Introducing STD Industries' JDS low pressure regulator for the Proto marker. Constructed of aircraft quality aluminum and featuring pressure compensating technology, the JDS LPR is a must-have for all competitive players.
The pressure compensating design of the JDS regulator ensures output pressure set points won't shift as upstream pressure changes. The JDS is the first step in making sure your marker is as consistent as possible. Coupled with an extremely quick recharge rate--faster than any human can pull the trigger--the JDS regulator takes the Proto to the next level.
The JDS is backed by STD Industries' lifetime warranty
This LPR was the first upgrade I purchased for my gun. It makes the difference.
When I first purchased the Proto I was kind of disappointed. It was loud compared to the other Matrix's on the team. It was not consistent across the chronograph. It also fired rather rough. I am a stickler for performance and it was just not living up to my expectations. It had more kick than my Intimidator. I fired two cases of paint through it to break it in and had our gun tech tweek it for performance.
After installing the LPR this changed. I have never installed a drop in mod that changed my total opinion of a gun.
First, I have to say the sound level dropped. It is nice to be able to hear my teammates communicating while firing.
Second, across the Chronograph I noticed plus or minus four FPS. That is awesome. I was using practice paint and we all know practice paint is just decent.
Third, it reduced the kick. Not much but noticeable.
Sixty Dollars. Sixty Dollars!!
After practicing a couple of times with this reg I've noticed the gun fires smoother. It doesn't seem to be so mechanical. Fire an older Timmy or a cocker and you may understand what I mean. There is no pop and clang. It's just smooth. I really, really like this product.
Sixty dollars and you will notice a remarkable change in your marker. Shell out seven hundred bucks for a gun, then shell out sixty more. The smile on your face is worth it.
Once again I would like to reiterate this is a drop in mod. It is easy to install and easy to adjust. If you don't understand the installation find someone who does. Sixty dollars changed my pinion of the Proto.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, August 9th, 2005 at 11:31 am PST
Easy to Install
Dramatic Improvement in Marker Performance
I was very skeptical about a 'wonder' product such as this, but after installation and playing with the tuning a bit, the improvement was astounding. It really does make the marker a plus/minus 4 at the chrony. With poor paint, I was getting within 5 fps. With good paint, much better, typically within 2 or 3 fps. Again, amazing stuff...
I had not noticed shoot-down at higher ROF before, but when comparing to my backup proto which does NOT have the LPR, it became apparent that the STD LPR increaces performance there too.
The marker does get quieter. I could not believe it, but the marker actually became noticably quieter than before. For those who have just converted to the Matrix line of markers, you know the drop in sound level. This does even moreso. Again, very amazing performance.
For the money, for the performance, or for the ability to further tweak marker performance, this product delivers. If I had to pick a 'must have' modification, This would be it.
Initial setup, you drop it in, shoot it. If you want to tune, you can. Don't have to, but if you wish, it can be done.
Lucky bolt and bolt guide
Halo Angry Board
Extremly fast recharge rate
Ordered it on a tuesday, got it 9 days later USPS. Great product , it delivers exactly what it says it does. Very easy installation, Fastest recharge rate of an LPR I've seen, very similar to AKALMP products sold in the past. Hi volume low pressure regs that are very consistant.I'm using a lucky bolt/guide combo and it has transformed my Proto into a picture of consistancy.
Harder to install than the first two people that wrote reviews. Be Careful!!!
After seeing this product in action at my local paintball field I decided to join the club.
I ordered online from JDS and received promptly. You must go to the website for full installation directions since the directions that the LPR came packaged with are vague.
First I followed my proto matrix manual on removing the stock reg. Pretty simple no problems. It was supposed to be very simple to install the JDS LPR, however I ran into a bunch of problems.
First I tried to simply screw it in but it only went 3/4 of the way and got stuck in the threads. I soon figured out that the problem was the silver inset screw. It was sitting to high on the LPR and was hitting my proto threads. So I busted out my trusty dremmel and grinded the silver screw down flush with the body. Now I tried to reinsert it back in to the gun. Apparently I messed up the threads on the JDS LPR from my first attempt caused by that inset screw. So I busted out with the dremmel again and grinded all the threads off the JDS LPR flush with the body. Now it slid right in no problem. Very imprortant to line up the proto set screw with the groove on the JDS LPR, since without threads it would shoot out like a rocket when I gassed it up.
I lined everything up and tightly scewed the proto set screw down. I was up set that with the problems I had getting this thing on my proto. I scratched the anno on the JDS LPR up pretty good. A nice big sticker fixed that little oops.
Now everything works fine. I adjusted the pressure on the JDS LPR a bit past factory set. I witnessed a huge improvement. My proto is very quiet now. no drop off at all, so far no other problems. I need to play a few more games to get an accurate count for just how air efficient it is, I'll be back to update this review soon.
One more thing, Some people have said that this looks ugly on the proto. In my opinion I like the look of it.
I like my proto to kick @SS.
I could really care less if it looks pretty.
Be very careful installing this product. I was lucky I didn't strip the threads on my proto.
If you don't know how to use a dremmel let someone who does do it for you.
I am happy with this product and would recommend it. I gave it a 9 out of ten for the install problems.
I bought one of these on eBay. I got it for ~$50 shipped and when the UPS person delivered it my first impression was "OMFG WTF IS THIS!!" It looked like someone opened it rolled it around in a soccer field and then threw it back in the box and then threw the box around in the soccer field. I think it was the seller thought ^.^;;;. Anyways I took off the old LPR and put this on. I shot out a stream of paint and there was no noticeable kick or any drop. My shots were grouped tightly. I went to a firing range at a field and went to the firing range. I was shooting at a 6-8in Diameter circular object from around 30 ft. After tuning my paint was ball on ball w/ a Freak Kit w/ 689 insert shooting PMI Rampage that was a bit dented. I was like omfg this is amazing.
No Drop Off
OMFG NONE unless you consider $60 too much for an upgrade!!!
Get this as your second or third upgrade (Feedneck being first because I hate the stock feedneck). I would recommend this to any player who suffers from FSDO or Inconsistency.
Proto matrix (olive) 05, j&j edge kit, JDS Lpr45/4500
Looks, performance, less to no kick after adjusted, no dropoff
Installion was a pain
After removing the stock lpr i put in the new reg. you have to be careful not to mess up the o-rings when you slide it in. Now when you get it in there you have to put it far enough back in the gun so you can put the set screw in. That was the major problem with install. Other that im very statisfied with this lpr it dosent jump around at the chrono anymore it has less kick after some adjustment.
I give this product a 9/10 for the fact that install was a pain but other than that this product does what they claim it does