No other high end guns owned, I have tested a good ammount though.
(With the balls)
SP Progressive barrel
Modded stock bolt (home lightning mod from ottersc)
And Stock '06 Interceptor
None needed, but the grip panels are unnatractive to me. Many don't like the trigger, but it feels perfect. I plan to get a shorter barrel as well, but the stock is accurate.
Light, attractive, fast, all the needed upgrades included already, PRICE.
Also, the gun looks unique.
Not many upgrades available. (unnescessary, but I like the option) Alien decals a bit silly.
I bought my '06 Interceptor almost 2 weeks ago and I have been dying to use it, but I don't own a HP tank. Today I called a local field (Classic, for all you ATL'ers) and they said they could loan me a 45/3000 steel tank for the day. Joy!
Now let me start by saying, the gun was FAR from optimally set up. Apart from the aforementioned steel tank, I was using a gravity fed hopper which didn't fit well even with the clamp tightened down. I was using cheap monster Balls. I also didn't get a chance to set the regs properly. The chrono area was very crowded, and the refs were antsy. I just got the inline reg to where it chronoed fine, but I didn't lower the LPR, so I was shooting with the pressure right at 100psf. Shot consitently, though.
So, first game out. This sounds like idle lying..but I swear on whatever hot chick's booty you care to name..it's the truth. 7 on 7..I got 5 kills. People say that guns don't matter, one is as accurate as the next...I no longer believe them. It was like pointing a finger. I point at a guy, the ball flies [i]straight[/i] at him and gets him out. I have never experienced this kind of accuracy before. Granted, I am used to using low-ends and Ions, so YMMV. Also, I didn't have another game that good all day, but I usualy at the very least gave as good as I got.
I got a lot of compliments on my Alien as well. All the rental kiddies were drooling over it and alot of the more experienced folks were telling me that they had heard about Aliens and had been wanting to see one. One fellow who was running with an Ego expressed some of interest in it, so I let him play with it in the chrono. He said the gun felt awesome and shot great. He loved the trigger pull and said the gun had a solid-well built feel to it. He seemed to be gotting alot of respect from the refs, so I guess he is a knowledgeable guy. He told me that he had fallen in love with Aliens for a couple months but had ended up buying an Ego instead.
I did have one problem (other than constantly shooting balls into my condom because I aint used to guns with hair triggers). The screws on the trigger frame came loose in the middle of a game. I had to call myself out so I could go tighten them up. After I got it done, I noticed the ram(?), the part the pin on the bolt clicks into was no longer aligned and I had to rotate it so the bolt would go back in. Not a big deal..I probobly should have tightened the screws the first time I went out anyway. (I have since heard that this is a common problem with new Interceptors, it goes away after they are broken in. Just keep 'em tight.)
So, all in all...I love this gun. Everyone around me who saw the gun loved it. First for it's looks, and then for it's performance. I can't wait till next week. I am gonna buy a fiber warpped tank and an Egg; then I am gonna go play a 24 hour scenario game. Show those dudes in camo with mil-sim A-5's what they are missing.
(this is essentially a repost of my PBNation review)
Buy this gun. The price is wonderful for what you get. This is just as good as your E-teks, Shockers, Dm and PM-whatevers at around 50-70 percent of the price. You just can't beat that. I am going to give this gun a 10. I think it really deserves a 9 because of a few small things such as lack of upgrades, but the price on this gun is so great that it shoots the marker up to 10. Compared to high end guns it holds it's own; but compared to the mid-highs in it's price range (whom it really should be compared to, not the high-ends it equals) it blows them away. I mean look at the other guns in it's range....Tricked A-5's, Promasters, Omens and Pimps, RT Mags, it blows them away. so...10. I cant think of a better 500 dollar marker.
Note..I am not the type to just hand out 10's. The last marker I reviewed got a 5, I believe.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, November 12th, 2006 at 9:37 am PST