Unequaled quality, meticulous engineering and impeccable design are just a few of the reasons why Proto is the first name in paintball. The new Matrix 7 has a host of new features like a jaw dropping body style, new programming with three firing modes, new settings and more sensitive adjustment levels that will allow you to tune-in your marker to your exact playing style. The M7 also comes standard with all new metal eye plates, a new clamp neck knob, low-pressure bolt kit, a new improved LPR, metal logo inserts and a two-piece barrel. The trigger placement is 3/8" shorter, giving you more control by positioning your finger for optimal strength and speed on the trigger. Additionally, the M7 is 1/2" shorter and 3/5 oz. lighter than the M6.
- 1/2" shorter in height and 3/5 oz. lighter in weight
- Matching 2 piece Proto barrel
- New smaller internal modular LPR
- Hyper2 in-line air regulator
- Anti-chop eye system
- All new aluminum eye plates
- Low operating pressure
- Continuous three dimensional contoured body design
- Compact ergonomically designed milling
- Lightweight compact body
- Proto Matrix grips
- LED program control
- Ergonomic 45 grip frame
- Proven 1 piece bolt system
- Improved trigger placement
- Stamped metal insert logo
- Proto on/off bottemline
- Adjustable locking feed neck
- Multiple firing modes
- More sensitive trigger adjustments
The Proto Matrix M7 is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Le Wine PM7 with ultra light frame
SS freak kit
Light Quiet and reliable(besides the stock frame)
ok i went down to my local pro shop to "browse thier wares" and stumbled onto my soon to be PM7. I waited to buy it expecting a price drop cause of the new 08s just came out. about 2 weeks later i called the shop up and they said they dropped the price and i immediatley went down there to pick it up. when i got it home i took it out of the box and aired it up and it shot fine besides the trigger was horrible so to my dismay i found that i had to split the gun to get to the trigger adjustment. once i got the trigger adjusted and put the gun back together i aired it up and shot a few times only to find the trigger was sticking!! i put it down for a while and cooled down and came back took the frame apart and found that the trigger adjustment screw was getting stuck on the noid. i tried everything and finnally got fed up and overnighted a Ultralight frame to my house i installed the frame no problem and now the trigger is contained in the frame. other thatn this the gun shoots great and i would buy another one as long as it had an ultralight frame!!!
if you buy it get the UL frame and not be lame
i give it a nine because of my mishap with the trigger
3000 psi Crossfire
UL trigger Frame
maybe a 14" UL barrel
Very Fast, Compact , Light
Not really any
I recommend it if you have enough money definatly its a great gun. Runs amazingly, Fast, just awesome. Definatley better than all guns such as Ion.. Pmr... Invert...pretty much to sum it all up is that its one of the best guns by Proto, nice bolt good lpr not any chop unless if your mr. 5000 bps.The Pm7 is a great gun so go test it out buy one or sumtin.
None, I am waiting on the 14" tip to arrive, but stock barrel is dead accurate.
Easy to maintain
Dye customer service
Ok, I was on my way home from the local field and stopped at a pro shop that I frequent to get a friend of mines gun fixed when I saw the PM7 on the wall for 640 bucks. I knew that they were going for 750 plus most places, so I returned a few days later to put it in layaway, and after selling a couple of my other guns, I went and picked it up. First things I noticed were how well balanced and light it felt with my DXS 68/45, and Halo B. Got it home gassed it up and relised there was a small leak from between the grip frame and gun, it still shot, but a brand new gun shouldn't leak after dropping that much money on it. So I went through all the troubleshooting suggestions in the manual to get it fixed, and to no avail. Then I went down to the local shop I had just bought it from to get some help. After a quick call to Dye they suggested changing all the o-rings on the ouside of the LPR. Upon pulling the LPR I noticed the o-rings were shredding and coming apart easy. A quick swap of o-rings and leak was gone and it was time to go test it out. First impressions of just shooting in the back yard were that even with the stock barrel it was incredibly accurate, and the trigger was very easy to walk allowing me to get bps rates that I have never been able to get with other guns, but maybe its just me.
