You cannot get a better gun for the same price (I bought mine for 275 new). It shoots amazingly and looks great with the accents.
The first time I chrono'ed the gun, it showed 280 +/- 2 for 5 shots; Extremely consistent. Later in the day, however, my velocity seemed to spike. I rechrono'ed and it showed around 315: ugh. I'm pretty sure it was just because the Hyper-2 hadn't broken in. Now, the gun shoots consistently around 280.
The stock barrel is pretty accurate, but it's sometimes hit or miss. If you match paint to the barrel pretty well, then you won't be disappointed.
My only real complaint about this gun is the trigger. It moves side to side a lot. It can be very irritating in that it affects how fast you are able to walk the gun. I believe the wobbly trigger is the fault of the trigger frame rather than the trigger itself.
Get an SE over the regular edition. It's definitely worth the extra $25.
PMR Special Edition (Camo)
DXS 3000 Psi tank
Halo V35 w/ Rip Drive
New Barrel / Upgrade existing 2 piece barrel
New trigger (depends on preferenece. It is ok for me, but my friends think other wise)
New clamping feedneck (It comes with one but it is plastic)
UL frame (again based upon personal opinion buy it then upgrade if needed)
2) Upgrades from regular edition
1) Air Hog
2) Lots of O-rings
3) Overall Matainence
I got this gun pulled it out of the box, did standard checking of parts, then fired... it shot perfect right there out of the box even at chrono 285-290! I love how light this gun is and how accurate the stock barrel is, granted it is a stock barel it isn't super accurate but plenty enough to get the job done. I do advise a upgrade to the barrel it comes with or a new barrel, but what gun doesn't need a stock barrel upgrade. Also this is a spool valve gun and it does have a lot of O-Rings which means lots of care and treatment to this gun.
I would advise this gun to any starter who already knows quite a bit about mataining a gun. Also advise this as a back-up if not main gun to anyone else. it is perhaps one the best if not the best guns on the market in this price range. I give it 9 instead of a 10 because no gun is perfect and there is always room for improvement.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 at 5:00 pm PST
Air Hog at first till broken in
Barrel scratches easy
I got this gun by total surprise and it was great right out of the box.I used it about a week after I got it and with a few trigger adjustments i was takin out ego and droids all day. Great gun for the money you should deffinitley get one.
Its a bad azz gun very acurate and a gas saver not quite as a dm8 or dm7 but with som upgrades it could be a tourny gun I recomend a clamping or sand a halo the VL brand has no problems with it you can look for the limited edition and save some cash
pmr special editon camo, empire magna drive, pmi pure energy 70cu 4500psi stubby tank
Barrel, eyes, feedneck, bolt, trigger, weigt, and size
Breaks paint at first
A great gun. For a pmr's price it cant be beat. Breaks little paint after a few times of use. Great for tournaments. It is pretty compariable to the mini but hte pmr is a little better because it is able to shoot all the way up to 30 bps.
Go out and buy a pmr. by far the best gun out there for only $284.90. You wont be disapointed
Proto Matrix Rail Ltd. Ed. Camo with aluminum parts
maybe the UL frame but not essential
Light, fast, low operating pressure, easy to use, great looks and cheap
Trigger wobbles from side to side but its no huge problem
I bought the PMR Ltd. in camo and have used it for about a month now......now onto the review
Its a great marker for what you pay for it. It has 3 firing modes on it, but has a 4th hidden firing mode (NXL) or full auto so theres 4 firing modes in total. The PMR is easy to take apart for maintenence and the manual is easy to read and understand if theres any hiccups along the way.
The PMR is also reasonably light and fast firing which is great if you want to put a lot of paint on an opponent, and fast!
I would say, anyone who's looking to start off with a great gun and not spend ¬£300 or $600 plus, then buy this gun, its brilliant!
supped up cocker(tested)
Tippman 68Special(shows my age with that one!!)
PMR SE stock
very fast hopper!!
Larger compressed air tank.
Be sure to have barrells to adjust paintsize
Light, fast, affordable, looks.
Pig on air. at first.
After a year an half it is not too bad.
For the price ($274) this is an awesome marker. After reading reviews on the PMR I was hesitant to buy it, but for the extra $25 for the SE edition all those issues were resolved. I have not had an issue with the feed neck, grip is comfortable, trigger is nice but may need adjusted to suit. Took it out of the box, gassed it up, ripped out 230 rounds of year old paint in about 20 seconds and had one barrel break( I think it was due to too many balls coming out too fast)LOL. The weight and ballance is perfect. I do suggest you pay the extra money to get the SE. It will save you about$150 on upgrades for the regular PMR. I have never experienced a marker that shoots as consistant and accurate as this in my 18 years of experience.
Buy it!! These days companies are taking pride in their products and support. If problems do occur try matrixowner.com. I give it a 9 cuz nothing is perfect.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, February 16th, 2009 at 1:03 pm PST
I messed around with my friend's Proto SLG - pretty much the same but hyper 3 reg.
Omen 2.0 - heavy as a brick and less user friendly
Proto Matrix Rail Special Edition [Blue/Black]
the gun is stock for now til i get more money
An insanely fast hopper
A light 65i/4500psi tank
New trigger and frame (if you dont like it. I like it though)
-Very User Friendly
-Many Firing Modes
- The fact you have to lube the bolt
This gun is amazing.
I used this 3 days after i got it at the field.
I recommend getting a light N2 Tanks, because my tank is insanely heavy.
My Egg 2 was to small to be held tightly by the locking feedneck, so i had to put tape on it to make it wider.
When i played with this gun i was amazing on how crazy it is, and for the price of only $275? I'm pretty sure its the best gun for that price range.
Proto makes great guns. This gun is worth the $25 more than the Original PMR. It has about $100+ of upgrades for only $25 more. Thats just plain amazing.
I did really well at team practice. Even if it was my first time actually using the gun. The only downer was the Hyper2 regulator. It's ok though, because it gets broken in in about 2000 shots. Even though i was used to walking the omen 2.0 trigger, i found this trigger's sweet spot very fast. Me and the team did great at practice. The lightness of the gun helped me move around the field with ease, except for the 5lb tank, which sucks. I'm insanely lazy and dont like lubing the bolts
I hope my experiance is just as good or even better than mine.
For a gun like this at $275, and it has $100+ of upgrades from the original PMR, and its only $25 more?!? It's a definate buy for beginners and up.
I recommend this gun to anyone who wants to paintball
This gun is a great gun. I was very impressed on how great it was out of the box ball on ball accuracy with old crappy paintball it was even better with fresh paint the only problem i had was at the end of the day all of a sudden the velocity went crazy at first i thought i might have been just out of air but i checked the tank and i had about 1/3 of the tank left so i shot it 1 at a time and it would get to the point where it would come out anymore then i shot really fast and it was fine So i went to the next game and played and i shot fast the whole time and the velocity got even worse it was the end of the day anyway they were closing so no big lost but i havent figured out the problem yet.
All in all this gun is a great gun and i would deffinaltley recommend it to anyone just needs to be broken in.
All tippmanns imaginable
ahah the Brass eagle Afterburner. (My favorite) haha
PMR by far the best gun, obviously
Silver PMR SE dye throttle 70/4500 peanut Halo B w/ rip
Maybe new feedneck
All aluminum parts
All together good gun. Like before my firends pmr has been leaking like crazy, but he brought it to our local shop and he got it fixed in no time, Thing rips. Deffinitely get it if you are considering it as your next gun. Its worth the extra $25 bucks more than the normal PMR.
Deffinitely get it if you are considering it as your next gun. Its worth the extra $25 bucks more than the normal PMR.