The "Sweep Valve" and "Sweep Bolt" delivers air under and around the paintballs and offers you, the player, a new Pinnacle in paintball accuracy. Traditionally paintballs were driven, poked forward, by the air. Like pitching knuckle balls, paintballs catching a seam made inconsistent shots the norm. To make shots consistent paintballs need some inherent rotation, back-turn being the best rotation as it provides for the longest and straightest flight. The Sweep Air System accomplishes this by smoothing the air path for very low turbulence, then that calm air is released below centerline. The result is a ball with a slight gyroscopic back turn.
The heart and soul of any marker is its loading and firing principle. The Interceptor and the Remains are the only guns that use a "modular" concept. Until Alien all ram guns put a round ram, with their four O-Rings, inside a big gun body with air passages cut into that gun body. Alien improved this design by combining the ram and manifold as one unit and then attaching that to the trigger frame and the (smaller) body.
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"The Rocket Scientists of Paintball” make our electronics and we feature the Equalizer Boards. Alien has one of the fastest cycle times we know of at a potential of over 30 cycles per second. Wicked Air Sportz eye system slows Alien's light speed operation down to what a hopper can feed. Wicked Air Sportz the benchmark for paintball electronic excellence
The Alien 06 Alien Interceptor is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Well my Friend got this marker brand new for 350. he sold his pm5 for more so he actually made money. sweet
initial impression- thinner than expected, light but not as light as expected, pretty sweet. everything was very very sturdy and appeared well built. very strange feel. it would take some getting used to, and would make a very tight compact setup. the trigger is very very smooth.
quality- well this gun is built very very well. it is not a polished work of art like a sl66 ego or angel 1 or something, but it is built tough with very very good parts. for the most part they are made with great quality. the design is very sturdy, and simple. It has a WAS board (semi, ramping nxl full auto) and new WAS solenoid, which are supposed to be the best out now. the eye wires were the thickest eye wires I’ve seen, i don't think you could break those without using wire clippers. the regs and on off were very good, but the clamping feed was superb. its a cam locking type, very nice. the barrel is honed well, but looks a little weird. oh well. the trigger is very nice and very smooth. definitely a lot better of a trigger than i thought. th grips are better than expected, but since they are not rubber they do not cushion well.
size and weight- well, because of the frame, with a full setup it is very compact. but in terms of just the gun, a pm6 is smaller by length and height. however the ceptor is very thin. it surprised me. a full setup is taller than a full pm6 setup, im asumming that is because of the vertical frame. but the ergonomics are great and it feels compact.
on my Friend's electric scale the total weight with invasion barrel, rail, on off, reg, battery and everything, the total package minus tank and hopper is- 2 pounds, 13 ounces. just a comparison, my pm6 with the same parts is 2 pounds 10 ounces. the gun is light but i expected lighter. many people said it was 2.4 pounds. i weighted the barrel which was 4.5 ounces, and im summuing the huge rail and onn off would be at least that. so 2 pounds 13 ounces minus about 8 would come out around 2.4. the the real full setup is 2 lbs, 13 ounces.
shooting- trigger can be very quick. the stock setting was decent and it was ripping right out of the box. the gun seemed to shoot very flat, i am assuming that is the sweep system working. the gun had more kick than i expected. i guess i am used to shooting spool valves. not a lot of kick, but the gun did jump a little. it has a very strange sound. with a little adjustment this gun can be very fast. for some reason i could rip a 3 shot burst really well. seems like i could snap shoot well with it because of that.
dislikes- dissasembly can be confusing at first. also, i have seen better anno. it looked good, but i think anno i have seen on other high ends looks a little better done. the only major quality issue i saw was the bolt seemed a little strange. the bolt face was flat. it curves from top to bottom, but no from side to side. a round object does not "cup" something unless it is curved 360 degrees you get what im saying? so basically its flat. also, there were some shavings still on the bolt, i guess cause its new. the sweep insert on the bolt could be moved as well. not a huge issue, but something. oh yeah, the reg does not have a swivel. so you got a 90 degree fitting straight into your hand.
