The NAP Company has been refining the production of archery accessories and design since the day the company opened its doors in 1971. Many years later, National Archery Products remains the pinnacle of professionalism in this field. The “Broadhead” line of arrowheads has been a best-selling line for decades. These heads have been thoroughly tested and continue to rank very highly in most of the broadhead reviews and field test. The individual arrowheads themselves are sorted into 3 different categories under the heading of “Broadhead” items. Those 3 divisions are the “Mechanicals,” the “Fixed Blades” and the “D6 Broadheads.”
The “Mechanicals” currently have 12 different models to choose from. The grouping is highlighted by several models. “Mechanical” models involve moving parts, usually spring-loaded to deploy on impact. Of those, the Killzone MAXX is an extremely serious piece of equipment. These units have 2 blades that cut a 2 3/8 inch hole in the target. The heads are constructed without an “O-ring” and are equipped with a unique spring loaded design for safety. The user doesn’t have to worry about the edges deploying while they are still in the quiver. broadhead that packs a devastating 2 3/8″ cutting diameter. The field-point accurate Killzone® Maxx uses NAP’s unique spring-clip design which ensures your blades won’t open in flight or in your quiver. There are no o-rings or rubber bands to worry about.
Another “Mechanical” design is the “Bloodrunner.” This blade is so potent that it literally is guaranteed to open. These blades are considered to be some of the strongest in the industry. The cut in the target is not as large as the Killzone model, as it is 2 1/16 inches, but it flies lower and straighter coming out of the chute.
The F.O.C. model is coined from a colorful acronym. Known as the maker of the “Freakin Outrageous Cut,” this broadhead was actually constructed for the crossbow. Its name is well earned, as the cut in the target measures an intense 3 inches. It is structured to cut through the air and wind as easily as it does its target to ensure accuracy. It is a heavier bolt than the previous two counterparts listed, and is intended to slice through the target quickly and create a wound that is deeper and more deadly.
The second grouping after the “Mechanicals” is the group known as the “Fixed Blades.” While mechanical type heads contain moving parts, the fixed blade group is constructed from a single, solid unit. One of the premier options within this grouping is the “HellRazor.” Its steel construction makes this secured blade design as deadly as any broadhead in the inventory. In order to maintain the sharpness of the edges, this head comes with a separate practice head to use for repetition practice in place of the actual heads.
Another option in the fixed blade category is the “Thunderhead Razor.” Another one piece unit, this head is ready to use right of the bat. This model has a feature where the blades are positioned in an offset fashion. This practice is designed to elicit a very large cut in any target, and is measured by the amount of overall damage done to the victim. Similar to the Thunderhead Razor, the “Thunderhead Edge” features state of the art cutting technology. However, the Edge model also has serrated blades which leave a definite tear in the hide of the target.
The final designation of broadheads in the NAP family are the “D6 Broadheads.” They are designed for larger targets that require a larger, heavier, more potent kill shot. The leader of this category is the aptly named “Big Nasty.” The penetration level of this unit is beyond compare. For larger game, in particular game that outweighs the hunter, you don’t want to be without this durable, all-steel piece of equipment. This is such a devastating head that the shafts have to be cut a full inch longer than they do for use with other broadheads. There are only a few heads in this class and none compare in size, weight and damage inflicted on the target.
With many options to choose from NAP appears to be at the forefront of the industry now, and into the future.