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

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.

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September 26th, 2016

Thirty Seconds Out – Demotivational Posters

September 25th, 2016

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If you’re not in the know, Thirty Seconds Out has been releasing a downloadable ‘demotivation poster’ every week for the past few weeks or so. This week’s poster is a collaboration with Violent Little Machine Shop.

thirtysecondsout.com/products/de-motivational-mini-poster

Ruin A First Date In Four Words With Jungle Recon (NSFW)

September 24th, 2016

Source Hydration – Limited Edition Flecktarn Hydration Packs

September 23rd, 2016

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For a limited time, Source Hydration is offering the Rider, Kangaroo, Tactical 3L, and Razor hydration packs in German Flecktarn Desert and Woodland.

sourcetacticalgear.com

John Wick: Chapter 2 Teaser Poster

September 22nd, 2016

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Looks like he’s rocking the Glock this time.

Flexo On Kickstarter

September 21st, 2016

I feature a lot of LEGO products and related projects on this site, so when I saw the Kickstarter for Flexo I knew I had to write something about it. Flexo is a new brick and tendon system which is compatible with current brick brands, such as LEGO and Mega Bloks. The tendons add flexibility and angular capability to whichever bricks they’re attached to, making it easier for creators to create angles, add independent suspensions to vehicles, and more.

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You can check out the campaign at www.kickstarter.com/projects/1135315686/flexo-bendable-bouncy-flexible-building-bricks

Firefield – Paracord Slings

September 20th, 2016

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Firefield Paracord Slings keep your rifle at the ready!

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Whether your profession or passion lands you on a mission or the hunt of a lifetime, Firefield Tactical Paracord Slings provide comfortable, hands-free convenience while keeping your rifle at the ready when seconds count.

Available in both single-point and two-point models for tactical and traditional firearm carrying methods, Firefield’s paracord slings boast 80 ft. of heavy-duty Mil-Spec 550 paracord woven into an aggressive King Cobra style braid, durable 1.2-in. nylon webbed straps, 1.5 in. of total width for improved comfort and a polished black Firefield dog tag to remind you that victory justifies everything.

The Firefield Tactical Single-Point Paracord Sling (FF46000) adjusts from 28 – 31 in. and features both a reliable sling attachment clip and quick-detach buckle. The Firefield Tactical Two-Point Paracord Sling (FF46001) features an adjustment range of 37.5 – 45 in. and includes two 1.2-in. sling swivels. Firefield’s sling hardware features a rich, hard-anodized black finish and the rugged reliability you depend on for any situation.

www.fire-field.com

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – Trailer 2

September 19th, 2016

Not quite the Resident Evil we’re familiar with, but there’s nothing wrong with changing things up every once in a while, as RE4 showed. If anything else, it looks like a graphically impressive title.

RE7 drops January 24th, 2017.

Crosman Prostaffer Les Chase Wins Third Straight Airgun Hunter Of The Year Award

September 18th, 2016

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BLOOMFIELD, New York (SEPTEMBER 16, 2016) Les Bear Chase, prostaff for Benjamin, the premiere hunting brand of Crosman Corporation, was awarded his third consecutive Compressed Air Gun Hunter of the Year Award at the annual Trophy Game Records of the World banquet on July 23. He also placed in the top five for Exotic, Sportsman, and overall Hunter of the Year Awards. This now completes the use of airguns in taking 19 different big game species, with 14 of them World Records. On hand to present the award was Mr. Bobby Love, President of United Hunting Heritage International, and Razor Dobbs of “Razor Dobbs Alive” on Sportsman Channel.

Chase was also the featured speaker of the event. His presentation on Big Game Hunting with Air Guns provided the audience an overview of today’s large bore air guns and their capability on big game.

Les was presented 10 plaques for eight Top Five entries including three new world records (Red Sheep. Asian Sika, and Watusi), and completing the Texas Slam and Texas Sheep Slams. He received awards for record Fallow Deer, Catalina Goat, Wild Boar, White Corsican and Four Horned Sheep. He also placed in the Top 5 for Sportsman and Exotic Hunter of the Year.

Since 2014 Chase has logged 19 different species and 14 TGR world records, all with a Benjamin airgun. Chase hopes to complete the Exotic Slam with the successful pursuit of a Gemsbok and Addax with an airgun. He earned Airgun Hunter of the Year in 2014 and 2015.

