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Pyramyd Air Announces Date for Pyramyd Air Cup

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

National competition will be held at Tusco Rifle Club in New Philadelphia September 21-23, 2018

Solon, Ohio (March 7, 2018) Pyramyd Air, the world’s largest online airgun retailer, is holding its 5th Annual Pyramyd Air Cup Competition at the Tusco Rifle Club in New Philadelphia, Ohio September 21st through the 23rd. The Cup brings shooters nationwide together for one of the most dynamic competitions in the airgun world. In anticipation for the event, three new Gunslynger Target Competition Packages will be offered through Pyramyd Air. These new packages feature the same targets used at the Cup to bring the excitement of the event to airgunner’s backyards.

Last year’s PA Cup saw record attendance as the most attended Field Target event in the country, hosting over 100 airgunners from as far away as Puerto Rico. In addition to Field Target and Gunslynger Events, Pyramyd Air will repeat the popularity of the 2017 Cup with customers by offering 20% off all on-site sales.

“This year’s competition promises to be our biggest event yet,” says Val Gamerman, President of Pyramyd Air. “Each year we introduce more people to the sport of airgunning by bringing in the best airgun sharpshooters around with multiple events and challenging courses. All participants, regardless of whether they’re amateurs or professionals, are invited to compete for the top spots. Beyond that, it’s a great way to meet people just as passionate about this sport as we are.”

Airgunners who want to practice their skills before September have the opportunity to purchase three new GunSlynger target packages at PyramydAir.com. These new packages include official GunSlynger targets, banners for personal ranges, and even allow shooters to host their own shooting competitions with chances to win Pyramyd Air Gift Cards.

2018 Pyramyd Air Cup Events:

Field Target: Spanning over the course of the entire weekend, the Field Target Competition will feature Open, Hunter and World Field Target Federation shooting classes. This competition is considered a Grand Prix event and scores will count towards 2018 AAFTA Grand Prix scoring.

GunSlynger: This fast-draw competition combines speed and accuracy where competitors must knock down the designated targets at varying distances in the shortest time possible. Cash prizes available for top finishers. This event is available to PCP and Spring/Gas-Piston Airgun shooters.

On-Site Sales: Repeating the successful sale last year, all purchases made through our sales booth at the PA Cup will receive 20% off their purchase. Pyramyd Air customer service professionals will be onsite to answer questions.

Demonstration Lane: At the demo lane, shooters have an opportunity to shoot some of the most popular airguns featured on PyramydAir.com. Pyramyd Air technicians will be available to answer questions, and help perfect your technique.

For more information about each competition see pyramydaircup.com/competitions.

Shooters can register online for an early bird discount at PyramydAirCup.com on or before August 3, 2018. The final registration deadline is August 31, 2018. Hotel rooms have been reserved in the area, and on-site camping is available. Click here to register today.

For more information , contact Marketing Manager, Kristen Coss by email: kristen.coss@pyramydair.com, or phone: 888-262-4867 ext. 253.

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3rd ANNUAL PYRAMYD AIR CUP SEES RECORD ATTENDANCE Nearly 100 Competitors Attend Premier East Coast Airgun Event

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

CLEVELAND, OHIO (September 27, 2016) – The third annual Pyramyd Air Cup, hosted by the world’s largest internet airgun retailer Pyramyd Air, boasts the best attended AAFTA Grand Prix event for field target shooting in the U.S. during 2016. Hosted in conjunction with local AAFTA club, the Ohio Airgun & Field Target Shooters Association (OAFTSA), nearly 100 shooters descended upon the Tusco Rifle Club in New Philadelphia, OH September 9-11 for the most challenging and exciting airgun match of the year. The third annual competitive shooting event attracted amateur and professional shooters from all over the country and delivered winners in multiple airgun shooting disciplines including Field Target shooting, the fast-paced GunSlynger event, and the PayDay Challenge.

“We introduced a record number of people to the sport of airgunning at this year’s Cup,” says Pyramyd Air CEO, Joshua Ungier. “And while the competitive spirit was remarkable amongst shooters, it was the almost tangible level of anticipation for each exciting course of fire that really sets the Pyramyd Air Cup competition apart from others,” he said.

According to Hunter Piston class competitor Peg Brewer of Victor, NY, “Every aspect of the Pyramyd Air Cup goes above and beyond. Pyramyd Air makes the Cup a 4 star event all the way around.” Brewer states, “I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that their demo tent, filled with an abundance of exciting airguns, got me into the sport.”

Reigning AAFTA National Champion Ken Hughes, added, “What a weekend! The Field Target courses were challenging, and the wild, rapid-fire style of the Gunslynger event was difficult in its own right. It was great getting to meet new airgun buddies and check out the new gear from the many vendors in attendance. I really enjoyed the PA Cup!”

“Field Target is one of the most difficult shooting disciplines out there,” says Pyramyd Air Cup Match Director, Tyler Patner. “Combine the multiple skills required to rise to the top of your game, with the myriad of factors you take into account at each lane, and you’ve got a challenging sport,” he says.

“Targets are small, metal silhouettes of animals that consist of a kill zone and a colored paddle,” explains Patner. “Placed at unknown distances from between 10 yards to as far as 55 yards, the targets have kill-zones ranging in size from 3/8 inch to 1 1/2 inches. When the pellet passes through the kill zone and hits the paddle, the target falls and you’re awarded a point,” he said. “It’s a game of precision and practice. You range find with your scope, dope for distance, take the wind into account, and then you have to execute. It’s really a lot to take in,” he added. “There are different restrictions based upon your selected class, but the challenges remain the same. Wind doping, range finding, and remaining mentally tough over the entire course of fire are the biggest hurdles competitors face,” Patner says.

2016 Pyramyd Air Cup Winners:

Field Target:
Open PCP – Brian Van Liew
Hunter PCP – Bill Rabbitt
Hunter Piston – Paul Manktelow
WFTF PCP – Greg Sauve
WFTF Piston – Hector Medina Gomez
GunSlynger:
PCP – Greg Sauve
Piston – Eric Brewer
PayDay Challenge: ($200 prize, split between two shooters)
Dave Hitchcock and John Eroh

Numerous airgun manufacturers donated competition prizes and product to the 2016 event including, AirForce Airguns, Air Arms, Beeman, Crosman, Birchwood Casey, Diana, Feinwerkbau, H&N, Hawke Sport Optics, JSB, Leapers, Plano, Predator, Umarex, UTG, and Walther. “You’d be hard pressed to find an airgun competition with a better selection of prizes for its winners,” says Ungier. “Our winner’s packages help assure shooters that if they’re limited to traveling to only one competitive shooting event, they recognize the Pyramyd Air Cup as the industry’s premier event.”

For more about information about the official results of each competition, including the GunSlynger and the PayDay Challenge, see PyramydAirCup.com/2016-match-recap.