As if the clean design isn't enough wait until you shoot it. Even a novice player will master this trigger the first time out. Better buy an extra case of paint. -Adjustable Dip Switch Panel -Semi, 3 Burst, 6 Burst, and Full Auto firing modes -Advanced Electronic Trigger Frame -Fore Grip with Expansion Chamber - Up to 13 Shots/sec - Controlled Rate of Fire - All-in-one Custom Sight Rail with beavertail -Low Pressure Chamber -Quick Disconnect Pin -Custom Vertical Feed Port -Custom Anodizing and Milling -All New Style Ball Detent -Rear Velocity Adjuster w/ lock.
The 32 Degrees Icon E is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
I bought this as my first gun and shot it right when i got it. its fast accurate and hardly ever chops. but if you shooting really fast with a gravity feed you might skip a shot or two. so you would be better off with a electric hopper( i have a halo tsa works great no need for a halo B). I play woodsball and speedball and it great in both.
Great beginer gun or if customized to its fullest good advacned gun
Spyder Imagine II. Icon-e is definitely better right out of the package.
-empire reloader II
-20 oz C02
-32 degrees flame drop forward
I have heard that this gun works with any spyder threaded barrel but i have not actually seen for myself.
Light, pretty fast (13bps), good stock barrel.
The switching between semi, 3 burst, 6 burst, & full auto. weak drop forward
Great beginner or intermediate player gun. It's ready to go right out of the package. Unlike most guns it has a good 12 inch barrel unlike a spyder 8 inch barrel. This really enhances the acuracy. I have heard that this gun works with spyder threaded barrels but have not yet tried a different barrel. I have been using diablo heat paint with this and the gun has not broken a ball yet. I have heard some debate over N2 or C02. C02 works excellent with this gun so save yourself the extra $100+ for a nitro tank and just get a C02 tank (I recommend a 20 oz.). The icon-e has semi, 3 burst, 6 burst, and auto. The one problem with this gun is the changing of settings between those different speeds. You have to use an allan wrench to reach inside an opening in the grip to change a switch. I would definitley recommend an electronic hopper for this gun. I have an Empire Reloader II and it works great with this gun! I would personally recommend that hopper to everyone getting this gun. Gravity fed works well with this gun but you can't use this gun to it's full potential with a gravity fed. One small problem I've found with this gun is the drop forward. Occasionally it will come loose and you have to tighten the screws. Don't let that stop you from getting the gun though. You can buy a different drop forward like i did. Most fit into this gun.
Great gun. I would recommend this gun to anyone looking for a good beginner or intermediate player gun. It's light and easy to handle. All in all an excellent gun!
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, June 16th, 2006 at 7:48 am PST
view loader orion - own one
pmi piranha ext eforce - tested
icon x- tested
icon e stock marker
tiller 18 inch barrel
empire reloader 2 hopper
new barrel cause stock barrel sucks but all stock barrels suck.
electronic hopper if using full auto or burst modes...but its not much of a upgrade
full auto-3 ,6 round burst
not very fast 13 bps
Strengths- ful auto 3 and 6 round burst-
-accurate- no recoil in full auto so its consistant on a target
-its not very fast good for someone who wants a gun for speedball but dosnt want to buy over 300 dollars worth of paint
-looks good, its powerful, and is inexpensive 200 cad
-spyder clone so alot of upgrades
-dip switches are hard to get to. both a weakness and strength because in a game you dont want to accidently switch on your full auto or bursts, weakness because it takes a min to adjust. you can adjust rate of fire for the bursts and full auto.
-kinda slow 13 bps but not a bad thing.
-dip switchs hard to get to but not a bad thing
-kinda heavy with everything on
-when i first bought the gun the battery was dead and had to recharge.. im a little impatient but charged fast.
I think if you want a gun for speedball or bushball and you cant afford alot of paint buy this gun or if you are a beginner actually just buy the gun it is awsome and im loving it. its all on personal feel so you might not like it or you might love it.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, May 22nd, 2006 at 7:29 pm PST
Silver Icon E
Evollution Electronic Hopper w/ Zboard
47/3000 crossfire compressed air tank
Almost NEVER chops balls
None at all
You may have read this before, but that was when I first bought the gun. After using it several times, I have concluded this the best low-end gun i know of. All the guys down at the beginners field are using spyders, and ions, and draguns. But I believe this gun much better. The only on I've used that is even close to as good, is the black dragun.
Speed- 12bps. That is ok, but the way it is set up, almost anyone can hit its max speed which rocks. The other guys with spyders cant shoot 12bps cause of the setup of their guns.
Cheap- I got mine for $75 which was awesome. It was definetely worth it. I would have paid full retail if i had to.
Trigger- I dissed the trigger last time, but that was before i saw anyone elses. This one is awesome compared to some.
Almost NEVER chops balls- STILL it hasnt chopped one ball on me. After shooting it close to 5000 times.
Electronic- I just like electronic guns better.
Unless youve got a thousand dollars in your pocket to buy a freakishly good gun, (like a DM6, an angel, or an intimadator) then BUY, THIS, GUN, NOW!!!!!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, April 16th, 2006 at 6:08 pm PST
All Spyder Markers, Indian Creek Bushmaster, Psyco Ballistics Silver Bullet
Ion, teardrop barrel, pure energy tank
I recommend upgrading the barrel immediately. The stock barrel isn't terrible but you will get much better accuracy consistantly if you upgrade. If you're hurting for money i would recommend either a progressive or a teardrop (smart parts) as both of these are quality barrels for a great price!
Good balanced weight
low ball chop
slow trigger pull (can be adjusted)
First gun I ever owned. Got me into paintballing. Played some tournaments with it, very good gun for the price. For someone who is serious about paintball I would recommend more of a high end marker, but for someone just starting out this is the gun to have!