first time with my buddies playing with it. shoots great, except about the middle of the day, it got massive shootdown that we all had no idea how to fix. we tried all meathods that would generally work with other guns, and they didnt work. this gun was new out of the box, not good. not a huge problem, but i expected it to work normals atleast for a new gun.
ok, today the gun just stopped workin randomly, and we could not get it to work nomatter what we did. we had to use another gun, take it home and fully dissasemble it and put it back together. we really didnt do anything, just took it apart, checked it out, put it back togetehr and it worked like it was brand new. wtf? its kinda touchy. little things make it angry....you gotta love it and keep it happy. i dont think this is enough to lower the rating, so ill stick with 8.
overall this is a great gun. it is a solid gun for 550 shipped. i honestly say that i would have it give it a lot of thought to spend more than that, but 550 its a great deal. i have no question that this is IMO the best gun for that money. for 350 it does not get any better (props to my teammate). its a sweet gun and a great design, and shoot swell. for 350-550 i dont think a gun comes with higher wuality machining and parts. excellent buy.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 at 11:45 am PST
Well just like any other gun if you want it shooting sweet I would suggest a new reg. Stock is good about +/-6.
Bore matching is always great so new Barrel system.
Sweep system accurate shot;
Trigger is alittle different in feeling, but I am use to it now.
The key strength that the interceptor doesn't need any ups to start ripping on the field. Very nice marker out of the USPS box. ; ).
Notice that it was very fast and quiet stock when I finally got some air for it. Light weight ~ 2lbs. 5oz (w/ reg, asa, and gauge). Stock LPR Micro - Gauge and clamp feedneck; Trigger adjustment (foward, backwards, spring tension). The WAS board is very easy to remember and program. Troubleshooting the marker is a breeze. As I stated in weakness I had a leak after the second week. I believe it was the oil I put in the macroline that made the LPR Hose slip off the barbs, but because of the independent ram system the marker can be disassembled and air'd up to locate the leak. Took me about 15 mins to find problem, replace, and play again. So easy lube through the macroline is a no no for this marker. The kick on the marker is similar to the Ego.
The Interceptor doesn't have very many upgrades for it right now, but IMO it doesn't need any upgrades to hang with top tournament grade markers. For the barrel threads it uses cocker threads, LPR is 2k2 timmy, feedneck is Bushy threaded, and board is SystemX NME compatible.
I believe the price is very good for the marker you get.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, February 27th, 2007 at 11:36 am PST
06 alien black stock needed a new barrel kit i got a stiffi on it.
There is really no upgrades needed for the 06 alien they come out of the box smokin fast and accurate the only thing i reccomend is a new barrel. If the stock barrel is the rite bore use it but if it isnt i woulnt use it.
The alien has great speed accuracy and customer service.
No upgrade for them which isnt a big deal
The alien is a very nice marker. It is everything a marker owner could ask for and more. it may not look the coolest but it shoots like a dream. Alien has great customer service so if you ever have a problem jack the owner is there to help. I have never had a problem with mine. I keep it lubed and cleaned and it mows faces. If you have any questions about them email me ill be glad to help you or anything you want. firstname.lastname@example.org
very accurate-------with good paint and the rite bore size wrong bore it sucks
super fast------The alien comes out of the box shooting really fast might need to adjust the trigger.
effecientcy--------The alien is ok on air its not the best but not the worst on a scale of 1 to 10 a 7 or 8
Customer service------ The customer service rocks because you get to talk to the owner of the company who knows the gunz inside and out. He responds to emails also very quickly.
How it comes stock----- It is very nice that the alien comes with a asa and is ready to shoot out of the box. It also comes with a board that ramps which is cool so u dont have to invest into a new board.
I reccomend getting this gun becuse of its price and performance. The alien is one of the cheeper high perforamnce gunz out there.