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Maxxx6 Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
1 year0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
Spyder, Ego 08, Tippman
Marker Setup: Ion
-Fire bolt
-CP Trigger
-On/Off ASA
-Clamping feedneck
-14' Progressive barrel
Trigger, barrel, ASA, feedneck, regulator
Strengths: It can shoot, it's electronic
Weaknesses: Too many to list here...
Review: Soo.. Where should I begin...

Let's start with the board..
It's alright. Good enough for a $165 gun. You take the board and the solenoid coil doesn't even have a cover on it... You have to be very careful when taking this gun apart so you don't damage anything.. All the blinking lights for changing the aspects of the board gave me a headache really fast... Not a big fan of that..

Ok... Are you serious??!?!?!? A duckbill ASA? Oh, comon Smart Parts... Are you seriously that cheap? This ASA makes the setup of the gun very uncomfortable..

Haha... Wow... Such a cheap trigger.. It seriously just snapped down the middle and held on by a piece.. So my trigger was seriously just dangling there, off of the top half of it in the middle of a game... So, unless you want to be playing with half of a trigger, you have to get a new one.

And again, they took the cheap way out and went with the O-Ring feedneck... It takes a lot of force to get a hopper onto this feedneck.. I was one of those people that had to sit there with my gun held between my legs turnign and twisting the hopper to get it on.. If you want to be able to cope with this gun you'll probably need a clamping feedneck.

To be honest, this doesn't really need upgraded.. I just couldn't stand how loud the other one is so i got this one.. And when I took my old bolt out and held it next to the new one, The only difference between them is that Smart Parts was too lazy to mill out the middle of the bolt... They could've easily given us better bold but they were trying tot cut down on costs..

I haven't upgraded this regulator.. I know it would help the gun a lot if I did, but I'm so tired of puting so much money into upgrading this thing that I just said screw it and I just haven't done anything about the reg.. The reg has a frickin +/- 25 fps on each shot.... 25!!!! so that means, if you get the gun going around 280, it will be shooting through the range of probably 255-315... So, as you can imagine, this gun has some bad drop off...
Conclusion: Unless you want to spend $150 or more in upgrades for this gun, don't buy it... Just save your money a little more and buy a better gun... Or you could even just buy the Vibe which is cheaper then the Ion, but it's actually better!! Haha... That just shows you how cheap Smart Parts is... They make a bad version and sell it for more jsut because it has eyes... Guys, please don't buy this gun.. You'll be a lot happier with something else.
1 out of 10

Review Comments
jsgolfer Friday, December 11th, 2009 | 1:52 am PST
The ion is most definently NOT a bad gun like he described it. the regulator is one of THE BEST, and i believe he was wrong about many aspects of the gun.

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