- Electro-pneumatic. Open bolt. Stack tube poppet valve
- No more front mounting block for Gen 5 intimidators
- Inline regulator receptacle has been combined with the grip frame to further simplify the new platform
- Primary air chamber has been incorporated into the forward grip frame region to create the correct volume needed
- Grip frame has shed its clamshell roots to favor a thinner, lighter, less complex design
- Marq Series compatible motherboard and grip panel mounting points
- Gen 5 solenoids are now rigid mounted sporting a manifold configuration for ease of maintenance coupled with enhanced flow characteristics
- Redesigned ram sleeve which doubles as a rigid stop and aids in controlling poppet valve open time
- Slimmer LPR features a new thread less mounting design which more aesthetically completes the front of the Gen 5 models
- Simple collet style clamping feed neck for quick tool less hopper swaps
- Marq inspired spring driven linear travel design ball detents
- Bob Long 12 inch one piece assassin barrel - cocker threads
- Xpress mount standard ASA
- Compressed air or Nitrogen only!
-Inline regulator pressure - 210-230psi
- LPR pressure - 65-75psi
- Estimated shot count - 2000+ shots (factory settings using 68ci 4500psi air source)
- Frenzy 3.0 board
- 4C eye compatible
- Estimated Rate of fire - 26+ bps (4C eye upgrade with board set in ramping mode)
- Trigger activation - micro switch
- Trigger return - spring assist
- Weight without barrel: 2 lbs. 3 oz.
The Bob Long Protege 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.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
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Similar Products Used:
Marq 6- The only other Bob gun I've shot. The Protege is almost the same gun with an open bolt. In fact, it is the same gun.
Bob Long Protege, VLocity, same tank as below
Tippmann a5 with responce trigger, flatline, crossfire 70/45 hp
Barrel (stock is 689 bore, so one bigger and one smaller would be good)
feed neck (sometimes turns, not that huge of a problem)
stock board has 15 bps lock, 4 eyes compatible, VERY light, fun to shoot
a little loud, bouncy trigger (I like, no one else does), no manual
Ok, first let me say that I love to shoot this gu when it is up. I bought it having no experience or knowlage of any of the other intimidators, so i did have some trouble getting it up and running without a manual to read. Yes, it does not come with a manual, rather, a "quick start guide" of how to turn it on and change the settings. A little wierd to me but what ever. I brought it to the field ans the chrono was +-4 bps with the stock reg. so it is quite consistant. I personally love this gun more than any other I've shot, and I can't wait to get 4 eyes for it.
My team is sponsered by bob long and we all shoot marqs, so we went to get out guns techded at cup and bob had his protege out to test shot so we shot it needless to say not a day went by and i had to have one sold my marq 7 and got a protege hands down one of bobs best guns.