Ion- Not as good as Wrath but still is a good gun.
Halo B with rip drive <-----very good hopper especially for this gun or anything that shoots above 17 bps
Stock Barrel <------ pretty accurate for a stock barrel
68/4500 psi lp crossfire tank <----great tank
derlin bolt <----------------the gun rips with this baby
new bolt (which is only $23 and YES THE BOLT IS OUT)
new ram (which i around $23 as well and if you get the bolt you may as well get that too YES IT IS OUT AS WELL)
drop foward if you prefer (some people like it the way it is, like me for instance).
Great customer service
burns paint fast
Diablo is the not known "underdog" company
ok, let me start off saying this gun is deffinatly a great,fast,impressive gun, and the price just makes it better! ok with a nice fast halo hopper this gun can truley live up to its name. You can burn paint at top speeds and blow away many enemys.
Upgrades (YES THEY ARE OUT)
There are several new upgrades that came out that makes this gun even better then it already is. But of course not many people know about them (which will lead me into my next topic). Ok a new derlin bolt, derin ram, and trigger was made to improve this guns game. I also saw they came out with a new board that lets u shoot 36 bps. Now of course a million people will say "There is no way" or "Absolutley not" well you know what, there IS. And even better than that there is there are two new chips for that board as well that give you different firing modes and the other chip guves you unlimited bps, which depends on the cps of the gun. You can see reviews for these parts, boards, and chips on this site. The only bad thing is people who liked the LCD screen have to say goodbye to it. That board is $65 and the chips are around $23 each which is pretty good. I wanted to show people that there is new things coming out for this gun that no one thought there would be.
Which leads me to this topic.
"POPULARITY BETWEEN COMPANYS"
The MAIN REASON people prefer the ION VS THE WRATH is because DIABLO IS NOT AS WELL KNOWN AS SMART PARTS. It makes me sick when I see people being shut down mentally by other players or refs or anyone who paintballs, because they never heard of Diablo and they think their guns are crap. They are horribally wrong. Smart Parts is very well known so people assume they are better. Well in this case they are wrong.
Excellent fast gun. I can shoot 15 bps right now and its great. The eyes are terrific and I have not had a ball chop since I have had the gun (probably around 15,00 balls). The trigger is nice and sensitive and you an shoot fast if you know how to walk and/or pull the trigger fast. The Lcd monitor is helpful and easy to use and the feed neck fits almost every hopper. Diablo has great customer service. They will fix your gun fast or send you messed up parts and free of chrage (the way it should be). They are nice helpful guys. And last the price is excellent for this typ of gun. Not very expensive but not cheap.
Every gun has a weakness. The stock bolt isn't as fast compared to the new bolt. It's not a bad bolt it just isn't as good. Another problem with this gun i you burn paint fast, but any good gun has this problem. The main weakness is Diablo isn't as well known as other companies and this greatly influences what guns players buy. There aren't too many weaknesses. One review before mention "cheap parts" in guns and I agree. But most companys do it so we really can't do anything about it. Thats all for the weaknesses.
EDIT: I found out the reason people believe this gun can't compete against the more expensive ones (angels,shockers, timmys etc.), and the reason that they dont believe this gun can go up to 36 bps is because they dont want to believe that they payed $1200
to have their gun go that fast when this thing is like 900 dollars cheaper. Well to all those people...............tough luck!!!!!!!!
I rate this a 9 because no gun is perfect. The speed is good and the price is good. If you are one of those kids or guys whose parents buy them everything don't even bother reading this review or look at this site. You don't deserve to. This gun along with Timmys, Angels, Cockers, Shockers etc. are the kind of guns when you EARN the money you feel great because you got your money's worth and got an excellent marker. If you are a good player this gun can stand up agianst those kind of guns, but like every gun it DEPENDS ON THE SKILL AND TALENT OF THE PLAYER. I hope everyone recieved the message I was sending. Have a great paintball career and thanks for your time. Have Fun.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, July 17th, 2005 at 10:27 am PST
im stuck betwen the ion and wrath. no one has actualy ttold me ion because of the company and how well known they are many people just say the wrath is like a crappy spyder on steroids and will most likely break down and give you problems. i cannot decide and i have not found anything that anyone has told me that has really made me choose one or the other. please tell me sum good reasuns why i should buy this or the ion
1. i wont b able to shoot 20bps and i play xball and the cap is 15.4 bps 2. yea i looked on an ion review and u hav to lik disasemble the entire gun beaceause u cant get to the bolt otherwise but i want to get a body kit for it that will make it easy but im still not sure