17th Nov 2020
Glocks are pistols you can upgrade endlessly, but perhaps the most important thing you can improve on any gun is your accuracy. Compensators are one of the simplest ways you can get better groupings, but if you aren't too familiar with them, we have you covered. Here are the Glock compensator basics to help you get started.
WHAT IS A COMPENSATOR?
A compensator is a barrel attachment designed to help you get back on target more quickly after shooting. These devices are popular solutions for reducing real and perceived recoil and increasing muzzle control on both the range and in real-world applications. With Glocks and other pistols, a compensator will help minimize muzzle movement, allowing you to make precision follow-up shots.
Glock compensators pair with threaded barrels for fast and easy installation. They are caliber specific, and you must choose one that matches your chambering. While compensators will add a little length to the pistol, they remain compatible with most holsters and still allow a fast, smooth draw.
WHAT DOES A COMPENSATOR DO?
When you fire a round, an explosive reaction occurs that propels the bullet forward. This force generates recoil that will cause the muzzle of your weapon to climb as the grip pivots against your hand. In rapid-fire scenarios, recoil and muzzle rise become even more pronounced and will build with successive shots, causing you to lose accuracy or overshoot your target.
Compensators counteract vertical barrel movement by channeling the gases that create recoil. Their design includes baffling and expansion chambers that collect and reroute these gasses upward and outward at the barrel's end, helping keep the muzzle on target.
HOW DOES A COMPENSATOR GIVE YOU AN ADVANTAGE?
Muzzle lift is something shooters of all skill levels need to consider — every shot you take will pull your weapon away from the 10-ring. It takes full-body control to get back on target to land your next round.
With enough time to prepare, you can align your head, hands, feet, shoulders and hips in the optimal shooting position. With a compensator, your pistol moves significantly less, allowing you to accomplish this more quickly. The force of the shot works to keep the muzzle down, helping you achieve much better accuracy during fast-paced shooting.
WHAT IS THE BEST GLOCK COMPENSATOR?
As with most weapons and attachment systems, the best Glock compensator is the one you feel most comfortable with. Still, some brands stand out as leaders in the marketplace for producing the top-quality compensators that we would trust our accuracy to, including:
- Tyrant Designs: Tyrant Designs Glock compensators are made in America and available in several different anodized finishes to help you achieve your ideal custom look.
- Strike Industries: Strike Industries has 10 years of experience producing top-quality firearms accessories, and their compensator attaches without a threaded barrel.
- Killer Innovations: Killer Innovations manufactures in Washington State and takes pride in developing innovative compensators you can install and remove without tools.
GAIN BETTER MUZZLE CONTROL WITH A GLOCK COMPENSATOR
Wing Tactical is your home for compensators and an extensive selection of quality Glock parts. We're shooters too, and we can help you find the right match for your generation, model and caliber pistol. Send us a message for expert help placing your order.