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Proto Paintball - Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) Information
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Proto Paintball
10637 Scripps Summit Court
San Diego, CA 92131

Fax: (858) 536-5191
Email: customerservice@protopaintball.com
Website: http://www.protopaintball.com
Proto Matrix 7
 Manual: Download the manual for Proto Paintball Download
 Release Date: 2007
 MSRP: $799.99
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 79
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
  49%
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
  4%
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Proto Paintball - Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) Reviews
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) Honestly, my favorite marker for the price. Granted the re-sale is low, the marker is amazing for its price. Extremely smooth and shoot ball on ball. Fine on air for me too.
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bunkerking_13
SKNasty. Cole World.
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: nine*eight*nine
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: Fast, smooth, quiet
Cons: Re-Sale
Honestly, my favorite marker for the price. Granted the re-sale is low, the marker is amazing for its price. Extremely smooth and shoot ball on ball. Fine on air for me too.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) i got this gun a lil back and love it the gun shoots really smooth is accurate (has dye ul on it) it has a easy triiger pull. i have almost fully upped it and its amazing i have spring detents, cp...
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cheeseelmo
billy
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: new jersey
cheeseelmo owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
cheeseelmo has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: fast lightweight nice looking great feel
Cons: nothing i can think off
i got this gun a lil back and love it the gun shoots really smooth is accurate (has dye ul on it) it has a easy triiger pull. i have almost fully upped it and its amazing i have spring detents, cp sling trigger, trinity frame, hater board, aluminum back cap and eye cover, techt bolt, and a new feedneck. i suggest this gun to anyone whos begging tourny paintball but get a new trigger for the love of god...
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) PM7 is one of the best guns I have used when playing
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cntrctkilla09
 
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NC
cntrctkilla09 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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cntrctkilla09 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
cntrctkilla09 has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $350.00
Pros: On Point
Cons: There isn't any
PM7 is one of the best guns I have used when playing
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) set up: olive PM7 ul frame/board barrels: ul 14" .688/ stock 2 piece proto .690/ lucky unitec 14" .693 hopper: b2 tank: crossfire 70/68 stubby "peanut" I got this gun in a trade and never looked...
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Cracker with a gun
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SW Washington
Cracker with a gun supports Cereal Killerz 2
Cracker with a gun is playing at Living Legends VII
Cracker with a gun owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Cracker with a gun owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
Cracker with a gun plays in the APPA beginner division
Cracker with a gun is Legendary
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.01
Pros: see review
Cons: see review
set up:
olive PM7
ul frame/board
barrels: ul 14" .688/ stock 2 piece proto .690/ lucky unitec 14" .693
hopper: b2
tank: crossfire 70/68 stubby "peanut"


I got this gun in a trade and never looked back. This gun is very reliable (it has never gone down), very consitant (pulling +/-4 at crono), and looks and feels sexy. There isnt that much kick either once u hit the right settings.

When you recieve this gun (if its new or lnib) you get
1) the PM7 itself
2) stock proto 2 piece barrel- which is actually pretty decent
3) manual- read it and u shouldnt have any problems
4) barrel condom
5) allens/ lube
6) warrenty card

as well as improving on making it smaller than the PM6 dye/proto also gave it a new board- which has different modes unlike previous protos which only had unlimited semi. They also gave it a new feedneck- a screw knob- rather than ajusting it with an allen. They got rid of the stupid plastic eye cover as well and gave it alluminum eye covers like a dm.

I used my teamates pm7 and i can tell you that the ultralite frame makes a big diffence but trust me its worth it if you have the money. Just like any proto owner im not fond of the ribbon eyes. Efficiency is not all that great- not as good as an ego but better than most. My team uses mostly ego7's and when compared to the pm7 the pm7 seems heavy- part of it could be due to my giant tank (trying to get a smaller one)- it is lighter than my teamates dm6 (same one mentioned before)... so weight really isnt that bad

pro's:
looks
consitant
decent efficiency
reliable
decent stock barrel
improved board- but if u get an ultralite frame it has diff modes anyway
imporved feedneck

cons
semi bulky stock frame
proto ribbon eyes
weight, i guess, not really that bad unless you have no muscle what so ever

