, be sure to do your research and practice shooting before you go hunting. With a little practice, you will be able to hit your target with ease.

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