Kids Skull Commando Costume

September 17th, 2016

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Since Halloween fast approaching, it’s time to start considering trick-or-treat costumes for the kiddies. One such costume is this Ghost from Modern Warfare 2 Kids Skull Commando costume. It comes with a grey, black, and green hooded shirt with printed skull face mask, as well as a vest, pants, belt, thigh holster, kneepads, headphones, and sunglasses.

Note that the toy gun and footwear is not included with the costume.

www.spirithalloween.com/product/99556

Airsoft Minigun Juggernaut

September 16th, 2016

The title says it all.

Check out more via Node’s YouTube channel.

Demolition Ranch – Can The Can Cannon….. ?

September 15th, 2016

In this video from YouTube channel Demolition Ranch, we are shown a myriad of (somewhat ill-advised but entertaining uses for X-Products’ Can Cannon.

Pocket Samurai On Indiegogo

September 14th, 2016

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StatGear has started a project on Indiegogo for a katana-inspired EDC folding knife. The handle is made of grade 5 titanium in either black or gray, while the blade is made of 440C stainless steel with a Tanto-style edge. It’s a great looking knife, which is apparent in that the campaign easily surpassed the modest $2500 goal. There’s still a couple of days left on the project, so if you want to support it (and guarantee a knife when they’re produced) there’s still time.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/pocket-samurai-edc-titanium-keychain-knife-survival

Optics Planet – Z.E.R.O. (Zombie Extermination, Research and Operations) Kit

September 13th, 2016

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Containing thermal and night vision devices, lights, knives, scopes, cleaning kits, time pieces, nylon gear, and even lab equipment aplenty, Optics Planet’s Z.E.R.O. Kit is $24,000 of gear that comes with all the equipment you could possibly need to stave off the undead (and other humans) and survive during a zombie apocalypse.

Zombies sold separately.

www.opticsplanet.com/zero-zombie-kit

12 Survivors cooks up adventure with the Off-Grid Survival Stove!

September 12th, 2016

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(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Whether you are on a weekend camping trip with family, nestled into a backcountry paradise or simply trying to survive long enough for help to arrive, the 12 Survivors Off-Grid Survival Stove makes even the worst situations a bit more appetizing. This ultra-compact, lightweight, flat-folding camp stove adds a trace amount of luxury to any situation, including backpacking, hunting or fishing, without bulking up your gear.

Small enough to fit flatly in your backpack but big enough to cook up a mighty tasty off-the-grid meal, this innovative stainless steel stove burns wood and other organic materials and features hinged panels for quick setup and takedown. The included grill grate provides the perfect surface for direct cooking or supporting containers while an ash pan keeps the ground cleaner.

Set up, this stove measures 5.75”W x 5.75”L x 6”L. When the meal is over, the camp stove conveniently folds down to just 5.75”W x .6”L x .45”H and stores in an included nylon pouch. Total weight is 13.5 oz.

www.12survivors.com

The Slingshot Channel – “Toy Gun”

September 11th, 2016

Joerg Sprave does it again, this time with a compressed air powered arrow gun that, despite being about to launch a projectile with a recorded energy output of 884 Joules, is technically classified as a toy under German law.

KA-BAR – Tactical Spork

September 10th, 2016

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Become the ultimate ‘Knifey-Spoony‘ champion with KA-BAR’s Tactical Spork. It’s made of food and water approved Grilamid, and underneath the spork portion of the utensil, is a 2.5″ serrated blade.

www.kabar.com/accessories/77

Thirty Seconds Out – Mystery Chinook PVC Patch

September 9th, 2016

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“We would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for these meddling kids.” – Old Man Jihad

That quote from the product page pretty much sums this one up perfectly. 4″ x 1.5″, PVC with hook Velcro backing.

You can get it here: thirtysecondsout.com/products/morale-patch-mystery-chinook

Blast From The Past – Starcher Trek

September 8th, 2016

It’s been a little over 3 years since I last featured Starcher Trek, a mashup of Archer and Star Trek the Animated Series, on TFB, and not only is still great, but it’s gotten new episodes since then.

