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Old 10-16-2008, 08:53 PM #1
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Exclamation Evil Minion/ Proto Matrix FAQ- The Definitive Guide

There are already a **** ton of threads where people are asking the same questions, and getting the same answers so I figured I'd try to save some time.

Why doesn't Dye sue Evil?!?

There used to be this neat thing called "private label guns". It was when a company paid for a license right to make a custom milled marker, usually with that company's upgrade parts already. The only upgrade part the Minion came with was the barrel. Anyway the answer to this all to common and annoying question is that Evil paid Dye to use the Matrix platform for the Minion.

Minion6 (or 06 Minion to some):

Yes your friend told you right it is a PM6.

The differences are obvious. The milling and metal eye covers. It also weighs in significantly less. The board is a stock PM6 board. The bolt is a stock PM6 bolt. Stock barrel is an Evil Pipe instead of a Proto 2 piece.

Minion7 (or 07 Minion, you get the idea)

Yes it is a PM7.


No there isn't a whole lot of difference with this one either. Its still a private labeled Matrix. The milling does make it look cooler, although that's about it when it comes to the differences. The bolt is the stock PM7 bolt. The board is a Stock PM7 board that came with the standard settings of Semi, PSP, and I think NXL but I could be wrong there. Stock barrel is an Evil Pipe instead of a Proto 2 piece.

Detonator Reg

Was not shipped with the marker. Both models came with a Hyper2 Reg.

Grips

Neither marker came with the custom Evil grips that are shown in the manual, and in promotional shots on websites. Evil decided to go with the Proto grips for what I can only assume were financial reasons.

Other additions of note:

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Originally Posted by eatafetus View Post

also, add that the 07 minion does have NXL, but its "hidden", like on the pm7...doesnt appear in the manual, but sure enough its there, setting 4 under firing mode.
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Originally Posted by John View Post
No and not really.

Will a UL frame that fits a PM5 fit an 06 Minion? No. You need the correct model year UL frame.

Also, will a Virtue board currently in an 06 Minion, fit in that PM5 UL frame? I don't think so. The PM5 UL board was different.
(Not sure how useful this is but hell it's interesting information that might quell some other questions)

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Sorry for the long quote, thought this should be here. Should help those who are trying to decide what matrix to get, and between the 06-07 minions
Originally Posted by erayser View Post
Chart last updated by protodude777 on Feb. 17, 2009




Not planning to update specs anymore. Here is a thread on comparing weight:
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=2843646

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OP = Operation Pressure and Shot count estimates is based on a 68/4500
EXAMPLE to convert shot count on 45/4500:

1300 / 68ci = 19.12 shots per ci @ 4500 psi
19.12 x 45ci = 860 shots per 4500 psi

*NOTE*weights are per industry standard... no barrel, battery, asa, reg.
info provided by dueydog

DM7:

* New Milling - all new 3D body styling
* 1/8" shorter in height and 3.5 oz. lighter in weight than the DM6.
* Revamped self cleaning eye system with new eye wires. Cleans after 1 shot compared to 3 shots in the DM6.
* New Lever Locking Feed Neck


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PMR:

* Matching single piece Proto barrel
* Hyper2 in-line air regulator
* Anti-chop eye system
* Composite eyeplate
* 150psi operating pressure with Boost Forward technology
* Continuous three-dimensional contoured body design
* Compact and lightweight body styling
* Proto dual-durometer sticky grips
* LED program control
* Dual-durometer composite ergonomic 45 grip frame
* Re-engineered 1 piece bolt system
* Adjustable dual-durometer trigger sensitivity and rate of fire
* Stamped metal insert logo
* New Proto bottom line
* Adjustable locking dual-durometer feedneck
* No UL frame but one will be made specifically for the PMR.
* No LPR.
* 3 firing modes + 1 (Semi, PSP, Millennium, and hidden mode NXL thread by NickA5)
* 1.22 without reg, barrel and battery. 1.94 pounds with everything.
Efficiency:

