The new Proto SLG includes patented Spool Valve Technology, which allows the gun to operate more consistently at a lower
operating pressure, giving you 1500 shots on a 68/4500-air tank. In addition, the new multifunction, self-lubricating Force Button allows clearing the bolt without tools, acts as a cocking mechanism, and prevents unsafe disassembly of the marker when gassed up. The SLG comes standard with the new Hyper3 In-Line Air Regulator featuring higher flow, more consistency, and smoother velocity adjustment. Regular maintenance and cleaning are easy with one-tool-one-screw bolt breakdown. The Proto SLG consists of solid construction using a hardened steel sear, aluminum body and bolt, and a reinforced polymer frame and trigger. All this adds up to a tournament grade package you can afford.
No Rise pressure feed neck
Single piece proto barrel
Anti chop break beam eye system
Orbital Rotating Sear - reduces wear
Compact lightweight body weighing only 2 lbs. 2 oz!
Stamped metal insert logo
Self closing valve 2 piece bolt
Multifunction self lubricating force button
Super low 145psi operating pressure
Adjustable reinforced polymer trigger
Ergonomic 45 grip frame
Hyper3 inline air regulator
Proto dual durometer injection sticky grip
Program with four tournament modes
Proto bottomline with dovetail
The Proto SLG is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used. Check out the Places to Buy links below for places to purchase it new.
new barrel ( personal opinion)
trigger (not necessary)
No upgrades that i know of
i wanted to get an slg as my first high end electro. so i went to my pro shop to check it out and maybe try to get a deal. while i was looking for the rail i came across the slg. this first thing that caught my eye was its small body (smaller than the rail) then i saw the price. I was shocked that the gun was only 249.99. so i asked the dude to test out the rail and the slg and i really couldn't see a big difference between the two
i purchased the slg and took it home. i went home and tried to fit my loader into the feed neck. the o ring accidentally fell off so i ended up taping my hopper neck and i just jammed it in there. i gassed it up and took some shots outside. it seemed fast and it was light i really liked it.
this gun does have the sear tripper like a spyder but trust me a spyder or an ion don't even compare. This thing definetly matches the rail.
i recently played with it it on the field this thing doesnt tnot let you down it also impresses alot of players on the field this thing is fantastic
Edit: Gun Has alot of kick and the asa blows the front just blew off on me also it gets loose alot (asa to the rail on the gun)i reccomend getting the rail its the same price now
This gun is great if you want to buy a first electric or switch from an ion or a spyder
but get the rail less kick better quality same pruce
8 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 24th, 2008 at 12:16 pm PST
New Feed Neck
New Back Cap
New Delrin Bolt
Great on air
Stock parts don't do it justice
I purchased the SLG back in February and have had a few problems with it. Turns out that the one I got was a lemon. The barrier ring got shredded about 9 times in a 3 month period. Every time Iíd use the gun, Iíd have to replace it. Tech support was a little difficult to get a hold of at first, but when I was able to talk to one of the techs, it was cake after that. I sent it in and had all of the internals replaced for free. Now, itís one of the better performing guns, at $200 bucks, that Iíve ever owned. I get about 2,000 shots off of a 68/4500 tank. I even upgraded and got a New Designz trigger, feedneck, and back cap as well as the virtue dip switch. Best upgrades I couldíve put on it. Definitely a gun worth buying.
I would recommend this gun to anyone. Whether youíre playing woodsball or tournament, this is the gun for you.
ion(slg is better)
invert mini(slg is better)
eos and epiphany(slg is still better)
fusion(slg is better)
proto slg, 48/3000 hpa, VLocity Select Force hopper, CP feedneck,and redz pepper stick barrel kitl
q-lock feedneck and a new barrel
Easy to maintain
The reg is small and kind of weird to hold
i hav just put 4.5 cases through it and now feel it is ready for a fair review. out of the box this gun is easily noted as light and tight but u will also notice the two o-ring feedneck. i haven't found anything out of 6 hoppers to fit in it so i just took out the o-rings and wedged a peice of cardboard in between the hopper and the feedneck. But for performance wen all stock is is easy to adjust everything on the gun(velocity, bps cap, and trigger resistance as well as bolt dwell) from about 75 ft i good shoot accurately stock but with a new barrel i was able to shoot 120-145 ft. i was ferry impressed with how tight the groupings were(for a stock barrel) but their was still room for improvement.
9/11 I've now got the redz pepper stick barrel kit for the gun and put 1.5 cases more through the gun and i have had 0 problems with it and with a good bore size match you can easily take out people from across the airball feild. Also you get used to the feel of the hyper 3 reg
11/2 I got a feedneck and a vlocity select force and this baby RIPS!!! I played a round of speedball to start the day and out of gate speed was unbelievable. I took out two guys just laning along the snake. With a good hopper, barrel, feedneck and oh ya the feather lite micro switch(very easy trigger pull) It destroys all guns in its class, and may just run with the heavy hitters( barely).
