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History of the Ion Paintball Gun

Learn about the history of the ion paintball gun from paintball pro Mike "Pev" Peverill in this Howcast video.


My name is Mike Peverill. I'm here at Pev's Paintball Park in Aldie, Virginia. I've been playing paintball nearly 30 years. I've played professional paintball with numerous pro teams all over the world. This facility here was built from the ground up for paintball, kind of like a paintball Disney Land. Our website is Hopefully you can come out and visit us sometime.

The Ion Paintball Gun, created by SmartParts, great little gun, it was the high-end electronic gun at a low-end price. When it came out, you know, they made so many of them they couldn't keep up with demand. It was a great little gun. But it didn't have a lot of extra features you could add to it, and some people say it actually hurt the paintball industry, because it kind of crowded, you know, pushed out the bigger guys, on the more expensive guns.

But, at the same time, it doesn't exist anymore. The company's gone out of business. But it was a gun that everyone could buy, even as a beginner and basically have a very fast electronic gun. You know it didn't teach you skill, you know, just pull the trigger and there it was. But, you know, unfortunately, you can't get parts for it anymore. So a good little gun, a lot of them were sold, but unfortunately it's no longer manufactured.

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