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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.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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Proto Paintball - Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) Reviews
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) hands down my favorite gun of all time. I bought is gone when it first came out. I don't think I've ever been so excited to buy a gun before.a little bit of an air hog. But overall probably one of...
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Gbash
Another day in paradise
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Wyoming
Gbash is playing at Living Legends VII
Gbash owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $750.00
Pros: cool and light for the time
Cons: stupid ribbon eyes
hands down my favorite gun of all time. I bought is gone when it first came out. I don't think I've ever been so excited to buy a gun before.a little bit of an air hog. But overall probably one of the best shooting guns of all time.the only problem is the ribbon style eyes they tend to break for now not easily found anymore. Probably the best upgrade for this gun you can get is a dye ultralite frame this gives you the ability to put in Wired eyes and get rid of the problematic ribbon eyes. another good upgrade is the Billy Wing Bolt. Little fine tuning and she will be a beast for years to come
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Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) When we got these guns for gridlock they where a breakthrough i thought compaired to the pm6. And nothing proto has put out up to date tops the pm7. The pm8s where
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gridlock777
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NC
gridlock777 plays in the PSP
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $750.00
Pros: Sexy looking gun
Cons: None...
When we got these guns for gridlock they where a breakthrough i thought compaired to the pm6. And nothing proto has put out up to date tops the pm7. The pm8s where
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) Previous Year's Dye Matrix, the Proto line was a genius idea by Dye to get 2 years out of their "high end" markers. Sell it for a rediculous price the first year with a Dye logo (aka Audi logo) then...
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J35T3R.us
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Behind you...
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: Previous Year's DM6
Cons: Previous Year's DM6
Previous Year's Dye Matrix, the Proto line was a genius idea by Dye to get 2 years out of their "high end" markers. Sell it for a rediculous price the first year with a Dye logo (aka Audi logo) then sell the exact same gun the next year at $300-400 off with a Proto logo (aka Volkswagen logo).

Nothing wrong with this gun. Each year it got better and better. Easily my favorite gun besides old Timmys.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) Used this gun for three years. I think they are drastically under priced. They are not the smoothest shooting by todays standards but otherwise perform very reliably.
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klettis33
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chicago, IL
klettis33 plays in the PSP
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klettis33 plays in the APPA D4 division
klettis33 has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: Light, fast, comfortable, reliable
Cons: Old, outdated slightly
Used this gun for three years. I think they are drastically under priced. They are not the smoothest shooting by todays standards but otherwise perform very reliably.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) I owned this gun for about a month and it show beautifully. It was accurate, light, and didnt make a lot of noise when I fired it. However, at about 4 weeks, I ran into a leak problem from my bolt...
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lycan5100
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Davis, CA
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $220.00
Pros: Quiet, light, accurate
Cons: Nothing major
I owned this gun for about a month and it show beautifully. It was accurate, light, and didnt make a lot of noise when I fired it.

However, at about 4 weeks, I ran into a leak problem from my bolt housing. I replaced all the O-rings, lubed the bolt, and still had a leaking problem! I did everything I could, but eventually my bolt housing slid almost an inch out the back of the gun, stripping threads and making the gun unusable and unfixable.

From what I've heard, this is a very rare problem, but still one that should be addressed in a review.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) Great shooting gun you won't be disappointed and you'll save money
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Join Date: Oct 2006
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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: $200.00
Pros: smooth
Cons: older
Great shooting gun you won't be disappointed and you'll save money
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) great with ul frame suggjest a cp reg and laser eyes don't go with stock barrel k thanks bye 100 percent shoots like any best gun on the market
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Join Date: May 2013
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: Great with ul frame
Cons: back for effiecentcy
great with ul frame suggjest a cp reg and laser eyes don't go with stock barrel k thanks bye 100 percent shoots like any best gun on the market
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) I got this pm7 with ultralight frame an expired 82/45 and halo b for 150. the frame retails for 250 alone. i wasnt expecting much because price paid but this gun is amazing, its extremely accurate...
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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: $150.00
Pros: lightweight, accurate, efficient
Cons: nothing
I got this pm7 with ultralight frame an expired 82/45 and halo b for 150. the frame retails for 250 alone. i wasnt expecting much because price paid but this gun is amazing, its extremely accurate with a dye UL 14" barrel and extremely.lightweight and comfortable with the UL frame, and ontop of that its very.reliable. with little maintenance their is really nothing more you could ask for from this gun i rate 10/10
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Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) its overall a good gun.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...
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pber88
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 847
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: its good
Cons: nothing
its overall a good gun.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!EFSDFSADFG sdfgds
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 7 (PM7) I bought this gun in 2008 and have used it ever since. It's fast, accurate and reliable. The good: I'm not sure I've ever chopped a ball in this gun since I bought it. It's fairly quiet and I can...
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PM7_user
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Houston, TX
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PM7_user has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $450.00
Pros: Fast, accurate
Cons: ASA o-ring, interior trigger adjustment
I bought this gun in 2008 and have used it ever since. It's fast, accurate and reliable.

The good: I'm not sure I've ever chopped a ball in this gun since I bought it. It's fairly quiet and I can get pretty good rates of fire for consistent amount of time. It's pretty accurate even with the stock barrel on it.

The bad: The o-ring in the ASA has to be replaced about once every 6 months. The trigger adjustment is internal so you have to take the grip frame off the gun to adjust the trigger then put it back together to see it it works. It's only a one time deal though. The ribbon eyes kind of suck but if you don't take the grip frame off often it's not a problem. Also, the consistency of the reg is pretty bad. When I chrono I get +- 10 psi.

Conclusion: This is a great mid-range gun. I would recommend it for anyone looking to spend $100-$300 on a gun.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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