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Period of Product Use:
17 of 38 people found this review helpful.
More than 5 years
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I currently wield, proudly, a WGP E2-blade autococker and overall is a much better product that is much easier to customize to your own needs and style.
One (1) DYE Ultralight barrel, One (1) 1.10 model E2-blade, One (1) KAPP front block (excluding the three-way ofcourse), One (1) custom body, One (1) HALO-B Loader, One (1) Gen-X Regulator.
On the Ion, everything. Its a cheap gun. Go ahead and invest a little more in something worthwhile. Go to the Smart Parts website and they even provide a list of upgrades it needs.
Its cheap? Check out the review for more. Too many words apparently...
Its cheap. Shoddy quality. Check out the review for more. Too many words apparently...
Strengths: I realize that this is a major selling point for the marker, but after all the repairs and upgrade parts you're going to have to pay for, its going to be as much as just buying a decent marker.
Weaknesses: The parts are of shoddy quality, that need replacing, and if not, will need repairs often. Yes it is electronic, but the marker itself just isn't equipped for those rates of fire (17 balls a second? Not today) and trying to fire it that fast just may make the marker explode. Also it's a very loud marker with notable kick. I realize in tournament play decibel level isn't too much of a downfall, but after playing with an Autococker for so long, it tends to stand out in a bad way, and the kick just makes it hard to walk-the-trigger effectively.
What can I say that already hasn't been said dozens of times by obviously more knowing patrons to the sport? Go to the show dropdown list and select "Lowest Rating First," and read unbiased opinions of the marker. I'm also very aware that many of you will argue that these opinions, are indeed, biased, but first consider this: why should/would they be? If I was feeling malicious, and wanted to ruin someone's day, I could think of a lot better things to do than giving a random marker a bad review. There's a VERY good reason that this marker was only priced at $300. You get what you pay for gentlemen.
Don't buy it. Its a cheap gun that's going to cost at least twice what it's worth to fix. Go ahead and invest a little more into something good. You can do it. I believe in you. Normally I would rate this marker at least a 3, but because it is being paraded/masqueraded as a tournament marker capable of 17 balls a second, I'm forced to give it a 1. Sorry guys.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 at 9:48 pm PST
Firstly, if you look towards the top of my review, my experience with the gun is exclusively through test-firing and watching others play with it. I thought that, maybe, I wouldn't have to go into personal detail and give personal experiences and other nonsense, which is not a good way of critiquing a marker, much less anything else. An arguement uses facts, not opinions and personal experiences. I pointed out its downfalls and its strengths and gave proof of why I thought that, which is exactly what pbreview.com explicitly requests.
Secondly, before you criticize me on my intelligence, learn to spell. pbreview.com OFFERS a spell check to use before you post your comments, but overall its up to you to get the spelling, and more importantly, your grammar correct.
What r u tlking abut? U gav no facs at al. U jst said it wold probbly not be abl to survve at 17 bps. U gav no justification at al. U probbl cnt reach 17 bps becase ur a duh duh duh.
P.S. This is a great gun. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT WHAT HE SAID.
Here are a few statistics for you guys:
Of the 1574 reviews on this website, 44 of those had a rating of 6 or less. (Before I go on, I'm willing to bet there are people reading this that are like, "Wow, that must mean that the Ion got mostly great reviews!" Not exactly.)
That means that roughly 1 person out of 36 got a gun that had major problems with it. Not so good now, is it?
Also, out of the 1574 people that reviewed it, 94 of them gave it a 6 or less, a failing grade.
This means that about 1 out of 17 people got a gun that received a failing grade. On a manufacturer's standard, that product should have it's production stopped immediately.
Interpret this however you want, I'm just giving the facts, here.
Last edited on Friday, March 7th, 2008 at 12:13 pm PST