It’s easy to be seduced by the Glock compensators produced by Anarchy Outdoors. Not only are they easy to install and compatible with a wide range of Gen 3, 4, and 5 Glock models (including the G17, G19, G19X, and G20); they’re flashy and produced in red, blue, gold, and purple in addition to the classic black.
They present an easy way to add some color and personality to your Glock, but the practical reasons for upgrading with a Glock compensator far outweigh the aesthetic ones.
How Does a Compensator Work?
Compensators are the handgun’s analog to the muzzle brakes that some shooters tack onto the ends of their rifle barrels.
Normally, when you fire a pistol without a muzzle device, the gases produced by the propellant charge shoot straight out the front of the barrel, along with the bullet.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The force produced that pushes the bullet out of the barrel is one action. The reaction is recoil, some of which gets absorbed by the mass of the gun (which in the case of a polymer-framed Glock is not much), but the majority of which gets redirected into your wrists and arms.
Not only is recoil unpleasant, but it has practical implications at the range. The harder a cartridge kicks, and the lighter the gun, the more the muzzle moves with each shot.
This is called “muzzle jump” or “muzzle rise” and it takes your sights off the target.
Getting back on target takes precious milliseconds between each shot, which can cost you scoring in competition, and adversely affect your grouping.
The Anarchy Outdoor’s Glock compensator redirects gasses ported at the muzzle, changing the manner in which they exit the barrel and redistributing the force of recoil. This helps cut back significantly on felt recoil.
The Key Takeaway
The three-port design of the Glock compensators produced by Anarchy Outdoors is capable of reducing felt recoil by as much as 50% and muzzle rise by as much as 60%.
These compensators dampen recoil and muzzle jump substantially without impacting shot power.
What that means for you is you can make quicker, more accurate shots with greater confidence.
If you’re a recoil-sensitive shooter, or you take friends who are new to the range, shooting over a compensator will offer the additional benefit of improving the shooting experience.
Plus, not that it’s needed to be said, but you were all thinking it. Compensators look cool.
Where Can You Learn More About These Glock Compensators
Anarchy Outdoors’ Glock compensators, like their other firearms parts, come with a lifetime guarantee that covers the cost of replacement if that should ever be needed.
All in all, they represent affordable, practical, and easy upgrades you can make to your Glock which will reduce recoil and get muzzle jump under control.
Questions about compatibility or installation of Anarchy Outdoors’ Glock compensators? Visit their website at AnarchyOutdoors.com or contact them at 833-980-0333.