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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.
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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 Reviews
Smart Parts Ion Bought a smart parts ion when it was first released. It was great budget marker that could compete on speed-ball fields. However it needs some basic upgrades like a new barrel, asa, feed-neck, and...
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PurdueMET
 
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Purdue University
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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 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $299.00
Pros: Great value at low price
Cons: Stock ion needs serious upgrades
Bought a smart parts ion when it was first released. It was great budget marker that could compete on speed-ball fields. However it needs some basic upgrades like a new barrel, asa, feed-neck, and trigger. Possibly a new board and then the gun can compete with the best of them!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion gotta upgrade everything, better of buying something els
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RenegadeJack
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: none at all
Cons: anything and everything
gotta upgrade everything, better of buying something els
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion I liked my ion but it was too troublesome for the performance i was getting out of it
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RR#82
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Join Date: Jun 2005
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: it was a nice low end gun
Cons: to many problems
I liked my ion but it was too troublesome for the performance i was getting out of it
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Best beginner electro gun there is. It was the best cheap gun until the invert mini came out.
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russianlegiontimi
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: In a box of grid squares
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: super customizable
Cons: plastic body, cheap looking
Best beginner electro gun there is. It was the best cheap gun until the invert mini came out.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion I got my ion basically stock. I put about 200 into it and now i will never get rid of it its amazing. Shoots like a luxe!
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sankadanka
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: East Meadow, New York
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: Light, Cheap, Can do anything to!
Cons: Reputation
I got my ion basically stock. I put about 200 into it and now i will never get rid of it its amazing. Shoots like a luxe!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion I bought the ION the day it came out years ago, so the board was still capped and yadda yadda. It was a great gun for only being $200 brand new. And now with the all upgrades available I don't look...
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Seek_and_Destroy
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Gettysburg, PA
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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: $200.00
Pros: Very cheap. Performance
Cons: plastic parts-board
I bought the ION the day it came out years ago, so the board was still capped and yadda yadda. It was a great gun for only being $200 brand new. And now with the all upgrades available I don't look down upon them at all.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion The only problem I have for this gun is the bolt in the back can only be accessed by disassembling the gun! HORRIBLE FEATURE!! Other than that, this gun is...... decent to say the least. Its only...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $299.99
Pros: Great for beginning speedball
Cons: BOLT IS CONCEALED!
The only problem I have for this gun is the bolt in the back can only be accessed by disassembling the gun! HORRIBLE FEATURE!!

Other than that, this gun is...... decent to say the least. Its only good for beginning
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion great cheap marker to start with. Had one as a backup for friends and such and was great gun to get them into the sport while not being too outgunned.
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SilvaPaintballa19
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: California
SilvaPaintballa19 has been a member for 10 years
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Length of use: Less 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: $50.00
Pros: cheap
Cons: nothing
great cheap marker to start with. Had one as a backup for friends and such and was great gun to get them into the sport while not being too outgunned.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Had the marker for a little while now. Board seems pretty tempermental and would almost need 2 batteries for a full day. Maybe i just got a dud board with a slow drain or what. before i bought this...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $165.00
Pros: it shoots paint (eventually)
Cons: tempermental
Had the marker for a little while now. Board seems pretty tempermental and would almost need 2 batteries for a full day. Maybe i just got a dud board with a slow drain or what.

before i bought this on a friends recommendation i looked at videos and reviews and it seemed like an alright starter marker. Well my experience was not that great. On top of board problem FPS was all over the place as well as accuracy. Even got a J&J barrel to try and help, but that just changed sound signature.

From what i've seen if you put some money into upgrades you can make a decent marker, but i'd rather start with something a little better off.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion good gun tough and looks good almost impossible to do matinence on
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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 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: reliable
Cons: maintence
good gun tough and looks good almost impossible to do matinence on
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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