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el.gecko Saturday, March 29th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
Tippmanns-no comparison. totally different
Marker Setup: Smart Parts Ion XE
Empire Hopper
Pure Energy 4500 psi compressed air
Better Barrel. Maybe a virtue board
Strengths: Fast
Very Easy to maintain
Weaknesses: Picky about paint
Power Button
Didn't come with a good wrench
Review: The ion XE is awesome. It is just like a regular ion but with the new bolt out back system which is awesome and makes it extremely easy to clean. I can take it apart, clean it, and put it back together in 30 seconds. It shoots really fast right out of the box (17 bps) and can hold its own against any other gun. The ion XE is a very compact gun and feels good in my hand. It is a very quiet gun and extremely accurate too. The only main problem with the ion is that its very picky on what kind of paint it will shoot. It will shoot most paint fine and usually never chops because of the eyes but it just will not shoot certain types of paint. I bought some pretty expensive midnight paint and balls broke almost every time i pulled the trigger. The power button is also a problem. Its just like the old ion and hard to push down. The bolt out back system is great but you have to have a pretty big allen wrench to actually use it and it didn't come with one.
Conclusion: I reccomend the ion XE to anybody because it is very affordable, shoots fast, and the new bolt out back system.
10 out of 10

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