Ok as we all know the Ion is like the hottest selling gun right now. However there are lot rumors im about to bust.
I heard that he whole gun is plastic, trigger frame and all!
Not true, the gun is powercoated which is different from getting it anodized but they loook the same , therefore cutting the cost of the gun itself . The only thing "plastic" on the gun is the the shells.
Why can my impulse threads fit my Ion shouldnt they have independent barrel threads?
Most probably for these reasons
1. SP has plenty of imp threaded freak kits they wanna get rid of at one point they where giving it away as a free gift with certain guns , stating the obvious that they wanted to get rid of them.
2. So did other people with imp barrels that didnt really need them all.
I heard the body is plastic!
Not true as I stated in my first answer , there is an alluminum core with POLYMER (hard plastic) SHELLS like on a hopper. Great idea, cuts costs and customizes your gun much easier. Who wants to pay 150 for an anoe job when you can pay 30 for some shells that are also interchangeable?
There has to be a catch a Sp gun for only 300 bucks! Do they blow up or something?
Why would there be a catch? Think about it, dont anodize, powder coat saves SP more money. Plastic shells, dont have to anodize em or spend time cutting the aluminum or running a cnc machine. Break beam eyes arent expensive neither is a board. People dont realize how cheap it is for a company to make a gun, do you honestly think an timmy,angels,orr-acles should sell for 1200-1600 when the gun cant cost more then 150-250 to build? The markup on these guns are unbeliveable.
What can the gun run on?
It can run on n2 or co2 (with anti siphon) but n2 is reccomended by SP and most people.
Wats up with the board and the 17 bps cap stock?
Have you ever seen a gun shoot a true 17 bps? Yea, thats fast. You cant run through a 15.4 string yet alone 17. Plus now PSP you cant shoot faster then 15.4 anyways. Rebound mode is ridiculous and legal. Super fast. Full auto and 3 shot burst are capped at 10 bps in the PSP isnt that something to think about?. Rebound and semi are capped at 17, rebound is adjustable though to be capped at 13, 15 and 17.
The reg is plastic
No, its not it has a rubber covering that can be removed and changed like the shells, again save money anodizing and customizing giving you the user more customization for your gun which is saving us the buyers and Sp more money.
How is the efficency on this 'Ion"?
Smart parts claims 1200 shots off a 68/45 with a stock Ion.
Uses its own board. Also you can buy the Predator 2 boards are available for custom installation by zdspb.com.
What is the the weight of the gun?
Compairable to a shocker, about lbs. If you think thats heavy quit paintball , because the Ion is an acutal 2.2 pounds.
What feedneck threads?
Impulse, why? Same reason probably with the barrels , THERE IS A HUGE OVERSTOCK.
Is it spring return?
This is a nice question/rumor , NO.
What boards are coming out?
Talks of a WAS board soon , and Damon the creater of T board is stirring something up.
If you guys have any questions or if I missed anything I missed feel free to PM me.
Thanks to milkydude8 for being extremely helpful , thanks to nightsolider33,firekow and Stan TheHitman for clearing up my questions and telling me if I forgot something
If you guys have something to tell me or ask me please PM me.