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Sets_Chaos Wednesday, September 21st, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

4 years
Products Used:
None for the ion
Marker Setup: Smart Parts Ion
14 inch CP 2 piece barrel
CP On/Off
CP Rail
Smart Parts Q-Lock
PMI 45/3000
Halo B
Lucky Stage 1 Bolt
Lucky Stage 2 Firing Chamber
Lucky QEV
Strengths: Looks cool
Fast Recharge
Sounds awesome, too.
Weaknesses: None.
Review: I bought an up'ed Ion about 4 weeks ago from a tourney player who was going to use it as a backup. It had a few basic upgrades, but nothing performance. I looked online at various websites for upgrades, and only found the Orange Bolt. It was way out of my price range though. Then, while looking at reviews, someone mentioned a "lucky stage 1 and 2 for the same price." So, like a natural born shopper, I looked up lucky. I was shocked to say the least. I hadn't seen a product get so many reviews and still have a 10. No one had a single complaint. The thing that appealed to me the most, though, was the great customer service comments. Heck, he has aim, yahoo, and MSN; can't get better than that. (Little did I know that I would use this resource a lot!)

I soon purchased a stage 1 bolt, stage 2 firing chamber, and a QEV (BOV). It came in 6 days, not bad for across the country. It was shipped literally the day I ordered it. Some places take 3-4 days just to get it to UPS. Anyways, the package came, and I was taken aback at how small and light it was. For all I was getting, I thought, it should be at least a little bigger.

When I first saw the bolt and firing chamber, I was thinking "Mmm, pretty." The blue and green anno jobs are second to none. The QEV was nothing spectacular. It also came with some pretty good instructions, but they are definitely easier said than done. (Mainly because my ineptitude, but that's another story. I'm a stacked blow-back guy, what can I say?)

After thinking I followed all the instructions and trying to put the gun back together, I suddenly found myself looking at 2.2 lbs of plastic and metal that didn't like each other. Thankfully, Lucky was on Aim. After about 30 mins of him dealing with my ineptitude, I finally got the gun working. And I couldn't be happier. It sounds so much different, and the kick, already amazingly small, completely disappears. I haven't re-adjusted the reg or tuned the dwell, but its shootin' a lot faster by eying it. Very Happy

Thanks lucky, I can't wait to shoot up some n00bs with Shockers!
Conclusion: Great product! The customer service was A+, the product is A+, the price is A+ and I would buy it again and suggest it to anyone looking to up there Ion! Its fast, beautiful, and will help you with your efficiency! I would also highly recommend getting a Lucky stage 1 and a QEV if you don't already have them...
10 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, September 21st, 2005 at 9:21 pm PST

Review Comments
Sandman_Bravo Friday, July 7th, 2006 | 7:02 pm PST
shoot up some noobs with shockers? wtf dude.

nbossi1 Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 | 6:05 pm PST
I concur; wtf? Just because you spent probably close to the price of a shocker (the 03-06 model, as they have gone down drastically in cost since the debut of the NXT) on an ION doesn't make you some savvy paintball expert.

Judging by your own admitted ineptitude, YOU, sir, are the "n00b" (god d*** it I hate when people think they are cool and use all of those stupid little slang things that have slithered their way into the vernacular), and deserved to be shot in the face by my supremely superior shocker (no, I don't actually have anything against the Ion, it is superb for what it is; an affordable high-quality ENTRY-LEVEL electropneumatic marker).

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