This article was first published online 5-27-2012

by

Brad Miller

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You often hear arguments that high pressure is required to make a pistol compensator work properly. Some claim that a compensator is ineffective on a 45 ACP because the cartridge doesn’t produce enough pressure. By many standards it is viewed as a low pressure round with a maximum pressure limit at 21,000 psi (or 18,000 copper units of pressure (CUP) when tested with that method). Some argue that higher pressure is required, like that of a 38 Super. Its maximum pressure limit is 36,500 psi (33,000 CUP), and there’s no doubt that a compensator works very well on a 38 Super.

I tested whether a compensator works with the 45 ACP like it does with the 38 Super.

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