The new ANS 90 degree trigger frame is easy to install and will change the feel of your marker. The back of the frame is machined at a 90 degree angle instead of the 45 and fits comfortably in your hand. The roller trigger is included with the frame to give you a smooth trigger pull and high rates of fire.
The ANS Ion 90 Degree Trigger Frame is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Ion with ups...only stock items left are the bolts to attach...oh wait, I got some new ones with this frame.
And yes, I have a tank cover (what weenie puts that in their setup anyway??)
90 degree handle
SUBJECTIVE - The thing is huge
I am a front player. For over a year and a half I have been tweaking my Ion with only two strategies in mind: lighter and smaller.
I ordered this frame because the more I thought about it, the more I realized how "well, DUH!" the concept of a 90 degree grip on a short setup marker would be. Just put your hands up and pretend you are aiming a marker. First, hold your "shooting" hand at 45 and then again at 90. As I said, "well, DUH!"
Anyway, I get the frame and I notice it came packaged with one of the ANS body kits. At first I thought I had gotten a present and was already deciding what I was going to spend my money on when I sold it. Then, I lined up my NDZ body kit. Wow...like 1.5 - 2 inches shorter. Same with stock body kit. I have limited exposure to body kits, but it seems to me that many would not work with this. Well...don't get me wrong, you can get them together, but it is obnixiously obvious that they don't really fit. You have a size 2 body kit on a size 13 frame.
My NDZ breech and chamber lined up without issue. I didn't bother with my CP trigger because I had read the horror stories and ANS was kickasscool enough to ship me a silver trigger. Everything else but the grips was fine. The grips (two different styles of Hybrids and the stock) can be a real, real pain in the wazoo.
So, I am torn on how to rate this. It is well made, packaged well and from a good company. They even went out of their way to swap out the trigger that came with it with another color. Very cool company, no doubt.
That being said, I really do not get at all the philosophy behind this design. It truly seems that the frame and body have two extra inches at the back for absolutely no reason at all. It is massive. I am not exagerating. Put it up to a stock frame and you would seriously wonder if it is for the same model of marker.
But, this is my preference and dependant on my style of play, neither of which is at all ANS's fault. So, I will rate this an 8 because it does what it says. Normally, this would be a 7 in my book (no I do not belive good = 10, sorry) but ANS is such a top notch company that I feel bad for dragging down the rating any more.
If you don't care about size and weight, this frame is really slick. The flow of it is just perfect and I am now fairly confused as to why more companies don't make a 90 grip. If you have a strong preference for light and small profile, this is probably not the frame/body for you.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 at 10:47 am PST
ANS Body - blue/black
ANS Grip frame - blue/black
ANS Trig - black
Sp Q-lock - black
Dye Ultralite Back - blue
Dye Ultralite Tips 14' & 16' - black
Shocker Max Flo Reg - blue
Dye Asa & Drop - black
Hybrid Gen 06' Grips - blue/black
Virtue Ez On - Blue/black
Virtue Membrain - black
Virtue Laser eyes - blue
SP 360 QEV
Looks ( Anno, and unique shape), fits well to hand ( comfortable )
Heavy, Doesn't fit all aftermarket triggers
The ANS Trigger frame is a aftermarket frame for the smart parts ion. I purchased this frame as well as the ANS body and am very pleasd with both. It's a little on the heavy side but an overall good product. Not all after market triggers will fit in this frame...custom milling is needed to fit some triggers. ( I don't think the NDZ triggers fit, but I know the CP rake and CP sling blade fit ). The ANS frame gives your Ion a custom look, and when combined with the ANS body, your marker will definitely stand out.
It's a overall good upgrade and will make your ion unique. would def recommend