I love shooting bows. Even though compounds are pretty awesome to shoot they are slow to reload compared to other types of bows. Bows for self defense arent the best choice, but when it comes to ambushes and you are a good shot (and maybe others in your group too) then this would be a great choice (especially if you have other weapons as backup). Not that anyone here would want to ambush anyone, just saying.

Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")