About Us | Amped Airsoft
About Amped Airsoft
Established in 2007, Amped Airsoft is a premier airsoft retailer that offers online and physical storefronts in Pittsburgh, PA. Kurtis Hardy, founded Amped Airsoft while in college doing tech work and ordered unique airsoft products to sell out of his car for local players. He would travel to events to deliver airsoft essentials out of his gold Chevy Malibu after outgrowing his mothers basement (Kurtis's Mom - We Thank You ❤).
In 2010, Amped took a huge step forward with their website launch and opening the first physical retail store in Pittsburgh. Soon we began working alongside trailblazers of leaders in HPA to support them as the HPA industry evolved and became one of the first stores to embrace PolarStar with their first hpa unit, the Fusion Engine and PR-15. Shortly after, Wolverine Airsoft and Redline Airsoft joined our HPA offerings, leading to the production and development of our own Amped HPA line - which has become known as the strongest and highest quality lines on the market - trusted by many HPA users and backed by a lifetime warranty.
Over the last few years, Amped Airsoft has made a name for itself through our ever-expanding range of ventures, from our national vending model to night vision department and improved air rig divisions. Our commitment to the "For the Players" mantra has enabled us to grow our online presence and attend more events annually. Our focus remains on providing exceptional experiences and customer service for all airsoft players.
At Amped Airsoft, our mission is to place the airsoft community's needs, aspirations, and values at the heart of every decision we make. By fostering a player-centric approach, we aim to create unforgettable experiences and provide the best possible service for all airsoft players. "For the Players, By the Players"
We promise to always offer the highest-quality airsoft products, ensuring that our customers are always equipped with the tools they need to excel in the airsoft field. Our commitment to excellence also extends to our unrivaled customer service. We promise to be responsive, attentive, and empathetic to our customer's needs, always going above and beyond to ensure satisfaction and build lasting relationships.
Get to Know Us
Owner and President of Amped Airsoft
"Airsoft is such a small community that everyone needs to work together to allow it to grow. We have been bridging the gap and bringing groups together and helping Airsofters bring down the barriers by meeting so many people face to face at national events. We intend to continue to help do that."
Kurt has been a passionate member of the airsoft and paintball community since 1998, and in 2007 he founded Amped Airsoft. As his company continues to grow, Kurt continues to dedicate his time to growing the airsoft community. His wife Rachael has been supporting him through his business journey since they started dating in 2006; they married in 2016 and welcomed their dog Meeko into their family soon after in 2017. They recently expanded again with their daughter, Everlee's arrival last fall of 2022!
Meet the Team
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HEAD OF TECH DEVELOPMENT, NATIONAL EVENT & NVG PROGRAM
An avid airsofter for over 15 years, Tom joined the Amped team in 2019 as head of the Tech Department and later took on national event operations, and as well as the NVG program.@amped_tom
HEAD OF MEDIA & MARKETING
Wes started at Amped in 2016. Now, Head of Media and Marketing. He has been playing airsoft for 14 years and photography for 6 years. When he's not creating content, Wes likes to work on his Toyota Supra@amped_wes
MEDIA & GRAPHIC DESIGN | MASTER DOODLER
Anthony has worked at Amped for 5 Years in Media and Graphic Design. He is the mastermind behind all of the artwork for the website, as well as the doodles that customers request with their orders.
When he's not hard at work, Anthony can be found doodling away at home@depietro_draws
CUSTOMER SERVICE - THE PROBLEM SOLVER
Andrew has worked in Customer Service at Amped for 5 years. He started working the day Destiny 2 came out and is a self-proclaimed gaming expert. Andrew loves all things moist, especially when it comes to his morning cereal. In his spare time, he likes to work on his tan and spend time with his cat
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ACCOUNTING / FINANCING
Since Tom joined the Amped team in 2022, he's been working in Accounting and Finances. He has been playing airsoft since 2012, driven by an intense desire to make grown men cry. When he's not working or playing airsoft, he is an avid gamer."It is what it is" @amped_t2
Logan has worked in the Production Department at Amped Airsoft since 2021 & has played airsoft for 13 years."At Amped Airsoft, we treat everyone like family, whether it’s the retail customers, or meeting us at events. The customers are always treated like one of ours" @amped_logan
Part of the team since 2021, Eric has worked in Production and National Events. He's also part of The Blog Squad, Media Team, Marketing Department & Head of Sponsorships. His hobbies include airsoft, collecting Legos and vinyl records, and playing guitar & piano!”The friends I have made through airsoft around the country are my favorite thing about what I do.” @amped_eric_
SEO & WEBSITE MANAGEMENT
Apple has worked at Amped for since 2021, and in that time he's become an expert in SEO and website management. When he first moved to Pittsburgh, he got the job almost immediately.
"You could miss 100% of the shots you don't take"
Meet the Team
Terry's affiliation with Amped Airsoft began in 2019 when he became a sponsored player, and it grew even further in November of 2020 when he joined the Tech Department. In his spare time, Terry enjoys playing video games and airsoft specifically indoor/CQB and speedsoft!
Alyssa has been an invaluable asset to the Amped Team since 2021. She contributes her expertise to the Production Team, manufacturing our lines and regulators.
Izaak has been a retail associate at Amped Airsoft since June 15th, 2020. Outside of his job, he pursues various hobbies such as airsoft, gaming, and collecting patches - as well as delving into war-related history.
Since 2021, Tony has been a technician at Amped Airsoft with the responsibility of building, repairing and upgrading airsoft guns. When he's not working hard to fix everyone's guns, you can find him playing airsoft. Tony also likes cars.
Meet the Team
When John walked into Amped in 2022, he expected to sell his airsoft gear but left with a job instead. Having been an avid airsoft player for over 15 years, John is thrilled to be able to have fun playing with coworkers - something that was never possible while working in the corporate environment.
Cole joined the Amped Production Team in July 2022. He has been an airsoft player since 2018 and prefers indoor CQB. When he's not playing airsoft, Cole is annoying his co-workers on Discord.
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WHERE TO FIND US
2250 Noblestown Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone: (724) 366-6590
Walk-in Retail Hours:
Monday: Thursday 3–7 PM
Friday: 11 AM–7 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–7 PM
Online Customer Service Hours:
Monday: Friday 8AM–4 PM
Amped Airsoft prides itself on being more than just a store - we act as a trusted partner and advocate for the airsoft community. Our knowledge, expertise, and dedication to staying engaged with our player base allows us to provide an airsoft experience that is unmatched in quality, authenticity, and enjoyment. Our loyal customers can expect personalized attention, innovative products, and an unwavering commitment to their success in the exhilarating world of airsoft