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Number of Reviews: 13
Average Rating: 9.6 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $575

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Alien innovation continues in the world of double-stacked electro pneumatic markers. Our patent pending “Structurally Independent Ram Housing” yields a smaller, lighter, tighter design.

Interceptor is also the easiest marker to tech and trouble shoot. Disassembled into the three main pieces: the receiver body, the Structurally Independent Ram Housing” and the trigger frame you can still turn on the air and power it up! The ram and hammer still operate – watch out it will jump a bit. The pin valve is visible, as is the airline from the LPR to the ram. Those slow unknown leaks are not possible with the Interceptor. Long torturous airways milled into the body that get clogged are gone because the solenoid attaches directly to the ram housing. Interceptor eliminates the need for multiple hoses. Hoses that can get blown off, cut or crimped.

The Sweet Tough Trigger frame wraps around the solenoid and ram housing perfectly. The WAS powered board fits easily the grip. A grip that feels great to all size hands. Narrow for the smaller hands, open trigger guard for bigger hands and made for easy firing whither you’ve got to make that one shot count or if you’re laying down a rope of balls.

Additionally our Patent Pending “Sweep Valve and Sweep Bolt” adds a highly effective flow of air to deliver your shot ball on ball time after time. Low pressure and extremely consistent the set and forget regs let you play instead of fuss with your marker.

A notably trim, narrow and light design, the Interceptor is accurate, consistent and very fast. A winning marker to bring out the winner in you, because “Winning is more fun!”
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The Alien Interceptor is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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suicidialcandy Sunday, August 14th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
gz timmy and ebladed ans cocker (interceptor blows them away)
Marker Setup: gold fade aien interceptor
2 piece 12in cp barrel (2 backs and a front)
ndz on/offf asa
smoke egg with z board
70 ci 4500psi worrgass

backup-diablo wrath
Recommended
Upgrades:
needs an asa and get a barrel kit if your in to paint to bore match
Strengths: dosent need upgrades, WAS board, "sweep bolt", price, small light and fast, grip frame
Weaknesses: Trigger spring tension cannot be adjusted, led, manual is online.
Review: for the price, this gun cannot be beaten. stock it comes witth a WAS equilizer, cp reg, ccm style feedneck (really no functional difference from the real thing), delrin sweep bolt, hot anno, and no kick when tuned well. this thing is lighter than an ego from what i hear, and because of the sweep bolt, it has a matrix style trajectory, if not better than a matrix's, shooting farther than timmys egos and angels. the grip frame is differant, being an 85* frame and having aluminum pannels, but its incredibly comfortable and after using it, 45 frames seem clunky, and the 85* seems easier to rip on or grab on to. its hard to explain well, but when you hold one, you will understand. the stock barrel is great if you can get paint to match its large bore. the trigger is pretty good except you cannot adjust the spring tension, although i would change it from where it is if i could. its has an led, which means you actually have to read the manual to know how to do everything, and the manual is online (i got mine from pbnation), so unless you print it out, its a little bit of a hassle to get to at a field. but its a low maintenance gun and there isnt much of a worry of it breaking down, so that shouldnt be a problem.
Conclusion: Its not worth paying an extra three, four, or five hundred to get another gun of this level when the interceptor can shoot farther, comes with top of the line stock components, so it dosent needs upgrading, and other than that preforms just as well for less. Ten out of ten, despite slight dowsides, because of the price.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, August 14th, 2005 at 1:34 pm PST
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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
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upthecrooks Wednesday, June 29th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Smart Parts Impulse - slower ROF, larger, heavier, similar operation, needs more upgrades from stock
Smart Parts Ion - similar weight, smaller, slower ROF, different operation, still needs a few uprgades from stock
Angel IR3 (fly'd) - heavier, similar ROF, lacks clamping neck (stock), LCD interface
Angel A4 Fly - slightly heavier, LCD interface, similar ROF, similar features (claming neck...)
Marker Setup: 2005 Vision Impulse, new style (03 shocker) vertical max flow, Eclipse Blade trigger, CCM rail, CCM on/off
Recommended
Upgrades:
Rail & On/Off
Barrel of choice
Strengths: Light
Fast
Small
Relatively easy to tech
Awesome customer support
WAS board
Cocker threaded barrel
Weaknesses: Some don't like apperance
Grip Panels (personal opinion)
Disassembly/Reassembly somewhat tricky (read manual)
Review: I was fortunate enough to be able to use the Interceptor for testing purposes. I am planning on shooting this weekend in actual game play.
I was impressed with the weight, speed, accuracy, and overall feel of the marker.
In shooting it (4-5 hoppers worth so far) it felt really solid. Very little recoil overall, and easy to handle weight/size wise.
The settings are fairly easy to change and adjust. Although it is important to READ the manual to understand how and what to do. If tuned and adjusted properly, the Interceptor will shoot flawlessly.
I disassembled the Interceptor, which is not difficult. It can however be a little tricky, so once again, READ the manual. There are a few things to be cautious of when disassembling the marker: (1) make sure wires are free of board before pulling frame down from the body (2) make sure the hose and wires are on the correct sides of trigger stop plate when reassembling (3) be sure to account for all parts and screws when taking apart (trigger spring and trigger stop plate screws can be lost of you are careless)
Overall I was impressed with the quality of the bulid, and the performance of the Intreceptor.
** UPDATE**

I had the chance to play this past weekend, and shot the Interceptor all day.
I put about a case thorugh it and, and was impressed with how well it did. It shot solid, accurately, and was fairly efficent (a hopper & ~7 pods on a 68/45 fill)
I would recomend the Interceptor to anyone looking for a solid, great shooting marker.

**PS**
I now have the updated board, featuring PSP & NXL firing modes. I used the PSP mode (i capped it @14bps) and it shot great. The ramping engages, exactly like it should, and does not "runaway" like some PSP programming is prone to do. One thing about the new board, is that PSP & NXL modes will operate in the uncapped eye mode (#1). To make them legal you MUST set it to eye mode 2 and cap your ROF (I'd suggest 14bps)
Being able to have uncapped ramping, and full auto can be cool, for grins, and scenario game use. But I had great success with it capped at 14bps.
The new programming is great and works like a charm. Nothing like being able to shoot ~14bps with one finger...
Conclusion: The Interceptor is an under-rated great performing marker. Alien provides killer tech and customer support.
Check out the Interceptor if you are looking for a great shooting, and solid marker - and if you want something a little different.

I give it an 8 for now, nothing can be perfect, and I haven't had the chance to really see what it can do.

**UPDATE**
I now give it a 9 overall
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Monday, August 8th, 2005 at 10:01 am PST
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