The Horton Tradition
In medieval times, the crossbow was revered as an effective hunting tool, chosen for its awesome power, accuracy and relative ease of use.
With the development of the firearm, the crossbow faded into history, as hunters became proficient at taking game at long distances.
Almost half a century ago, Bernard Horton, an accomplished gun maker and sportsman, recognized that crossbows did not meet the needs of serious modern big game hunters. However, he realized that the crossbow had the potential to become an effective close-range hunting tool by today’s standards.
Horton began experimenting with crossbow designs in his workshop, creating crossbows for his own personal use. The word quickly spread about his amazing new designs and it was then that the Horton legacy was born.
From the very first models, Horton’s designs were rugged, compact and accurate. Horton’s unique blend of advanced technology and raw power brought the crossbow out of the dark ages and into the forefront of modern big game hunting.
Horton has defined crossbow technology and tradition for over 50 years. Combine our rich heritage and legendary craftsmanship with a passion for the outdoors rivaled only by an unrelenting desire to recruit more and more crossbow hunters, and you have a company poised to continue its industry-advancing legacy with unequaled vision and innovation.
The Horton brand has always embodied tradition and technologies that propel the crossbow industry to exciting new heights, and our engineers continue to lead the forefront of crossbow innovation. With a history of pioneering features like the accuracy-boosting Dial-A-Range rail design, Talon Trigger with M.I.M. components, Dura-Tip Integrated Yoke System, Perfect Adjustable Stock and Cheek Piece, Mult-A-Range Scope and Anti-Dry-Fire Technology, our exclusive designs and technologies enable us to advance the crossbow industry unlike any other company.
Dynamic new technologies resonate throughout our entire 2011 lineup. We’ve listened carefully to our customers and logged countless hours designing, testing and perfecting our new offerings. Our team of highly skilled, passionate bow makers and hunters has delivered a dynamic mix of exactly what discerning shooters demand – a product line focused on user-friendly design, comfort, safety, value, quality, performance and reliability. Never before have we been this excited about a new product launch. With cutting-edge, high performance, hunt-enhancing limb, cam and riser designs that deliver uncompromising speed, power and durability, to the highest quality scopes, cocking devices, rings, mounts and other accessories, there’s a Horton crossbow custom-crafted for shooters of all ages and skill levels.
We take our role as an industry leader very seriously. To us, that means doing our part to ensure the future of our wild resources. We partner with state wildlife agencies to teach the relevance and importance of crossbow hunting as an effective tool for sound wildlife management and hunter recruitment and retention. Horton crossbows and accessories allow you to extend your season and enjoy more time afield with family and friends, and they level the playing field for young and elderly hunters – bolstering the numbers of both who can now take to the field with confidence in themselves and their gear.
As we embark on the future with renewed leadership, vision and commitment to you and to the entire hunting community, we thank you for your trust in us, your faith in our products, and your support of our hunting heritage. Together, we’ll continue shaping the future of our great sport for a long, long time.
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Horton Crossbows. Legendary Innovation. ®