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Smart Parts - Ion 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
Ion
 Manual: Download the manual for Smart Parts Download
 Release Date: 2005
 MSRP: $174.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
 Reviews: 296
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
  14%
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
  61%
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
  17%
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
  6%
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
  2%
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Smart Parts - Ion Reviews
Smart Parts Ion Appearance i gave it a 3 b/c i like the way egos and shockers look better (sorry) Perormance i gave it a 4 b/c my ion is up'd all the way except the reg b/c i like the reg the way it...
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pantherfan88
 
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Join Date: Feb 2008
pantherfan88 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $500.00
Pros: superlight weight
Cons: must upgrade inoreder to use
Appearance i gave it a 3 b/c i like the way egos and shockers look better (sorry)
Perormance i gave it a 4 b/c my ion is up'd all the way except the reg b/c i like the reg the way it is...
Reliability i gave it a 4 b/c its more reliable than my shocker b/c my ion isn't bipolar....
Value i gave it a 3 b/c the money i put into it to upgrade it was and wasn't worth it...
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Personally, I LOVE my ION, but they need essential upgrades if you really want it to perform like a higher end marker. Stock, they will also be perfect for a new player, and they can upgrade as they...
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PbLoSeR05
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
PbLoSeR05 is a Paintball photographer
PbLoSeR05 is one of the top 1000 posters on PbNation
PbLoSeR05 is Legendary
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Highly Upgradable
Cons: No Clamping feedneck, no on/off
Personally, I LOVE my ION, but they need essential upgrades if you really want it to perform like a higher end marker. Stock, they will also be perfect for a new player, and they can upgrade as they go through paintball.

Overall, great marker.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion So i was looking for a beginner tournament gun so i decided to get the ion I DO NOT REGRET MY DECISION most people hate the ion but trust me with several upgrades it will be able to compete with...
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Usa
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $169.00
Pros: light, lots of upgrades , fast, ok trigger , CHEAP
Cons: feed neck , asa , barrel
So i was looking for a beginner tournament gun so i decided to get the ion I DO NOT REGRET MY DECISION most people hate the ion but trust me with several upgrades it will be able to compete with rails and minis.But if you have enough money go with a rail or a mini.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Overall i love the ion. Id recommend to get better stuff than stock. Im not sure about other ones but mine couldnt see paint sometimes. Their pretty good guns but ugly as hell.
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: upstate ny
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Customizable, Good Beginner gun
Cons: UGLY, heavy, stock board kinda sucks
Overall i love the ion. Id recommend to get better stuff than stock. Im not sure about other ones but mine couldnt see paint sometimes. Their pretty good guns but ugly as hell.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion I bought one of the very first Ions to come out. I was shocked at how light it was and was very pleased with what I got for the cash I paid. The gun was pretty accurate even with the stock barrel,...
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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Illinois
PlayFront36 has been a member for 10 years
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $185.00
Pros: Light, cheap
Cons: Inefficient, slow
I bought one of the very first Ions to come out. I was shocked at how light it was and was very pleased with what I got for the cash I paid. The gun was pretty accurate even with the stock barrel, but not good enough to use only the stock barrel. The board limits the rate of fire to 17BPS, which seems high, but I felt like I could max it out without trying. The modes were smooth and easy to change unlike previous Smart Parts boards. The gun performed well on the field but seemed to have eye issues from time to time. I could never make the gun have eye issues if I tried, but sometimes it just didnt want to read paint. I blame the fact I got an early model, as Ions I have owned since have had no such issue. The gun was poor on air, and this is worth mentioning. Even an aftermarket bolt does little to help. Buy all day air!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion I have had this gun and it is not reliable at ALL! It craps out on me when i have used nitrogen and compressed air and lubed it properly. THe price is ok but overall not good especially for...
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Red Rampage
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $184.50
Pros: Cheap,some good modes
Cons: Not reliable,terrible feedneck,
I have had this gun and it is not reliable at ALL! It craps out on me when i have used nitrogen and compressed air and lubed it properly. THe price is ok but overall not good especially for tournament players lol i can see this a good gun for brand new players but once you start playing more you will be like why the hell did i buy that?
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Alright this is my first review so don't hammer me on this because of what you think about the marker. Alright so I've had this gun for about three months, and i haven't had a problem with it yet. I...
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ridin.skullcandy
 
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
ridin.skullcandy supports Team VICIOUS
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Review
Cons: Review
Alright this is my first review so don't hammer me on this because of what you think about the marker.

Alright so I've had this gun for about three months, and i haven't had a problem with it yet. I haven't had to even replaced the battery yet. I have only broken paint in the barrel once and that was because i was using one year old paint just to shoot in the side yard at a tree while the eyes where off so yeah. While the first time you take it apart is a pain in the ***, but it teaches you about your gun. (Personally i love taking it apart and putting it back together) The looks of the gun i think are pretty cool. A lot of people say the trigger is really sloppy, but i adjusted it to the smallest pull possible and it isn't sloppy at all. It came with a locking feed neck, so that helped alot. Ummm the barrel i thought was really accurate. and i like the wrench to adjust your velocity and it's easy.

Pro's:
Just about everything

Con's:

maybe taking it apart( but i like that so?)
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Ok well i got my Ion for christmas and i couldnt wait to shoot it. I already had these evil pipe barells wich i thought were excelent barells when i finally got to use them. my first time playing...
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $243.00
Pros: very consitent
Cons: i didnt really like the stock reg
Ok well i got my Ion for christmas and i couldnt wait to shoot it. I already had these evil pipe barells wich i thought were excelent barells when i finally got to use them. my first time playing with it it caused me a little trouble because i had previously messed around with the dwell with out knowing what it did first, also i used the rong size barell for the paint i was useing. thismad a kind of soup come out of my gun and i had to clean the whole thing.
i gave it a 4 star apperance because i did like the way it looked but i still think it could look better with an allstar body kit but thats just my opinion.
i gave the preformance a 5 because it is consistent if u dont mess with the dwell like i did. once i got the dwell were it was supposed to be it shot like a pro.
i gave it a 4 for reliability because i usually get about 3 or four games out of my 3000 psi hpa tank
im not really sure about wat they mean by value but i think its worth the money to buy it i love playing with my ion and think others would to
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion i got my ion 2 months ago and it is awesome. i have never had a ball chop ever, and ive taken down many of the big dogs with high end markers. If you put enough money into this marker it will...
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taLLcaNSintheAiR
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $199.00
Pros: upgrades, reliability, performance
Cons: big, heavy, plastic
i got my ion 2 months ago and it is awesome.
i have never had a ball chop ever, and ive taken down many of the big dogs with high end markers. If you put enough money into this marker it will perform as well if not better than most high end markers.
i have a critical rpm trigger, smart parts QEV, longbow barrel, techt L7 bolt, ion virtue board, and a dye sticky grip, and i must say, with my vlocity loader + gangstar chip, it is a beast.
it can get to 32 bps, and can out perform a stock dm7, not to mention with a longbow barrel it is accurate as ****.
this gun is a great buy all around. whether ur a beginner just getting into paintball or someone who loves tricking ur **** out (like me) this gun is for you.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Ions are great entry level markers, but nothing more.
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UcLafan31689
 
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ohio
UcLafan31689 plays in the PSP
UcLafan31689 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
UcLafan31689 supports Team VICIOUS
UcLafan31689 supports Team VICIOUS
UcLafan31689 supports Team VICIOUS
UcLafan31689 is an NCPA player
UcLafan31689 is Legendary
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Cheap, pain to work on
Ions are great entry level markers, but nothing more.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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