A light crossbow requires two hands to use, regardless of the user's size. You draw a light crossbow back by pulling a lever. Loading a light crossbow is a move-equivalent action that provokes attacks of opportunity.
A Small or larger character can shoot, but not load, a light crossbow with one hand at a -2 penalty. A Small or larger character can can shoot a light crossbow with each hand but you take a penalty on attack rolls as if attacking with two light weapons (see Two weapon fighting. This penalty is cumulative with one-handed fighting.
|Simple Weapon - Ranged|
|Range Inc||80 ft.|
|See the description of this weapon for special rules. Uses Crossbow bolts (10) (see Ammunition)|
Preferred weapon of: No known deity.