Okay so my buddy bought this off one of the Paintball Wizard, NH shop owners and it had a predator board in it already, he was asking $500, so were like can we see the gun first? So he goes out back and grabs it. We were amazed at the looks of this, the milling is simple, but beautiful. The color was a flawless shade of polished reg (his is the red one with the alien sticker in the pics). So We ask if we can Hold it, he says sure and when we held it our hands flew upward from the lightness, and we were just holding the Nerve which my friend was close to getting, so I'm making the assumption that this is lighter and more well balanced than the nerve. So before his final desicion on the purchase, we ask if we can shoot it, and to our suprise he says yes. He aired it up and we went out back of the shop with about 500 balls and we started ripping. Here is my observations:
The kick is almost non existant with this thing and makes it easy shoot at a high ROF without any movement upwards. This is with the dwell on 10.
This was the first thing I noticed when shooting this thing, It was extremely easy to throw a rope with this thing, and The trigger was very easy to walk. When we were at OSG paintball NH we were firing this and the refs gathered around testing for bounce or ramping, but they didnt find any and the feild owner said that it is the fastest gun he had ever seen in his life, no joke, and he has seen many guns in his day. Then another ref came up and wanted to trade his Bob Long Defiant 2 and His GZ timmy for it, but luckily My buddy said no. NOTE- I noticed when looking at the trigger where it meets the trigger frame it is sanded, which is obviously something the guy that sold it to my friend did, so I dont know if this helps.
With the predator board this thing has over 13 modes of fire including semi, auto response, full auto, OMFG, Assisted ramp, NXL, 4 types of PSP ramping, breakout, and some i dont remember. The predator board is a must, and incase your wondering its the predator board that fits the NME.
This thing is quite accurate with the stock invasion 12" barrel, and can throw ropes into a pretty small area. I used the invasion barrel on my autococker to see the bore size, and using diablo Heat paint, balls would roll down the barrel, so Im guessing the bore is big or diablo heat is small.
The efficientcy on the interceptor is quite similar to that of my cocker, getting about a case off of a 92/4500 tank which is quite good. The guns stock reg (cp) is also very consistant getting +-8 on the chrono. Please note that the efficientcy tests were conducted after he bought the gun.
BALANCE AND FEEL
The Balance and feel on this gun is the thing I like most about it and the 85 degree frame helps the most, The frame makes it easy to walk the trigger while holding the grips completely. Although the balance gets alittle off when you have a 92/45 tank on it with no drop and a full halo B, but it still has great feel. Another factor to the terrific balance is the light weight, which I already mentioned, but the lightness of the interceptor cannot be stressed enough! Also this is an extremely tiny gun so dont be suprised when you see one in real life!
So basically the interceptor is the best gun for under $600 with the speed, lightness, and feel of any gun that is available for purchase To this date. Go ahead and try to compare this to any gun you'd like, but I bet the results will be the alien winning the price to performance ratio.
Get the alien interceptor, you wont regret it. It is absolutely the best gun for the price, hands down.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, June 18th, 2006 at 9:26 pm PST
Diablo heat is pretty small. And how the reg performs is consistency not efficiency. Efficiency would be how many shots per a tank. Good review though and you're local. I live in Massachusetts and have been to PB Wizard up there.