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bassistcg Sunday, April 27th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
98c
spdyer pilot acs
Diablo Wrath LTD
Timmy
ICD Lasoya Promaster
DM4
PM6
Ego5
Invert Mini
Various Cockers
Marker Setup: Primary:
SLG
14" Tribal Styx
CP on/off
Warrior Low-Rise feedneck
Warrior Rollerbearing trigger
Virture Feather light microswitch
Pure Energy 68/45
Stock Vlocity

Backup:
ICD Lasoya Promaster
Springless ram Mod
Custom Ported LPR
Dye on/of
CP HPR
Q-Lock
Virtue Grips
Recommended
Upgrades:
The obvious:
Feed Neck
On/off
Barrel

The Optional:
Trigger
Board
UL frame (whenever it is released)
NDZ Backcap
Killa Magnetic Detents
Strengths: PRICE
Size
Weight
Ease of use / cleaning
Simple design
Average loudness/ "kick"
Fast, Accurate, Reliable
Weaknesses: Plastic Frame
Feed Neck
Barrel
ASA
Stock Trigger
Review: The first thing that catches the eye about the Proto SLG is the price. Hands down it's the best stock marker at $200. Destroys the ion out of box. Now on to the review...

Looks:
Very small and simple styling. The plastic frame and trigger are definitely not the most attractive however they do work and hold up (much better compared to the stock PMR frames). Very clean.

Design:
Interesting design with the combination of a spool valve and a sear. While the clicking of the sear is noticeably louder than other fully EP guns but while shooting with paint, no substantial sound difference can be heard (comparing to most poppet style guns). Sear has been solid and reliable thus far. One screw to remove the back cap and bolt. Very easy to clean and maintain. I love the new Hyper 3 reg due to it's smaller size and added grips. For those of you who stated it has major kick, you are right, when comparing it to a high end DM or PM; however, have you ever shot a real gun? Kick? Get over it. It's minuet at best.

Electronics:
Settings for most players needs. There is no dwell however. 20 bps cap is more than sufficient. I'm not a fan of dipswitches however these are relatively easy to use. The virtue featherlight micro switch (25g) has thouroughly made the SLG faster and more responsive. No chops with eyes on or off.

Overall:
The SLG is small, tight and light. The feedneck, barrel and asa need to be replaced asap. The trigger spring has a pretty hard pull so cutting it is required however I recommend a rollerbearing trigger with magnets to get that smooth pull. The stock microswitch is fine as is, but i prefer very sensitive triggers. Proto claims 1500 shots off of a 68/45 and they aren't kidding. I got 1500 shots from my 68/45 and still had 1k left in the tank and that's before being broken in. The SLG does require more lubing but it's a small price to pay for what performance it has. It has been rumored that a UL frame is in the works for it and I'm sure I'll be picking that up when it is released. No chops and only a few barrel brakes due to poor sizing and white box paint. That being said, it did shoot ropes with year old paint ;-)


Conclusion: I'm sure the SLG gets heat for not being a true EP marker and I will not attempt to say it is just like a high end PM or DM because it's simply not. However, it can definintely hold its own on the field. I would compare it to most guns in the $300 - 500 range. With a few upgrades, this marker is accurate, consistent, efficient, fast and light. All of those plus an extremely low price tag = a major steal. I'm a happy owner of a Proto SLG. Enough said.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
proto guy Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 | 4:56 pm PST
that's stupid i have an slg an that my friend in not plastic. it's probably stainless steal
   

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