B2k4 (total crap, Interceptor is so much better)
Tippmann 98 (doesnt compare)
Piranha Evo (doesnt stand a chance)
Check it unimount
In the near future, you may want to get a new trigger. Everything else in this gun is perfect!
Small, Slim Body (easy snap shooting with this)
Very tricky to field strip
This is the best gun I have ever layed hands on. I haven't had the chance to shoot many high end guns, but the interceptor most definitely is up there with the other high ends. Here are its main key strengths and weaknesses:
Light: Now when I say light, im not talking about 3.5 lbs spyder light, I mean LIGHT. I was walking around my local field at hypersports and people were asking me "Is that the interceptor, can I see?" Immediately the first response to holding it was "Wow this is really light." Ive held this hand to hand with an ego and saw that the alien was lighter. The ego and the alien were both using halos and 45/45.
Small & Light: This is a pretty nice small gun. Since im not the tallest person, this fits perfectly right into my hands. Because of the design of this gun, its very easy to snap shoot and run and gun with this gun.
Fast: This gun is very very fast! Pushed in the WAS board power button, cranked it to NXL 23 bps ramping, and let this thing go! Consecutively ball, after ball ropes firing. You will have lots of fun with this. Don't believe me? There will be a video coming shortly.
Accuracy: Although I have not had the chance to speak so much about accuracy do to the fact that I was using cheap walmart paint (gameface scorch) this shoot pretty accurate. I was shooting right next to a guy who had a dm5 and wanted to see how the accuracy was on my alien. 30 ft. away we were slowly shooting shot, after shot at a pole seeing the difference. Although he did beat me by a couple shots the alien held in pretty tight. Also note that he was using hellfire, and I was using rec paint. Hands down the accuracy is superb, or at least with practice paint.
Quiet: The alien shooting with my stiffi was fairly quiet. Although it did make a little bit of noise, it wouldn't be that noticeable in a game.
Price: Yes! The price! This marker competes with the high, high, end guns such as the dm5, ego, shocker, proto, and timmy. But whats the difference between the alien and the rest of the competition?... The alien is hundreds of dollars cheaper. At the price of 575.00 this is a steal.
Weaknesses: Trigger The trigger on the alien has a very nice smooth feel to it but, with the lack of magnets, bearings, or external adjustablility, the trigger has a little hard pull to it. You do not have the freedom of adjusting where the solenoid clicks, or how hard your spring will be, just the travel. After a few hours of putting pressure on my spring, It didnt have that hard of a pull to it. Getting a new trigger in the near future for me is a must.
The Alien Interceptor is the best high end gun in its price range. With its adjustable WAS board, light and slim body, speed, and accuracy, this gun will get noticed quickly and will be arriving at your local field very soon.
You can adjust the actuation point (when the solenoid clicks). Technically it is a fixed position, but since you can adjust the pre- and post- travel distances, you can therefore make the actuation point anywhere in the trigger pull.