FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Compensator FAQWhat does a compensator do on a pistol?
Felipe Gray asked 3 months ago
What is compensator on a pistol?

6 Answers
Olson Staff answered 3 months ago

A compensator is a device attached to the barrel of a firearm that redirects propellant gases to counter recoil and unwanted rising of the barrel during rapid fire. It has also been used as a tool to reduce muzzle flash from firearms. A compensator is very helpful in keeping your sights on target for follow-up shots, especially during rapid fire. They are available in both screw-on and weld-on versions.

There are two main types of compensators- linear and radial. The linear compensator directs the gases in a straight line perpendicular to the barrel while the radial compensator sends the gases spinning around the outside of the barrel like a mini turbine. Each type has its benefits and drawbacks. Some shooters prefer one type over another while some specific firearms may work better with one type or the other. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference.

 What does a compensator do on a pistol?

Compensators are no muzzle brakes. Muzzle brakes redirect gases to counter recoil but do nothing to prevent muzzle rise. Some muzzle brakes also have the side effect of being very loud and can be painful to shooters and people nearby. Compensators help reduce recoil AND muzzle rise.

Ivan Staff answered 3 months ago
A compensator is a device attached to the muzzle of a firearm that redirects propellant gasses upward, reducing the amount of recoil felt by the shooter.
 
 What does a compensator do on a pistol?
 
A compensator is very beneficial on pistols because it helps keep the sights on target for follow-up shots, which is especially important when shooting rapidly. They also help minimizes muzzle climb, which can be an issue with pistols chambered in high-powered calibers.

Jordan Staff answered 3 months ago

A compensator is a device that attaches to the barrel of a pistol to redirect propellant gases upward, which counteracts the recoil of the firearm and helps keep it on target. It also helps reduce muzzle rise, which is the tendency for the barrel of a gun to rise after firing. This can be particularly helpful when shooting with one hand, as it allows you to maintain better control over the firearm. Compensators are most commonly used on pistols that are chambered in .45 ACP or 9mm Luger.

We also recommend watching this video

Cruz Staff answered 3 months ago
A compensator is a device that is attached to the barrel of a pistol to redirect the gases that are released when the gun is fired. These redirected gases help to counteract the recoil of the gun, which makes it easier for the shooter to stay on target. Compensators are also known to reduce noise and muzzle flash from the gun.
 
 What does a compensator do on a pistol?

Antony Staff answered 3 months ago
A compensator is a device attached to the barrel of a handgun that redirects propellant gases to counteract recoil and muzzle rise. This results in a more controlled shot, allowing for faster follow-up shots. A compensator also helps to reduce wear on the firearm.
 
 What does a compensator do on a pistol?

Lewis Staff answered 3 months ago
A compensator is a device attached to the barrel of a firearm that redirects propellant gases to counter recoil and unwanted muzzle rise. This allows for greater accuracy and faster follow-up shots.
 
 What does a compensator do on a pistol?