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Alien
685 Placerville Drive
Placerville, CA 95667

Phone: (530) 344-1155
Email: jack@alienpb.com
Website: http://alienpb.com
New gun from Alien, $799 for a standard, or $899 for a premier Independence, complete with 2 frames and a hyperdrive board.
 Manual: Download the manual for Alien Download
 Release Date: 2008
 MSRP: $799.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
 Reviews: 30
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
  67%
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
  23%
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
  3%
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
  7%
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
  0%
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Alien - Independence Reviews
Alien Independence I have the 2011 Alien Independence and its an amazing marker. For the pros its light but not as light as say your NTs or a new planet eclipse (except the Etek). Its very smooth for a poppet, you just...
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git_r_done56
"Cupcake"
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Casper, Wyoming
git_r_done56 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $995.00
Pros: Light, Comfortable, Accurate, Smooth, Feedneck
Cons: Barrel, 4c eyes not stock, Parts
I have the 2011 Alien Independence and its an amazing marker. For the pros its light but not as light as say your NTs or a new planet eclipse (except the Etek). Its very smooth for a poppet, you just have to get your LP and Dwell set right. Its very accurate ball on ball every time. The most accurate poppet ive shot yet. Its very comfortable. With my ninja tank on it, it feels like it should be there with me. Very easy to set with the tadao board in it. Very air efficient just as good as any other poppet out there. Its quiet but not like a spool valve. Its also very easy to take apart and do your maintenance and cleaning. The sweep bolt is cool but weather it works the way say it does i dont really have a clue.
The Cons for this marker is the stock barrel is a one piece 14" thats a little tight on paint. I suggest a different barrel. The other is that you have to buy the 4c eyes separate. You also really cant find parts for it, so if something does go wrong, highly doubtful its a well built marker, you have to send it in to Jack himself or his techs to get it fixed.
But if u love poppets and a smooth marker the alien is it. Its the happy medium between poppets and spool valves. If u have any questions PM me
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Alien Independence I've been playing with my '11 indy for around 8 months now. It's an amazing marker. Extremely light, incredibly efficient on air, and very consistent over the chrono. Jack's customer service is...
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GM2viking
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Guam
GM2viking is BST Trusted
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GM2viking owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $825.00
Pros: EVERYTHING, but...
Cons: ...the ASA
I've been playing with my '11 indy for around 8 months now. It's an amazing marker. Extremely light, incredibly efficient on air, and very consistent over the chrono.
Jack's customer service is amazing, especially when you consider he doesn't have an army of techs to answer questions from everyone that asks.

Like above, the only thing I would change is the ASA, with everything else on the gun being so perfect, an ASA that 'just works' seems very under par.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Alien Independence This is a review of a 2010 Alien Independence. of all the 20+ markers i've owned and the other 10-20 more i've played or practiced with, the indy is hands down the best marker i have ever had the...
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l1ryan1l
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Boston, MA
l1ryan1l is an NCPA player
l1ryan1l plays in the APPA D4 division
l1ryan1l is one of the top 1000 posters on PbNation
l1ryan1l supports DLX Technology
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $600.00
Pros: Smooth, Reliable, Efficient,Comfortable, Great CS.
Cons: none... maybe the ASA could be nicer?
This is a review of a 2010 Alien Independence.

of all the 20+ markers i've owned and the other 10-20 more i've played or practiced with, the indy is hands down the best marker i have ever had the pleasure of using.

Comparing side by side with an Ego11, the Indy is much smoother. like noticeably smoother, and much quieter than the Ego.

Ergonomics: the Indy simply feels great in the hands. I think the ego felt a little bitter, but the Indy is not bad at all. the feedneck is really low and allows you'r whole set up to be a bit shorter than an egos. Eclipse is behind IMO with electronics as they are still using LCD over OLED that the Indy has. both boards are very nice and easy to use though.

Reliability: i've lubed my Indy once, when i got it, and i have around 20-30 cases myself and i havent lubed it since. i've played in the ran, mud, summer hear and freezing cold, New England bi-polar weather, and it just champs through without a problem. I broke about 3-5 balls with this marker in the 20-30 cases i put through it and that was 2 month old ultra evil left over from PSP new jersey. maintenance is very easy on both markers

Efficiency: The indy will get efficiency similar to the g6r. it is better than the ego in terms of efficiency.

Looks: ego looks a tad nicer, but the indy is one of the nicer looking markers out there.

overall i'm amazed with this marker. Its simply the best marker ever.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Alien Independence Alien stands head and shoulders above the competition. I could sit here for hours telling you why I like mine more than any other Ego or G6R but that wont change anything. Do you research, hunt one...
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smokeage
Team Foxtrot
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Katy, Texas (Houston)
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $600.00
Pros: Most reliable, smoothest and quietest poppit
Cons: Not as widely known as some of the other brands.
Alien stands head and shoulders above the competition. I could sit here for hours telling you why I like mine more than any other Ego or G6R but that wont change anything.

Do you research, hunt one down at your local fields, or stop by the Alien section and ask some questions.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Alien Independence I have owned an 08 Alien Indy for about 5 months, and is by far one of, if not the best gun on the market. Pros: This gun is very quiet, low profile, smooth and very accurate. As for upgrades, you...
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SpecOpsDeath
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: See Description
Cons: See Description
I have owned an 08 Alien Indy for about 5 months, and is by far one of, if not the best gun on the market.

