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Smart Parts - Ion XE Information
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Smart Parts
100 Station Street
Loyalhanna, PA 15661

Phone: (800) 992-2147
Fax: (724) 539-2298
Email: customersvceast@smartparts.com
Website: http://www.smartparts.com
The Ion XE has all the proven performance of the affordable Ion but the bolt is removable through the rear of the body.
 Manual: Download the manual for Smart Parts Download
 Release Date: 2007
 MSRP: $224.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
 Reviews: 40
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Smart Parts - Ion XE Reviews
Smart Parts Ion XE O.k this is a good gun for beginners and beginners only. I have played for 5 years and have had this gun for almost a year and I have to list the pros and cons. This is all the pros only...
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Rudolph
Go hard, play hard
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Oregon
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $225.00
Pros: small,takes a beating
Cons: Lots of Maintenence
O.k this is a good gun for beginners and beginners only. I have played for 5 years and have had this gun for almost a year and I have to list the pros and cons.

This is all the pros only 3
PROS:
.Small
.Compact
.Reasonably Priced

CONS:
.NO FEEDNECK you would think that when you spend 225$ for a paintball gun you would get a locking feedneck.

.Blows o-rings like no tomarrow almost every time you shoot it and it might not seem that way in the beginning but wait 3 months and it gets to be hell.

.You end up spending all of your time fixing it then playing with it, and I don't know about you but I would like palying with it then fixing it all the time.

.In order to make the gun lighter and make it shoot faster it takes upgrades and in the end add up all the upgarde prices and it will be more than the gun so really your getting ripped off so just buy another gun that is better like the proto slg for example its cheap and its way better.

.Heaviness is a factor with this gun. If you compare other guns that are cheaper this gun ways more than all of them.

.Bolt cover, if you take the bolt out and screw it back in and if the groves are not alined just right it will screw your gun up. Thats because the grooves are so friggin small and thats a 70$ issue if that happens.

.Hose, always leaks and if you are trying to save money you can't be taking this into the shop after every game you play.

.Regulator, holds extra air and you have to dry fire in order to get it all out and if you don't it will screw up your regulator seals and we all know how much a regulator is its like 70 for a custom products one.




That is my review of the ion xe, in this economy you have to try and save money and this is not a money saver. WORST GUN EVER SMART PARTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! WHAT WERE YOU GUISE THINKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.



Every body stay the f**** away from smart parts.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE I am new to the game and picked up an ion xe. it is a great starter gun and is also really simple to work on. I really like how the gun is set up. easy to find internals. the stock board works great....
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Billings, Montana
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: If upgraded works great
Cons: mechanical issues if not taken care of
I am new to the game and picked up an ion xe. it is a great starter gun and is also really simple to work on. I really like how the gun is set up. easy to find internals. the stock board works great. the only thing i do not like about the gun is that you have to maintain maintain maintain. if it is upgraded, you can do so much with it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE Bought my Ion XE off PBN a year ago, loved it. It came with a CP claming feedneck and reg. I got it, and the cool things aboue Ions is you can never stop upgrading them.. a year later and i have...
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aheitzman96
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: ****
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.99
Pros: Fast, medium weight, strong, cheap, accurate
Cons: reliability, leaking, stock trigger
Bought my Ion XE off PBN a year ago, loved it. It came with a CP claming feedneck and reg. I got it, and the cool things aboue Ions is you can never stop upgrading them.. a year later and i have virtue, freak kits, upgraded body and UL frame.. I dumped a lot of money into this gun. Definitely my favorite upgrade was the Techt L7 bolt.. gun has absolutely no kick. Its an awesome gun, my main gun. The only (cons) problems with it right now is for some reason every time i take it out to play the trigger pops out of adjustment, easy fix i think. And the stock trigger will break definitely, so upgrade that. And a lot of them leak too... but al in all a 4/5 gun
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE best electronic marker for beginners. Easy maintenance and high reliability
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: 07201, NJ
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $110.00
Pros: Easy maintenance and high reliability
Cons: too heavy
best electronic marker for beginners. Easy maintenance and high reliability
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE im doing this review for persuit long story short ions arent the best guns out there but for the amount of money spent you cant go wrong. gun shoots like a spool, great back up or toss around, just...
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NYC
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: cheap, gets the job done, best bang for the buck
Cons: bad feed neck, bad on/off, bad trigger
im doing this review for persuit

