03 Smart Parts Shocker, Smart Parts ion, Dye Dm4, Dye Dmc
Dye Dmc with Virtue chip cp barrel kit and cp reg, Halo B, and crossfire 68/3000 carbon fiber tank
"back up gun"
Smart parts ion, with mushie board, cp barrel kit, cp reg, hybrid feed neck, hybrid grips, cp rail and on off
A barrel reg and feed neck
Not as accurate as any of the other guns in the dm series
This is a pretty good gun for the money cuz you can get them used for like under $150.00. now for the specs on the gun
Good thing about it.
it is pretty accurate
it is fast
and its quiet
Bad things about it
Heavy like 3.4 pounds with an on/ off and stiffi on it
its really big
This is a good gun for the price cuz you can get them used for like $150.00
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7 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 19th, 2007 at 5:22 pm PST
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Similar Products Used:
Smart Parts Ion
Angel Speed '04
Smart Parts Ion modified to feed from bottom of the gun. (-:
Empire barrel kit
Hand customized single finger trigger with single trigger guard
Apex Barrel (haven't used it yet)
Qloaders go great on anything.
Not to hard to clean bolt.
Impossible to take board out.
With similar barrels it's not noticeably more accurate than the Ion, maybe less accurate. Well it is a lot heavier, I put up with that for as long as I thought it was the most accurate gun, then I found out it wasn't. The handle is very large and uncomfortable but that doesn't effect aiming much. I like the LCD instead of the blinking lights that is the guns best feature. You can read what you gun will do instead of having to remember blinking or color codes, but knowing the temperature usually doesn't help that much. Doesn't break much paint. I have used it with and with out a qloader and have decided it's too big a gun to mount the qloader below it so mount it like a hopper or put it on the side of the gun.
The Ion is lots cheaper has about the same performance and handles much better I would definetly recommend the ion.
-Automag w/custom Dye grips,homemade handle,shocktech drop forward,CP barrel, and more (What is great about the mag is the accuracy its amazing but the mag is a gas hog.
-Angel LCD 2002 w/ Dye grips,shocktech drop forward,custom lcd board,12v revy,blade trigger,teardrop freak (Whats great about the Angel is the speed)
-Impulse Turbo w/vertical reg,32 Degrees drop,blade trigger,dye boomstick (overall durable marker)
*** All these guns listed are biscally all put together in the Matrix its incredible its got accuracy,speed,reliable,and good looks GREAT GUN GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!
-Dye Matrix LCD
-Gun 20 chip currently (Virtue Soon)
-Bob Long Reg.
-Halo B (Highly recommended a 12v will not keep up)
Def. a Halo, VL Velocity,or a hopper that feeds a high rate of paintballs or the marker is gonna blow your 12v out of the dust.
Possibly the price but, if you look good you may find one for a steal
Fantastic gun ive shot angels,timmys,mags,cockers,ions and others but NOTHING keeps up with the Dye Matrix you can get many different styles of the DM's that are out there and upgrades. The first thing that should be on your mind when you purchase this gun is a new hopper because when I used my 12v revy it didnt get up a bit with this marker but its great on how good of a gun this is get one while you can you will tear up the competiton with this gun!!!!!!!!!
viking, excal, dm4, dm5, dm6, protos, freeflow E2 lotus cocker, multiple other autocokers including a blue ice coldfusion,
tadao 5.0 w/m6
aka SCM I
CP 14" barrel
stock halo and a crossfire 68/4500, NXe cover.
new barrel, regs, bolt kit, and board. dont bother with the anderson, go for the lucky or the tadao,
Built like a tank
Maintenance learning curve
once you mod the bolt or put a new bolt kit in, you are golden, it takes a while of playing around with the orings to get it just right, im getting ~1800 shots off a full 68 4500 fill. with a tadao board it is just as fast as any other gun on the field. its the quietest gun ever made, there isnt anything quieter, dm4,5, and 6's are louder and have more kick. the stock trigger is awesome on the matrix, some people like the CP trigger, im not really a fan of it, spend the money on it after all the other things i listed to get. CP barrels are great also for the matrix. ive never broken paint in the gun ever, the thing wont chop. kick is non exsistant. its the only gun on both the teams im on never to go down, at a practice or a tourny. the thing is built like a tank.
its not a good gun for any beginner, CO2 is a bad idea with the matrix. if someone says antisiphon, i say just get a hpa tank. its moronic to use CO2 on any highend electronic gun.
I'm convinced its the best gun ever made, I wouldn't trade it for anyother gun.
I haven't used any guns that even remotely compare with the LCD. It is the best gun I've ever used let alone have. Other products used, Spyder Imagine, Autococker Trilogy Pro, BKO, Mokal Fokus, Pirahna R6 Eforce.
