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There is no substitute for good realistic training. The M4 RAM (Real Action Marker) paintball gun provides that. Throughout the last few months I had the opportunity to test and play with the M4 RAM. Few markers are as realistic as this one is. The M4 RAM looks and functions as if you had a Colt M4 in your hands. This marker is as realistic as it gets.
The M4 RAM is about 32'' in length and weighs 6.4 pounds. The body and barrel are constructed of metal. The hand guard, grip and adjustable stock are plastic. The rear sight system is adjustable for windage and elevation just like the real M4. The M4 RAM comes to life when you screw in the Co2 or Nitrogen tank from the rear behind the forward assist lever. The great design feature about this marker that others don't have is that the adjustable 4 position stock inserts right into the air tank making it almost invisible and out of the way. It is magazine fed opposed to conventional markers that are fed by a hopper. The magazine looks as inserts just like the real M4. It is spring loaded and holds 20 markers. The markers come in either .43 or .40 caliber. Each marker is inside a plastic or alloy case. The neat thing the M4 RAM is that when you shoot it the casing that held the marker actually ejects out of the weapon like a real firearm. The markers come in small boxes that hold 40. The cost for one box is about $2.30.
I found that the accuracy was great. At 20 yards I was hitting point of aim point of impact. I can tell you from personal experience, when you get shot with the M4 RAM you are going to know it. I got shot three times from a distance of about 5 yards. It left a small red ring but did not break the skin. The velocity is adjustable from 200 - 280 feet per second. Although I do not suggest maximum velocity for close quarter drills. I did not experience any malfunctions while shooting the M4 RAM
I am a big proponent of force-on-force training. The M4 RAM was designed for tactical law enforcement and military teams with that just in mind. The realism that one experiences with this type of training is priceless. The pain one experiences when making a mistake and getting shot with a marker fly at 200 fps is mentally imprinted for ever. Pain is the ultimate teacher. I strongly recommend this weapon for any tactical teams that are not currently training in a force-on-force environment.
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