(Drty)Sanchez, on Aug 6 2006, 02:02 PM, said:
Update on the ION vs. Tac one (Longbow versions)
Just traded for anthoer Ion Blackcell and ran some side by side test with matched
paint to barrel.
Im gonna use the Blackcell as a back up so I did everything I would do with my tac
one. It did well, wasnt as accurate as the tac one, but it was different. Cant really match up
an electronic gun to mechanical.
It just felt completly different..
Trigger was alittle more touchy on the blackcell, blackecell is plastic or some kind of composite.
Blackcell just has more things that can go wrong with it out in the field...Board, battery, eyes...ect.
But overall....great buy for the cash (Blackcell)
Best buy for the cash with resale value and durability (AGD TAC ONE )
Are the electronics really a hinderence? The eyes will let you forget about a squeegie and chops, teh board and micro switch will let you forget about 'what if my cover is blown', especially if you get a new board and have PSP mode. You fire 3 shots and if you dont wait 1second then your gun is now full auto at 15BPS. Batteries you'll have to change out every now and then but I normally dont play 20hrs straight.
The Ion is still fairly simple as well. It prolly has less moving parts than the Tac-One actually because its based off the Shocker that just has the bolt moving. So in the Ion you have the Pneu's, bolt, board, and the basics. So even then its fairly simple. However, its not the 'complexity' of it that gets people its that its different. Assuming you've used a Tippy like most of us to start off then you know how it works. Lectros work in a different way and let you control different aspects electronically. Instead of home made mods like you could with a trigger spring or shim, you can enter in data and try and balance it out with the other actions of the gun. More fo this is less of that etc. So its not that its complex its just different.
Now the Tac-One is a reversed and revised Tippy. Tippy's are an inline blowback, the AGD's are blow-forward. So you take what you know and flip it around. It actually has about 3 moving parts so its more 'complex'(although still extremly simple) than the Ion, but its somthing your used to.
Both have a lot of upgrades but in my opinion arent really 'extremely' upgradable like Cockers and Timmy's. Again, they have a lot of aftermarket parts, but they are only for a couple of parts. Thats more less my opinion though.
Both are a good buy so you'll be fine either way.
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