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
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
- Great at reducing muzzle flip
- No timing alignment required
- No threaded barrel required
- Threaded barrel fits as well
- Faster follow up shots
- 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
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
- Slick design
- Short length
- No timing required
- Barrel doesn't work with other compensator
Killer Innovations Velocity - Best Innovation
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)
- Two different compensator performance rings included
- Works great for Killer Innovation barrel
- No timing required
- Tools still required
ZEV Glock Compensator - Most Simple
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
- Fits Glock 34 length holster
- Easy install
- Great design look
- Timing alignment required
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