I first want to ask what it matters where I am from. I am I. Fact from Florida born and raised in the USA! Iwas not over gripping the bow! I have plenty of experience shooting! This is however the first Martin bow I have owned. I put on an aluminum speed slide and pendulum sight because it was Christmas eve and I was goin hunting the next morning! No stores were open to get what I needed to have it ready for the next morning. Those were extras I had! Why is it that everyone assumes the worst? Could it have just been a defective part! The bow had only been shot maybe 50 times at targets and at two deer! I appreciate all of the info!