i give it a 9/10 because of value- seeing as how the pm8 now comes with a ul frame,
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) Great gun for the price, especially since it's going for so cheap these days! Shoots just as good as any dm.
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Danny138Von
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: VSBville, CA
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Danny138Von is Legendary
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $275.00
Pros: Price
Cons: Eye cover screws
Great gun for the price, especially since it's going for so cheap these days! Shoots just as good as any dm.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) The PM7 to me is a good beginner tourney marker for those not looking to spend a ton to enter the scene. It is a smooth shooter and pretty accurate. It is rather bulky though compared to today's...
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Dedloc
That guy.
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tennessee
Dedloc is BST Legit
Dedloc is reppin' sidebar 4 life
Dedloc is Legendary
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Smooth shot, decent barrel
Cons: Large profile
The PM7 to me is a good beginner tourney marker for those not looking to spend a ton to enter the scene. It is a smooth shooter and pretty accurate. It is rather bulky though compared to today's ergonomics. All in all, a good purchase.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) Really loved this gun. Shot solid. maintenance was easy. Efficient. 5 pods + hopper from a 45/45
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Join Date: Jun 2006
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Domc36-1 plays in the APPA D5 division
Domc36-1 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Smooth, reliable, light
Cons: Stock grips, stock barrel
Really loved this gun.
Shot solid.
maintenance was easy.
Efficient. 5 pods + hopper from a 45/45
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) My Setup: PM7, UL Frame, Tadao Trauma Board, CP Sling Trigger I got this gun for a great price and besides waiting 3 weeks and almost getting scammed by the seller, I am extremely happy with this...
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $160.00
Pros: Light, Fast, Sexy, Shoots Smooth & LPR
Cons: No UL Frame Stock, 12" Barrel & Feedneck Collar
My Setup: PM7, UL Frame, Tadao Trauma Board, CP Sling Trigger

I got this gun for a great price and besides waiting 3 weeks and almost getting scammed by the seller, I am extremely happy with this gun. My PM7 came with the UL frame and Tadao board along with the stock frame, board, stock UL board and stock barrel. I put in a CP Sling trigger (so nice and light) and will be upgrading the stock barrel, even though it is pretty accurate. I suggest anyone thinking about getting the UL frame to do it!! If you are looking at 2 guns and one has a UL frame but is $50-75 more, get it!!

I came from a DP G3 and the PM7 is better in almost every category. I guess that's to be expected when comparing a $300 gun to a $900 gun. The G3 was very nice to hold and of course light but the PM7 with the UL frame feels like it was made for my hands. The LPR allows this gun to shoot so smooth which makes for better accuracy since there is less kick. This levels out the loss of accuracy you get from the stock .690/.691 , 12" 2-piece barrel. I can't wait to get a smaller bore and 14" front on this gun!

I had 1 leak from the ASA because of a shredded o-ring but have had no leaks from the bolt at all. Yes, there are plenty of o-rings that can cause an issue but routine maintenance keeps that in check, just like with any other gun. I hate the feedneck collar because you have to use an allen key to tighten it but I'll be replacing it shortly.

Overall, the PM7 is a excellent gun and for $150-225 it's a hard gun not to seriously consider if you are in the market for a new gun. I have no regrets and will be keeping this gun for a long time!

Score: 9/10 (with UL frame)
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Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) First off if you have this gun you need the ul and then you will be set. next you might want to work on getting a new barrel because you only get a 12 inch its an ok barrel but a little more length...
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ego.92
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Dallas/Lubbock/Waco
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ego.92 has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $550.00
Pros: super smooth with ul
Cons: needs ul and new barrel
First off if you have this gun you need the ul and then you will be set. next you might want to work on getting a new barrel because you only get a 12 inch its an ok barrel but a little more length is nice.
I play with this gun for many years and when it works its a beast.
they are a little more difficult to take care of than ego's but its worth it if you can keep your matrix running.
super smooth gun
looks great
overall a great gun
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) gun shot great. had virtue in it so setting the modes was easy. obviously the spool valve design is superior to all else
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gbaby19_2
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Norman
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: great gun
Cons: not many
gun shot great. had virtue in it so setting the modes was easy. obviously the spool valve design is superior to all else
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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