FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Compensator FAQWhat is a compensator on a gun?
Garry Tate asked 5 days ago
What does a compensator on a gun?

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Olson Staff answered 5 days ago

What is a compensator?

A compensator is a device on the muzzle of a gun that redirects propellant gases to counter recoil and unwanted rising of the barrel during rapid fire. The science of motion tells us that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the case of a gun, the action is the explosive force of the cartridge is ignited. This force causes the bullet to be propelled down the barrel, while at the same time pushing the gun backward.

What is a compensator on a gun?

The compensator redirects some of this gas (the reaction) upwards, countering both recoil and muzzle rise. This allows the shooter to keep their sights on target for longer periods, leading to improved accuracy and faster follow-up shots. Many modern guns come standard with compensators, and they are particularly popular with competition shooters.

Antony Staff answered 5 days ago
A compensator is a device on the muzzle of a firearm that redirects propellant gases to counter lateral movement of the barrel during firing. It is also used to reduce recoil. The compensator works by exhausting gases upwards, forward or sideways to stabilize the firearm. This increases accuracy and allows for faster follow-up shots.
 
What is a compensator on a gun?

Ivan Staff answered 5 days ago

A compensator is a device on a gun that redirects propellant gases to counteract recoil and muzzle rise. This allows the shooter to keep the sights aligned with the target while firing more rapidly. A compensator also serves to cool the barrel faster, which can improve accuracy.

What is a compensator on a gun?

Jordan Staff answered 5 days 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 found to be effective in reducing muzzle flash.

Cruz Staff answered 5 days ago
A compensator is a device on the muzzle of a firearm that redirects propellant gases to counteract the recoil and unwanted rise of the barrel during firing. It has also been used as a mounting point for telescopic sights.
What is a compensator on a gun?