The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Glock Micro Compensator for Your Handgun

Handguns tend to be much more difficult to master than their shoulder-fired counterparts. The smaller and lighter a firearm, the greater the skill required to operate it. A small and light handgun such as the polymer frame Glock 26, for instance, can be a real challenge to shoot accurately and rapidly.  

The tilt barrel lock breech mechanism of the Glock pistol has been designed to mitigate the substantial recoil of powerful big-bore cartridges. However, this mechanism does have the disadvantage of generating a huge amount of recoil that can potentially affect your aim. 

In many respects, the Glock 9mm is the perfect handgun. It can survive for a long time without requiring any maintenance, and it’s easy to operate and easy to field strip. Best of all, it’s one of the most durable and reliable firearms that have ever existed! 

However, the laws of physics are inviolate. As the 9x19mm round is discharged from the pistol, it releases gases that yank the hand upward and back. While the weapon’s low bore axis does help in curbing runaway recoil, it’s still not the best solution. 

Enter the Glock Micro Compensator!

A compensator, as the very term implies, is a device that compensates for the muzzle flip of the firing sequence. In other words, whenever you squeeze off a round and your hand involuntarily jerks upward, the compensator will push it down. 

How Do Compensators Work?

Compensators are attached to the front of the barrel, and they have vent holes on top that vent the excess gases during the ignition sequence. As the gases are released, they push the weapon downward just as its muzzle is climbing upward. These two forces counteract each other, effectively enabling you to keep your aim and shooting hand rock steady. You will be able to shoot far more rapidly with a compensated weapon. 

A compensator also enables you to shoot more accurately since your sights are consistently on target. It also helps eliminate bad habits such as jerking or flinching in anticipation of the recoil impulse. It not only reduces felt recoil but also gives you the ability to retain your weapon’s sights on the same spot regardless of how fast you shoot. 

How to Choose the Perfect Compensator for Your Glock Pistol?

Ideally, the compensator should be big on performance but small in size. This way, it will be unobtrusive and fit your trusty EDC holster. It should also be made of light 6061 aluminum so it would withstand the rigors of the field. At the same time, it should fit factory Glock pistols without changing any internal parts of the weapon.  

Herrington Arms‘ Glock Micro Compensator is the ideal accessory for your Glock pistol. It can be installed on all Glock 17, 19, and 26 models as long as they are from generations 2 to 5.  

The HA 3.0 compensator has been built to exact specs to ensure reliable performance shot after shot. Get one today and just see the difference yourself!