Pros:
This gun is very quiet, low profile, smooth and very accurate. As for upgrades, you don't need any. This gun will turn heads, and will shoot farther and better then any gun out

Cons:
There is no market for upgrades, so if you need replacement parts you must call Alien Paintball. But since you dont need any upgrades, it's not too bad.
Also if the marker goes down, the only person who can tech it is Jack (Alien founder) in California, and it can take quite a while to get the gun back.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Alien Independence CONS: I hate how annoying it is to adjust and use the trigger. major dislike. 90* frame sucks, but all of them do for me. cool to see it implemented, though. hefty hefty hefty reg looks...
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YeloSno
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: East Bay, Carifornia
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $700.00
Pros: ridiculously smooth, pneumatics ar sealed frm crap
Cons: a bit bulky, the 90* frame sucks, trigger's bad...
CONS: I hate how annoying it is to adjust and use the trigger. major dislike.

90* frame sucks, but all of them do for me. cool to see it implemented, though.


hefty hefty hefty
reg looks weird.

PRO: the pneumatics and closed off from outside media and crap, so playing in the rain IS a possibility with a poppet!

smoooooooooth as hell!

Sweep bolt really does work and is not a gimmick.

One of the quietest poppets I've ever shot and I've handled many,

Very consistent and efficient out of the box. 45* frame is nice.

4 Eye compatible, I mean comeon... can't hate on that.

Milling is subtle, but very nice.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Alien Independence This is a very nice gun for the money. Alien takes great pride in there products. I shot this gun for about 4 months and never even broke a ball shooting the most fragile paint I could find. This gun...
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josh100408
They call me YETI
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Germany
josh100408 plays in the PSP
josh100408 is playing at Living Legends III
josh100408 supports Team VICIOUS
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josh100408 supports Pev's Paintball
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $450.00
Pros: Smooth
Cons: Milling
This is a very nice gun for the money. Alien takes great pride in there products. I shot this gun for about 4 months and never even broke a ball shooting the most fragile paint I could find. This gun is fast, smooth, a little loud but for a open bolt gun what do you expect
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.7/5 stars.
Alien Independence i have used indys from 08-11 and they are still some of the smoothest poppits on the market. the 08's had a few problems with the eyes and tolerances but those were quickly fixed in 09. The small...
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specopsdeath2
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Jersey/CT
specopsdeath2 plays in the PSP
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specopsdeath2 plays in the APPA D3 division
specopsdeath2 is one of the top 500 posters on PbNation
specopsdeath2 is Legendary
specopsdeath2 supports DLX Technology
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $450.00
Pros: See Below
Cons: See Below
i have used indys from 08-11 and they are still some of the smoothest poppits on the market.

the 08's had a few problems with the eyes and tolerances but those were quickly fixed in 09. The small profile, lowest maintenance, smooth and quiet shot make this thing a contender to any poppit that is thrown up against it. Although being a small shop, Aliens customer service is one of the best out there, and Jack will help you in any way he can.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.7/5 stars.
Alien Independence This gun was fun to play with, great to clean, but parts weren't easy to find. The balance of the gun felt great in your hands, and weight wasn't an issue for me. I paired it with a 14" stiffi (I...
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akward silence
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Honolulu, HI
akward silence has been a member for 10 years
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $699.00
Pros: light, fast, efficient
Cons: hard to find replacement parts
This gun was fun to play with, great to clean, but parts weren't easy to find.

The balance of the gun felt great in your hands, and weight wasn't an issue for me. I paired it with a 14" stiffi (I play mid) and had a great time with this gun. You wont be disappointed! I strongly recommend feeling one in person to see if you like it, it has a unique feel to it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
Alien Independence I have the 2011 Alien Independence and its an amazing marker. For the pros its light but not as light as say your NTs or a new planet eclipse (except the Etek). Its very smooth for a poppet, you just...
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disturbed989
gun whore addict
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southern California
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $520.00
Pros: efficient and smooth
Cons: a bit heavier than some guns.
I have the 2011 Alien Independence and its an amazing marker. For the pros its light but not as light as say your NTs or a new planet eclipse (except the Etek). Its very smooth for a poppet, you just have to get your LP and Dwell set right. Its very accurate ball on ball every time. The most accurate poppet ive shot yet. Its very comfortable. With my ninja tank on it, it feels like it should be there with me. Very easy to set with the tadao board in it. Very air efficient just as good as any other poppet out there. Its quiet but not like a spool valve. Its also very easy to take apart and do your maintenance and cleaning. The sweep bolt is cool but weather it works the way say it does i dont really have a clue.
The Cons for this marker is the stock barrel is a one piece 14" thats a little tight on paint. I suggest a different barrel. The other is that you have to buy the 4c eyes separate. You also really cant find parts for it, so if something does go wrong, highly doubtful its a well built marker, you have to send it in to Jack himself or his techs to get it fixed.
But if u love poppets and a smooth marker the alien is it. Its the happy medium between poppets and spool valves.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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