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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: 290
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
  13%
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
  61%
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
  17%
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
  7%
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
  2%
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Smart Parts - Ion Reviews
Smart Parts Ion i purchased a ion as first marker and i love it i will not buy another marker till this 1 runs out of life or until the ego10 comes out lol =) i currently have 350 just in upps which are virtue...
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(#1) FLUFFY214
pround ion owner
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: dallas
Length of use: More than 6 months
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: small,fast,reliable
Cons: none
i purchased a ion as first marker and i love it i will not buy another marker till this 1 runs out of life or until the ego10 comes out lol =) i currently have 350 just in upps which are virtue board.tech t bolt,virtue argyle grips red,white virtue 1.0 on and off button,cp shorty reg,cp dovetail on and off asa,clamping feedneck,cp rake trigger,velocity red body kit,and a 360 qev it can keep up 2 markers that cost double its cost with no problem at all i love the ion its my first love.....
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion this is a great starting gun. it is easy to maintain and clean. the trigger in my opnion is sub par but it is an easy upgrade and you are set to play for a long time. i would reccomend this gun to...
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bradtheswimmer
new pump player
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: roseville
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $154.00
Pros: light, small, easy upgrades
Cons: trigger
this is a great starting gun. it is easy to maintain and clean. the trigger in my opnion is sub par but it is an easy upgrade and you are set to play for a long time. i would reccomend this gun to any player starting out.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion i have a black heart in my gun but it still doesnt compare to some markers like ego's and minions
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CooperMiller
ion for trade sig
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $169.00
Pros: lot of upgrades available
Cons: not a very fast marker
i have a black heart in my gun but it still doesnt compare to some markers like ego's and minions
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion There isnt anything special bout this gun. i want to sell it to get a different one. it has a 12inch smart parts progressive barrel, which is pretty accurate. i used the gun probably a total of 8...
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cr8zyraekeem12
Rock
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: East Lyme, CT
Length of use: Less 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: $180.00
Pros: accurate, reliable, not to much thats special
Cons: needs to be upgraded
There isnt anything special bout this gun. i want to sell it to get a different one. it has a 12inch smart parts progressive barrel, which is pretty accurate. i used the gun probably a total of 8 times in 6 months. i just dont like the feel of the gun, but everyone that i let try the gun said they loved it. im only asking 140 because i just need money to get the DP G3. overall i would rate this gun a 7 out 10. i have never had any problems with it. i think this gun is a good gun, almost brand new, and is good for anyone who is willing to put upgrades on it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion I love this gun for what it is worth. It was a cheap gun which was easily upgraded(necessity). It can keep up with the high end guns and it is as accurate as they come. The only problem I have with...
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dahoffma
 
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Lightweight, cheap, and great buy for the money
Cons: disassembling
I love this gun for what it is worth. It was a cheap gun which was easily upgraded(necessity). It can keep up with the high end guns and it is as accurate as they come. The only problem I have with the gun is that it is painstakingly hard to take it apart. I had some trouble with my hoses and it was a pain in the neck to take it apart on the field, when you just wanna get out and play. Now that the hoses aren't having any more problems, it is an A in my book.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Pro's: This is a great starter gun. It's easy to maintain once you learn how and it's as reliable a marker as your gonna find. It's okay on air and has a decent reg and it has a CRAP load of...
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deathangel8989
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
deathangel8989 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Length of use: More than 6 months
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: $165.00
Pros: Cheap, Very reliable, Great starter gun
Cons: A pain to disassemble, no tourny legal modes
Pro's: This is a great starter gun. It's easy to maintain once you learn how and it's as reliable a marker as your gonna find. It's okay on air and has a decent reg and it has a CRAP load of aftermarket parts available for it.

Con's: Everything on this marker is okay/good. It's accuracy is okay, better than a rental but it's not gonna compete with a higher end marker. It has ALOT of plastic on it which isn't very good looking but it gets the job done.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion I don't give a damn what anyone else thinks this is one of the greatest guns ever made. They are fast accurate light and barely kick stock. It only needs one upgrade and that is a clamping feedneck....
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download00502
Really a 1776er
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tulsa
Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $120.00
Pros: Cheap, customizable
Cons: Old Ion maintenance difficult fixed with the XE.
I don't give a damn what anyone else thinks this is one of the greatest guns ever made. They are fast accurate light and barely kick stock. It only needs one upgrade and that is a clamping feedneck. The stock barrel is fine but like everyone else did I bought a new barrel, a JJ ceramic, they shot the same. Maintenance was a butt with the old ions but with an ion xe it's easy. Don't bother buying expensive upgrades. You would be better off buying a nice Guerrila air 68/45 tank and an empire reloader B. With all of these things you will have an awesome gun that shoots as great or greater than everything else. The Ego/Dm/Shocker/DLX/Macdev fanboys may say this gun sucks but they are just being dickwads.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion I bought a wicked up'd ion from one of my friends for 200 and every time I hav used it after that it has worked. Up until recently the board has been fine too, but my friend didn't really treat it...
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dporter
 
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hampden, ME
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: The available ups
Cons: Not as fast as some other guns out there
I bought a wicked up'd ion from one of my friends for 200 and every time I hav used it after that it has worked. Up until recently the board has been fine too, but my friend didn't really treat it with too much respect all the time and now there's something wrong with it. But that has nothing to do with the gun itself. This ion was my first electric gun and served me fine while it worked.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Ive had this gun for roughly 8 months. I havent shot it too much but ive noticed seeral good and bad things. I put in it a virtue and the thing shot pretty fast without chopping. This gun is very...
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dudesikoff
 
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fort Myers Florida
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Weight, Speed,
Cons: Slightly Inaccurate with stock barrel
Ive had this gun for roughly 8 months. I havent shot it too much but ive noticed seeral good and bad things.

I put in it a virtue and the thing shot pretty fast without chopping. This gun is very light as long as you have a carbon fiber tank. I noticed my gun was shooting balls that would hardly even come out of the gun. At that time I had no clue how to work the gun. But I later realized that my gun was chronographed at around 180 bps (lol).

This gun is a huge pain to clean and add internal upgrades. To simpley lube up the bolt you have to dismantle the entire gun. When adding my virtue it was pretty complicated and i had a leak which I fixed.

Im selling the gun now since i dont like it and can only upgrade it so far.

If youve been playing for a couple months or so and you really are starting to like the game I reccomend this gun. But it on Ebay with upgrades on it and you wont be disappointed.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion So the Ion is a good gun but technology has progressed so its not quite worth the $160. I had an Ion and sold it a while back because I didnt need it anymore. I think the Ion is all about...
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InvertBaller08
 
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Savannah NOT Atlanta
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: light weight easy to shoot
Cons: a biatch to clean and crap stock
So the Ion is a good gun but technology has progressed so its not quite worth the $160. I had an Ion and sold it a while back because I didnt need it anymore. I think the Ion is all about personality. You feel pro if youve got when and your 12. But, it gets flamed alot for it plastic like (look )

so I would suggest going to your field and trying one out because everyone has got or gets and ion!

It juist needs a new asa,barrel,feedneck,trigger and it can be as good as any gun. But I would chip in and spend the extra $30 for the Epiphany
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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