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Smart Parts - SP-8 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
SP-8
 Manual: Download the manual for Smart Parts Download
 Release Date: 2006
 MSRP: $425.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 stars.
 Reviews: 6
 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 SP-8 I think this is one of the much better milsim guns out there, i think its great for that and that only, unless u want to pour in about 300 in upgrades to make it better and more comfortably. it...
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lordofsayde
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
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: $275.00
Pros: looks great, its an ION
Cons: big, bulky, heavy
I think this is one of the much better milsim guns out there, i think its great for that and that only, unless u want to pour in about 300 in upgrades to make it better and more comfortably.

it weighs 5 freaking pounds!!!!!!! plus its hard to find the sight line, very wide. barrel is set low from the top of the gun...

nice and fast, relativly simple to maintain, and is very reliable. semi fragile (plastic shell, jsut dont beat it on a tree and youll be fine!).

not a bad gun, just could have been done better!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts SP-8 I've been using this marker from the beginning of '07, here's what I have to say about it. The good: Overall, this is a good marker. It has a high rate of fire, it is accurate, has break beam eyes,...
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Mephysteaux
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Philadelphia
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $400.00
Pros: A high end electro for the milsim enthusiast
Cons: Essentially an ion for $115 more
I've been using this marker from the beginning of '07, here's what I have to say about it.

The good: Overall, this is a good marker. It has a high rate of fire, it is accurate, has break beam eyes, and thus far hasn't given me too many problems.

The bad: There are a few minor flaws with this. If you buy the collapsible stock, you won't be able to connect your tank without the use of a drop forward or a remote line. The battery indicator can also get kind of screwy some times, I had one experience where it said it had power, but wouldn't fire, and a battery change solved that. I also had to send mine in for service once because the board failed. I don't know what the cause of that was, but Smart Parts replaced it for free. Also, I broke both of my front sling mounts through normal use, and have been unable to fix them.

The subjective: There are a few things about this that are good for some, bad for others. The milsim body I think is good, allows for a lot of attachments, but is kind of heavy and bulky, not good for anything too fast-paced. The right-offset feedneck allows you to sight down the barrel, and use optic sights if you so choose, but off-balances it a bit. For any players planning on using the Apex barrel, it will be somewhat difficult, as the whole Apex system doesn't comply with the included shroud. I think the best way to go about this is to buy the Apex barrel, remove the tip, and put it on the new Freak barrels that are coming out that are designed for them.

Overall: I'd recommend this marker to those who find it aesthetically pleasing, and are willing to drop $375 on one of these as opposed to $160 for a normal ion, which mechanically is pretty much the same.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts SP-8 Bought this gun cheap and upgraded it with the stealth shroud, 20" tactical freak barrel, bipod, stock, and red dot scope. It shoots amazing and is very accurate and quiet. It fits me well because...
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bushman7888
 
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: sturdy, feels natural for rifle shooters
Cons: need a 45 degree elbow
Bought this gun cheap and upgraded it with the stealth shroud, 20" tactical freak barrel, bipod, stock, and red dot scope. It shoots amazing and is very accurate and quiet. It fits me well because i'm 6'4" and it is more comfortable for me to use during long games.

The only real downside is I have broken numerous 45 degrees elbows but most of the time its because it too tight on my hopper and causes it to crack. But they are cheap and I just buy a couple and put them in my vest and im good to go.

Overall this gun is amazing even though it is and ion inside, it's a beast outside and i woud take this gun in the woods any day over my ion or even my 07 redz ego.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts SP-8 I have a lot of other markers but my SP8 is consistently my main goto gun for outdoor play. It just never lets me down. Granted, the plastic used is a little brittle so have to be careful when taking...
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: Reliable
Cons: Shell Fragile
I have a lot of other markers but my SP8 is consistently my main goto gun for outdoor play.
It just never lets me down.
Granted, the plastic used is a little brittle so have to be careful when taking apart to clean.
Still, it will be a sad, sad day when it falls apart to the point where I can't use it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts SP-8 cool looking gun. pretty much an ion with a shell over it. pain in the butt to take apart to clean and lube but they shoot just like an ion would. good value if you can get them at the right price
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NeCanes
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: MA
NeCanes plays in the PSP
NeCanes owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: looks
Cons:
cool looking gun. pretty much an ion with a shell over it. pain in the butt to take apart to clean and lube but they shoot just like an ion would. good value if you can get them at the right price
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts SP-8 Awesome scenario style marker, easily modded and mixed up for personal.prefference. size isnt an issue with changable stocks and front shrouds. Black heart board makes this marker even more fun on he...
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: 18974
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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: $99.00
Pros: everything
Cons: time it takes to change bolt
Awesome scenario style marker, easily modded and mixed up for personal.prefference. size isnt an issue with changable stocks and front shrouds. Black heart board makes this marker even more fun on he field.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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