Well, i have used the ION twice and the first time it was ok except for the internal leak. The second timeiused it, it washorrible. First, the i had another leak which i had tofixby replacing a internal hose ( which is a pain in the ass) Then, when i put the air in it wouldnt cock, i have no idea how i fixed it but that finaly worked. Lastly, after i finally got it to shoot, i went to chrono. 350fps, so i adjusted it down, 320 fps, i adjusted it more until the cameout and leaked everywhere. Now i cant change my velocity without the reg coming out. People say a great gun for the money! but, overall i spent over about $410 on upgrades and it still sucked. ALSO smart parts customer service is about the worst you can get, the guy told me to just pull the internal parts out after i had the screwes out, which resulted in ripping the hose, you have to push up from the trigger frame! This is definately smart parts worst gun.
I hate to break it to you, but most people who buy ions don't buy them because they are the best in the world. They buy them because they are affordable. I don't have $400 or $900 to spend on a gun and I am sure that the ion owners didn't either.
Dispute: I think what UnluckyDiablo meant to do was dispute it :
I love the Ion lovers who can't conceive that maybe someone else got a lemon. Hey, he reported what happened TO HIM. But don't let logic, reason, or common sense get in your way. If you did, you have to stop and think, and I'd imagine your brain would cramp, given it doesn't seem to have been given a workout in a long time. The Ion suck ups, worse than the Wrath "love my gun or die!" people.- UnluckyDiablo
Last edited on Sunday, February 19th, 2006 at 4:38 am PST
i agree with chickin pickle and landonblake i would love to bet a bob long or a matrix but i only have 300 bucks to work with and its your own fault that u blew out your hose
same thing happend to my friend because he was being dumb and didnt turn it down and than slowly turned it up to desired pressure
Yeah, IMO ions are nice guns. They are cheap, have eyes, shoot fast, are electro-pneumatic, and very customizeable. Just don't expect to be able to acheive the same level of performance out of one that you can get out of a stock 'timmy or DM5. True you could get a matrix for what you might eventually spend on an ion. But keep in mind you will have a stock matrix with no ups and not very unique. If you spend $800 on an ion you can have no stock parts at all. In fact there are enough parts you could theoretically build one from scratch. For $300 you get a hell of a lot of gun for your $$. but it is still not a DM5.
quote:Originally posted by chikin pickle I hate to break it to you, but most people who buy ions don't buy them because they are the best in the world. They buy them because they are affordable. I don't have $400 or $900 to spend on a gun and I am sure that the ion owners didn't either.
I bought mine because of the custimization options
Dispute: You say you spent over 450$ ON THE GUN, but i didn't see you say anything about getting a QEV 360? new bolt? new board? yea it may add up to $450 with the compressed air, trigger, tank ect. Dont bash a good gun because you didn't do your research and see what upgrades you really NEED.