FAQ from Nordic Ninja:
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=1863555

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Changes of the PM7 to its predecessor (PM6)

* New milling
* 1/5" shorter in height and 3.5 oz. lighter in weight
* New smaller internal modular LPR
* All new aluminum eye plates
* The trigger placement is 3/8" shorter w/ More sensitive trigger adjustments
* 3 firing modes + 1 (Semi, PSP, Millennium, and hidden mode NXL thread by NickA5)


Review by DyeMatrixDude187
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=1810537
Review by Passmeabeerdude
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=1851679
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Changes of the PM6 to its predecessor (PM5)

* New milling
* 1/2" shorter in height and 4 oz. lighter in weight
* 2 piece Proto barrel (.690 bore)
* New and improved LPR
* New faster solenoid
* LP bolt guide
* Metal logo inserts
* Locking no rise feedneck
* ASA/Proto on/off bottomline
* Integrated slide rail


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* DM5 is 1/2 in. shorter than and 2 ounces lighter than the DM4, the DM6 is 1/2 in. short and 7 ounces lighter than the DM5
* PM5 is 2 ounces lighter than the DM5 and 4 ounces lighter than the DM4.
* PM6 shaved off .5 inches off the height and 4 ounces off the weight of its predecessor (PM5).
* The Proto Matrices do not have removable chips, only removable boards. You can also get the boards flashed.
* All guns use the Fuse Bolt design. The DM4 bolt is longer than the others, proving inefficient, the short bolt will get well get an extra 200 shots. The Pm5 gets more air because it runs at higher pressure, which also means more kick.
* The DM4 & DM5 use an inline pressure of 180 psi and the DM6 runs at 165 psi. The PM5 runs at 220 psi and the PM6 runs at 165-170 psi.
* The DM4 & DM5 use the same electronics, the DM5 is stock programmed faster, the PM5 and PM6 is completely different, and the DM6 comes stock with the UL Grip Frame, which comes with its own electronics.
* The DM5 and the DMC are basically the same, except the DMC has stock Tournament Settings and 2 ounces lighter with the composite frame.
* The DM6 and PM6 has an improved Solenoid which has improved efficiency with battery life, bolt life, and a longer lasting solenoid. The Self Cleaning Eyes makes it easier for players to not take time to clean their guns on the field.
* The DM6 UL Frame features an LED Indicator near the thumb, this provides a quick view on the status of your marker.


Additional information (Courtesy of John684500):
http://photobucket.com/albums/b118/john684500/weights/

EDIT: Erased original chart I found because of errors/untrue facts. Original Chart that I found can be found here:
http://www.freewebs.com/oranger666/O...on%20Chart.JPG
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:55 PM #2
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:53 PM #3
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Mods are gone from the Evil forum. Won't happen.

Add that the Evil Minion's come with an Evil Pipe barrel stock. The PM's have the proto 2-piece

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Old 10-17-2008, 08:31 PM #4
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:47 PM #5
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:18 PM #6
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Yeah, every time I make my way out of the Texas forums and into the Evil ones I see the "whats the diff. between minion and pm" threads. Got me wondering why this thread hadn't already been made. Too bad there are no more mods to sticky this.
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it always says that their friend said they are the same, but they dont trust them. Or (my favorite) why didnt dye sue evil for copying their gun. wow.
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:02 AM #8
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it always says that their friend said they are the same, but they dont trust them. Or (my favorite) why didnt dye sue evil for copying their gun. wow.
haha are you saying i should explain that too?
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Works just as well as a sticky.
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I got your back mayo. bump.

also, add that the 07 minion does have NXL, but its "hidden", like on the pm7...doesnt appear in the manual, but sure enough its there, setting 4 under firing mode.
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Instead of bumping this thread nonstop....
Just post in the TTMA forums and tell them to sticky this. People say there are no mods here but I have been banned for **** I have said here.
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we have a theory going that if it's not stickied and we keep having to post to bump it up, retards will actually read it.
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