This article was first published online 4-6-2013
Bushing Compensators: Do they reduce recoil?

by

Brad Miller, PhD

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Compensators are interesting devices. They redirect gas to take the bite out of recoil and reduce muzzle rise. There are two types of compensators for semi-automatic pistols. Traditional compensators attach to the barrel. Bushing compensators replace the barrel bushing and attach to the slide. 

The big difference between them is the size of the exit hole for the bullet. Traditional compensators keep the exit hole as small as possible to trap and redirect as much gas as possible. Their exit hole is just slightly larger than the bullet.  Bushing compensators have a large exit hole because the barrel must pass through them with every shot. . . . . . . .

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See the Compensators: Pressure or Gas article for data comparing gas volume and chamber pressure in compensator function:

http://www.shootingtimes.com/2014/04/09/compensators-pressure-gas/

 

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