Best Gun Compensators

5 Best Gun Compensators

A gun compensator is a device that you can connect to the end of your gun barrel to reduce recoil and muzzle rise. It achieves this by redirecting some of the propellant gases and unwanted kickbacks. Thus, it allows for more accurate and faster shooting. 

However, not all gun compensators that you will find on the market are created equally. Purchase one that is badly designed, and it will give your shooting far more trouble than its worth. In this buying guide, we will be listing down 5 of the best gun compensators currently on the market. Let’s begin!

 

1. JP Rifles 3 Port  

Caliber: .223-.224

Material: Titanium

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Though pricy, the JP Rifles 3 Port is one of the few gun compensators on the market that can meet the restricted classification standard. Made out of solid titanium, the compensator packs incredible toughness and resistance to corrosion. In terms of aid with shooting performance, the compensator allows for an ‘extremely balanced and neutral fire,’ with both recoil impulse and muzzle rise greatly eliminated. It’s long design also allows for easier installation on shorter barrels. 

Allowing for an incredibly quick sight recovery, installing it can dramatically improve your firing speed, making it ideal for use in a 3-gun course. Just do make a note of the fact that is this compensator is kind of loud, so a good pair of earplugs as well if you plan on buying it.

Pros 

  • Made in the USA
  • Super Durable 
  • SOF/Tactical/USPSA Limited legal
  • Works with many guns 
  • Easy to attach 

 

Cons

  • Very pricy 
  • Really loud

2. Apex Tactical AR-15 Square Shooter 

Caliber: .233

Material: Stainless Steel

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Some of the best gun compensators created for AR-style rifles come from Apex Tactical. With the Apex Tactical AR-15 Square Shooter installed, both muzzle-rise and shooting recoil is almost completely flattened. We think its squarish appearance gets an A+ in aesthetics, though some readers may think otherwise. Regardless, it certainly does make attaching it firmly onto the barrel easier. The compensator feels solid and well-engineered, but should you encounter any defects, there is also a lifetime replacement warranty from its manufacturer. Just do know that, because it functions equally as a flash suppressor, the compensator is illegal in certain states. Be sure to check in with the laws in your local jurisdiction before placing an order. 

Pros 

  • Made in the USA
  • Highly Durable 
  • Aesthetically pleasing 
  • Also works as a flash suppressor
  • Lifetime warranty 

Cons 

  • Illegal in some states

3. Precision Armament M4-72

Caliber: .223-.224

Material: Stainless Steel

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If you are after a gun compensator with an offer of a serious recoil reduction, the M4-74 is a good consideration. Made of military-grade stainless steel, the compensator is heavily resistant to corrosion and can easily withstand extreme heat as a result of sustained fire. 

With a fit and finish that is outstanding, it can certainly contribute positively to your gun’s overall aesthetics. The gun compensator is chiefly designed for use in AR-15 models but can also be used on many other .223-.224 chambered rifles. 

Thanks to its advanced reverse venting that is precisely canted, recoil, and blowback on your gun are minimized, and muzzle rise is greatly reduced. This design does have one downside, however. It means that some of the blowback is directed back at your face. This can really irritate the eyes if one is not wearing safety glasses.  

Pros 

  • Made in the USA
  • Highly Durable 
  • Innovative design for improving performance 
  • Aesthetically pleasing 
  • Works with many guns 
  • Easy to attach 

Cons 

  • Pricy 
  • Some of the redirected blowback hits your face

4. KVP Linear 

Caliber: Varies 

Material: Stainless Steel 

Thread: Varies 

Because pistols caliber firearms usually don’t tend to have excessive muzzle rise or carry much recoil, you will find that there aren’t many gun compensators on the market for this range. One great compensator that is available, however, is the KVP Linear. The most notable feature of this compensator is that it is designed to direct blowback forward. This helps eliminate the sharp first recoil impulse that is often characteristic of certain weapons of this caliber range. 

In addition, it also means that all the noise, concussion, and blast also get directed away from the shooter as well as not disturbing any nearby bystanders. The compensator is available in a number of calibers, including .223, 6.5mm, 9mm, and .45 ACP. With an excellent fit and finish as well as providing a great enhancement in shooting, at the price it is being offered, this gun compensator is truly a great value buy.

Pros 

  • Affordable 
  • Great value for money 
  • Highly Durable
  • Works with many guns 
  • The design allows for a much softer shooting experience 

Cons 

  • Not suitable for the higher-powered rifles 

5. Miculek Compensator 

Caliber: .308

Material: Steel 

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If you are on a strict budget and are looking for a gun compensator that is durable and can offer plenty of performance improvements than the Miculek is a great choice to consider. For the price, the Miculek boasts tremendous value. Installing it on to your gun will provide an instantly noticeable enhancement of your shooting. 

The compensator is made of high-grade steel with a manganese phosphate finished, providing plenty of protection against both heat and corrosion. The Miculek is offered for rifles both chambered in .308 and .203-4.

Just a word of caution before you decide to take this compensator along to any public shooting range, it is incredibly loud. Double up on the hearing protection if you have sensitive hearing; otherwise, you might possibly hurt your ears from the intense noise of firing. 

Pros 

  • Affordable 
  • Tremendous value for money 
  • Durable
  • Works with many guns 

Cons 

  • Super loud

Concluding Note 

A gun compensator is definitely a must-have accessory if you want better performance from your gun. We hope you found this buying guide to be useful and that it will enable you to make a better, more informed decision on your purchase of a gun compensator for your firearm. Be sure to also check out our store catalog if you are in search of some really high-quality rifle ammunition. 

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