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.
Wicked Air Sportz
"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 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
*Manufacturer defects ( only on a few guns)
I have an 06 alien interceptor and have owned it for nearly 4 months
-accuracy- This is among the more accurate guns on the market rivaling the accuracy of the dm series. The sweep valve and bolt idea are presented a lot by alien as highly accurate, and though they do improve accuracy by a lot, there is a little too much hype about it.
-Speed- sporting a new WAS board the interceptor can easily compete with other high end guns on the market. Has 3 modes, psp 3 round burst, semi and nxl full auto. Simply fast
-Simplicity- The gun can be separated into 3 pieces with the removal of 5 small screws. This way you can run air through the gun while finding and fixing leaks. The Incorporated ram housing and solenoid also are easy to move about for moving wires.
-Weight- There's been much dispution about the actual weight of the interceptor and I don't have the exact weight but this is one of the lightest guns out there. No questions asked
-Tight- it may be tall but this gun is thin, really tight and great for snapping
-Eyes- Never have had a chop, not in my 3 months of ownership. There have been barrel breaks because of large paint and a small barrel bore size but not a single problem with the delrin bolt or eyes.
-Price- The price tag on this gun is roughly $600 (www.alienpb.com)
Amazing price for all the qualities.
- Defects- In the production of roughly 50 06 interceptors the front block piece that slides into the body was a tad small and leaked. Easily fixed replacing the current o-ring with one of a larger width.
-Small-company- Alien is a small company based out of central california. Therefor there aren't too many shops with expertise in fixing and teching aliens.
-no ups- There are almost no ups for this gun. You can replace the grips lpr (2k2 timmy lpr) and the hpr but thats about it, though AKA will be producing more aftermarket parts in the future.
*comments* The newer aliens have an upgraded solenoid that allows the gun to cycle faster, I havm't read up on it a lot but just about everything can be found in the alien section of pbnation.
just updating my review of the 06 interceptor. since my initial review I have had 0 (count them) 0 issues with my gun. I know other people have had their issues but with proper mantainence you too can have a top quality gun, just like me. and yah this is scd
-reliability- It's a few months later and I must say I'm surprised...pleasently surprised that is. I have not had any problems with my interceptor since my initial issue with the oring on the front block. This comes to my pleasure seeing as my past guns broke down (or like my back up 03matrix) never seem to want to work.
-WAS board- I failed to mention one of the greatest features, the Wicked Air Sports board. Jack and Alienpb have made a good desicion making this their stock board for all alien markers. The board comes with 3 firing modes (semi, psp 3-round burst, and nxl full auto) in addition to a slew of customizable options. Only issue I've had is that I accidentaly turned the gun onto tournament lock once, but that was because of my (lack of) intellegence.
-the invasion barrel- The invasion barrel is the gun-drilled barrel that comes stock on the alien remains, 05 interceptor and some 06 interceptors. the bore size is .688 and I love mine to death. I previously owned a .688 ultralite but sold it cuz im a cheap...person, and I switched to using my invasion. I must say, yet again I'm impressed with it's accuracy. Though I have suffered some barrel-breaks while using less-that-standard quality paint (like i said, I'm a cheap ... person), no barrel is rid of those. The barrel does have an awkward look to it, but then again so does the interceptor, so who's complaining.
that's all for now, cya later ladies
I love my gun, it's had its chare of issues but now that those are cleared up, it's shooting like a dream. It's extremely light even with a heavy setup, its accurate and never chops
I love this gun and have no intention of selling it any time soon
(if there are any issues or incorrect facts with this review gimme a heads up
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, August 24th, 2006 at 11:34 am PST
Yellow To Red Alien Interceptor
Custom Anno & Milling
Red 14" Dye Ultralite Barrel
Red Hybrid Bruce Lee Grips
Red AKA 2 Liter Reg
The grips and eye covers need to be replaced by better aftermarket parts.
I owned this marker for at least a month and I like the way it felt in my hands. I didn't like the stock grips or eye covers, so I replaced them. I also didn't like the milling of the body, so I got it custom annoed and custom milled. Now, I have the Virtue board installed and it is a beast on the field.
The Alien Interceptor is a great marker and it is being sold at a low price. Go purchase one soon.