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.
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Less than a month
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blow gun with everything else good
throw it away and get a new one
Everything else sucks
i think this gun blows really really really really really really really bad get a real gun i have used this for not even a day and it blows and the feed neck broke because im retarted and barrel dented and the board broke when i got shot in the gun. i was like shooting ropes hardcore and i got hit and the board broke. i was so mad beacuse i was in a tourney that day i made the biggest mistake making that i would have been better using a tippmann. get a better gun like anything else but that a syder and anything not electric i prefer elcipse ego 10 because that is wat i use and i own noobs on my D2 team
Efficient to batteries and gas, accurate, fast, stock barrel isnt that bad just average.
Needs to be upgraded to be an user friendly marker
I bought this one back in december 2007. I got lucky cause this one shoots lines like a pro gun without any usual problems that others had with this type. I also invested in upgrades /see above/. With stock ball detents I choped some paint but not much .. and after I installed new ones from NDZ, I just didnt chop a ball ever since. so it is small but important upgrade. also new feedneck improved this gun dramaticaly because stock one is not very good. . egg just didnt want to sit tigtly in it. I had to use tape for it .... On/off asa was a must for me because I broke stock asa during play. I hit some stone with it and that was it.. it had plastic fitting for macroline and that just fell apart. Luckily my new Proto on/off was already purchuased and on the way. Stock trigger was bulky and didnt have right feeling so I replaced it with NDZ silk trigger which is perfect. I also replaced trigger spring with weaker one so now is my trigger soft and gentle .... After 4 years gun is still in good condition, and ready for the game. One time during a scenerio game I fell in to a river with it, had to swim to other side and gun survived it! I was worried about electronics inside the trigger frame but it just kept working!! amazing isnt it? :)
You can built a decent tournament level gun from this one. I can compete with adult matrixes with it without any trouble, Buy it if you want to play with upgrades.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at 8:57 am PST
Trigger (not needed AS much as other upgrades)
Stock board is amazing
When I first got this marker I was extremely impressed with the complete overhaul they did compared to their 2008 model. It was light, smooth, sleek, and sexy in the cosmetics! (thats saying alot for a $200 marker!) imediatley i put some air through the gun and noticed some leaks. Almost all of them were fixed, except the one from the air port (which it why you should upgrade it.) the hyper 3 reg works flawlessly and i wont need to upgrade. I started shooting some 1 week old marblizer paint through the gun and it shot it like a champ, consistantly and smoothly. There was NO barrel rise and the kick is equivalent to that of a nerf gun. The board was tournament ready and could go all the way up to 25 bps! The stock trigger was nice for ramping, but was a little hard for my liking for semi auto. The feedneck was the only MAJOR MAJOR downside, it was plastic and not durable, so i knew i needed to replace that (cheap upgrade btw). As soon as i did some minor tweaks, installed my upgrades a week or so later I aired it up once more and shot ropes of doom out of the gun, 0 breaks, 0 problems, 1 awesome gun.
Excellent marker, I would definatley Reccomend this marker in a heartbeat to any new-to-tournament players. Excellent marker, bad feed neck though. Rated 9.5/10 (9/10) for the feedneck, if they make a new one with the feedneck from the reflex then it would be worthy of an 11/10 (which is an improper fraction! But a good one!)
pmr(tested) , spyder pilot(not even half as good as slg)
proto slg 08, halo b w/ rip drive and speed feed, 14" j&j ceramic barrel, and soon a virtue board
if you want get a new barrel. the stock barrel is pretty ok though.
Ummm im not to crazy about the stock trigger that comes with it
i love how easy this gun's board is to program. its got PSP ramping, NXL, MILLENIUM, and semi-auto. the best board you can get out of a two hundred dollar marker. it pinches paint if you play with the eyes of but if you press the bleed button on the back it will bring the bolt back so you can keep playing. i usually playy speedball at paintball field in orlando, and i get at least two kills in one match with this gun ((:
If your new to electronic markers or if you wanna get off the spyder curse then get this marker!!
Smart Parts Impulse (not as user friendly)
Diablo Wrath LTD (not the most reliable)
Dye DM4 (comparable)
Proto SLG with upgrades
Smart Parts All-American 2-Piece 14in Barrel
Halo B or Viewloader Revolution 12v
Pure Energy 68ci 4500psi Tank w/ Crossfire Reg
On/Off ASA, but only if you really want it
Barrel, but the stock is above average, and it's medium length is good for speedball
Hoses (only on certain guns)
Electronics (not on every gun)
I got this gun after shopping around for a good, affordable, fast electronic marker. I was happy to find a very small, very nice looking, and nicely packaged marker. However, I did encounter one small problem: my gun wouldn't turn on. I'm sure it's just faulty electronics on my gun, but it takes several presses of the On/Off button to make the gun turn on or off. I'm in the process of sending it to Dye for repairs. Back to my review.
