The new Matrix Rail features incredible 3D body styling, a new bottom line adapter, a new dual durometer adjustable feed neck, a new fully adjustable dual-durometer trigger, a new lower pressure bolt kit, metal logo inserts and a unique dual-durometer polymer grip frame with comfort grip for easy carrying and interchangeable trigger guard. We've designed the new Matrix Rail with the goal of providing you with the best performance at a reasonable cost.
Matching single piece Proto barrel
Hyper2 in-line air regulator
Anti-chop eye system
150psi operating pressure with Boost Forward technology
Continuous three-dimensional contoured body design
Compact and lightweight body styling
Proto dual-durometer sticky grips
LED program control
Dual-durometer composite ergonomic 45 grip frame
Re-engineered 1 piece bolt system
Adjustable dual-durometer trigger sensitivity and rate of fire
Stamped metal insert logo
New Proto bottom line
Adjustable locking dual-durometer feedneck
The Proto PMR Matrix Rail 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.
Black Proto Matrix Rail
C6 jersey/C4 Pants
all around great marker
Honeslty there really isnt any
I quit paintball about 3 years ago, use to have a timmy, the past month me and a few of my buddys decided to paintball again, well before I get into it again, I didnt want to spend so much money on a high end marker AGAIN. atleast not for awhile just in case I dont stick witht he sport again like i did 3 years ago. So i did my research and decided to buy a PMR and a UL frame.
All I have to say is WOW, fast and just amazing, expecially coming from a guy that use to own a timmy, do not be afraid to buy this gun, it can and WILL keep up with the High ends today. Ropes are easy on this, and when the UL frame went on, lets just say its just like a PM7, and ive shot a pm7 within my 3 years of not paintballing many times so i know how they shoot.
Guys just buy this gun or even just go to your park and try one out, you are going to love it and the price, WOW you cant go wrong. In a few months or maybe longer, if im still in the sport strong, then I will maybe upgrade. But im keeping the pmr as a backup cause this gun ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are deciding between this and somthing else, just get this cause I will promise you will not be dissappointed. Great marker, tourney level and you will OWN!!!!
And dont worry that it has plastic parts, theyr very strong
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 8th, 2008 at 9:52 pm PST
Smart Parts Eos and Evil Minion (equivalent to), Invert Mini (better than the mini)
Mac Dev Match Stik, Evo 3 (eggy), Sling trigger, crossfire 68/4500
barrel-stock barrel is fine but first thing to buy is a barrel unless u get the limitted edition which everything is fine on. i bought stock and dished out $120 on a really nice barrel kit
Trigger- some people dont mind the stock trigger. i thought it was fine but i had $30 left over after i played speedball and bought my trigger at the pro shop there but other people cant stand it. the trigger on the limitted edition (blade) is nice but i prefer the sling
board-has all the modes most people need
Can shoot FAST
None really. In my opinion barrel, but not needed.
I've played in the woods a few times, and at places 3 times getting in about 45 games. It is real nice. You can find it for $250 and it is about as good as the Smart Parts Eos ($400) and Evil Minion (somewhere between $500 and $750). stock barrel isnt that accurate but it gets the job done. it was the first upgrade i got though. i used a j&j on it ($30) for a game and it shot good. Ive used the stock trigger on it in all my games because i just got my new trigger today, which is noticably better, but i could still pull off around 12 balls a second, and i dont shoot that fast anyways. ive competed with pm7s and other guns up in the thousand dollar price range with the pmr. ive pulled off plenty of headshots and sniped people in the hands and feet hanging out of bunkers. ive also chronoed at 356fps today, and that isnt the fastest it shoots.
For $250, put an upgrade or two on it and you can compete with almost anyone.
bob long defiant intimidator
smart parts shoker NXT 07
dye clamp-lock feedneck
pure energy 48/3000
tirgger (thats personal preference)
barrel (the stock one is good tho)
Easy to maintain
Stock trigger isn't that good
The PMR is a very good marker, compairable to the shocker NXT 07 and the bob long closer. But i would strongly reccomend not tightining the feed neck to tight; i had mine kinda tight and tirpped.... my hopper came flying out and in the process snaped the feedneck in half. But it was only the outer part, so the metal things in the ceter were undamaged. Disappointed with the feedneck. I also didn't get the trigger adjustment allen key.... don't know why but i just didn't. still, the pmr is the best marker for the price and certianly the best under $500
Also, some people seem to be having problems with chopping too much paint. This can easily be resolved by putting it at 28bps or less, and using higher end paint, like stingers and premium. especilly stingers... thoes paintballs are insane.
