Originally Posted by RYANINMICHIGAN
I kind of want to put one on. Strictly for looks. Anyone use them?
Strictly speaking, I have comps some of my competition pistols (IPSC). When shooting major power factor loads, a compensator does help by recovering faster for a follow up shot(s). Double taps are improved etc.
Limited class does not allow a compensated pistol. Unlimited "race guns" always have them.
For practical use, they are not necessary. If you want to dress up your piece with one,hey...more power to ya brother, it's a free country.
Some things to consider:
1. Stock holsters will no longer fit your pistol.
2. Dis assembly is now more of a chore. You loose the ability to field check the chamber for a loaded round.
3. Noise is amplified
4. The bushing type are not functional at all. You must vent into the barrel for recoil control. Your pistol is now no longer stock.
5. Extra length equals extra weight and changes the balance and feel of the pistol. You will now be muzzle heavy.
6. If you leave the front sight on the slide, you now have a reduced sight radius.
7. Resale value is affected. If you decide to sell or trade, you have to find somebody that wnts a comped used pistol.