I would recommend this to anybody with a tight budget who wants to get in the sport or get a entry level tourny gun or a great woodsball gun.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 at 9:34 am PST
eVLution 3 motorized hopper
56/4500 invert tank with cover
bob long barrel kit
cp clamping feed neck
new feed neck (definetley)
one of the smallest markers on the market
this is a dye product so it is high quality but that also means it has about 10 billion o-rings in it so it needs regular maintenance. I ordered this gun off a website that was offering it for only $200.00 and with a free olive green switch EL mask(which i am very pleased with). I spent more than 2 months researching it and after a long time finally bought it. when i first pulled it out of the box i loved it. I didn't get to use it until that weekend because my air tank wasn't pressurized. when i first gassed it up it shot amazingly well. every shot was dead on target and the paint was flying perfectly straight and flat. i have been using using this marker for some time now and had some memorable moments that might not have happened with a different marker such as a beutiful run-through to win a game. I suggest this marker to anyone on a tight budget looking for a tournament grade marker.
This is an excellent marker that comes with a good mask. you can now buy it for almost $100.00 less than the rail and with $100.00 worth of upgrades it will be better than a rail. it needs maintenance becauses of being made by dye.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, September 27th, 2008 at 5:51 pm PST
-Spyder Imagine LED 2005
-Pure Energy 68ci/4500psi HPA
-14" smart parts progressive barrel
-Viewloader Evolution 3
-Dye sticky 3 grips
-Scenariodreams VerC T-board
-trinity t-lock feedneck
-Poor feed neck design.
I'd have to say the SLG is the best gun on the market for under $300. When I opened the box the first thing I noticed was how small it is. The SLG is tiny compared to most guns I've seen. It's very compact, easy to use, and light weight. It's listed at 2.2 lbs but I don't think it is even that heavy.
The SLG is very fast as well. The manual says it can reach up to 30bps. It is just as fast as any high-end gun out there and you'll never be out gunned. Another great feature is the new Hyper3 Reg. I've so far put more than 4000 shots through it and every one has been within +/- 5fps of one another.
The one bad thing about the SLG is the stock feed neck. I'm not sure what Dye was thinking when they designed it. You are supposed to push your hopper in and two o-rings hold it in. Well, because it is too small, when I pushed my hopper in it pushed the top o-ring out. By the way it is nearly impossible to get the o-ring back in.
Well back to the good things about the SLG. The stock barrel is surprisingly accurate. After using it I see no reason for replacing it unless you just like a longer barrel. Good player should have no problem gunning down opponents with the stock barrel.
I can't explain quite how the bolt works as well as the manual. Some say it's like a spyder which it is, but it is also somewhat different. It Is made by Dye so I'm sure it is reliable.
I highly recommend the SLG to anyone into paintball at any skill level. The same performance expected from every proto for only $250. Just remember to have about $30 on hand for a new feed neck. I give this gun about a 9.5 which rounds to a 10.
When i first got this gun i was SUPER excited, i even opened it on the drive home from the paintball store i go to. I first noticed this thing is very very light and very very sleek and has a cool look to it. So i went home gased it up and shot it in my backyard. It had NO kick but was pretty loud but who really cares this is paintball you dont play in a library. It was slow but that was just the trigger, if u get a new one it shoots awesome i had to buy a new feedneck the second day i had it because the feedneck is garbage, literally.
overall this is a good gun and it has alot of bang for ur buck ,i mean ALOT. So if ur a low budget paintball player look no farther youve found ur gun, hope this was helpful.
Dioblo mongoose (it was a jock)
Smartparts (not nearly as nice)
Stock Proto SLG
Veiwloader Evolutions 2
CP clamping feed neck
Smart Parts Freak Jr.
Carlton/Crossfire 88/3000 carbon fiber tank
A NEW FEED NECK AND A LONGER BAREL after that you are redy to rock and roll
Bolt out back
button keeps things safe
high quality parts
The feed neck sucks.
I used to us a Smart Parts Ephiphany before I bought the SLG. So I can testify to how nice the bolt system is on this marker. For those of you new to paintball the SLG has what is known Bolt out Back. this means that you unscrew the back of the marker and then just pull your bolt out with it. If you don't have this you will be spending the next 6 minutes disasimbaling your Marker to clean it.
This marker is phenomanly light is ways 1 pound 14 ounzes.
The stock barrel is verry well made but lacks something major on acriacy. I am a fan of the Freak Jr. from my days with an Epifhany.
A lot of people will complain that you triger is bad. all you have to do is slightly cut down the spring. You will have to slowly cut down and each time see if the triger feals the way you like it. If you do this you can save your microswitch
The button on the back of the bolt cap makes it imposible to take it out when the marker is gassed up. This pervents The back cap from becoming a rocket. Personaly I don't know why Dye does put this on all it's markers.
