Smart Parts Ion, MacDev Cyborg, Smart Parts Shocker, Dye Matrix 5
Crossfire 68ci 4500psi.
Longer tip for barrel, Fast hopper, Fiber tank
Fast, accurate, efficient, BEAUTIFUL, comfy
Semi only. 12" stock barrel, HORRID eye wire, see review.
I just recieved my clear dust Proto Matrix 6 today. Upon opening the box, which is currently being displayed in my room because of its beauty, I noticed the sweetest looking gun I have ever laid eyes on. Now this is my first high-end gun, but it doesnt classify me as a newb. I have shot everything from Shockers to Timmy's. My teammates have higher end guns they are selling tonight. Im not kidding, 4 teammates selling within 30 minutes of shooting this beast. We have just finished an order costing over $2,800. This thing has flawless anodization on it. The clear dust is something that can only be seen to be appreciated. The hyper2 reg is as comfy as it performs, great. The feedneck will fit mose hoppers well, a little sanding is necessary for halos and reloaders tho, as expected. But all in all it holds hoppers tight as needed. The trigger has 2 points of adjustment, enough for me. The grip is amazingly comfy, not as good as a sticky3, but very close. The ASA problem with the Crossfire tanks has obviously been solved, as mine glided right in, smooth as butter. The FUSE bolt it simply something to be admired all by itself. Now for the problems. I cant believe how long the barrel threads are, autocockers are extremely long, coming from Impulse. The 12" stock barrel doesnt quite cut it, your gonna need 14" at least. The stock board is Semi-auto only, which is kinda disappointing, especially for a speedball gun tourney ready. And most importantly and lastly, the eye wire is complete poop. I adjusted the trigger a little, reassembled my gun, and had an eye malfunction. Im thinking how, it worked 10 minutes ago? It turns out the eye wire severed at the split. The eyes are not on a seperate board, but alone. I did not pull that hard even. Please someone make an aftermarket set of sturdier eyes. So I called Dye/Proto. I never would have expected such a friendly customer service. Perfect, exact, precise, just all in all great. They charged me nothing and are shipping me 2 replacement sets of eyes. That has to be the single best service experience I have ever had.
*UPDATE* I have tested this gun on the field yesterday. I had a few problems. First, my detents wore out rather quickly, but I blame my own ignorance as i was turning my velocity way up and my settings all around. That probably put those detents through hell. So I grabbed one of the two extra sets of included detents. Works flawlessly. Secondly, my gun would not shoot, however the reason is because I have only dry fired my gun in a 75 degree house and played yesterday in 30 degree weather, i simply adjusted my dwell up, tuned the velocity, and it shot great from there on in. However, I do believe that breaking only three balls(all because of cold weather) compared to my friends ions breaking hundreds, is pretty good. This may be because of the operating pressure being lower. Either way, I had three games where I eliminated the ENTIRE other team. I can honestly say that my Ion could not have done that, no matter how sweet and customized it was. This baby is amazing. Ultralight frame and Powerlyte Sceptor Kit to put it over the top are on the way.
This gun is next to flawless. It is 2/3 of the cost of similar shooting markers. I personally love this gun, and have not had my paws off it since I got it. 8/10 for the problems, but 10/10 for everything great about it. 15/10 for the best customer service with the few little problems. Absolutely the best purchase I have made in quite some time.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 at 6:21 am PST
Hey great review i was wondering if it can operate on just regular compressed air or does it have to have a carbon fiber wrapped nitrogen tank? thanx alot im going to buy one i just wanted to know if i should sell my other tank. Also how do u adjust the trigger?
Last edited on Monday, October 16th, 2006 at 3:05 pm PST