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Proto Paintball - PMR (Proto Rail 09) 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
The Matrix Rail™ features incredible 3D body styling, dual-durometer adjustable feed neck, a fully adjustable dual-durometer trigger, a low pressure bolt kit and metal logo inserts. Bottom line. Great gun.
 Manual: Download the manual for Proto Paintball Download
 Release Date: 2008
 MSRP: $445.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 stars.
 Reviews: 52
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
  4%
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Proto Paintball PMR (Proto Rail 09)
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Deadmeat99
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Plymouth, IL
Deadmeat99 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: the new ion only more reliable
Cons: trigger, feedneck, asa
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR (Proto Rail 09) I really enjoyed this gun when I owned it. My only complaint came when I needed to play as a back player in streetball. I could only get about 5 1/2 pods from a 4500 tank.
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dgusa
 
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Des Moines, Ia
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $450.00
Pros: Easy to maintain, great look
Cons: like all spoolies it's inefficient
I really enjoyed this gun when I owned it. My only complaint came when I needed to play as a back player in streetball. I could only get about 5 1/2 pods from a 4500 tank.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR (Proto Rail 09) I have used this marker for a faire amount of time and i feel i have enough game time with the marker to give a fair review. i have not had many issues with the marker exept for the fitting on the...
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Duane Mouton
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: on the speedball field
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $350.00
Pros: nice smooth shot, affordable, not that heavy
Cons: air hog, not so great with brittle paint
I have used this marker for a faire amount of time and i feel i have enough game time with the marker to give a fair review. i have not had many issues with the marker exept for the fitting on the reg blew out, but that was fixed free of charge. The marker has a very smooth, comfortable shot and is a very nice marker for the price range. The marker was breaking lots of paint on some of the realy cold days, but it was a very very brittle paint. i would say if some one is looking for a low cost spool velve or a bigginer looking to buy a marker that will last a long time then this is perfect, i however dont think it is the best marker if going into very competitive tournaments as it chows air like mad... overall i would give it 7 out of 10
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR (Proto Rail 09) There is nothing to complain about how this gun shoots. The gun shoots great. Whats not good about it is that it breaks down often. I got mine used. As long as you know how to maintain and take care...
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Location: Benicia CA
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: shoots well
Cons: breaks down a lot, needs a lot of maintenance
There is nothing to complain about how this gun shoots. The gun shoots great. Whats not good about it is that it breaks down often. I got mine used. As long as you know how to maintain and take care of a gun, I think that this gun is a good gun. It shoots the best if you put barly any lube on it, but you re lube it after every time u play. I also tried hater marmalade on the bolt instead of dye slick lube, it worked really nicely because it worked better when you only put a little bit.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR (Proto Rail 09) Bought the gun supposedly with just 500 shots through it but it needed lubed bad and had a torn o-ring. Quick fix and I was ballin hard all weekend! Lubed the gun afterwards along with the regulator...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: fast, smooth
Cons: upkeep?
Bought the gun supposedly with just 500 shots through it but it needed lubed bad and had a torn o-ring. Quick fix and I was ballin hard all weekend! Lubed the gun afterwards along with the regulator and when I gassed it back up it began leaking from the back of the bolt. Had to change another two o-rings which was easy and I think it wont require any immediate maintenance now. Got plenty of compliments at the field for such an old gun, shows it'll keep up!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR (Proto Rail 09) I got one these for free. Kept it around for quite awhile as a back up to my ND timmy, even used it over my ND a few times just because it was a straight shooting, light weight gun.
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.99
Pros: reliable, accurate, efficient
Cons: none that i can think of
I got one these for free. Kept it around for quite awhile as a back up to my ND timmy, even used it over my ND a few times just because it was a straight shooting, light weight gun.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR (Proto Rail 09) I have had this gun since it came out in 2009 but since about day 1 I have had trouble with it. The bolt is Very picky it will stick and make take the whole thing out at times. No matter how good you...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $450.00
Pros: looks good
Cons: Bolt is a pain and the regulator
I have had this gun since it came out in 2009 but since about day 1 I have had trouble with it. The bolt is Very picky it will stick and make take the whole thing out at times. No matter how good you are at mataining a gun this thing will challenge you. Also if its not one thing its another, it almost seemed like whenever I got the bolt to work my regulator would spike. I don't know if I just got a bad one, but I wont buy another 2009, However i will consider later models in hope that they are better. Because whenever I got this thing to work it was a nightmare for the other team and seemed to really perform.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR (Proto Rail 09) this is was my first gun its a good started gun but the gun leaks alot and eats batteries like crazy i give it a 5/10
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Wheaton
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $300.00
Pros: light
Cons: bolt and leaks alot
this is was my first gun its a good started gun but the gun leaks alot and eats batteries like crazy i give it a 5/10
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR (Proto Rail 09) I procured this gun through a trade for my xbox 360, i received this gun proto pants, a pack, tank, hopper, and mask. After trying to sell it i resolved to try and play and I haven't looked back...
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jessekeels
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Charleston, SC
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.01
Pros: Looks good, shoots fast, very accurate
Cons: Air Hog, High Maintenance, Awkward Feedneck
I procured this gun through a trade for my xbox 360, i received this gun proto pants, a pack, tank, hopper, and mask. After trying to sell it i resolved to try and play and I haven't looked back since.

The barrel shoots very accurately, and the board and trigger are easy to adjust and tweak to really let this gun rip. It looks great and has some very sleek styling. The way the bolt is designed from what i understand makes it unnecessary to have an LPR. This is supposed to allow the gun to be very light on paint and reduce ball breakage. From my experience it works, I have not had a single ball break on me with this marker. This is my first 'high end' electro marker and i'm very pleased with it.

This gun however well designed is not without it's problems. The first is the fact that it is heavy on air. Take this as simply a statement rather than a complaint due to the fact that i don't play hours upon hours of continuous paintball the fact that i may have to shell out an extra $3 every once in a while to air up doesn't really bother me. The second problem is the feedneck, the thumbscrew is almost impossible to remove when you are sweaty and playing on a hot day, it's almost impossible to remove period. There are utterly no ergonomics involved in this feedneck, Due to my stuborn/lazyness i have not bought a new feedneck and i have resorted to using an allen key to tighten/loosen my feedneck, but an upgrade will be in the future. The trigger is rather awkward as well, although it is easy to adjust it has some sort of side to side motion and the position on the stock frame makes it feel somewhat strange, the decision to upgrade to a UL frame is also in the works. the last problem is that the gun requires lubeing every game. Although i'm a person who loves to take things apart and tinker with them this seems like it could be a problem to one who does not find such joy in lubing a pneumatic machine. The ASA seems to slide around also which is another preference thing.

Overall this is a great gun I believe on the used market the are around 100-200 and i think this is a great pick for first 'higher end' electro.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR (Proto Rail 09) Great gun over all i highly recommend this marker to anybody is so smooth and quite for what i payed for it i play tounaments with it no problem but once the bolt did literally split in half, and ive...
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: san diego
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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: $150.00
Pros: Great looking gun, feels great in hands, light.
Cons: No clamping feed neck and ASA sucks
Great gun over all i highly recommend this marker to anybody is so smooth and quite for what i payed for it i play tounaments with it no problem but once the bolt did literally split in half, and ive had problems with the ASA but thats it
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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