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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: 303
 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 I bought my ion when they were brand new and super popular and amazing. I have never had a problem with it, ever. It was my first "high end" gun, and still play with it today. I LOVE this gun. Will...
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pball72008
 
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South East, WI
pball72008 has been a member for 10 years
pball72008 posts videos on PbNation
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: Reliable, Accurate, Great price for what you get
Cons: Stock trigger, resale value
I bought my ion when they were brand new and super popular and amazing. I have never had a problem with it, ever. It was my first "high end" gun, and still play with it today. I LOVE this gun. Will never sell it. I have heavily upgraded it, but that was my choice, the gun is fine stock. The only thing that I didn't like was the stock trigger, switched it with a cp, and was in love. Every player that is getting into speedball should have one.

Resale value is poor however.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Overall a good quality marker. If you are looking for a good marker to start with and grow with, it will serve you well. Adding upgrades can be done for relatively cheap if you look for used parts...
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pballmatt
 
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: United States
pballmatt is playing at Living Legends VII
pballmatt has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
pballmatt has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: Cheap
Cons: Needs upgrades
Overall a good quality marker. If you are looking for a good marker to start with and grow with, it will serve you well. Adding upgrades can be done for relatively cheap if you look for used parts and you can build yourself a custom marker that can hang with high ends.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Very good deal for the price, and has tons of upgradability. Good gun to start off with, and has the potential to be upgraded to be used in local tournaments. Can be bought with tons of upgrades very...
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pbplaya31
 
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Collegeville, PA
pbplaya31 has been a member for 10 years
pbplaya31 plays in the APPA D5 division
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 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: very cheap starting marker
Cons: not really a tournament marker
Very good deal for the price, and has tons of upgradability. Good gun to start off with, and has the potential to be upgraded to be used in local tournaments. Can be bought with tons of upgrades very cheaply now on pbnation, but still a solid marker
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion I will be the first to admit that I was like every other ion owner and pimped my ion out with body kits, new boards, triggers, eyes, accessories, you name it. By the time it was all said and done I...
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pntballajake
Professional
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Seymour
pntballajake plays in the MiLP
pntballajake owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
pntballajake plays in the APPA D4 division
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Highly Customizable
Cons: Noisy
I will be the first to admit that I was like every other ion owner and pimped my ion out with body kits, new boards, triggers, eyes, accessories, you name it. By the time it was all said and done I could have bought a 500 dollar marker instead. But in the end I loved that gun and its fully flexible parts that you could put on it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Good gun but could be a little heftier and thicker build so it withstands the rain
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Psychout209
G1ng3rBred Man
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Granger
Psychout209 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Psychout209 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Psychout209 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Psychout209 has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Good price for the value
Cons: Old and breaks down
Good gun but could be a little heftier and thicker build so it withstands the rain
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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
PurdueMET has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
PurdueMET has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
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
Location: Walterboro SC, 29488
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
RR#82 plays in the PSP
RR#82 donated to help Peyton Trent
RR#82 supports Team VICIOUS
RR#82 is reppin' sidebar 4 life
RR#82 is Legendary
RR#82 supports Empire
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
Quiggle.
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: In a box of grid squares
russianlegiontimi has been a member for 10 years
russianlegiontimi owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
russianlegiontimi posts videos on PbNation
russianlegiontimi has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
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
They Call Me The BEAR!!!
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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.
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