Proto Rail 2011 Review

by admin on April 20, 2012

Proto Rail 2011 review


The Proto Rail 2011 is a tournament quality level entry gun that is aimed at intermediate and advanced paintball players. It sports an ultra light composite frame that makes it very easy to handle and very comfortable to carry around the field.

This elite paintball marker is equipped with a one piece barrel that measures 11 inches in length, a Hyper 3 air regulator and a LED program control that allows you to set the gun to three different tournament modes. The Proto Rail is featured in many colors, mainly blue dust, black dust, red dust and graphite.

The Proto Rail is a great entry level marker that is equipped with many interesting features. Let’s take a look at some of the specs:

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Product features

  • Operating pressure of 155 psi
  • Anti chop break beam eye system
  • 3-Dimensional contoured body design
  • Dual Density injection
  • LED program control
  • Comes with 4 tournament modes
  • Light aluminum trigger that is easy to operate
  • Ergonomic frame
     

The good

The Proto Rail 2011 features the latest boost forward technology that increases the gun’s firing rate. This is a feature that is not usually found on most entry level guns. This marker can be fired in different modes that include semi auto, auto and psp.

The Proto Rail comes with an adjustable feed neck that can be clamped at any desired position chosen and color coded O-rings that really facilitate maintenance. It is also equipped with a solenoid that is capable of maintaining a dwell of 40 milliseconds.

The pipe is made up of polycarbonate material and prevents the anti-chop eye system from getting covered with dirt and paint. This ensures that the eyes are always focusing on the dropping ball. The pipe is cleaned by the O-ring at the end of every cycle.

Another great thing about this gun is that it is equipped with an aluminum back cap. This was an issue with previous versions since back caps used to brake and you had to replace them with a metal cap. This Rail is definitely an improvement from previous versions and fans of the Rail will certainly not be disappointed with this one.

The bad

First of all, let us say that this gun is not geared towards beginners. Even though it is quite simple to use, you’ll need practice before you can truly take fully advantage of this gun.

Another factor that can be considered as a drawback is the self cleaning eye pipe technology. If the self cleaning system fails, then you will not have the option of cleaning it manually.

Another issue we had with this gun is the frame. The gun is made of a composite material, meaning that is not entirely made of metal. This could be a problem in the long run as composite frames are not as durable as metal ones. If you want more durability, you’ll have to upgrade to an aluminum frame if you want a full metal frame.

One more ting about this gun is that the feedneck is lockable, but you’ll have to use an Allen Key. This isn’t that big of an issue, however, it could get annoying in the long run. Having to unscrew the feedneck every time you need to take your loader off might get annoying with time.

But, besides these minor issues, there isn’t much bad we can say about this gun.

Our verdict

When you compare the good aspects of the Proto Rail gun with its drawbacks, the benefits greatly outweigh the bad.

Compared to the other paintball guns in the same category such as the Tippmann and the Kingman, the Proto Rail is pretty smooth to operate. It is also lighter and easier to handle when compared to other guns. In addition to that, the Proto Rail has faster cycle speeds that most other markers in its category.

This gun provides excellent value for the money and comes with many customizable options. All in al, this is a great tournament quality gun that can be improved with some minor adjustment. So if you’re looking for an affordable gun with tons of customizable options, then the Proto Rail just might be the perfect gun for you.
 

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