Check out the site at www.starchertrek.com

Wargaming Hosts Massive Celebration in Honor of 100 Years of Tanks

September 7th, 2016

The company invites players to tackle a series of special events for World of Tanks on PC, console and World of Tanks Blitz

September 2, 2016 — Wargaming is proud to be celebrating 100 Years of Tanks with a host of online events in remembrance of the Mark I, the first tank to ever enter the battlefield. Numerous in-game modes featuring the Mark I, will be featured across all products beginning September 14for World of Tanks on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Xbox 360; with World of Tanks PC joining the celebration on September 15 will and World of Tanks Blitz kicking off September 19.

“Wargaming was created with a passion for history and video games. It runs through everything we do,” said Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi. “This September, we are celebrating an event that not just changed the history of military engineering but inspired generations of creators to build ingenious vehicles. We would like to thank the Mark I, which sparked an age of tanks, and to commemorate this historical moment with our passionate community.”

Trench Warfare Mode for World of Tanks on consoles, the first of the Mark I game event deploys on September 14 and introduces a limited time mode, featuring the Mark I and console-exclusive map Thiepval Ridge. In addition to the Mark I game mode, players can earn the British Tier VIII Centennial Chieftain/T95 Medium Tank with special commemorative Trench Warfare camouflage by completing an earned operation mission.

World of Tanks on PC will introduce a special in-game event on September 15. In “Convoy” mode, players will be driving an entirely new vehicle type: four-wheeled Lanchester armored cars, armed with fast-firing machine guns, which are incredibly quick and mobile. Players will be divided into two teams of seven. One team will protect the Mark I as it moves across a World War I battlefield, providing cover and repairs to the Mark I, while the other team tries to use explosives to stop it in its tracks.

Last but certainly not least, World of Tanks Blitz is hosting the 100 Years of Tanks event. For one week, starting September 19, tankers will take control of a modified Mark I in a furious 7-vs-7 battle. Once10 battles are completing in the Mark I during this week, a special medal will be earned.

In keeping with Wargaming’s commitment to connect different generations through history, technology and innovation, the company is excited to present the Virtually Inside the First Tanks 360° Video. This VR video combines a walkthrough of Bovington Tank Museum’s collection of early tanks in the style of previous Virtually Inside the Tanks videos, enhanced by World of Tanks in-game 360° scenes of the Mark I. This is the first time Wargaming will harness World of Tanks in-game 360° video playback as well, putting any viewer in observer mode, whether they have the game installed or not.

In honor of the anniversary, the free “Tank 100” mobile app, created in association with the Tank Museum, is available for iOS and Android. This app lets users experience an AR WWI tank in their hands.

The 100 Years of Tanks press event, organized in partnership with The Tank Museum, Bovington, will take place September 15, in London. During the event, a Mark IV replica (created for Steven Spielberg’s movie “War Horse”) will be showcased in Trafalgar Square, just as the Mark I was, 100 years ago.

For more information about 100 Years of Tanks please visit:

mark.worldoftanks.com

Blue Bell – Camo ‘n Cream

September 6th, 2016

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Blue Bell has released a camouflage-inspired ice cream flavor named, appropriately enough, ‘Camo ‘n Cream’. The ice cream is composed of three separate flavors: Pistachio Almond, Milk Chocolate and cream cheese. It should be on store shelves, although it will be a limited release.

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Hyperdouraku – The Tacticool Luger

September 5th, 2016

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In the same vein of that Tacticool C96 Mauser from a couple years back, someone (based on the grip texture and desert colorway likely the same someone as the C96) has done a similar job on an airsoft Luger P08. I love this one especially because the mini red dot is situated on the cocking mechanism. I also appreciate the integrated standoff spikes built into the frame, in front of the barrel.

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Check it out here: www.hyperdouraku.com/contest15/a087

Xbox Ahoy – FAL

September 4th, 2016

Xbox Ahoy does his treatment on the ‘Right Arm of the Free World’, providing background on the iconic FAL while also demonstrating its inclusion in multiple video games within recent years.

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour Teaser Trailer

September 3rd, 2016

Gearbox did arguably the best thing they could with the Duke Nukem franchise: rather than make a completely new game, they decided to release the original Duke 3D on modern platforms, and brought in members of the original creative team to make a 5th episode for the game.

I am being cautiously optimistic about this, since this is Gearbox we’re talking about (*cough*alienscolonialmarines*cough*), but it’s also classic Duke.