What Does a Compensator Do for Your Glock 17?

The Glock 17 created a revolution in the world of contemporary handguns. From its extreme simplicity to its reliability - to its ease of maintenance, there never has been a gun quite like the Glock. This is why military units and police as well as civilian firearm enthusiasts the world over, love the Glock so much.

However, it is possible to improve on perfection. Just like most other powerful handguns, the Glock also works on the locked barrel, tilt breech principle, which is why muzzle flip is inevitable. While the weapon’s low-bore axis helps to a certain extent, it still leaves a lot to be desired. 

The weapon bucks every time you shoot, and it takes time to realign the sights and take the next shot. This reduces both speed and accuracy. However, you can mitigate the felt recoil by adding a compensator to your Glock.

This is a very simple barrel attachment. It is designed to ensure that you get back on target as soon as possible by reducing real and perceived recoil. A well-constructed compensator will also help increase muzzle control not just at the range, but more importantly, in a defensive situation. Your Glock compensator will help curb muzzle movement so that you will be able to take faster and more precise follow-up shots.

How Do Compensators Work?

As the very term implies, the compensator essentially ‘compensates’ for the violent reaction of rapidly expanding gases that propel the projectile towards its target. These gases push the pistol upward. The compensator channels these gases via its port holes. As the physical force of the shot pushes the muzzle, the compensator vents gases and pushes it down, thereby counteracting the force of the recoil.

This results in minimizing the movement of the weapon in your hand, especially during rapid-fire scenarios.

The HC9C 3.0 Micro Compensator by Herrington Arms

Herrington Arms have created the ultimate Glock Micro Compensator in the form of the HC9C 3.0. This small but highly effective compensator substantially reduces recoil when installed on the Glock 17. It will work seamlessly with Glocks 17/19/26 variants as long as they have 1/2-28 barrels and are GEN 2-5. It works perfectly well with stock OEM springs, so you don’t need to change anything in your carry weapon. 

Key Attributes of the HC 3.0

  • Very small size micro compensator that won’t reduce the concealability of your weapon
  • Precision engineered to reduce recoil so you can get right back on target faster than ever before
  • Constructed from 6061 durable aluminum for extra reliability
  • Its discreet size makes it easy to carry
  • Available in FDE Cerakote or black anodized finish to enhance the beauty of your Glock
  • Lifetime warranty

The Herrington Arms HC9C Glock 17 compensator increases the already amazing performance of your Glock. It helps make it the perfect weapon for both competition and real-world usage. Add this compensator to your Glock and see for yourself, how it increases your shooting speed and overall accuracy.


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