A++++++ Marker!!! Good job ICON!
Buy this gun, you wont regret it! Even if you always have another marker, this is cheap and a considerable back up gun.
Would rate it at a ten but there are much better markers out there (for $1000 more that is)
evil omen (wont work out of the box went through shop for 4 months)
04 cocker hoses blow off to much
03 angel speed (great gun but seems a little old school)
blue icon-e with check it clamp feed, anti-chop bolt, some tight barrel that i dont know what company its from, and a 20 oz co2 bottle, and a check it trigger, o ya and an extreme rage electric hopper
new feed neck (stock one breaks tightening it)
stickers dont stick to it,
not accurate at all,
and chops like hell
For the first copple of months, the only problem was i chopped with bad paint, but after that i bought a anti chop bolt, that reduced it to once per game, then my feedneck broke tightening it, that sucked so i bought a metal check it feedneck at huntington beach california at the nppl. that was a great upgrade. next i bought a trigger which only made me go trigger happy and run out of paint way to fast.
Over all this is the best beginners marker out there under 200, the next best thing is the ion but that's about 300 so if ur wondering if you should buy this thing, go out and get it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Looks great, fair price, easy to break down and put back together.
Hard to shoot over 30 yards and hit your target, major ball buster, bolt sticks
this is the first gun that i have ever bought and for the most part it is not all that bad. i have found out that the icon has a tendency to bust a ball in the chamber for no apparently reason at all. and good luck putting this baby on full auto and not breaking every 3rd ball. there are good things about this gun though. its very very durable. ive slammed it against trees, wood bunkers, tires, rocks, and brick walls. and other then a few scratches its held up great. one more thing, when you put the battery in the case in the handle seems to bulge up. you might have to put some F-4 tape around it to make sure that water or mud or whatever does not get into the electronics.
In conclusion i would say that this gun in a great gun for a beginner. and trust me you will be spending alot of time learning how to clean out the inside of your gun.
32 degrees rebel, 32 degrees icon e , and Wgp autococker autococker being the best this is still a good gun.
Icon e out of box all stock parts halo hopper , and co2 although this gun works better with compressed air.
Compressed air, electronic hopper, and new barrel.
Good speed for price.
5 firing modes!
Is really a noob gun maybe an ameture could use it.
I got this gun when I was first starting out if your a noob or just have a spyder I would reccomend this gun. The gun is pretty accurate with the stock and is even better if u get a new barrel. The full auto and burst firing modes are also cool and work very well. Although the sight rail is pretty much pointless you can still aim though. The gun wont chop much unless you use crappy paint. Dont forget to get a battery for it though because this guns electric if you didn't know.
I would reccomend this for any noob or begginer or even a scenario player because overall there is not really any weaknesses and its a cheap for all the firing modes you get I highly reccomend picking it up.
2003 wgp vert feed
91 ci 4500 bulldog
A better barrel atleast
anti chop bolt
Easy trigger adjustment
Pretty accurate stock
Will work with co2 and nitro
My silinoid went out
I first got this gun and I thought it was awsome! The first time i played with it the silinoid went out. I would shoot a couple times and it would click and then shoot a couple times and it would click. I thought it was the battery but new batterys did not resolve this. I made the velocity spring weaker so the hammer didnt have as much pressure on the sear. After making a few adjustments and oiling the hammer often it worked well. Then I sold it and got a better gun.
Other than the silinoid going out it is a good gun. I could had simply took it to a pb shop and had them fix it but I couldnt bear it. Nice gun, I shot full auto alot without a elec hopper and it hardly ever chopped. I give it a 7 because of the sear and silinoid.
Tippmann Model 98: -and now a 32 degrees icon-E with kickass after market trigger kit
GTA inline expansion chamber
Dead on paintball rear velocity adjuster
32 degrees venturi bolt
PMI razzor barrel
pure energy 20 oz co2
psycoballistics rocket cock
mmmm barrel, expansion chamber, electric hopper would help
Fast, accurate, good on air, cool looking, pretty reliable i suppose, somewhat quiet
Kind of sensitive to moisture, fixed ball chopping
Overall this is a pretty good gun for the money. A lot cheaper than the spyder e-99 avant which it was cloned from but oh well. Get black thats the best looking and take off the rear sight rail it just gets in the way. I never played with the original trigger frame i bought it with the expensive one on there. Deffinately buy that trigger frame if you want amazing speed read the reviews about it on this site if you want i have one in there. The stock barrel is alright but that should be the first thing you upgrade. This thing is pretty damn good on co2 but when uve used a tippmann for most of the time pretty much everything is. A better expansion chamber would be good too in the accuracy department. The graphics on the side of it look pretty cool and the low pressure chamber dealy looks pretty cool too much better than the spider ones. This gun can be upgraded an amazing amount because its compatable with spider parts. Could use some more velocity but even with it all the way up its still accurate cause its not as high as the tippmanns so. Very easy to clean ive actually taken all the parts out of mine and put the whole gun frame in the sink and the bolt and all that crap and made sure it was all dry then put it back together boy did that thing shine. My friend mother polishs his for that super glossy look : ) ive found this gun is good for woodsball becuase of its short range accuracy and the quietness becomes even quieter because of the trees. I would imagine itd be good for speedball too because of its high firer rate but never tried it.
Overall this is a pretty damn good gun its good for begginners and experts alike most people will easly master the double trigger within a half hour or so i wish i could give it like a 9.5 or something but the only reason why im not giving it a 10 is cause mine chops a lot of balls but thats due to my trigger frame damn you beloved trigger frame
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, May 2nd, 2005 at 6:41 pm PST