Power and accuracy of a pistol can easily outreach a crossbow.
And we’re not talking the .500 magnum.
The bow and crossbow are fairly dependent upon the cutting edges they carry, as they have little velocity and mass to work with to “create” or at least harness energy.
My old Colt Python with it’s 6″ barrel was accurate, precise, and effective well past crossbow range. I’ve made witnessed hits on silhouette targets at 500y with it. Thats more than any subgun I’ve played with or any bow/crossbow.
Much depends on the weapon as well as the shooter.