First day of Play:
Holy crap this thing was amazing, I was getting shots on hoppers and feednecks from distances where I felt I would only be good to put people in thier bunker, not to mention . I was also getting people off the break regularly, and I found it to be rather efficient for a new gun.
Get it! I would give it a 9.5 but I cant, and since nothing is perfect, and I did have that miniscule leak problem it will have to be a 9.
2004bko with hybrid grips and everything else stock
I own a pm7 and wanted 2 adjust the trigger when i first got it i thought all u had to do id use an allen key on the side of the grip like the dm5. i was wrong in order to adjust the trigger the entire frame has to be taken of it was a pain it took me a half hour to do it prob becuase i jus got the marker thought. another thing i noticeed was that proto had scratched some of my frame by where the screws are. it doesnt bother me that much becuse its small but still id rather have 1 without it. other wise it shoots great it has very lttle kick and is very accurate especially when i added my ul to it it was shooting ball on ball drom about 30-40 ft so im happy with that . ill post edits for efficiancy and other stuff later.
Its a great marker i just wish it was easyer to adjust the trigger
06 Shocker SFT - Bolt is more difficult to remove than the PM7 bolt, PM7 also requires much less maintenance on the inline regulator and no maintenance on the solenoid
+ Myth Regulator on CP 68/4500 Tank
+ Viewloader VLocity
+ 14" .690 Proto One Piece Barrel
Dye Customer Service
The Proto Matrix 7 was my first venture into Matrix markers after using an EGO for about 9 months every weekend.
I bought the marker brand new, and after the first day of play I found the solenoid was leaking. I followed the manual to resolve the leak, but I could not fix it. I took it to Dye, and they replaced the solenoid which stopped the leaking.
After the recommended break in period, I tuned the LPR. It was amazing how much it reduced the kick, sound signature, and increased the efficiency. However, I found that I needed to tune the LPR each time I went out, or otherwise I would find myself with a marker that would not cycle properly. Eventually I left it close to the factory recommended settings to ensure 100% operation.
Another issue that came up with my PM7 were scratches inside the firing chamber. I had no idea how that happened, and noticed it after my second time out. I took it to Dye again. The tech said that although it was scratched, performance was not affected, but they replaced it for me anyway at no extra charge.
The stock trigger frame is okay if you have big hands. Initially, it felt fine, but as I played I noticed how thick it was compared to other markers I've shot when running and switching hands. If the thickness of the stock frame does not bother you, the stock board has a hidden NXL/Full Auto mode that the Ultralite frame does not have.
I would recommend this product if you live close to Dye. My experience with their customer service was very positive and turnaround time was only a day. I give this marker an 8 because it really should come standard with an Ultralite frame.
EGO 6, EGO SL66, DM6, PM8, FEP Quest, EGO 07, EGO 08, ETEK, ETEK II, Piranha EVO
Dye Throttle 68/4500
Stock barrel with python barrel kit
None Needed but a barrel kit for paint matching would be good.
Knobs on Feed neck and ASA are a bit small
Just got a PM7 and wow is this a great gun. Shot accuracy is excellent. Shots go where you aim. The gun has virtually no kick and is very quiet. Stock barrel is very good and is accurate and quiet. Stock barrel bore is .690. I also used a J&J edge barrel with a .688 back and the gun is even quieter. Accuarcy is superb. I had no paint breakage at all. The PM7 is easy to program just be careful for the wires and electronics. The gun is fast and walking the trigger is easy. The lack of kick allows you to shoot ropes where you want them. The trigger is adjustable to accomodate playing style. Trigger sensistivity is also adjustable. The gun can be programed for Semi auto, PSP, Millennium and it has a hidden NXL mode. The PM7 is light weight and has an awesome anno and quality milling.
