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.
In today’s world there is no substitute for
realistic force-on-force tactical training. The folks from Asia
Paintball are on the leading edge of that realism with their line of
paintball markers designed just for law enforcement and military.
I had the opportunity to evaluate the Real Action Marker. This
marker is an exact replica of the MP5. It has a colored tip for
safety so there no confusion from the real MP5. It carries the Co2
tank inside the butt stock.
To install or remove the tank you simply slip the butt stock locking
pin and remove the stock. The tank holds 45gram (1.4oz) of Co2 or
Nitrogen. One tank can fire 200-250 rounds.
The magazine removes and inserts just like the real thing. It holds
20 rounds of .43 caliber paint balls or hard rubber balls. The neat
thing about this marker is that each round is inside a plastic or
aluminum casing. When the round is fire it ejects the casing much
like a real weapon. The effective range is 100ft. I engaged someone
at about 50 feet during training and it got their attention real
quick. The velocity can be adjusted depending on your training
As you can see from the picture on the right, the selector options
are safe, semi, and full. The charging handle, although plays no
part in the operation of the marker, functions just like the real
thing. This is a great feature because the operator can practice
malfunction drills and loading and unloading drills. The full auto
option worked great. I shot about 200 rounds through mine and never
had one malfunction in full auto.
When you get your marker it comes with a cleaning kit. The
maintenance is fast and simple. With the cleaning wire and a clean
cloth, pass the wire through the ejection port and out the muzzle.
Repeat until clean.
The body is made of hard plastic. I dropped tested it several times
and it ran fine. It comes with sling attachments for a three point
sling. There are many options that can be added such as light hand
grips, larger air tanks, laser pointers, sights and much more.
As a Close Quarter Battle training tool I strongly recommend this
The realism and feel is incredible. The options available are more
then you will ever receive with a standard paint ball gun. The
velocities of the balls are effective and a great learning tool. Let
there be no mistake, one of the principles of force-on-force
training is pain. Working through the pain and the lessons pain
teaches us. You will never put your hand on a hot stove twice.