I didn't see anything on this here, and I figured with some of the Invasion recommendations I see around, there might be a bit of interest.
Pulled from PBNation.
The long wait is finally over and this is what I was able to gather from Alien today about the new gun which is being called “Deception”.
The deception will be using an entirely new style of valving system and is not another "version" of anything we have seen before. The new valve is a “little of a poppet” and a “little of a spool” and a “little of neither one”. It’s a morphed valve that uses lower pressure, so the gun will have a much calmer shot and will have a slimmer body than what we have seen in the past. With not many specifics yet available,this new valve will utilize some kind of variable air that is released upon firing to be really easy on paint, he explained a little bit about it but is not ready for full disclosure just yet.
It is double stacked gun but the use of this new valve allows it to be not as tall as other stacked tubes and a lot slimmer than spool valve guns. I made sure to ask about the input pressure of the Deception and got great news, the gun will shoot just fine on SLP or high pressure so any tank regulator will work just fine on this gun.
Evidently Jack had a version that worked with a 2 way valve instead of the 3 way SMC solenoid which would have helped with cost a bit, but the better control you get with the 3 way just makes for a higher quality gun so he will not be cutting any corners on the solenoid.
Alien will be using a popular aftermarket board for the Deception but he is not yet ready to tell me which board will be in the gun, yes it will have any fire mode and setting you could ever need.
This gun will be fully milled, no expenses spared making this gun look incredible. So far I have not seen any pictures but Jack has been excited to say that “this is the best looking gun I have ever seen.” Pictures will be coming soon!
Although this is a completely new gun, Jack has been working on this since before I met him in 2011. He told me at the Las Vegas event that he "Almost didnt release the invasion" because of his passion for this gun. So this will be a well tested and polished release.
When I asked about the name, Jack mentioned that because the gun is a stacked tube, it is a bit of a deception because it isn’t a poppet. He then brought out his copy of Sun Tzu’s Art of war and quoted “all war is deception.” He then got a call on the other line and went back to work.
I have not heard anything about price yet but expect it to be in the high-end range as this will be a high end marker. specific pressures and features will be announced soon and I will make sure to get some sort of pictures as soon as possible.
Edited by andrewthewookie, 13 August 2013 - 06:29 PM.