Update 9-15-07: Used this gun at several recent open games, a scenario, tourney and practice sessions. Conditions varying from mild and 80 to heavy rain, humidty and 50 degrees. The gun has been flawless. It shoots soo smooth and quiet. It is incredibly accurate and easy on paint.
Update 7/6/08: Over one year of heavy use and the gun has been nearly flawless. Only had swap an oring once. Efficiency and consistency is a good as its ever been. I would still recommend this gun to anyone.
$750 for this gun gets you top level performance for hundreds cheaper. Dye has another winner in its stable.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, July 6th, 2008 at 7:57 pm PST
Accuracy, consistency, lightweight, feel / refinement, high ROF.
Expense, stock trigger, maintainance.
I used this gun for almost a full day (I had not played for a while) and was impressed. With the accuracy and consistency I found myself hitting people at a range where I was only expecting it to be useful for supressive fire. Up close and personal it is responsive, goes out quickly and is great for snap shooting. I can't say anything bad about this gun when it comes to performance on the field. I'd like it if the stock trigger could be a bit more sensitive and have less travel -- like a mouse button press. Otherwise, the gun has the feeling of refinement, something that's been worked on and perfected over the years. The only other downside I can think of is maintainance, which is more extensive than anything else I have shot.
Get it if you want a quality, tourny-capable setup for about $750. Everything I expected it to be, no major faults.
blade real funny
pmi black max not even close
spyder imagine once again not even close
spyder vs2 a little better but still not close
evolution 3 getting a halo
crossfire 68 45 tank
personally nothing yet mabey a locking feedneck
Personally where macro comes out on regulator.
I love this gun ive only played with it once so far but i cant find anything wrong with it. There are only a couple things that im getting used to which are where the marco comes out of the reg and that my hopper kind of spins but thars because my hopper is crap.
I would recommend this too any one i love it and my friends love it. my one friend might even be buying one now.
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red to black dm7, same tank and hopper
either a stiffi barrel or a ul barrel,
i prefer cp on offs, but thats just me,
if you dont like thick grip frames then a ul frame
Very balanced, lightweight, decent on brittle paint,with good barrel its accurate,shoots massive ropes
Takes gettting used to. you have to do routine matince.
Well, i got this gun and used it at a 1 on 1 tournament at my local field, it was amazing, anyway i took first place, i will admit i took second but the guy who took first was disqualified for turning his gun off before after game checks. it would have gone unnoticed but some had suspected he was cheating because he was shooting noticeably faster than normal, at any rate first prize was a dm7. so now i have that to. but on to the gun
this gun, is amazing. after you get use to the feel and grip frame, its very nice. it shoots straight and clean. its very smooth. you should definatly conciter getting one, shoots identical to the pm8, other than the ul frame
Black/Red Fade PM7
DXS 68/45 HP
and I had an 05 XSV Ego with Cure Bolt, M7, and a Stiffi
Ultralite Frame (This is almost a must)
THIS REVIEW WILL BE WRITTEN ABOUT THE PM7 WITH THE UL FRAME
• Let me start off first by saying this gun is lighter than a DM7, and comparable to the Ego7. It is much more compact, than either the DM7 and Ego7, and it's weight is distributed much more evenly. 10/10
• Much like the majority of High End 07 markers, this gun is ridiculously fast, and has literally no kick. Nothing much more to say here. 10/10
• My first thought on this gun was that it was absolutely perfect, except for having a 12" stock barrel. However, after shooting a hopper thru the stock barrel, I found it was just as accurate, if not more so than my old 14" Stiffi. Although the stock barrel is really accurate, it does not handle ball breaks very well. This is not that big of a problem, though, because this gun rarely chops. 10/10
Overall, the PM7 with an Ultralite Frame is the best gun you can get for the money. For $1000 brand new, you can't go wrong. There is nothing needed more than the UL frame, and maybe a 14" tip for back players. If you're planning on buying a DM7 save yourself a few hundred dollars and buy a PM7.