If you want a marker with some high quality parts for really low price The SLG is the marker for you. The SLG comes with the Hyper 3 regulator. This this the same regulator that that comes onf Dye's Matrix serius witch are a thousand pluse dollars. Also The SLG has the same board as the Matrix serious markers.
You really need to make sure the marker is well lubed.
I really like the SLG and It is the best marker fot the price out there.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, December 26th, 2008 at 8:43 am PST
Freak barrel kit w/ All American front
Vlocity loader w/ virtue vlocity chip
Redz Cam lock feedneck
Hybrid On/Off ASA
New Designz Slik Roller Trigger
Virtue Lite Microswitch
68ci 4500PSI Crossfire tank
Has a decent kick to it
The SLG is a very nice gun for it's price tag.
It shoots fast. (settings go as far as 30 bps, and i believe the gun is capable of cycling at 30bps, but when you try shooting that fast, you get a lot of chops, probably due to cheap eyes/board), but it can do 20/25 bps easy without chops, and nobody really needs more than that.
Air efficiency, the 145 psi operating pressure is a nice feature. You can get 1500 shots off a 68ci 4500 psi fill, but the low operating pressure lets you shoot even if your tank is really low. One game I was confused as to why my marker was shooting lousy, the first shot was fine, but when i shot ropes, I would get drop off. After the game I noticed my tank's pressure was down to about 150 psi.
As long as the eyes are on, and your rate of fire is reasonable, this gun doesn't chop.
The stock feedneck is useless. If you take the top o-ring out, and use some tape, you can get your loader to fit, but it's better to just spend 20$ for a new feedneck.
The trigger is not bad, after some adjustments with the screws, it shoots ok, but it's a bit stiff. If you take the trigger spring out, it's too light. I recommend getting the Virtue microswitch.
The stock barrel isn't bad, but if you want ball on ball accuracy you should upgrade, autococker threads are easy to find.
For those without unlimited funds, this marker is more than adequate. Even as a pro player, this marker has all the features a reasonable player needs.
The marker has all the same basic features as any high end gun, so high end upgrades are easily achieved.
A nice beginners marker that can be upgraded as time passes.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
More than 5 years
Similar Products Used:
ion (slg is way! better)
promaster (slg is still better)
pmr (slg is way! better)
wrath (slg is better)
you get the point!
dye ul barrel
trigger (or jut shorten/take out the spring)
Not much kick at all!
trigger is stiff
barrel can be improved
Ok i got this yesterday and opened it up and it came well organized and it was very beautiful... i put my on/off on and feed neck... i took the bolt out and lubed it up... i screwed in the tank and turned the asa on and it was really loud and i thought wow its either shooting hot or is way too loud...i cronoed and it was really hot from the factory which was weird i thought...it blew an oring out and i had it changed and then it was fine i set it lower and chopped paint...then i realized the eyes were off lol...so i cleaned it once again and it ripped it was quiet and fast and really accurate with my dye ul
great price... get one
i gave it an 8 cuz the stock feedneck sucked really really bad and the asa wasnt great either
Its a geat gun for any level of play shoots just as fast and accurate as shockers and dms
8 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 at 6:07 pm PST
Tippmann ProLite, Kingman Spyder, Automag, Automag RT Pro, Autococker, Shocker 4x4, Smart Parts Ion, etc.
68ci HPA Tank
Evy II Hopper
08 Proto SLG w/ clamping feedneck
Smart Parts Ion
Clamping feedneck, possibly a barrel
Easy to Use
Good rate of fire
None for a $200 marker.
I bought the Proto SLG as a backup for my Automag. I chose this marker over many of the others available because it uses the Hyper3 regulator which is the same regulator used on higher end DYE products; Proto is the budget DYE brand.
The marker is very light weight which is nice when playing all day in the Texas heat. Often times after a few games of lugging the Automag around I'll switch the SLG give my arms a break.
The LED and buttons are on the back of the marker and its very easy to turn the marker on and off (press and hold the top button), and to turn the eyes on and off (press and hold the buttom button). To program the SLG you have to open the trigger frame and change the dip switches to configuration mode. You then use the buttons and trigger to change on of the 3 configurable settings (trigger sensitivity, rate of fire, and operation mode).
By default, the SLG is set to a 15 bps setting with semi-auto and a casual trigger sensitivity. The default settings are definitely playable but you might want to tweak them for your individual needs. The Proto is capable of firing at 20bps but may increase your chances of a ball break and requires you to have a fast loaded to keep paint feeding.
So far I've put a case of paint through the Proto, and cheap paint at that, and it has worked flawlessly. The stock barrel is accurate for smaller speedball type fields. I hesitate to say anything about long range accuracy because I felt like the bore of the stock barre, .690, was a little too big for the paint I was shooting. Even still, at range most of my shots went basically where I wanted them to.
This thing was shooting 280 - 290 out of the box as advertised.
The Proto comes with the marker, barrel, lube, parts kit, allen keys, 9v battery, and some nice printed material including a good manual and registration card with serial number and color filled out.
Probably the best $200 marker available right now.