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hype5 Monday, February 21st, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month8 of 9 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
BKO, Dark Shocker, Vapor B2k, 04 WGP Pro Stock, IR3 Angel
Marker Setup: SP Ion
Dye Boomstick 12"
CP reg
Shocktech micro drop
SP on/off
Halo b (fits in stock neck, take o-rings out)
Crossfire 70/45
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel.....Boomstick or ultralite
CP reg
Strengths: Price
Accuracy
Weight
Speed
Vision
Feel
Weaknesses: Feedneck
Review: When I saw this gun I ordered it without even thinking twice. A Smart Parts gun for $285. I also have a Vapor B2K and a new 04 cocker but have been wanting a Shocker. This looked similar so I decided to try it.

So far I have played with it twice, At a team practice and yesterdays tourney. The first thing I noticed was the great feel. Its light and great at snap shooting. When I got on the field with it I was suprised at the range and accuracy it has. It seriously is almost as accurate as my cocker. My teamamte has a dark shocker, the Ion can send the same line of paint as the $1200 Dark Shocker.......shockers are still nicer though

At the tourney it was great. I did chop a few but it was because my boomstick kept coming loose. I noticed a little drop off with the stock reg but it was still very good. I was the only Ion at the tourney and everyone wanted to see and shoot it. Everyone was very suprised.

I personally think it is better then all ICD's including freestyle, better then Imps, but the Shocker is still the king.

Conclusion: I think that this is a great backup gun for anyone, even good enough to use as a primary. It doesn't feel cheap, the plastic shell is fine, don't let it be a turnoff.

Don't ever buy a BKO again......the Ion beats it in every area. It has even replaced my Vapor B2k.

Not a Shocker but the perfect backup for one. Gets a 9 because the Shocker is the only 10.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
james52 Monday, February 21st, 2005 | 4:45 pm PST
Good review
   

Dudeman10000 Monday, February 21st, 2005 | 7:36 pm PST
Dude, thanx for the tip on taking the o-rings off the halo, works great for me.
   

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