Dye Matrix LCD.
Evolution 2 Hopper.
14 Inch Smart Parts Proggresive.
New Solenoid really helps the speed.
New barrel(Dye Ultralite would be nice).
All in all this is the best paintball gun i have ever shot, used, or owned. I would recommend this gun for those who are just entering into paintball or even for those who are into it already. You can find a good priced LCD used in many places and that is what I suggest for people who are interested in this gun. It's a really accurate, quiet, and reliable fast marker and i don't regret buying it.
I have been playing for 7 years....what have I not used?
Mongoose LCD Pro Backman Setup, PMI Razor, HALO TSA
Boomstick, Throttle, feed neck
This marker has no weakness it only has strength...
This marker has no weakness it only has strength...
Would I purchase this marker? No, but it is still a great buy. It is on the fast side, it is pretty accurate and it is pretty quite. I used this for 4 days at a tourney in Costa Mesa and I was very pleased. However, a shocker puts this marker to shame for the same price...This cannot compete with the new shockers...If you want a good marker, this is it. If you want to go to the next level? Get a shocker, angel or a timmy...
Good gun, great gun but its not good for the price..
I have an ion that doesn't even really compare to this gun
I have an Ion with a blackboard, superfly bolt, saw trigger, 360 QEV, a stock reg (sadly), a freak barrel, and a drop forward with an On/off ASA. My Dye Matrix has a TDA board and a drop forward with an On/off ASA (I'll get an ultra lite barrel as soon as I get money). I use a Halo B hopper and a 45/72 tank
The ultra lite barrel and the TDA board, which gives you a couple extra modes and features. A drop forward couldn't hurt, ubt it depends on how you're accustomed to.
I batrely get hit as a midplayer. It is as good as it's predecessors.
There are none
This gun is awesome. I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about paintball. It is a great gun, and I've had no problems with it whatsoever. I would have to say the only thing bad about it is that I go through paint like crazy. If you get this gun be prepared to buy a lot of paint.
I woulkd give it a 10 out of 10. This gun has never failed me and it hasn't had a problem yet.
-CP in-line reg and LPR
-CP rail drop
-CP roller trigger
-CCM feed neck
-32 degrees on/off
--Halo B hopper
--Center Flag HPA bottle
You'd be fine playing with it right out of the box, but i recommend a trigger and new reg, and of course, a barrel kit.
-LCD variation very user-friendly
-Maintenance is Easy
-Not the quietest marker I've shot
I bought this gun used from a friend who bought it from a player on the Denver Altitude. I got it for $350 including the HPA bottle, the CP reg set up, CCM feed neck, WGP barrel, 32 degrees on/off and a tank cover. and i must say i got a VERY good deal. The stock trigger would stick every once and a while, but i bought a roller trigger from CP which now lets me shoot a little faster and takes care of the stick the stock trigger had. The marker is very accurate, and very consistent, its pretty large and heavy, which can be a problem when snap shooting, and like I said above, its not the quietest marker out there, but then again, its not the loudest either.
The LCD version is very easy to work with and is very useful. It gives you the temperature, and rate of fire in at which you are shooting and when you shoot,it tells what the forward and backward pulse of the bolt is at, it has a game timer that beeps or vibrates, it tells you weather the eyes are on or off, the total shot and trip count, and how much juice the battery has left.
I giving it an 8 because no marker is a perfect 10 (yet), and I have shot a few markers of better quality, but since i got for only $350 maybe a 9..well...I'll stick with an 8, but i highly recommend it either way. If you have questions about the marker, please feel free to ask.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, October 13th, 2006 at 3:05 pm PST
I have owned a 04 shocker, a 04 wgp autococker, an older matrix, and a old impulse
dm3, with a 12 inch aa back ( tear drop front ), a tadao v4 board ( i think its a v4), hybrid lady grip, dye on/off from a dm6 (a god forsaken peice of crap), hyper2, hybrid clamp neck, cp trigger, egg2 with z board, and a 72/4500 crossfire Lp tank
An after market board that ramps, new reg, new feed neck, and a new trigger.
No kick, reliable, fast, and a great tournament gun
Heavy, having lots of trouble with the eyes,and its an air hog.
I have been playing paintball for a long time, and this is a great all around marker. I have been having alot of trouble with the eyes the last coupple times I played. ( now that im thinking about it, the paint was really small that i was running through it ). I have been a baller for 5 years, and have shot many a marker, but nothing compares to the dm series. If you are looking for a fast reliable marker, this is the gun for you.
This gun is amazing, it is very fast, reliable, and accurate. No matter if you are a noob,or an experienced tournament player, this is the gun for you.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 at 9:03 pm PST