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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: [email protected]
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: 307
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Smart Parts Ion mine was a first run, so i imagine improvements have been made, but overall its a good entry level tourney marker, even though there are similarly priced options which are better constructed
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IrishNinja6
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Thule AFB, Greenland
IrishNinja6 has been a member for 10 years
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: good price
Cons: weak construction
mine was a first run, so i imagine improvements have been made, but overall its a good entry level tourney marker, even though there are similarly priced options which are better constructed
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Just wow. If Smart Parts would have done this 5 years before they did, even adding $40-50 to it, I doubt they would have went out of business. You can have a Spyder, a Tippmann, a JT, or MAYBE a...
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J35T3R.us
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Behind you...
J35T3R.us has been a member for 10 years
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: BEST VALUED Electro on market.
Cons: Nothing considering price.
Just wow. If Smart Parts would have done this 5 years before they did, even adding $40-50 to it, I doubt they would have went out of business.

You can have a Spyder, a Tippmann, a JT, or MAYBE a mechanical Autococker... OR, you can have a 17bps electro marker with the second most popular barrel threads on the market (first being Autococker threads, second being Ion/NXT).

The ONLY thing I would say is a con about this marker is that you have to take the gun fully apart to access the bolt. For $20-30 more you could get the Ion XE (2 years later) that had a Bolt Out Back body.

If they would have introduced the Bolt out back SE model and made it the Stock Ion, I believe it would have been the greatest paintball gun in the history of paintball.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Having owned and used this gun for over three years now i have to say its the best beginner gun on the market. The only upgrade I have put on it is a 22 inch tac barrel and that alone made this gun a...
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JaxHjelle
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: almost everything
Cons: stock barrel has no range
Having owned and used this gun for over three years now i have to say its the best beginner gun on the market. The only upgrade I have put on it is a 22 inch tac barrel and that alone made this gun a killer. Ive never had any kind of problems with it and even without all the fancy upgrades it allows to me to compete with guys using markers that are worth double what i paid for this one when it was new.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion these guns are like the ak47 of paintball guns, buy one you wont be dissapointed. good little guns and very consistent
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Jax_Freestyle
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: ur *****ez
Jax_Freestyle has been a member for 10 years
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: everything
Cons: nothing
these guns are like the ak47 of paintball guns, buy one you wont be dissapointed. good little guns and very consistent
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion I have my ion fully upgraded with almost everything aftermarket. It shoots better than my Dangerous Power. Has firebolt. Best up I've purchased
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JLoya12
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: Very upgradable
Cons: Stock marker is common
I have my ion fully upgraded with almost everything aftermarket. It shoots better than my Dangerous Power. Has firebolt. Best up I've purchased
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion This was my first electronic marker. At the time, I loved it. I was using anti-siphoned CO2 (yes, it works). I personally never had an issue with the gun in my year plus of ownership. It always shot...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Price
Cons: Not the greatest feel
This was my first electronic marker. At the time, I loved it. I was using anti-siphoned CO2 (yes, it works). I personally never had an issue with the gun in my year plus of ownership. It always shot great, so I can't complain. Today, having shot everything from ego11s to luxes, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who looking to get into the sport. It's a great gun for the price, and you can't knock them for that. It doesn't mean that it's the nicest gun ever, but a good player with an ion will beat a noob with any ego. If it's all you can afford, save the money and play. It's better to have a gun you can use than one you sit on a shelf.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Good gun I've been using for the past 2 years. The only problem I've ever had with it is a wire got crimped one day so I replaced it real quick. For the price you cant beat it
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Location: Ftown NJ
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: cheap easy to use
Cons: firing modes in grip, low end
Good gun I've been using for the past 2 years. The only problem I've ever had with it is a wire got crimped one day so I replaced it real quick. For the price you cant beat it
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion I had one of the first 500 Ions made (Bought it straight from SP) and it is still working to this day. I never had a problem with it and it makes a great backup gun. I don't like the outer shells or...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.01
Pros: Great entry-level gun
Cons: Feels very cheap
I had one of the first 500 Ions made (Bought it straight from SP) and it is still working to this day. I never had a problem with it and it makes a great backup gun. I don't like the outer shells or the stock regulator but those are easily changed. The only other downside is the stock grip that comes with it but there are so many aftermarket parts for it now, it's no longer a problem.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Awesome gun. Or should i say awesome base gun to fully mod out. Not a fan of stock anything actually. This ion rips but you'll have to almost fully modify it to be where you want it. Parts are hard...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Reliable gun if done right
Cons: Hard to find certain parts
Awesome gun. Or should i say awesome base gun to fully mod out. Not a fan of stock anything actually. This ion rips but you'll have to almost fully modify it to be where you want it. Parts are hard to find these days also there becoming rare and slowing this gun is becoming a classic.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion Plain in simple the worst gun i have ever shot. I was practicing some sweetass superman dives in my living room and it literally broke in half. Dont even take it if you get it free. I do not know...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.99
Pros: shoots 5% of the time
Cons: the gun
Plain in simple the worst gun i have ever shot. I was practicing some sweetass superman dives in my living room and it literally broke in half. Dont even take it if you get it free. I do not know what smart parts was thinking when they made it.
  This review has been rated:
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