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.
Put this gun on layway, took a month an a half to get. When I first held a pm7 I almost crapped my pants. This was by far the best feeling gun ever in my hands. Ive held many guns. This is one of the best looking guns ever. Ive seen many guns. I had somehow an extra $400 on me and decided to put it on layaway. Sold my a5 and finally went and picked it up. Took it home and had to wait to get my air filled. Cleaned the bolt and got air.Dry fired it and fell in love. Havent played with in yet but will finished review after I play with it.
I would buy a blue one if I could. You will fall in love with this gun.
Now lets get a list of what has changed between this marker and the PM6
- It is 1/2'' shorter in height and 3.5 oz. lighter (as the box says).
-the LPR is smaller.
-Air regulator is better.
-Milling is a bit different.
-trigger ergonomics are better (it is easier to shoot with this trigger, some may disagree, but for me its quite easier.)
-It is programmable with the PSP and Millenium modes now.
-New and much better eyes.
When I first saw the box coming to the door of my home I was very excited, shame I couldn't test it until the next day, well I spent a bit of my time reading the manuals, which were very well done and explained everything as it should be to understand this marker .
When I had the opportunity, I went to the closest air-ball field to test my new baby.
I filled my HPA tank up and was ready to shoot. I had no problems on putting my halo B V35 onto this thing, the neck is flawless, I was very excited by now, started to drop a load of WPN paintballs into my loader and went into the field to test it, I started to shoot at a ROF of 20 bps (standard) with trigger sensibility of 3 (standard is 5) yes, I like sensible triggers. my first impression was: wow this gun is accurate , and after taking the first ten shots I decided to try its speed, so cracked up my fingers and got ready to roll, I started shooting with both fingers as I saw the rope of paint coming out of this marker, I was amazed of the speed it can take without loosing any accuracy, thank God I had a Halo.
but after half of the loader was emptied problems started: paintballs started to break into the barrel, I was kinda mad because I hate to tear Apart a marker to clean its eyes, but after I took the barrel off, just figured the second part of the barrel wasn't properly screwed, thank to God (again BTW) the eye was as clean as It could be, so I took apart the barrel and cleaned it,and kept having fun all day long with no breaks In the barrel or any other kind of problems, I shot about 2000 paintballs that day.
If you are into pro tourney paintball and don't got the money to buy a DM7 (which Im not sure if you can buy it yet, but don't worry It'll come out). Get this marker, it won't let you down, As above I recommend it over a PM6, every single penny you spend on this one is worth in my opinion.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, January 29th, 2007 at 6:46 pm PST
I have practiced 3 times with this gun and I love it. A lot of people say it is not a lot different from a PM6, which is true, but it still rips. The eye covers and some of the milling are the only big differences. It is much lighter than the PM6. If you buy this gun stock you get PSP and Millennium modes. In my opinion, its worth paying the extra $250 for the PM7 instead of just settling for the PM6.
Overall I love this gun and I would recommend it over a PM6 and saving a couple hundred bucks.
my hands hold my paintballs
My back up is a potato cannon
Trigger is located further back
They had it at my local shop and i got to mess around with it. I think it feels much different then the pm6, or pm5. Both the 5, and 6 seem to be more compact length wise, but the pm7 seems longer, but is shorter and weighs less. It feels more like the dm6 just with the lpr in the front, and smaller. The trigger is also very nice, and is located further back. It also comes with a new board with cool modes.
Just got one. Its much better looking in person, the pics that are on ads really dont show how sexy this looks. I completely stripped it down and relubed it, i havent been able to shoot it yet because i dont have air but i will be getting some tomarrow and will edit it then. It is easy to change senttings on the board. Some of the screws are actually inside the marker with small holes for the allen wrench to toghten or losen, the eye covers are so much easier to take off then the old ones. Really its like the gun is a stick and a frame. The body is almost to small for the frame kinda out of proportion but not quite, with a UL it would probably look better, but thats if u really want it.
Its pretty sick. I gave it a 10 just becuase its nice, and i think that proto did a very nice job with the pm7, its similar to the pm6 but i think that it is more like a dm now, especialy with the new eye covers.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, December 25th, 2006 at 8:23 pm PST
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Basically the Same as the PM6, Only More Milling
This is a very good gun. It is SUPER accurate, and was as quiet as hell. I got to test it before they came on the market, and I am going to pick up 2 of these. Although it is basically the same as the PM6, the extra milling makes it even lighter. I would definetly suggest you pick one of these up when they come out.
Okay gun, but I give it a 7 because it is not that different from the PM6.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, October 26th, 2006 at 12:25 pm PST