muzzle compensator


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muzzle compensator

A device attached to the muzzle of a weapon that utilizes escaping gas to control muzzle movement.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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However, when I swapped it out for a Hiperfire 556C muzzle compensator all heck broke loose.
Our test gun, a brand new fancy model--so new in fact, it lacked the muzzle compensator now available on some barrel lengths--exhibited the design elements ranking it as a Premium model.
The high-profile front sight blade is dovetailed into a cutout on the rear end of the muzzle compensator.
I've had a Model 41 for several years and my personally owned example was manufactured in 1958 according to its serial number and it came with two barrels; the 7 3/8-inch iron-sighted version with the muzzle compensator and the short, lighter weight 5-inch model.
The front sight is a simple post-type on the base of the muzzle compensator.
In addition, a Match version, in either finish, can also be purchased with an elegant muzzle compensator that increases the overall length of this pistol by about 2".
Caption: Early in WWII, Colt reportedly built a number of selective-fire 1911A1 pistols with detachable shoulder stocks, forward pistol grips, muzzle compensators, and extended magazines.
And if you grew up hunting with shotguns equipped with Cutts Compensators, you'll be as surprised as I was to know that "muzzle compensators" also made the working group's list.
Barrel porting, muzzle brakes or muzzle compensators really help, too, and are greatly under-appreciated by most hunters.
These heavy .38 Super loads also produced far more gas pressure and made the increasingly popular muzzle compensators work even more efficiently than they did with the slower .45 ACP.