The PMR is a very good beginner to intermediat lvl marker. yay.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, March 7th, 2008 at 5:16 pm PST
e-tek with a wave trigger, viewloader velocity, 14in all american barrel, pmi 68ci 4500psi tank, empire tank cover
New barrel, better trigger, and a different feed neck
Small and light
I bought this gun after I sold my Max'd. First thing I noticed was how light it was. It was so light I could lift it up with two fingers. The gun its self was fairly good. I had just one air blowout and one major chopping problem. It was able to shoot as fast as I could and was very reliable.
This gun just needs a few better upgrades and makes a great gun for the price.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 at 4:39 am PST
Proto Matrix Rail. Evo 2 Hopper. 48 3000 Pure Energy.
Back cap of course. A new barrel. Personally the grips are uncomfortable without gloves. Personal preference.
Speed. Efficiency. Ease of use and cleaning.
Some upgrading may need to be done. But is not necessary.
Accuracy - Average to below average (stock) I found the accuracy of the PMR to be adequate, with the stock barrel and lower than 275 FPS the marker fired decent enough. I was using a bit below premium quality paint with the stock barrel. Upgrading these two components should yield a noticeable increase in accuracy.
Efficiency - Average to above average (stock) I got a bit more than two to two and a half hoppers off of a 48 3000 tank.Pretty darn good I'd say.
Speed - Above Average to Great (Stock) The PMR held up nicely with a low recharge tank at extended periods of fire. There was little noticeable drop off at speeds exceeding field legal 15 BPS. Although. Most drop off is due to the tank. Of course.
Maintenance - Average The PMR should be regularly cleaned and oiled. Meaning after every game. As I fully strip and clean my gear after every game, anyway. This is not a problem, although I could see how this may become an annoyance top some. Most high End markers are like this. Get used to it. :P
Ergonomics (How the gun feels) Above Average to great I found the PMR to be very light, having a small profile, and very comfortable to operate. It feels solid in my hands, yet is still light and balanced nicely. Although I could see how the grips might wear on your hands. I recommend using gloves during play, to fix this small problem. Getting shot in the finger isn't fun anyway.
Overall. The PMR functioned nicely. And I would recommend it to anyone wanting to enhance their play. And step up to the next level of play.
pm5, pm6, dm4, defiant2, speed is just like the pm6 and it out shoots the defiant and pm5,
68 3000 crossfire
proto blade trigger and worr on/off
new trigger and back cap by far.
Feed neck is ok
new barrel this one will work but i reccomend a new one
new on/off stock bottom line is junk
The board and guts are great, it rips. totally met my expextations by far
All the o-rings, bottom line is junk
This gun is great and way worth the money, it mows thats for sure, it totally blew me and the other guys away. comes with some junk parts but they can be changed. i recommend turning the pressure down when you first shoot it they have been known to come hot out the box so you need to watch that so you dont blow any rings. but it has all the settings that you need to play in any series and can keep up with the best of them. it has the pm7 board im pretty sure, i never once felt out gunned today so i give it a 10 out of 10 for sure.
I reccomend it to anyone that whats a high end gun with only about 300 or 400 to spend, this will not let you down. clean and lube on a regular basis.
pmr special edition
new designz ez turn on/off
halo b w/ rip drive and v35
pure energy 68-45
on off asa
Speed, light, looks
When i first got my pmr the board didn't work right. It would turn on and every thing but it would not go into configuration mode. So i sent in the board and 3 weeks later i sent in a email wondering where it was. It took them a month to get it back to me. Also when i went to take the bolt out it was not coming out. I thought you had to take out a screw or something. Then after pulling on it for a wile it finally came out. A o ring was out of place. But other than that nothing was wrong. Because it is special edition you don't need many upgrades. Just a new asa. I might get a powerlyte scepter barrel. Not because i don't like the proto 2 piece barrel or anything just because i use cheep paint and the boor size dosen't match. The only thing i don't like about it is how much the trigger moves side to side. But it is very light gun and i like it very much.
