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yoggie Saturday, February 19th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested68 of 76 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Vision Shocker, Tboarded Drallion, HE Freestyle, Spyders etc...
Marker Setup: I use a 2004 Drallion, T-Board w/bouncebeam eyes, systemx reg and on/off drop forward, shocktech valve rat valve, tickler lpr, ccm delrin back block, otp style barrel kit, zenitram blade trigger and 50g switch, z boarded egg.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Maybe a new reg, clamping feed neck, trigger when it comes out and a barrel kit for sure.
Strengths: VALUE ($285), looks (personal opinoin), pretty fast (17bps), breakbeam eyes, multiple firing modes, tourney legal.
Weaknesses: Not exactly field stripable. The trigger leaves just a little to be desired.
Review: Just as any player who has gotten used to the solid feel of a high dollar tourney gun in their hands; I was skeptical about the ion. I had heard rumors about it being plastic. Let me say its not some cheap plastic talon. This marker is actually really solid feeling. The only part that is not aluminum is the body and that's good now that I think about it. The reason I say that is if you ever need to dive or beat on your gun you can do so without fear of a costly fix. The "plastic" is actually a very tough composite material and the rest of the gun is quality aluminum. The programing is a bit tricky at first, but it's easy once you get the hang of it. When I aired it up for the first time I checked for leaks and there where none. I took it to the chrono and was shooting at 278 with about a +/- 6... not to bad. After shooting the gun my first impressions where this: very light and easy to snap shoot, good accuracy (room for improvement with barrel kit), fast with rebound. However I felt like the stock trigger was hindering me during semi-auto fire. Me and the owner removed the magnet and it really helped. I did notice a little shoot-down at high rates of fire, but not that bad. The eyes work great and I didn't have a single break all day. My only real gripe was that the marker has to be completely taken apart just to clean it. Besides that it was awesome. All in all, I have done a 180 on this gun and plan on adding one to my collection.
Conclusion: This is a great buy for the rookie player looking for a great bang for the buck value. I'm sure this gun will be getting plenty of help from the aftermarket guys soon and with that help it could be one smokin little paint slinger. Is it truly the "high-end" gun sp said it was?... kinda. It won't be replacing my e-cocker yet, but who knows. Regardless this is still a great little bundle of joy for only $285. For it's price range I give it a ten... for it's actual performance I give it and eight so... 9
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
klockness Monday, February 21st, 2005 | 9:35 pm PST
How does this compare to a stock drallion in terms of speed and accuracy? I have a drallion currently being fixed and am looking at selling to get this. What would you prefer both stock and why?
   

arcangel6 Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005 | 7:30 am PST
hey voggie I just took delivery of my ion too, and I was wondering how you took the magnet out of the trigger. thanx!
   

gilbertoinred Sunday, July 10th, 2005 | 5:40 pm PST
thank god you mentioned in your reivew that the looks were just an opion im sick of people saying it looks bad and for that it gets a 1 hail yoggie
   

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