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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: 295
 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 1/5 stars.
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Smart Parts - Ion Reviews
Smart Parts Ion this gun pretty much has flaws on every part of the gun. To start off, the milling on the trigger frame etc. is way off center and all the components have way to high of tolerances and everything...
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03sto
I THINK I'M DEAD!
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: "269" murder mitten
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: cheap, electro-pneu
Cons: everything
this gun pretty much has flaws on every part of the gun. To start off, the milling on the trigger frame etc. is way off center and all the components have way to high of tolerances and everything just seems to be poor quality especially the aluminum. IF you like stuff that breaks, get this gun.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion best electronic marker for beginners. Easy maintenance and high reliability
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alanrain
 
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: 07201, NJ
alanrain owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: easy maintance
Cons: too heavy
best electronic marker for beginners. Easy maintenance and high reliability
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion
Report this review to a moderator   #37429
AMuseXD
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: Reliable
Cons: Limited
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Graet gun, Not very good stock, once you get a tech t bolt and a vitue, or tadao board, and if you dont like the look then a body kit. I would buy this gun used. Then it would be chea[er.
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andrewseveraid
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 951. socal. compound.
andrewseveraid supports DLX Technology
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: great gun for the money. very upgradeable
Cons: no on'off, shoots 18 bps
Graet gun, Not very good stock, once you get a tech t bolt and a vitue, or tadao board, and if you dont like the look then a body kit.
I would buy this gun used. Then it would be chea[er.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion I bought this gun in 2006 off of pbn. I used the gun evertime when i went to fields. Its reliable and wont break down if you treat it right. Ive been using this gun for over 2 years and it still...
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B00m_H34D_Sh0t
3 Nails Gave me Liberty
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: [847] Illinois
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Easy to fix
Cons:
I bought this gun in 2006 off of pbn.
I used the gun evertime when i went to fields. Its reliable and wont break down if you treat it right.
Ive been using this gun for over 2 years and it still rips.
The only downfall of the ion is the resale price.
other than that, its a great gun
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion its a good gun. the only thing is is that u can strip a bango fitting easy
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Big D 34
 
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rydal
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: $150.00
Pros:
Cons:
its a good gun. the only thing is is that u can strip a bango fitting easy
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion The ion is a good entry level marker if you treat it right. There are some bad things about it though. Out of the box its not so good, it will work but you will need to get at least 2 ups to make it...
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Bosko Anthony
HK Y PB
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Florida
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $180.00
Pros: Works great
Cons: Needs back cap
The ion is a good entry level marker if you treat it right. There are some bad things about it though. Out of the box its not so good, it will work but you will need to get at least 2 ups to make it alot better. You will need a clamping feed neck, it comes with one that uses orings(Those feednecks suck) and you will need a on off because it dose not come with an on off. You also have to take the whole gun apart just to clean the barrel, if you get a new body with a back cap you wont have to do this. The stock grips are, in my opinion, horrible. They are way to thick you will probabaly want to get thicker ones. It also looks prety bland stock. Good things it will shoot people out. It is a cheap marker. It will get you in.

The ION is a good gun but you will want to invest on getting up's for it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Good gun i jsut wanted to move up the food chain. I never had a problem wiht it. very realiable, nice and fast.
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cmosser502
Murkin' and Glitchin'
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $225.00
Pros: Cheap, fast, value
Cons: plastic, its an ion.
Good gun i jsut wanted to move up the food chain. I never had a problem wiht it. very realiable, nice and fast.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion I have use the same ion for about 2 years and it's a great overall marker. It has been very air efficient and reliable. I have heard many stories about them breaking a lot but I think its due to user...
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CONTRACTkiller_423
 
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: TN/PA
CONTRACTkiller_423 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
CONTRACTkiller_423 is an NCPA player
CONTRACTkiller_423 supports Empire
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: weight, reliability, cheap
Cons: looks, needs upgrades (feedneck, trigger, barrel, on/off)
I have use the same ion for about 2 years and it's a great overall marker. It has been very air efficient and reliable. I have heard many stories about them breaking a lot but I think its due to user error. The have only had very minor problems with the gun and all were because of me. (forgot to change the battery, part needed cleaning, etc.) I would highly recommend this marker because its a cheap, reliable marker
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion So i wanted a gun on a budget, and went into my paintball store and decided i would get the ion. i probably should have bought the mini or the pmr at the time Well, what you pay for is what you get,...
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daworm
Ducks.
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: NJ
daworm is for the Gunfight
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: its cheap i guess
Cons: Everything
So i wanted a gun on a budget, and went into my paintball store and decided i would get the ion.
i probably should have bought the mini or the pmr at the time
Well, what you pay for is what you get, stock its "ok" for a beginner, but people always say how great their ion is, and the truth is that its not
Sure, you can pay 500 bucks in upgrades, but it will still never shoot nearly as good as a high end gun
my point is a good gun dosnt even need upgrades, and out of the box is amazing
ie-dm678,ego678,marqs, the list goes on
i now own a marq 7 and you cannot compare it with the ion
ions are cheap, and a pain in the *** to take care of
this is the truth so dont flame
If you are looking for a gun to start off with, you could get this, but i would recommend a mini or prm or slg way before an ion
if you want to start speedball get it i guess
but if you want to go into tournies plz spend the money on a better gun
overall rating 3/10
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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