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Proto Paintball - Proto Matrix 8 (PM8) 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 2008 edition.
 Manual: Download the manual for Proto Paintball Download
 Release Date: 2008
 MSRP: $749.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
 Reviews: 59
 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 1/5 stars.
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Proto Paintball - Proto Matrix 8 (PM8) Reviews
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 8 (PM8) This is hands down to me the best "Matrix" ever made. If you want a matrix of any kind, get a PM8 and dont look back!
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pntbll309
Money Talks BS Walks.
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Rockies
pntbll309 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
pntbll309 supports Team VICIOUS
pntbll309 supports Team VICIOUS
pntbll309 has achieved Level 5 in PbNation Pursuit
pntbll309 is Legendary
pntbll309 supports DLX Technology
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: Everything
Cons: cold weather sucks
This is hands down to me the best "Matrix" ever made. If you want a matrix of any kind, get a PM8 and dont look back!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 8 (PM8) The PM8 gets a 4 out of 5 from me. It is fast light and accurate, but It can be inconsistent when it comes to the fps its shooting at and sometimes the gun wont register your trigger pulls and almost...
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proto92393
 
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Join Date: Apr 2009
proto92393 supports Team VICIOUS
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: $500.00
Pros: fast, accurate, easy to maintenance
Cons: back heavy and sometimes inconsistent
The PM8 gets a 4 out of 5 from me. It is fast light and accurate, but It can be inconsistent when it comes to the fps its shooting at and sometimes the gun wont register your trigger pulls and almost lag behind. Other than that its a very good gun.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 8 (PM8) I had an Aloha PM8. I loved that gun more than police love donuts or crooks like cigarettes. Clean and light and so smooth.
Report this review to a moderator   #15353
rnauman821
I Ring the Bell
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: 563
rnauman821 is a Supporting Member
rnauman821 has been a member for 10 years
rnauman821 is Legendary
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: $500.00
Pros: Prettiest gun I ever owned
Cons:
I had an Aloha PM8. I loved that gun more than police love donuts or crooks like cigarettes. Clean and light and so smooth.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 8 (PM8) Awesome marker. Light, smooth shooting, quiet, efficient, reliable. The only problem I have had with it was with the pre and post travel trigger adjustment screws. A little bit of lock tight will fix...
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Scandall519
 
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Marquette, MI
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Scandall519 plays in the APPA D5 division
Length of use: More 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: $425.00
Pros: Light, quiet, shoots smooth
Cons: trigger adjustment screw
Awesome marker. Light, smooth shooting, quiet, efficient, reliable. The only problem I have had with it was with the pre and post travel trigger adjustment screws. A little bit of lock tight will fix that though.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 8 (PM8) Huge matrix fan and this didnt disappoint. The last and easily the best of the Proto Matrix line, you cant go wrong. The opening price and deflated price is still great. Great range from beginner to...
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sEpVeIeLd
*Hides in the Back*
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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Missouri
sEpVeIeLd has been a member for 10 years
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: $300.00
Pros: Efficiency, Feel, Looks
Cons: Swivel reg elbow, LPR adj
Huge matrix fan and this didnt disappoint. The last and easily the best of the Proto Matrix line, you cant go wrong. The opening price and deflated price is still great. Great range from beginner to national tournament player.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 8 (PM8) I just got back into the sport and was surprised to see the PM8 for so cheap. I quickly bought it and the next week I was playing. Unfortunately, during the first hour of play it went down with a...
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skorprideguy
 
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
skorprideguy is a Supporting Member
skorprideguy has been a member for 10 years
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Cheap, Light, Shoots Ropes
Cons: Had to deal with Leaks
I just got back into the sport and was surprised to see the PM8 for so cheap. I quickly bought it and the next week I was playing. Unfortunately, during the first hour of play it went down with a leak in the reg. I didn't have the right size O-ring and had to use a rental.

Overall, it is a great Marker for the price and can hold its own with the newer ones out on the field.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 8 (PM8) I have currently owned 4 different PM8's with only 1 of which that actually worked. 1. Received PM8 brand new in a sponsorship package, gun had a bad noid OUT OF THE BOX. 2. Returned #1 and...
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skunk_13_2005
Cross Creek Paintball
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Virginia
skunk_13_2005 has been a member for 10 years
skunk_13_2005 supports Team VICIOUS
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $450.00
Pros: Cheap
Cons: Unreliable
I have currently owned 4 different PM8's with only 1 of which that actually worked.

1. Received PM8 brand new in a sponsorship package, gun had a bad noid OUT OF THE BOX.

2. Returned #1 and received another NIB PM8 - LPR was not machined properly and gun would not function correctly (Had to be looked at by Dye Airsmith to determine this one)

3. Returned yet again #2 and received another NIB PM8 - Gun shot like a dream out of the box with a little tweaking to get the pressures set correctly once aired up. Played 2 X-ball matches and the board shorted out (No water damage/etc) where the eyes plug into the board so I was left with a gun with no eyes (not a huge problem, replaced the board and gun functioned properly)

4. Picked up a used PM8, this time however, the gun performed flawlessly.


The first 3 PM8s I had were when the PM8 was first released, maybe there were still some bugs to be worked out? Hope others have better luck than me.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 8 (PM8) this is a great overall platform for anyone. same as a DM just lighter and much cheaper. imo the best money can buy at low cost
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SoCalUprising
these boys want my BUSSY
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: so cal
SoCalUprising owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
SoCalUprising owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
SoCalUprising supports Team VICIOUS
SoCalUprising has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
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: $300.00
Pros: lightweight, quiet. all around awsome
Cons: none come to mind
this is a great overall platform for anyone. same as a DM just lighter and much cheaper. imo the best money can buy at low cost
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 8 (PM8) best gun dye ever made hands down PERIOD
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wiscompton22
king of the class
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 608/414
wiscompton22 is an NCPA player
wiscompton22 plays in the APPA D4 division
wiscompton22 has achieved Level 4 in PbNation Pursuit
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wiscompton22 supports Empire
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: everything
Cons: non standard reg
best gun dye ever made hands down PERIOD
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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