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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: 63
 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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Proto Paintball - Proto Matrix 8 (PM8) Reviews
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
skorprideguy plays in the NXL
skorprideguy plays in the MiLP
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 has been a member for 10 years
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.
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