This is a very nice gun and i like it. I am sure i was just a unlucky customer. I am giving it a 9 because of the problem i had.
Could not find any. Leak's everytime its aired up.
Plastic, Leak out of every orifice, Heavy.
Took the Rail out for a run, aired it up and boom drained my take due to leaks comming out of the barrel, feed neck, rear cap. I opened it up and every o-ring was chopped. This was running HPA not CO2 so they did not freeze. After replaceing all the bad rings, (Stock from PMR out of the box)
Second air up it held up, loaded up and went out to the chronograph and locked it down at 275 to be safe, which I will say it was stable. Outdoor temp was approx 15*F, played out doors and took a shot to the side of the marker which in turn cracked the eye cover on the left side.
That was it for the day for my rail. Once home I contacted PMR about the cracked cover and they told me I have to buy a new set even though it was still under warrenty.
So for not too impressed. But once I get it up and running again I will update this review. But due a few problems out of the gate, i'm rating a solid 6.
new designs feedneck
pure energy 68ci 4500psi tank
empire reloader b2
dye ultralite frame
invert mini virtue'd
halo b with rip drive
45/4500 crossfire tank
if picky virtue board but not nessasary if u have the ultralite
None really but sometimes u might have a flaw
Well, for the price, this markers speed is unbelievable. Equipped with a PM7's board making it extremely fast and capable of suiting a normal players needs. It has Semi, PSP, and Millenium modes (Also NXL, which is not said in the manual - Thanks bigwood212) on it which is enough for me, as I only use Semi. While on the speed topic let me say the Eyes work very well. I would Not recommend using this gun with horrible paint (Most Diablo Paints work well in mine) or the eyes will become useless. Overall this gun is very fast stock.
Despite what most people say about the plastic parts, they really aren't that bad. I would fully recommend switching out the Trigger and Bolt Cap, as those 2 are the worst of the plastic parts. Besides that the gun seems pretty sturdy. If you are a person who cant stand the plastic you could get parts to change them out on everything which I am currently doing slowly but surely.
Noise and Kick
After having quiet some experience with other DM's and Mostly a PM6, I am sad to say this is the oddball in the matrix family. Loosing the PMR seems to have increased the kick and noise greatly in my perspective. Not to worry, im just pointing out the increase. If you come from blow back guns, other mid ends, or even high end ram driven guns (Egos, Timmy's) this gun would feel like that.
Weight and Feel
One thing that draws the crowds into this gun is the weight.....im pretty sure you have heard someone say WOW THIS IS LIGHT!, Believe them.....due to a lack of aluminum this has lost quite a bit of weight from its older brothers and sisters. The Feel of course is all personal preference, I myself....hate the frame. Another upgrade im looking to purchase the NDZ Pro-lite Frame, as the plastic frame and rubber lining doesn't really appeal to me. Your choice your choice!
Accuracy and Consistency
Im a believer in that every paintball gun has the same accuracy as the next with the exception of brass eagle walmart guns...just because I feel like saying they suck. So of course...this marker shoots pretty accurate which is good. Now im not going to lie and say I had 1 +/- consistency because I don't, but closely enough which surprised me I did have some pretty nice groupings, Most Shots were within about 6+/- of each other which at different times can be better than my ETek (Thannnk you Diablo Nightmare). So all this is good, as most properly used markers should be.
i would give this gun an A++ very good for beginers and okay players
Blue Proto Rail with green virtue eyes, blue halo b with v35, blue proto back and silver proto front 16 barrel, DYE UL frame with silver trigger and a dye silver back cap
back cap definetly and a new trigger, depends what you live more.
Fast, cheap and really keeps up with the high end guns.
For the price of the gun it is awesome, the only thing that seperates this gun from the $1200 markers is the price and the body. The DM8 just looks cool and has awesome milling and thats why it is way more. The PMR's milling looks pretty cool and it shoots amazing, paintballs fly out of this gun. It is way worth the price, my friend has an invert mini and the PMR Rapes invert mini, trust me.
This gun is way worth the price i bought it for $400, now you can get the special edition for $275, the gun is amazing!