Prizes

We’re giving away TONS of prizes including door prizes for those not competing.
More information about the prizes will be posted as it becomes available.

Gunslynger

We will be awarding prize money to the top finishers in the PCP and Piston Categories in the Gunslynger competition.

  • 1st Place: PCP & Piston – $1,000
  • 2nd Place: PCP & Piston – $500
  • 3rd Place: PCP & Piston – $250

Field Target:
Product prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the following 6 divisions. Prizes will be announced as they become confirmed.

    • PCP: Open, WFTF and Hunter Divisions
    • Piston: Open, WFTF and Hunter Divisions

10 thoughts on “Prizes

  1. Why don’t they have a match where everyone has to use the same air rifle ( gas piston ) in the field target comp., to me it seems like they could put a price cap on the air rifle setup to level the playing field .

      • Hey Tyler,
        Jim B.from MO. here…. How are ya? I have a question in regards to the “spring guns”… to me it seems unfair to have folks competing against each other that are really mismatched in terms of gun “Quality”… how can someone possibly new show up to compete that perhaps can only afford a Sub – $200. springer -vs- another competitor who has (ie;) a fully tuned and tricked out (ie;) Weihrauch Hw77 or 97KT, or a Diana 52, or Walther LGU, etc, etc… just seems to be a Very uneven “playing field”. What are your thoughts on that, Tyler?

        • Jim, it really comes down to how well the shooters know their equipment. I’ve seen folks in both FT and Gunslynger do quite well with what most consider “budget” guns. And on the flip side, you have guys that show up with super nice springers, tuned up, and they don’t do well. The perils of shooting a piston gun are numerous and no matter what you show up with, it will always be about how well you know your gun and how well you can read the wind. No one ever said there had to be an even playing field, but I can tell you with 100% certainty that the best rig in the world will never help you read the wind…and the winds at Tusco are mighty treacherous. Practice and experience do wonders, and that’s what a lot of folks forget. If you’ve never attended an FT match before, don’t expect to show up to Grand Prix event and win, set a goal that you think is attainable and see how you do. A lot of shooters show up that first time and learn a lot, get to shoot a lot of different guns, and decide quickly whether they need to upgrade their equipment and how much more they want to put into their rig. That’s really what it’s all about, learning and taking in the experience. Ask just about anyone that comes to the cup, and they’ll tell you the same.

  2. I agree with “Douglas”. The way it goes now the match will be won by the competitor with the $10,000 rig every year. You need a Spec class. For example, get Benjamin to provide Marauders and UTG provide scopes and JSB provide pellets. Make this contest about talent rather than money.

    • Very untrue. This is why there are different divisions. In Hunter division, for the first two or three years of the Cup, a great shooter with a Benjamin Marauder took top honors in that division. So it’s not all about money, it’s about getting a good rifle, that you can shoot well and then learning to shoot it to the best of your ability. A lot of folks think showing up with a $3000 gun will put them in contention to win, except they forget that you need to practice with said gun in order to do well.

      • Greetings All,
        Having read this comment string I must agree with Tyler.
        I have had the privilege of attending the last three PA Cups and competed in the Payday Challenge at each. Last year they changed the format just a bit but kept the basics, as in PA supplied the equipment and all competitors shot the same ‘course’ and the same guns.
        I can assure you, when shooting an airgun you are not familiar (intimately) with, well envision a combination of the movie ‘Groundhog Day’ and a really bad first date.
        So, the point being, this format allowed about as EVEN a chance as one could hope for. The part where EQUALITY becomes known is in the individual shooters’ own skill. As in the Good Lord and Colonel Colt.
        Ya sign up, ya get in line, when your turn comes ya blaze away and the best score wins. (Comments Mr Slade?)
        As Young Tyler has said in several of their videos, you acquire the best kit you can comfortably afford and then you PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE and become as familiar with your chosen gun as possible. This is also better defined by the three divisions in each of the two classes of competition.
        Y’all think about it,
        I am, David K
        Have a nice day.

  3. Tyler, I am unfamiliar with the regulations of the competition. Is the guns restricted to a limited ft/lb? Where could I find a list of requirements? Thanks Brad M.

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