Don't Buy a Crossbow!
                     There's a Better Alternative,
                 The Lock-a-Draw Draw Keep



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The Crossbow Alternative: The Lock-a-Draw Draw keep on Your Bow for Youth, Elderly, Women, and the Disabled.  Convert your compound bow into a "vertical crossbow".

  Now Shipping Globally!

Advantages of the Lock-a-Draw
Over the Traditional Crossbow

  • Less expensive 

  • Easier to draw

  • Easier to carry

  • Quieter

  • Accurate

  • Sights and shoots like the compound bow it is.

  • Gives a true archery experience, not rifle like.

  • The Lock-a-Draw plus your bow is lighter than a crossbow.

  • Use the same targets and 3D ranges along with other archers with compounds.

  • Does not modify your bow.  Shoot with the Lock-a-Draw or traditionally.

  • Mounts on the quiver mounting block on your bow sight.

  • Fits any bow with a sight that allows a bow mounted quiver.

An Elegantly Simple Alternative to the Crossbow:
The Lock-a-Draw

Features of the Lock-a-Draw

  • Weighs only about 1/2 lb, 8.3 oz for a 28" draw.

  • Draw with both hands and feet--even a 10 yr old has drawn
    my 62# bow this way.  A 12 yr old and a 91 yr old have drawn my 70#.

  • Extremely accurate.

  • Has a positive safety.  The trigger cannot be pulled until the button
    safety is held down.  You cannot forget to engage the safety!

  • Does not modify your bow in any way, attaches at the bow sight.

  • Fits any bow with standard bow sight with quiver mounting holes.

  • Carries on a bow mounted quiver along with your arrows as shown.

  • Use almost any arrow rest including the drop-away type.

To purchase the Lock-a-Draw visit the Sales Page

You gals, quit ceding the high powered bow advantage to the guys.  With the Lock-a-Draw draw keep you too can shoot a 70# or 80# bow.

Unsolicited Testimonials

Sanders from Manitou Beach, MI
Thank you,  Lock-a-draw,  for saving my favorite hobby and pastime. I am only 51 years old but underwent 2 spinal surgeries in the past year. Even after 2 herniated disc repair surgeries I still get severe muscle spasms in the lumbar region of my back after very little  physical exertion, including shooting my 60 lb compound bow. I heard about your product, researched it and bought it. I couldn't be happier with my purchase and the results. I maxed out the draw weight at 70 lbs and the attached photo is my first group of 3 arrows at 50 yds. Raised my pin a touch and now hitting the bulls eye with better than half my shots.

 Thanks again,
 Sanders 10/13/2012 Click here to see the group.


Roger from Broxton, GA: Thanks for a great product.  I am a cancer survivor with both shoulders messed up.  With this Lock-a-Draw I am able to shoot my bow with ease.  I looked at the other Draw-Loc that another company sold and didn't like the rod sticking out  the front of the bow.  You would have to sit down to draw the bow.  Again Thank You Mr. Sandel for your Lock-a-Draw.  Its nice when you call with a question and the owner answers the phone!!  (6/18/2010).


Dominick from Ballston Spa, NY: You really have a good product.  Your Lock-a-Draw shoots really tight groups and I am excited about bow hunting again.  My brother, who has had some elbow problems, share my enthusiasm.  I went out last Saturday and saw 3 does within shootable range.   However, I want to shoot a really nice buck so I am holding out for the rut, which will begin in early.  Nov. 19, 2010


Jim of  La Vale, WI: Thank you! Recently after working with the sheep shearing I was unable to keep my arm extended and couldn't hold/shoot my bow. At the age of 68 I thought my bow hunting days had finally come to an end. My son suggested looking into a Lock-a-Draw for my Fred Bear white tail  pursuit bow and after surfing the web, I was able to find your web site. I am so pleased with the way I can shoot now! I have a 3 shot pattern in a 4" target where the arrows are almost touching each other. I have now upped the poundage on my bow from 60 to 70 pounds. I can't thank you enough for your product and for being able to call you personally with my questions.  Happy Hunting, Jim.  11/9/2011

More Testimonials


The Lock-a-Draw draw keep, like the crossbow, confers a great advantage upon the hunter and greatly increases the chances of harvesting game.  Drawing a bow in the presence of game often results in spooking the animal.  Because of the need to be much closer to game, even the scrape of cloth on cloth or the scrape of the arrow in the arrow rest is often heard, and your movement is detected.  Once detected you only have about one second before the animal bolts.  Having the bow already drawn greatly limits the motion needed to get a shot off.  This is particularly true if the bow is in a Bow Rest, hanging nearly vertically in front of you just waiting to be fired.  The bow rest is discussed on the Disabled Bowhunting page.

Disabled Archery

Aging and disabled archers often "graduate" to a crossbow because they can no longer draw their bow, but there is better alternative.  Convert your compound bow into a vertical crossbow with the Lock-a-Draw draw keep.  It has significant advantages over a crossbow for those who possess and previously used a compound bow. It is the ideal solution for the disabled archer.  Don't let shoulder problems, age, or other health related issues keep you from participating in the sport of archery.  With the Lock-a-Draw draw keep you can use a powerful bow that you could never draw in the usual manner.  You draw the bow with hands and feet like the usual crossbow.  It can even be drawn from a wheel chair with certain modifications to the chair. 

View WLUCTV6 "Discovering" Video
Featuring the Lock-a-Draw Draw keep

The Lock-a-Draw comes with a bow mounted quiver that holds the draw keep as well as the arrows for carrying.  The Lock-a-Draw mounting plate has the same pins as the bow mounted quiver and replaces the quiver on the quiver mounting block which is attached at the front sight.  Since it mounts on the sight, it does not modify your compound bow in any way.  The bowstring is pulled to the string catch using a foot stirrup when standing or between hands and feet when sitting (as in a tree stand).  An arrow is nocked, and the bow is ready to fire with a slight pull of the trigger.  The string catch is spring biased to the latched (cocked) position and the safety is always on except when the button is pressed to allow firing.  More detailed information and pictures of the Lock-a-Draw and quiver are found on the Lock-a-Draw Details page.

Disabled archers who lack the ability to draw a high powered bow in the traditional manner may also have trouble holding a bow steady with the extended arm.  A simple solution to this problem is to use a shooting stick.  This is nothing more than a dowel or slender stick that is held in the bow hand along with the bow to support the bow and archer's arm while aiming and firing.  This is explained further in the Using a Shooting Stick page.  The shooting stick is not practical in a hunting situation because it requires too much movement.  For hunting the Bow Rest is the ideal solution.  It holds the bow in a ready position out in front of you while waiting for game, and you fire the bow while in the bow rest.  It takes the weight of the bow and your arm while steadying the bow like a shooting rail does for a rifle.  The Bow Rest is described more fully on the Disabled Bowhunting page.

Virtually all states allow disabled archers to apply for a permit to  use a crossbow or a draw keep in their archery hunting season.  A draw keep equipped bow is considered a crossbow in the regulations.  Information on the use of the Lock-a-Draw drawkeep for bowhunting is found on the Disabled Bowhunting page.


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