RAM or Real Action Marker is a company that produces high-end paintball markers as well as air guns and air soft guns. We’ve already discussed how traditional .68 cal paintball markers can be applied to self-defense purposes and covered several products from Scarab Arms, Tiberius Arms, Pepperball, and even RAM. We have also gone over that your selection in the gun you choose is just as important as the payload or ammo choice that you go with. This is where RAM’s next item differs from the rest previously discussed in this blog. RAM produces a line of replica hand guns that mimic real function of some real world handguns minus the lethality of them. Amongst the different variants are the RAM X 50 modeled after the Sig Sauer P226, RAM P99 modeled after the Walther PK380, and the RAM COMBAT modeled after the full size Glock 22. All these guns operate on co2 and sport realistic blow-back action( slide kicks back with each shot) and semi-automatic function. Another major note of mention is that these guns shoot a .43 caliber projectile instead of the traditional .68 caliber which is most common for paintball. Since these guns are so realistic in appearance and function and the barrel diameter is so close to a real-life .45 caliber handgun it would be wise to mark the pistol of your choice with a yellow or orange slide so that any law enforcement officer won’t think you are holding a lethal weapon. Yellow and orange are universal colors for less lethal weapons, and even though these RAM handguns don’t come equipped with these color options you can remove the slide and apply the paint job to the outside by yourself. The reason why these handguns don’t come equipped with these color schemes is because they were not intended for self defense. However, with the right choice of .43 ammo these guns can be repurposed for such use. Glass Breaker rounds are projectiles that are fired out of gas operated less lethal devices by law enforcement officer to bust down automobile wind shields in hostage situations. These rounds are very hard to find for people who are regular everyday citizens, however there is one company out there who has made such projectiles available to consumers for self-defense. This company is called Alternate Buy LLC and yes they even manufacture a miniature version of the .68 caliber glass breaker round in a .43 caliber version allowing these RAM Combat Handguns to be used as self-defense tools. These guns have an effective range of roughly 65 feet and can spit out projectiles at speeds between 250 fps to 300 fps. These guns are made out of high quality materials like the real deal and meant to be reliable and work in poor weather conditions, however since they are co2 operated cold weather can affect the power of the shot (co2 works better in hotter environments). Standard pistol holsters will work for carrying and storage and additional 8 shot magazines are available for roughly $40.
UNIT’S MSRP= $190-$350 (depending on model)