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Proto Paintball - Super Light Gun (SLG) 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
This is Protos entry level marker. SLG stands for Super Light Gun.
 Manual: Download the manual for Proto Paintball Download
 Release Date: 2007
 MSRP: $199.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 stars.
 Reviews: 66
 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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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Proto Paintball - Super Light Gun (SLG) Reviews
Proto Paintball Super Light Gun (SLG) OK I bought the 09 SLG basic. It is a very nice looking gun, light, the solenoid click is a little loud but tolerable, it feels good in my hands, and I like the look, my Olive looks pretty olive to...
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protoman87
 
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Join Date: May 2009
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $199.95
Pros: Light, Looks nice, UL trigger on 09 basic,
Cons: few problems at start.
OK I bought the 09 SLG basic. It is a very nice looking gun, light, the solenoid click is a little loud but tolerable, it feels good in my hands, and I like the look, my Olive looks pretty olive to me, I know some people say it looks more brown or gold but I like my color. I was impressed at the accuracy of the gun Out Of Box, and the +-6 from the reg not broken in was not bad at all. Overall I love the gun.
Box includes
1 Proto SLG marker
1 11" SLG Proto barrel
1 Barrel Sock
1 Dye Sticky Lube
1 extra battery (one came inside my gun as well)
1 pack of varying sized o-rings
1 Allen Key set
1 Instruction manual
1 warranty Card
all and all you get everything you need to dissassemble the gun, with it so thats a plus.
However first day of testing it out I had a jam and a break.. so I cleaned relubed, after that the o-rings on the bolt I had to replace 3 of them because they wore down extremely fast. Fired 2 hoppers flawlessly, with great ball on ball action too. So I decided to go to my local field ( Lehigh Valley paintball) and BLAGH it did not like shooting in that place, I kept getting jams, I think I played 2 games with 0 problems, then it was fireing 2 balls per 1 trigger pull on semiauto, so I had the Ball detents replaced shot about 5 hoppers since and no problems, I would recommend keeping an eye on your ball detents. other than those few problems that were solved with spending less than $5, (o rings come with the Gun) I would recommend the gun to anyone! especially beginners because It takes me 5 minutes ( taking my time) to dissassemble the bolt, clean it, lube it, and put it back together, it is soo simple, I think the trigger that comes stock is very sturdy, but I did not like the asa, so I bought a new CP sling trigger, and an on/off asa.

Pros, It shoots like a dream, and I like the sound, looks good, keeps up with the etek's and ego's. Shoots ropes!

Cons, the orings, jams, breaks, ball detents, and wabble in the ASA rail, but all these can be fixed with what comes with it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Super Light Gun (SLG) i was amazed of what kinda gun you can get for $200, i was looking into buying a ion, but the stock ion kinda suck, and didnt want to spend another $200-400 in upgrades. the down side was that the...
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ProtoType6669
 
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Join Date: Dec 2008
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: $199.95
Pros: excellent gun, very good reg., ok stock board
Cons: new feed neck ASAP, and bolt was too short,
i was amazed of what kinda gun you can get for
$200, i was looking into buying a ion, but the stock ion kinda suck, and didnt want to spend another $200-400 in upgrades. the down side was that the bolt it comes with may be too short, but al you have to do is call up proto and they give you a replacement one, and the feedneck it comes with SUCKS i suggest buying a feed neck with it when you buy it, ( CP clamping feedneck $29.95).
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Super Light Gun (SLG) I purchased my SLG yesterday and shot a ton of paint and the marker didn't chop with the eyes on , I programed my SLG to shoot 15BPS in PSP and with the eyes off it does chop a little bit but that's...
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smartparts1991
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $219.95
Pros: Light, Fast, Easy to matience, low kick
Cons: trigger, barrle (is ok) stock ASA
I purchased my SLG yesterday and shot a ton of paint and the marker didn't chop with the eyes on , I programed my SLG to shoot 15BPS in PSP and with the eyes off it does chop a little bit but that's to be expected when the eyes are off,

It's really easy to matience I own a Shocker SFT (as you can tell from my sig) the price is perfect this gun out performs my ion.

CONS: Stock barrel is ok but I am going to purchase a boomstick, I purchased a dye on/off ASA and a CP sling trigger.

I'm ditching SP and I'm turning over to DYE!

