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Proto Paintball - Proto Matrix 5 (PM5) 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
First Proto Matrix ever created.
 Manual: Download the manual for Proto Paintball Download
 Release Date: 2005
 MSRP: $800.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
 Reviews: 35
 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 5 (PM5) Reviews
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 5 (PM5) i Purchased my pm5 two years ago and still have it to this day. The pm5 is a can do anything a gun today can do with the proper setup. I have used my pm5 as my main gun and as a backup. it has never...
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jake21
Reppin' the 406
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bozeman, Montana
jake21 is a Supporting Member
jake21 supports Team VICIOUS
jake21 has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: Very consistant, great backup
Cons: HEAVY, ribbon eyes
i Purchased my pm5 two years ago and still have it to this day. The pm5 is a can do anything a gun today can do with the proper setup. I have used my pm5 as my main gun and as a backup. it has never failed me in practice or in a game. it shoots ball on ball and with a cp sling trigger it just rolls.

If you are looking for a low budget backup gun that will keep up with the newer gats, get yourself a PM5!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 5 (PM5) this gun is the best gun ever. dont believe people that say it is heavy because those people NEED TO GROW SOME MUSCLE MASS, ITS NOT THAT HEAVY. buy this gun
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kjjohnson
is somethin funny meow?
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Join Date: Sep 2007
kjjohnson owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
kjjohnson supports Team VICIOUS
kjjohnson supports Sherwood Forest
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: all of them
Cons: ya right
this gun is the best gun ever. dont believe people that say it is heavy because those people NEED TO GROW SOME MUSCLE MASS, ITS NOT THAT HEAVY. buy this gun
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 5 (PM5) this is my first gun and i have to say that it is amazing for the price. it even has people with expensive guns asking me what it is and why it is shooting better than their ego. overall its a great...
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protoman75
I <3 My PM5
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
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: $220.00
Pros: great value, shoots ropes around some newer guns
Cons: none so far
this is my first gun and i have to say that it is amazing for the price. it even has people with expensive guns asking me what it is and why it is shooting better than their ego. overall its a great performing gun at entry level price (but better than entry level performance) .
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 5 (PM5) I bought this gun used and liked it a lot until the winter came. Once it started getting cold out the gun would stop working randomly and it happened once in finals which caused us to lose. Once that...
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Softie68
Dan Hines makes me moist
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ossining,Ny
Softie68 plays in the PSP
Softie68 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Softie68 supports Team VICIOUS
Softie68 is Legendary
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: nice size for my hands
Cons: unreliable in cold weather
I bought this gun used and liked it a lot until the winter came. Once it started getting cold out the gun would stop working randomly and it happened once in finals which caused us to lose. Once that happened the gun went bye bye.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 5 (PM5) One of my favorite guns ever. Bought one recently to get back into the sport. Can find them at awesome prices now. Recommended upgrades: Virtue Board Clamping feedneck Trigger STD LPR Can't say...
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Lurch_man
Step over the line...
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: FL
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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: $40.00
Pros: Cheap, fast, reliable
Cons: old, parts hard to find
One of my favorite guns ever. Bought one recently to get back into the sport. Can find them at awesome prices now.

Recommended upgrades:

Virtue Board
Clamping feedneck
Trigger
STD LPR

Can't say enough how great these guns are.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 5 (PM5) I was lucky enough to trade my nasty Angel Speed for one of these markers. When I got it I immediately fell in love with the trigger. The frame was a big large, but the trigger felt great. I used...
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PlayFront36
Now in HD!
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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Illinois
PlayFront36 has been a member for 10 years
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $400.00
Pros: Low kick, quiet
Cons: Bulky, inefficient
I was lucky enough to trade my nasty Angel Speed for one of these markers. When I got it I immediately fell in love with the trigger. The frame was a big large, but the trigger felt great. I used it for several college tournaments and it garnered me several eliminations. Over time I grew tired of the size and inefficiency and got rid of it. If youre going to get a PM, get one thats 2006 or higher.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 5 (PM5) So I got a PM5 when I sold my ion but when I got it, it had a busted eye harness and some striped screws so it wouldn't work. So I took it to the shop and let them keep it for a while and they got it...
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xsvboy
 
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: pluto
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 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Fast, quite
Cons: Little on the heavy side
So I got a PM5 when I sold my ion but when I got it, it had a busted eye harness and some striped screws so it wouldn't work. So I took it to the shop and let them keep it for a while and they got it fixed. So as soon as I got it back I went and played with it and here are some of the Pros and Cons I found of it.

Pros: Fast
Loved the trigger pull
Not too loud

Cons: A little heavy
Trigger was sticking sometimes

So all in all I liked it and I would def. get another one but would have to have a upped asa, trigger, and feedneck.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 5 (PM5) Well, I have had this gun for a few months and I really like it. Below is a quick review. Efficiency Simply put, not very good. Around 700-900 shots from a 68/45 filed up to around 4000 psi, but it...
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eastcoastballerz
 
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: georgia
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.01
Pros: Very smooth, all around great when upgraded
Cons: Some stock parts, gun has a temperament, weight
Well, I have had this gun for a few months and I really like it. Below is a quick review.

Efficiency

Simply put, not very good. Around 700-900 shots from a 68/45 filed up to around 4000 psi, but it is a spool valve, what do you expect.

Maintenance

This gun is VERY temperamental. As long as you try and avoid cold weather, lube it often, and know how to fix leaks, it will work fine.

Weight

Normally I would not address this, but it is a heavy gun. I personally don't care but many people on Pbnation are not hitting a gym but instead sitting on a computer so I felt like this should be addressed.

Stock Parts

Stock parts are more prominent in some areas than in others.
Good stock parts- Trigger, Regulator.
Bad stock parts- Feedneck, barrel.

Shooting quality

As expected from any Matrix, the shot quality is amazing. It is very smooth, quiet, and will make almost any other gun (even some spool valves, really only addressing low/mid end markers) seems very horselike. I do notice that it does have a distinct popping noise, however.

Consistency

I have heard reports of the Pm5 being 1 +/-, even 0 +/-, but I have only got to around 3 +/-.

Summary

Would I buy it? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes. Is it what you would expect for the price? More than you would expect.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 5 (PM5) This marker works great if you ask me. i've never had any problems with it and i've had it for awhile. the only part that i dislike about it is the trigger is sometimes sticky. other then that it...
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Length of use: More than 6 months
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: $300.00
Pros: Decent Weight, Fast
Cons: Sticky
This marker works great if you ask me.
i've never had any problems with it and i've had it for awhile.
the only part that i dislike about it is the trigger is sometimes sticky.
other then that it works great =] great buy if you ask me.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball Proto Matrix 5 (PM5) Overall the PM5 was a great gun for me. I used it for over 2 years before trading it. It always shot as fast as my hopper would feed and I never had any reliability issues with it in the field. I...
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basebalplayr33
P.I.M.P
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: St. Louis
basebalplayr33 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $600.00
Pros: Lightweight, stylish, accurate, fast
Cons: None that I could find
Overall the PM5 was a great gun for me. I used it for over 2 years before trading it. It always shot as fast as my hopper would feed and I never had any reliability issues with it in the field. I would definitely recommend this gun to anyone from beginner to expert.

~Basebalplayr33
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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