The gun is nice beyond words, for the price of $200. It will shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger; but you might want to replace the trigger. The stock trigger is plastic and feels clumsy. It feels light, but not fast. I chose to replace it with a similar, thin silver metal trigger, made by Dye. It gives the gun a much better feel and a sleeker look. Another thing you might consider replacing is the feedneck. While it can hold some loaders snuggly, it really only holds one size loader. Just get a clamping feedneck, for security and flexibility.
The electronics are simple, if you use the instruction manual, and can set the gun up for a multitude of scenarios, such as tournaments with BPS regulations, PSP and NXL mode, and sensitivity adjustments. My particular gun has an issue with the power switch, but this doesn't seem to be a common problem. Overall, the grip controls are simple: one button for power, one button for the eyes. The electronics can only be adjusted from inside of the grip, so you should have no problem using this gun in a tournament.
The eyes work well. So far I've only had one noticable ball chop, and it was a freak accident in which the ball got sucked into the bolt, jamming the entire gun, but it was easily fixed. The spool valve is easy to clean and remarkably efficient. Dye claims that it takes a few thousand shots to fully break in the regulator, though. The gun is also very quiet.
The grip frame has plenty of room for walking with gloved fingers. The buttons are also easily depressed when wearing gloves. The trigger is easily adjustable. Sticky grips come stock and are a nice feature. The front grip/regulator is small and comfortable to hold, however the hose length requires you to turn it to one side, causing it to stick out. This can be remedied by trimming the hose, but hasn't been much of an issue for me. The short, 1-piece barrel is decently accurate, and helps you tuck in when playing speedball, but I would recommend upgrading. I use a Smart Parts All-American, and it works very well with the marker.
This gun is great. It has shot fine with just about any type of paint. As long as you use the eyes, and a loader that can keep up with your rate of fire, you shouldn't have any problems with chopping. This gun is faster, lighter, more accurate, and more efficient than comparably priced guns. It shoots great right out of the box, and, barrels aside, you can perform all "necessary" upgrades for under $100.
I use the 09 Proto SLG, all stock so far with a vlocity jr hopper and 68/45 tank. Also i have a 14" barrel on it. If you dont have much money, this is a good gun that can stay stock
None, 09 has alot better upgrades then 08, such as clamping feedneck
Eyes work well
Friendly user interface
Ive had this gun a week and its been nothing but successful. Its fast, effective, and though its not the UL its still very light. The stock performance of this gun can compare to and ghetto'ed out gun. Air efficient and very easily cleanable and easy to dis-assemble. Fun to use and fun to play with the settings. Dye does good work
I would not recommend to my friends because i want them all to myself. No really. All should have this gun!!!
view loader evlution 3
dye throttle 68/4500
Very small feed neck
only 11" barrel
other than that, nothing that affects the performance.
I have been using this gun for a few months now, and i must say it exceeds expectations.
for 120 pounds you definitely get what you pay for. it's accuracy is good however it would be a lot better with a longer barrel. the feed neck is very small (i had to file my hoppers feed neck down). the stock board features 4 tournament modes, semi-auto, PSP, millennium and NXL. it does not have an on/off ASA fitted as standard, but i don't find this a major downside. unfortunately this marker has been discontinued as the 09 models have been made.
If you can find one brand new or second hand, get one!
08 Proto SLG
nds slik trigger
bob long ASA
hybrid low feed clamp
68/3000 Carbon fibre tank
I bought this gun about 3 months ago, opened the box and everything was there.
Tested it out in my back yard, shoots like a dream for 220$
Next weekend took it up to a field, put my gear on and played; it's a really accurate gun will not chop any balls. So far i have fired about 20000 rounds and only 1 chopped, but still thats amazing.
I get about 900 shots off my 68/3000 CF tank and still have 500psi left.
This marker is the one you want if you are a young player and dont have lots of money to blow on guns.
For 200-250$ this is great, shoots fast, its accurate, does not chop, and the gun you want!
This gun is good for anyone who wants a mid-range marker for a cheap price, got mine for 220$, and i love it!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 at 9:25 pm PST
halo b hopper
(clamping feedneck on the way)
Fast, accurate, easy to take apart, runs on high and low pressure air.
Feedneck, stock battery was dead , a little picky with air
i got this gun for christmas this year and this gun was awesome we had a war a few days ago and i was makin kills left and right the only problem with it is really the feedneck my halo B wouldnt fit in very good so i had to duct tape it to the feedneck other than that it was very good the instruction manuel is good (better than some ive seen) very nice reliable and fast good for all u trigger happy people out there.