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p8ntball226 Thursday, July 7th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Mags, Freestyles, Bushmasters, Shockers
Marker Setup: Blue/Black Alien Interceptor
Recommended
Upgrades:
None
Strengths: Size
Weight
Speed
Looks
Simplicity
Quality
Customer Support
Weaknesses: Dissasembly and Reassembly
Review: Size and Weight- I noticed this was very small. When I first got it I had owned a Bushmaster, Mag, and Freestyle before. It is much smaller than the Bushy, it is much shorter. About the same size as the Freestyle, maybe a little smaller. It was bigger than the mag. It weighs very little, a very light gun. I weighed it myself with barrel, reg, and bottom line set up and it weighs 2lbs 9oz.

Build and Quality- It felt like a very solid marker. With the exception that when I got it the previous owner did not have the front grip screw so the grip frame was loose. Besides that everything is solid and very well built.

Feel- This one is a matter of preference, it may differ from me to you. I love 90 frames, I've always loved them. I had one on my Mag, one on my Bushy and I love the feel of them.

Kick- The kick of this gun is nothing special. About the same as any ram driven gun, such as a Bushy.

Barrel- The stock barrel is very nice and I won't use anything besides it, except when I'm using big paint.

Trigger- The setting that it came with was perfect, I loved it. Since then I've messed with it and got it better and lighter. Not as easy as I'd like setting the trigger pull to be, I like having the screws on the front of the trigger, more convienent.

Speed- The WAS board in it is very fast. As fast as you can move your fingers, even faster if you mess with the bounce settings.

Board Adjustments- The board is very easy to adjust, but you must read the manual first.

Shooting and Accuracy- Now, this company has put out some hype about the Interceptor that is false. The sweep valve system and bolt do NOT give you a flatter trajectory or better accuracy. I saw no better trajectory. Every gun has the same trajectory, with exception of the Flatline and other things that give you back spin. Every gun follows the same physics and every gun has the same accuracy and trajectory. Flatter trajectory is a myth like cockers being more accurate due to being a closed bolt.

Efficiency- Not yet determined. Haven't shot it enough to break it in and set the regs to perfect setgins.

Maintenance- The Interceptor is pretty easy to maintain. Just put a few drops of oil on the ram shaft and in the LPR. You can oil the bolt if you want its not necessary though.

Disassembly and Reassembly- This can be a tricky task, I've broken one of my eye wires trying to reassemble it, but a little solder fixed that. Before you think about taking it apart READ THE MANUAL!! if you don't you will most likely mess it up.
Conclusion: I'd highly recommend this gun. I've owned many high end guns, this thing is right at the top of my list. It's light, sexy, small, fast, accurate, efficient, everything you could ask for in a gun. Maybe a little expensive considering everything in the market is now dropping prices dramatically. I give this a 9/10 because no gun is perfect, they all have flaws.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
the_painter Sunday, January 29th, 2006 | 9:25 am PST
you said only things with backspin like flatlines were more acurate and the alien wasn't but
the sweep trajectory system does put "gyroscopic back turn" on the ball. I think that means
back spin lol
   

MathU41 Monday, July 31st, 2006 | 7:14 am PST
I've seen these in use, and assuming they do it right, the 'sweep' bolt will flatten it out. With a horribly oversized barrel. A good match prevents the backspin. The tradeoff is horizontal accuracy.
   

dhosinski Sunday, January 7th, 2007 | 9:22 am PST
I've read other reviews besides yours and they have found the marker to be more accurate with the stock barrel. Your experience may not be the same due to other factors, paintballs, barrel, etc...

Physics are the same yes, but it's the method you use to control the flight of the ball that makes the difference.

I also use autocockers and before you call their accuracy a myth, you need to bring some facts. Words don't mean a thing

For the money an Alien is among the best tournament markers, even those above their class. Did you expect the accuracy of an Angel or Ego when you bought your marker used?
Last edited on Sunday, January 7th, 2007 at 9:23 am PST
   

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