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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: 306
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
  14%
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
  61%
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
  6%
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
  2%
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Smart Parts - Ion Reviews
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!
Report this review to a moderator   #31141
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.
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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Location: OHIO
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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 Gun is worth its weight in gold! It is light weight shoots fast and does its job buy this gun if ur cheap like me!
Report this review to a moderator   #80130
shockerman03
 
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Vista, CA
shockerman03 has been a member for 10 years
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shockerman03 plays in the APPA D4 division
shockerman03 has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
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: $100.00
Pros: Light Cheap Fast
Cons: None.
Gun is worth its weight in gold! It is light weight shoots fast and does its job buy this gun if ur cheap like me!
  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 Bought 2 ions when they first came out, yes back when the dinosaurs were still alive and well! They were incredibly cheap entry level markers that packed a wicked punch in the $$ to value...
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SinisterSolution
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Trinity, Florida
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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: $150.00
Pros: cheap and reliable
Cons: maintenance ans upkeep
Bought 2 ions when they first came out, yes back when the dinosaurs were still alive and well!

They were incredibly cheap entry level markers that packed a wicked punch in the $$ to value department!

Over the 10 plus years using them they have never broke down during game play.. A+++++

MAINTENANCE is the only feature that I severely disliked. Having to completely disassembled the marker to lube the bolt was a nightmare. 20 minutes, compared to other markers within minutes.

Overall, even with the maintenance issue, the value was unbeatable back in the day!
  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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Location: South Beloit, Illinois
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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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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: missouri
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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.
Smart Parts Ion An Ion is an Ion. I dont know why people always bash them. They are a cheap gun now that can shoot pretty well. You do need some upgrades to it like a barrel and such. but hey, it does get the job...
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Steez86
 
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Location: Seattle
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $65.00
Pros: Gets the paintballs down the field
Cons: Eh, can be a pain to take apart
An Ion is an Ion. I dont know why people always bash them. They are a cheap gun now that can shoot pretty well. You do need some upgrades to it like a barrel and such. but hey, it does get the job done. You wont be playing any turnys with this gun but you can shot some fools up. There are un-user friendly things about this gun, like changing the modes and dis-assembly, but they are around 60 bucks.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion this is a great begginer gun, its smooth quite and fast. looks cheaper than it is outperforms guns twice the price rock solid reliable good value
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Location: colorado springs
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $199.00
Pros: this is the marker that changed the game
Cons: hanging board, hoses
this is a great begginer gun, its smooth quite and fast.

looks cheaper than it is

outperforms guns twice the price

rock solid reliable

good value

can be tricky to work on and mintain without b.o.b kit
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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