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Old 06-30-2006, 05:44 PM
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Question How does a Shocker, Dm5, & Ion compare?

I recently had the opportunity to shoot a Dm5 and liked it considerably. I've been eyeing up the Shockers for some time, but both the Dm5 and Shocker are out of my range right now. I have been looking at the Ion Pro and could swing the cash for that, or wait & save up. I haven't fired an Ion yet. I guess the thing that impressed me most about the Dye was the lack of re-coil and smoothness of it. (I don't like the looks of the body as much as the shocker tho) I've gotten my Pilot as smooth as a blowback can be I think, but want to take the next step up. Will the Ion perform similiar to the more expensive Shocker or Dm5? Any comments or info guys? Thanx-

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Old 07-01-2006, 03:06 AM
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Default Re: How does a Shocker, Dm5, & Ion compare?

I guess the other thing I was thinking is if I got the Ion I'd probably drop another 100-200 in upgrades(board, body-http://www.pbreview.com/products/reviews/3728/ ,and qev) so now I'm in the upper price range with the Dm & Shocker. Don't know what to do? The only good part to the Ion option is I could get a little at a time, i.e. easier on the wallet.

Found another ion even cheaper:
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I need help deciding
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Old 07-01-2006, 04:54 AM
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Default Re: How does a Shocker, Dm5, & Ion compare?

OK here is the deal...

The Shocker and DM5 are higher end guns. The Ion is an entry level high end gun. Yes you could upgrade the Ion 100% (like me) and have a very good gun, but unless you get really good deals on stuff (like me) it will cost you as much as a DM6 or Ego. If you just get the Ion and a few base upgrades, (QEV, Feedneck, ASA, Barrel) then you will be well under the cost of the others and have a decent marker.

There that is my .02. I am sure you saw many Ion shooting and what they can do. If not let me know and I will post a link to a few videos for you.

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Old 07-01-2006, 05:04 AM
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Default Re: How does a Shocker, Dm5, & Ion compare?

Yeah, ION Pro's are nice they give the first essential upgrades to an ION.. Minus the QEV.. But QEV's are only 15-20 bucks.. But, IMO are the best thing you can ever do to an ION..

The ION Pro is a good deal.. Comes with a Freak Jr. with a .693 insert.. Which is a little big, but atleast you wont be breaking paint because your bore is too small.. The Q-Lock feed neck is the nicest in the business IMO.. The Rail and on/off is also very good.. I have the same rail and on/off and I love it..

So yea, pick up the ION along with a Smart Parts 360* QEV and you are set for 320 bucks..
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Old 07-01-2006, 05:21 AM
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Ehh ions are iffy for alot of people... I think that there is nothing wrong with them or owning them... its just if you own it then you are probibly going to get flamed at your field.

I would suggest you look into other High end low resale marker.. that you can buy for used.... Like play the market. Next year the DM7 is going to come out and what does that mean for the resale of DM4? It means that they will do for the same amount of money that the DM3s were going for this year (200-$350). You will still get a spool valved marker similar to the Ion, Shocker, and Freestyles just not new. Although in coming not new you will get ups on it...

So what i am saying is dont buy a Ion new with acouple of upps. When you can wait and buy a DM4 with Lots of upps for aroung the same price.
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Old 07-01-2006, 05:58 AM
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Default Re: How does a Shocker, Dm5, & Ion compare?

thanx guys.
Chubbs, I've been watching e-bay for shockers & DMs but they are all within $75 of a new one. Do you know of anyplace else to find a shocker or DM used? How does the Shocker shoot compared to the Dye? I don't care about anyone flaming me at the field, they can piss off!
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Old 07-01-2006, 07:15 AM
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Shop PBNation for all used paintball gun needs... thats were you will find the good deals.

IMO all spool valves feel the same... its all personal preferance.
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Old 07-01-2006, 09:28 AM
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thanx guys.
Chubbs, I've been watching e-bay for shockers & DMs but they are all within $75 of a new one. Do you know of anyplace else to find a shocker or DM used? How does the Shocker shoot compared to the Dye? I don't care about anyone flaming me at the field, they can piss off!
I'm sellin a one time used 05 Shocker Vision for 450 with some goodies, check the sales corner for the details.
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Default Re: How does a Shocker, Dm5, & Ion compare?

Same story on PBNation, close to or within $75 of a new gun. Emag's is a good deal tho, but if I'm going to spend the cash I want a black one. Guess I'm too picky, lol. I'm still looking at that Ion Pro, I really like it the more I see of them. I've got to ask to shoot one of somebody's.
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Old 07-01-2006, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: How does a Shocker, Dm5, & Ion compare?

if the thing that impressed you was lack of recoil and smoothness, try shooting a DM3/gen-e matrix. but you can get a dm4 for around 400-450 on PBN, they are basically the same as a dm5, just differnet milling. if you dont mind the weight, you can pick up a nice dm3 for 250-300 depending on ups.
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