4 Best Glock 19 Compensator

Adding a compensator to a pistol reduces muzzle flip and helps with faster red dot re-acquisition.

If you're looking for the best Glock 19 compensator, here are our top 4 picks.

*Threaded barrel is required for some setup

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Strike Industries Mass Driver - Best Recoil Reduction

strike industries mass driver glock 19 comp

This new counter mass compensator (MDC) works for Glock Gen 3, 4 and 5. This unique system creates an equal and opposite reaction when the bullet exits the barrel.

Expel Hot Gas - Hot gas moves the compensator as a counterbalance to reduce muzzle climb

Easy Install - Legal in all 50 states, swap out the stock guide rod, tighten the comp - You're good to go!

Faster Dot Acquisition - Less muzzle climb means reacquiring the red dot faster > faster follow up shots

Conversion Barrel Compatible - Works with Glock 19 compatible conversion barrels (Always check)

No Barrel Attachment - The comp mounts independently of the barrel to eliminate any negative effect of reliable slide cycling (No cycling impact)

Works With Non-Threaded Barrel - No need to purchase aftermarket threaded barrel - Huge savings

Pros

  • Great at reducing muzzle flip
  • No timing alignment required
  • No threaded barrel required
  • Threaded barrel fits as well
  • Faster follow up shots

Cons

  • Increased recoil spring tension making it a bit stiffer to charge the slide
  • A bit difficult to install the recoil spring

Radian Afterburner Micro - Best Compact Size

Radian Arms RAMJET

Referenced Radian Arms

The Radian Afterburner Micro is a slick compact design that works with Radian's RAMJET match-grade barrel.

Rugged Built - It uses hardened 17-4 stainless steel, and it provides about 40% recoil reduction when using standard 115 gr 9mm ammo

Holster Compatible - Chamfered edges help with smooth holstering (Fits G17 size holster)

50 States Legal - No barrel threads

None Tilt - Afterburner Micro Locks on RAMJET's proprietary INTRA-LOK mounting system that perfectly times the compensator as it locks down onto the V-shaped muzzle front

Pros

  • Slick design
  • Short length
  • No timing required

Cons

  • Barrel doesn't work with other compensator

Killer Innovations Velocity - Best Innovation

killer innovation g19 velocity comp

Referenced Killer Innovations

The Velocity Compensator has the best mounting system beyond just applying barrel thread torque.

Never Get Lose - Threaded locking ring holds the comp tight against the barrel to prevent tilt or shift

Flush Fit - The comp shoulders against the Killer Innovation Glock barrel with perfect timing on the threads.

Perfect Bore Alignment - Equal air gap eliminates uneven gas expel to ensure bullet accuracy and muzzle climb reduction

Easy Install - Fast installation (set screws still needed a screw driver to tighten)

Recommend using 13lb spring to function correctly (Do not use wire spring on G19)

Pros

  • Two different compensator performance rings included
  • Works great for Killer Innovation barrel
  • No timing required

Cons

  • Tools still required

ZEV Glock Compensator - Most Simple 

ZEV glock compensator v2 pro

Referenced ZEV

ZEV is the Ferrari of the custom Glock brand. This simple and effective compensator keeps the Glock 19 muzzle down featuring 3 exhaust ports and 1 large vertical and 2 horizontal.

Total it provides the shooter sufficient counter to muzzle climb and rearward recoil impulse when using standard 115 gr 9mm bullet.

Fits Glock Slide Profile - It seamlessly blends in the shape of the Glock slide

G34 Holster Length - Compensator adds length close to a Glock 34 length 

Pros

  • Fits Glock 34 length holster
  • Easy install
  • Great design look

Cons

  • Timing alignment required