Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The Argument in Favor of a Compensator for Your Glock Pistol

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There is no shortage of popular Glock upgrades you can make. Most of them recommend installing a stronger recoil spring, a heavier guide rod, night sights, a red dot sight, or a new trigger.

Or something like that.

Not many of those lists consider compensators for Glock pistols, which we think is an oversight.

Let’s not mince words here. There are few if any other upgrades you can make than installing a Glock compensator, such as one of those you can find via the previous link, that will have such a big impact.

We’ll break it down.

How Compensators for Glock Pistols Work
All Glock compensators work more or less like any compensator or muzzle brake does: by changing the configuration in which gases are ported at the firearm’s muzzle.

In most compensators (muzzle brakes designed for handguns), the gases are ported upwards.

This has substantial effects on recoil, muzzle flip, and handling.

Less Recoil
First and foremost, all compensators for Glock pistols will slash felt recoil. In some instances, they can cut felt recoil by as much as 50%.

That has some serious additional implications, some of which we will cover more closely below.

But in general, it will incur less recoil-induced fatigue, enabling you to shoot for longer and enjoy your time at the range more.

It also makes it easier for those with wrist or shoulder injuries to shoot handguns.

Shoot Larger Caliber Ammo More Comfortable
It might not be that big of a deal for those of you that shoot a G17 or a G19, both of which are chambered in light-kicking 9mm.

But recoil becomes a more serious concern when you take a step up, say, to the G20, which is chambered in 10mm Auto, which kicks like a beast.

Since compensators can substantially reduce recoil, that can make heavier cartridges more practical for lighter framed shooters.

Reduces Muzzle Rise, Which Can Improve Accuracy
Less recoil means less muzzle flip, which means your sights will jump off the target less between shots, which enables faster, more accurate follow up shots.

No Reduction in Shot Power
If you’re thinking “this all sounds great, but diminished recoil must correspond to lesser shot power,” you’d be wrong.

Compensators for Glock pistols can cut recoil without having any impact on shot power – though they will probably affect point of impact slightly, so keep that in mind after installing.

No Need to Make Extensive Modifications to the Gun
Last but not least, you won’t need to make extensive modifications to your Glock to install some types of compensators.

Just be aware that there are some that are not compatible with threaded barrels.

Want to Learn More About These Compensators for Glocks
Want to take a closer look at compensators for Glock pistols and see if you can find one that’s compatible with your model?

Check out the link above to Anarchy Outdoors’ collection. They carry compensators for Gen 3, 4, and 5 G17, G19, G19x, and G20 pistols, in a variety of colors, all of which are easy to install.

Get in touch with them at 833-980-0333 for more information.

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