I have owned a number of ions through the years (I have been in the game since 2002) and always enjoyed them. I know they have been hated on and honestly I was one of those haters before I picked up my first one but then I decided I liked the platform. Like most of us I had moved past the platform and found a higher end gun that I liked better to shoot as my primary, but had always played with the idea of building a nice ion. Some time ago I was surfing the B/S/T and found this:
Reg was cross threaded into the frame and the ion was (aside from the feedneck) bone stock. The ion was listed as an extra in the thread and the seller said he would part with it for shipping costs otherwise it was just going to be thrown away. Always greatful for a new project I took him up on it.
When I got the ion I was able to get the reg out of the frame but it was too far gone, so I went to ebay and began my build.
Sith frame picked up for about $45
Strange body (partial BoB) for another $45
TechT L7 bolt $25
And the rest was pulled from parts I had on hand.
NDz on off
Eclipse 08 ego QEV
Then the build sat in a parts box for a long time because life happened and I didn't have time to do anything with it.
Finally I threw it all together but I still wanted a little more out of it so I polished the outside of the can and the breach to make the windows in the body look nicer.
I finally had a chance to set it up and it works great.
LMK what you guys think