I want to purchase a 2010 PMR in July and evently a DM11 (when it's released)
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Super Light Gun (SLG) Simple instructions in manual, add $30 cp one piece barrel and gun shoots nice very accurate. I did change asa to make it easier to take tank off. It is a great gun for its price. If you dont buy...
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tater312
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
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: $199.00
Pros: light, fast, hyper3 reg
Cons: Barrel
Simple instructions in manual, add $30 cp one piece barrel and gun shoots nice very accurate. I did change asa to make it easier to take tank off. It is a great gun for its price. If you dont buy this buy a Mini Invert $325 newer 09 slg doesn't have problems with the bolt, and I thing proto will send you a new bolt for the older slgs. Feed neck does not need to be replaced but it does not have a quick release.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Super Light Gun (SLG) Alright, I will start off my review prior to getting this marker. Ever since it's release back in early 2008, the SLG has caught my eye numerous times. After using quite a bit of other markers;...
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tgs-killer
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Redlands, CA
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: $100.00
Pros: Light, Fast, Efficient, Looks, Simplicity, Size
Cons: Loud, Kick, Feedneck, ASA
Alright, I will start off my review prior to getting this marker. Ever since it's release back in early 2008, the SLG has caught my eye numerous times. After using quite a bit of other markers; buying them, trading them, and selling them. I eventually got rid of my last one, thinking I would quit for a long time. But not soon after, I felt the urge to go paintballing again. After comparing, researching, and testing. I had settled with a Smart Parts Ion. Upon upgrading it, I realized that I had nothing else left to upgrade. Me at the time thinking this was the best gun in it's price range, kept using it until it started acting funny. I didn't want to deal with it, so I sold it. Yet again I was in the market for a new marker, scouring the pbnation B/S/T pages for weeks, finding the best deals I could find and then finding even better ones. Left me puzzled. But I found the perfect candidate, the SLG. The marker I've always wanted to try, and with a smoking hot price tag at only $90. I said hey why not! After receiving the marker, I was quite pleased at the looks of the SLG, as well as the size and weight. Elegantly milled, and coupled with a nice shiny textured/smooth dust anodizing really brings out this marker's beauty. As far as I can see, the sear tripping system was well thought out. And all out durable. Comparing to many of my Ebladed cockers, the SLG takes the lead. And comparing to the Ion, the SLG is lighter, faster, simple, and easy to maintain. The Ion had a pretty intricate process in disassembling the marker for routine maintenance. Even I with 6 years of experience, found that it was a pain in the rear to take apart an Ion. I would not recommend an Ion for a beginner, with all of the confusing electronics and gimmicks that it offers. The SLG has simple board options and adjustments; ROF, Trigger Sensitivity, and Firing modes. And disassembling is a snap, just a simple BOB design. Though it's not as adjustable as an Ion in terms of air distribution and whatnot, to conserve air, and reduce chopping with pressure settings. The SLG does still operate at a very low pressure. Making it gentle on brittle paint. And it is pretty conservative on air, getting atleast 1300-1375 shots off of a 68/45k N2 tank. Okay, upon using the SLG at the chronograph. I have seen fluctuations of atleast +/-7, and that's with the reg broken in. On the field, I have found that the SLG shot at a good distance with good accuracy. There was a noticeable amount of kick, and loudness upon shooting. But for me, that doesn't really matter as long as it shoots well. And the speed was amazing. I don't know what all the people are talking about with the proposed "crappy plastic trigger", it's actually a good trigger once you get it adjusted. Also clipping off a bit of the trigger spring, makes using it really enjoyable. The SLG overall carries the flag of Dye and Proto, with their excellent service and the dependability of their products. Though this is my first "Matrix" style gun, I can't say I wasn't impressed.....I was blown away. I have always said that I would never under any circumstance get a Dye Matrix marker, but looking back, I was sorely mistaken. I can't believe what I missed out on. Well time to wrap up this review, some recommendations I would like to point out first though. I would recommend an On/Off and a Feedneck right off the bat, and get a decent sized N2 tank along with a good loader. The stock barrel is very accurate for stock, but due to its size I upgraded to my 14" All American. And I guess that's about it. I would strongly 100% recommend this gun over an Ion to an beginner, heck even any intermediate/professional. It's just an amazing marker, especially for its price tag
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Proto Paintball Super Light Gun (SLG) nice gun, deff. need a new trigger, and feedneck, and asa. but other than that not bad. also the 08 slg has rollback on many of the guns, that is when the ball rolls back in the breech and the eyes...
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tunanatr123
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Annville,PA
Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $200.00
Pros: Its a dye, board,light
Cons: trigger frame, rollback,asa.
nice gun, deff. need a new trigger, and feedneck, and asa. but other than that not bad. also the 08 slg has rollback on many of the guns, that is when the ball rolls back in the breech and the eyes dont detect it. but just send it to dye and they will fix it for free, even if u dont have your warranty card.
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