long story short ions arent the best guns out there but for the amount of money spent you cant go wrong. gun shoots like a spool, great back up or toss around, just needs to change the stock feedneck, trigger, and asa, other then that the gun is fine. great starter gun for anyone getting into the sport.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE I bought a smart parts Ion recently and at first i was amazed because it was my first ever speedball gun. I used it only like 3 times and i had a leak and a banjo fitting break in it. I wasnt happy...
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ohio
coltonlindseyoh has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $230.00
Pros: cheap speedball gun
Cons: cheap

I bought a smart parts Ion recently and at first i was amazed because it was my first ever speedball gun. I used it only like 3 times and i had a leak and a banjo fitting break in it. I wasnt happy at all, i think im going to sell it and then buy something better like an ETEK or a Reflex Rail. I recomend if you want to start speedball that this is an alright gun, but i would spend a little bit more to get a way better gun and a reliable gun!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE I got this for christmas, Love it at first but with over time i hated it. One day it just completely sucked so bad that I just said ''screw it" because it was not matching my speedball capabilities...
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas
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efv68 plays in the APPA D5 division
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: durable
Cons: heavy, too big
I got this for christmas, Love it at first but with over time i hated it. One day it just completely sucked so bad that I just said ''screw it" because it was not matching my speedball capabilities and got on eBay and bought a brand new Dye Matrix 2010 with a rotor for $800 and it shot great, light weight, no kick, consistent shot, extremely quiet (practically silent). So FIVE STARS to the dye matrix not that piece of crap Ion XE
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE this is a great beginner gun or for and intermediate player. this gun is descent stock but is very good with upgrades. Upgrades i have on it sp q-lock feedneck cp trigger cp shorty reg cp asa 360...
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Join Date: May 2010
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $225.00
Pros: cheap lightweight
Cons: sucks stock
this is a great beginner gun or for and intermediate player. this gun is descent stock but is very good with upgrades.

Upgrades i have on it
sp q-lock feedneck
cp trigger
cp shorty reg
cp asa
360 qev
bob long pillow bolt
16 inch linear barrel

my setup is the upgraded ion xe 4500 psi pure energy carbonfiber tank and a invert halo too hopper
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE The ion xe is an excellent beginner marker for those just entering the speedball/airball realm and do not have many years of experiences. The features that are provided to the user on the board. The...
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: TX
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $199.00
Pros: Excellent starter marker, provides options
Cons: Not as good as it could be out of box
The ion xe is an excellent beginner marker for those just entering the speedball/airball realm and do not have many years of experiences. The features that are provided to the user on the board. The upgrade options are endless and it can be customized beyond recognition.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE Pros Look- This gun looks sick Sound- I just LOVE the smooth pop it makes Speed- I have the Blackheart Board and the gun is soooo smooth and light kick and fast. Cons WOW i don't even know where...
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Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Sound and Look
Cons: Pretty much everything else
Pros
Look- This gun looks sick
Sound- I just LOVE the smooth pop it makes
Speed- I have the Blackheart Board and the gun is soooo smooth and light kick and fast.

Cons
WOW i don't even know where to start

Company is out of business (GOG now)
Cheap/ Crap parts
Very Unreliable
Destroys batteries- plug a 9V in and there's automatically 5V left
Stock barrel is pure iron
Heavy
VERY VERY VERY hard to disassemble without breaking something
Hard to understand board programming



Words of advice:
If someone tells you this is an awesome gun and offers to sell it to you, they're most likely trying to get rid of something that has caused them much frustration and time and money.
  This review has been rated:
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