This electronic-triggered, ALL pneumatic marker gives you a rate-of-fire equal to the very best. It has no hammer, no sear, no main spring. Interchangable forebreech can be fitted to accept your favorite barrels from Angels, Shockers, Mags, etc. (the standard forebreach is threaded for Cocker barrels). Includes Regulator, Custom Barrel, Interchangeable ForeGrip, and Electronic Trigger assembly.
The Diablo Matrix is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Angels, Cockers...but none compare with the MaTrix.
TMC Edition Matrix with PBC Front Regulator, Image bolt kit, Gun 20 chip, Custom trigger job by Tech B, 14 inch JT 2 Piece Barrel (Blue tip, Black back), PMI THOR Regulator, Pure Energy 68/4500 tank
Bolt kits, Front regs (LPR), hopper faster than a 12v Revy.
The advertisements for this gun are all precisely correct. This gun does not get enough credit. This past year or so, this gun has become one of the most popular guns. This gun is seriously the most accurate gun you will ever shoot. It is also the most accurate gun you will ever shoot at fast rates of fire. I took it out for a run two days ago, and I was lighting people up from the cracks and holes in their bunkers. It is the most quiet gun I have every heard. The ROF is extremely nice. The trigger feels great while shooting real fast. It operates on low pressure (this is why the gun has problems with gas effienciency unfortunately). The gun will not chop paint because of the low pressure and LPR.
-Fast ROF (As fast as an Angel if not faster)
-The most accurate gun you will ever shoot
-The lowest pressured gun you will ever find, or shoot
-Due to the LPR that is on it, it won't chop
-Quietest gun ever made
People say the gas effeciency is bad, but seriously, with my Image Bolt kit it isn't bad at all. I couldn't find a difference between my cocker and my Matrix in gas effeciency.
The best gun on the market as of today. If you want an accurate, quiet, low pressure, fast shooting, and no chopping gun, this gun is for you. Buy one already!
This is a great marker. I'd reccomend one to anyone who wants the best. It is a very simple marker to use, it's basically only orings. It's real easy to learn how the gun works. Because of it's design it allows you to spray all the paint you want.
Availability of after market products: Bolt kits and Trinity regs are rarely in stock
Choppage: I am chopping thin shelled, tournament paint like Imperial and Hellfire every 200 rounds or so.
Gas Consumption: I get 800 rounds from a 68/4500 fill
High maintenance: I grease the bolt every 3 or 4 cases, which means everyday during 10 man tournaments
I was very excited to get a Matrix. I have owned alot of electros but none shot as good a my Autocockers, but after shooting a Matrix at a tournament last year I was really surprised at how well it shot. I knew that I wanted an upgraded Matrix with a Bolt Kit and Trinity, but I had to settle for a Stock Matrix and upgrade later. I think that was a mistake. This marker has excellent potential, but without the Bolt and Trinity it isn't a tournament grade marker. Mine chops far too often for me to have any confidence in using it in tournament situations. I tried adjusting my rate of fire down to 8.0 bps, but with super thin shelled paint it still chops. If you play tournaments and use super thin shelled paint, don't plan on using the Matrix until you get a Trinity installed.
Well, It's as fast as an angel and it has exceptable accuracy. Doesn't bounce around when you shoot it, very steady and quite.
Very complicated. If you want this instead of a cocker turn back now. There are so many o-rings that if one breaks ( which they often do) you have to find one of the 20 o-rings from the extra ones that they give you that you think fits and line it up with the bad one because they are slightly bigger or smaller than each other. And i don't know if it's just me but o-rings are a pain in the butt to take out. It is also a big gas hog. You at least need an 88 4500 to keep from running out early and thats too much for me. And if it breaks (which mine did in the begining) you have to send it to diablo in canada.
I would think twice before buying this gun. Try it out before you buy. It's a good gun, when it's working right. Check out the bushy, cocker, or Shocker ( My three favorite markers) before this gun. But remember, everyone is different when it comes to paintball, check it out for your self. It might be the perfect gun for you, not for me anyways.
New Bolt and Chip
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Pure Energy 4.5 cuin HPA Tank
Well, it looks nice. It can shoot fast, when it works.
Poor workmanship. Inconsistency. Big disappointment.
When I placed my order for this marker, I was very excited, as I had done much research on the various types of markers, and although I knew many had reported problems with the bolt sticking, I would think that the manufacturer would have addressed the problem. When I received the marker and took it out of the box, I read the instruction manual cover to cover so I was as familiar with the marker as possible. I took it down to the field that weekend. The marker worked fine for the first hour, and then the bolt began sticking. I would fire a shot, but the bolt wouldn't cycle all the way. I took it back home trying to diagnose the problem myself. I've even gone so far as to order a new bolt and chip to see if that has resolved the problem, but to no avail. I have spent more time in the staging area trying to get the bloody thing to work, than I have on the field with it. I've probably spent more time playing with my backup marker then with the Matrix. That's not to say it's all bad. The marker does shoot straight and fast, until it stops working, and let me tell you, there's nothing more embarassing than having to walk off the field, clean, because your $900+ marker isn't working.
I have to list this as one of the bigger disappointments of my life. Right now I am in the process of sending the thing back to the manufacturer to get them to figure it out, as I am quite fed up with working on it. I cannot in good conscience recommend this marker due to all the problems I've had, and all the money I've spent on it trying to get the thing to at least work properly. No marker that costs this much should have this many problems.