SP Ions

by Colbey
(Michigan )

The Ion is a great gun...it shoots fast....17bps I know it does not sound fast compared to 23 or 25 but if you go from a Tippman w/ ups to an Ion you will like it, trust me.


The only thing I think it could use is a clamping feed neck. I went through alot of electrical tape to keep my hopper on the gun.

I like the rebound mode. When it comes down it, Ii have not had any problems with it and I bought it used at the beginning of the season. When I bought the gun it come with a J & J Ceramic Barrel Kit. I have not broken paint in it yet and I have not had 2 take it apart yet. So I like this gun alot..... MSRP: is 199.99 at most places.

The only bad thing about the Ion is that it has to run on N2. I know it says some kind of co2 but I like N2. It shoots good, lasts awhile, and Chrono is in the same range when you r chronoing later


.....................COLBEY..............................

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Nov 25, 2007
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Dude
by: Anonymous

You should have bought the ion pro it comes with an upgraded barrel a drop forward a tank an on off switch for the tank and a q lock feding neck. No one uses nitrogen anymore they use compresed air.

Oct 04, 2007
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Ion
by: Anonymous

the smart parts ion is definitely a step up from any mechanical marker out there. it is actually not as bad of a gun stock as everyone will lead you to believe. i would just recommend buying a clamping feedneck and a different trigger because the stock trigger isnt very fluid. other than that for 200 bucks its a great gun

Oct 04, 2007
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Innacurate
by: Anonymous

A Tippmann 98 A.C.T. with E-grip will perform better than the Ion. A lot more durable, 30 bps (w/ electronic hopper, of course) is almost twice as fast as the 17 bps that he says the Ion gets, and it will run on CO2 (all day air is usually $3-$5, instead of the $5-$10 per a fill that most fields charge for compressed air)

Oct 04, 2007
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C'mon
by: Anonymous

A Tippmann with the egrip will shoot 30 bps. The Tippmann will also be a lot more durable. You won't have to tape the feed neck, and you can use CO2 (which is all some fields carry).

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