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A muzzle brake or recoil compensator is a device connected to, or a feature integral to the construction of, the muzzle or barrel of a firearm or cannon that is intended to redirect a portion of propellant gases to counter recoil and unwanted muzzle rise. The concept was first introduced for artillery and was a common feature on many anti-tank guns, especially those mounted on tanks, in order to reduce the area needed to take up the strokes of recoil and kickback. They have been used in various forms for rifles and pistols to help control recoil and the rising of the barrel that normally occurs after firing. They are used on pistols for practical pistol competitions, and are usually called compensators in this context.

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    FSC47 Mod 2 compensator at night

    No, your not going to see photos of it fired at night, I don't have that capability, you'll have to take my word for it received and mounted the FSC47 compensator yesterday, got out last night to test it on my range mounted on a Chinese type 56, once threaded on to the indexing pin was a...
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    HK usp match compensator

    Anyone know if they sell match weight compensators for the HK usp? Like with the white match engraved on the side of the compensator? All I’m finding are plane black ones.
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    Anybody try a 9mm compensator on 556 gun?

    Bought one of these 9mm compensators and have yet to try it. I’m curious if anyone has tried 9mm compensators on a 556 gun and did it make a noticeable difference? Both 9mm and 223 are low recoil anyway so no big deal of course but I’m just curious. Maybe I’ll try it next range trip just for...
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