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PBObsessive Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
Stock Firing Chamber
Marker Setup: Red Ion
Custom Delrin Blade Trigger
Clippard QEV & QD
Lucky Stage 1 & 2
Private label drop
CP rail mount on/off
Strengths: Relatively inexpensive
Big efficiency gain
Looks nice
Smoother firing
Weaknesses: Had to buy a snap ring too
Review: I bought the Lucky Stage 1 + 2 combo off of their website. I must say that I am very pleased so far with the results. I ordered a red stage 2 and the anno is flawless. Even though you can't see it with the stock body on, the firing chamber looks very nice. The instructions that came with it were helpful and I followed them very carefully to ensure that I wouldn't break anything. My only complaint is that I had to go buy an external snap ring tool ($8.95) in order to be able to get the stock donut off. Stupid me, I put the donut on to my stage two backwards. Took me about an hour to figure out why my screw holes weren't lining up just right. At any rate let's get on to the part that counts--performance.

I made sure to fire my ion before installing the lucky parts so that I would be able to compare the feel. The "lucky" ion had a good deal less kick than stock. This is due to the bolt however (which I highly recommend). What the firing chamber adds is smoothness. Everything felt so slick when I was shooting. I also noticed an increase in consistency and efficiency. I shot a pod (130-140 balls) and it used just under 300 PSI. This means that I'm looking at around 1800-1900 shots off of a full 68/4500. That's very good compared to the ion's stock 1000-1300 shots. I am running at 160 PSI with a dwell of 16 shooting 290 FPS.
Conclusion: Excellent upgrade for the ion. Lucky makes great products and has amazing customer service. They are more than happy to answer questions and solve any problems you might have. It's a win-win situation with this product. I'd highly recommend this in conjunction with stage 1 and a QEV.
10 out of 10

Review Comments
Sets_Chaos Monday, September 26th, 2005 | 5:06 pm PST
You don't need a snap ring. Talk to lucky, he only uses an o-ring. ;-) Just make sure you're screwed in all the way, and you won't have problems. And a little creativity and some needle nose plyers will get it off. :-D

(Oh, and I also put it on backwards. Haha. I also put the bolt-stop on backwards... O.o How'd I do that?)
Last edited on Monday, September 26th, 2005 at 5:08 pm PST

Mr. .Com Sunday, October 9th, 2005 | 8:04 pm PST
Can you use the orange unicorn bolt in this?

PBObsessive Saturday, October 29th, 2005 | 10:11 am PST
I don't think you can use the orange bolt, unless it's the one with 1 tail o-ring. Even then I'm not sure. Check around on PBNation

TheEuroMartini Friday, July 21st, 2006 | 8:45 pm PST
When you put the bolt in, how easily does the bolt tail oring go past the oring in the firing chamber

Acornz Sunday, January 28th, 2007 | 9:07 pm PST
i think i know the answer to this but could you use a firebolt or superfly or even a t7????

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