It took about a half hour to draw. The crossbow can hold 2 bolts. The shooter pushes the foregrip forward to open up the magazine tray-thing, loads a bolt in, then pulls the foregrip back which draws back the bow and moves the bolt backward, up through the receiver, and forward onto the string. Then the shooter pushes the foregrip forward again, loads in a second bolt, and pulls the foregrip back halfway (like it is in the picture.) The shooter fires, and "pumps" the crossbow to load in another round. I am a genius. Jk.