Because the Ram is mounted directly to the Solenoid the air passages are as short as possible. Other paintball guns have a rammer inside the gun body. Teching and servicing is hard because you can’t test the gun while under pressure or disassembled, but with Alien’s Independent Ram” the marker can be disassembled into its three main pieces and still be pressurized. A single Quick Release hose kit connects the ram to the body.
Plus the ram does not require service when used by a professional for an entire season. Replacing 2 O-Rings can be accomplish in less about 20 minutes and you have a ram that is rebuilt to “like new” condition.
Most Rammer type guns have a groove cut into the top of the ram body.
This groove allows dirt, paint and such into the ram. Players using these
guns have been ‘taught’ to take the back cap off the guns
to clan clean and relube regularly and to replace the O-Rings when they
are damaged or cut by the contaminants that get in. Alien's Independent
Ram is a sealed unit. Sand and shell cannot get in. The service required
by others is not needed. Nevertheless it is possible to lube the rammer
by removing the back cap and greasing the rammer and the O-Ring in a couple