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Armament T3 Titanium Compensator & Flash Hider For AR15 Rifles

Reviews & Ratings 15 Best Compensators for AR 15– Editor’s Choice

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Guntec USA AR-15 Multi-Port Stainless Steel Compensator ARMB-3-SS-9Guntec USA AR-15 Multi-Port Stainless Steel Compensator ARMB-3-SS-9Guntec USABUY
Guntec USA AR-15 Compensator Blast ShieldGuntec USA AR-15 Compensator Blast ShieldGuntec USABUY
Bravo GFC-MOD-0 BCM Gunfighter Compensator AR-15Bravo GFC-MOD-0 BCM Gunfighter Compensator AR-15Bravo CompanyBUY
Bravo Company MFG Compensator Ar-15 BCMGFCMOD1556Bravo Company MFG Compensator Ar-15 BCMGFCMOD1556Bravo CompanyBUY
Walker Defense Research AR-15 NERO Hybrid Muzzle Brake & Compensator NERO556Walker Defense Research AR-15 NERO Hybrid Muzzle Brake & Compensator NERO556Walker Defense ResearchBUY
Manticore Arms Nightbrake Compensator For AR-15 MA-1228Manticore Arms Nightbrake Compensator For AR-15 MA-1228Manticore ArmsBUY
Guntec USA AR-15 Gen 2 Micro Multi Port Muzzle Compensator MMC-223Guntec USA AR-15 Gen 2 Micro Multi Port Muzzle Compensator MMC-223Guntec USABUY
JP Enterprises Barrel Tactical CompensatorJP Enterprises Barrel Tactical CompensatorJP EnterprisesBUY
BSF Barrels Gen 2 .875 CompensatorBSF Barrels Gen 2 .875 CompensatorBSFBUY
Alexander Arms Compensator Mellennium Beowulf M-BMMB64Alexander Arms Compensator Mellennium Beowulf M-BMMB64Alexander ArmsBUY
Guntec USA AR-15 Micro Comp Steel CompensatorGuntec USA AR-15 Micro Comp Steel CompensatorGuntec USABUY
Guntec USA AR-15 Multi Port Steel CompensatorGuntec USA AR-15 Multi Port Steel CompensatorGuntec USABUY
Alexander Arms Muzzle Brake Pepper Pot CompensatorAlexander Arms Muzzle Brake Pepper Pot CompensatorAlexander ArmsBUY
Strike Industries Triple Crown 223/5.56 CompensatorStrike Industries Triple Crown 223/5.56 CompensatorStrike IndustriesBUY
Manticore Arms Afterburner Linear Compensator TPI MA-19700Manticore Arms Afterburner Linear Compensator TPI MA-19700Manticore ArmsBUY

Shooters can feel the best effect from compensators, used on short-barrel rifles or calibers without much recoil. AR-15 compensators can be bored for .223 Remington, 9mm Luger, and 5.56x45mm NATO.

Why do we need AR 15 compensators?

While shooting, the gases are reflected from the forward to the sides by the burning powder pressure out of the rifle muzzle, weakening the rearward propulsion. Recoil compensators diminish muzzle rise, allowing the shooters to stay on the target for prompt sights realignment and precisely follow-up shots.

Best Picks

Bravo GFC-MOD-0 BCM Gunfighter Compensator AR-15

Bravo GFC-MOD-0 BCM Gunfighter Compensator AR-15

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The Mod 0 AR-15 Compensator sufficiently diminishes muzzle climb, not emitting a serious concussive blast, featuring a smart design, without adding any extra weight on the muzzle.

Walker Defense Research AR-15 NERO Hybrid Muzzle Brake & Compensator NERO556

Walker Defense Research AR-15 NERO Compensator NERO556

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The WDR used the innovative production technologies of a nickel-chromium superalloy and Inconel to make muzzle brakes with enhanced overall performance in recoil mitigation, ensuring great rifle control and appropriate weight and fine balance.

Budget Pick

Strike Industries Triple Crown 223/5.56 Compensator

Strike Industries 223/5.56 Compensator

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Strike Industries presents an effective muzzle device combo, which is an excellent alternative for a compensator-muzzle brake combination. The SI Triple Compensators are lightweight and outfitted with aggressive frontal crowned-edge that also can be used for self-defense.

1# Guntec USA AR-15 Multi-Port Stainless Steel Compensator ARMB-3-SS-9

Guntec USA AR-15 Multi-Port Compensator ARMB-3-SS-9

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Specification

Caliber: 9mm Luger, .223 Remington
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Length: 2.3 in
Weight: 3.7 oz

The Guntec USA designed Stainless Steel Multi-Port Compensators, which are appropriate for AR-15 severe use at the range or on the hunting grounds. These muzzle devices help shooters to keep on target and make the follow-up shots faster. The Guntec comps feature all Stainless-steel constructions with three porting ditches on the top and three porting apertures on each side to minimize muzzle climb.

Pros
  • Made in the USA (Scottsdale, AZ)

  • Improved precision

  • Smooth design

  • Easy mounting and handling

Cons
  • Not rated yet

2# Guntec USA AR-15 Compensator Blast Shield

Guntec USA AR-15 Compensator Blast Shield

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Remington, 5.56x45mm NATO
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Length: 2.5 in
Weight: 9.7 oz
Diameter: 1.5 in

Among the production line of muzzle devices, there are Guntec accessories for AR-15 rifles: AR-15, AR 9mm, and AR-308. The Guntec USA manufactures 2 models of Muzzle Compensator for AR-15 pistols in Flat Dark Earth and Nitride colors. The Guntec designed a proprietary thread, which means this comp should be assembled only with the included QD blast shield, and can’t be paired with another suppressor. The compensator can be used without the blast shield (just take it off) to make the device lighter. The comp and QD blast shield is milled from steel with a Nitride finish. This Guntec muzzle device forces the sound waves to move forward not on the sides and does not affect shooting precision.

Pros
  • Made in the USA

  • Long-lasting and durable Nitride Finish

  • Reduces felt concussion significantly at close range

  • Improves overall rifle performance

  • Makes for an awesome look

  • Easy installation and upkeep

Cons
  • A little heavy

3# Bravo GFC-MOD-0 BCM Gunfighter Compensator AR-15

Bravo GFC-MOD-0 BCM Gunfighter Compensator AR-15

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Specification

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28

Bravo compensator is designed with the star-shaped inner bore and six oval longitudinal cutouts, allowing gases to exit and making for the projectile enough clearance. Mod 0 is a little shorter than Mod 1 (performing less recoil mitigation), in the rest they resemble in performance. The Compensator is made from sturdy Stainless Steel with a Black coating. The comps are engineered for AR-15, appropriate for a Sig m400 thread gun as well. The Gunfighter compensator ships with a crush washer to get it positioned properly.

Pros
  • Long-lasting material and finish

  • Helps with recoil

  • The quality is topnotch

  • Looks stylish installed

  • Weighs similar to an A2 flash hider, so it does not add any extra weight to the muzzle

  • The Mod 0 effectively decreases muzzle climb, not emitting a serious concussive blast

  • Good for close quarter battle

Cons
  • Side blast

4# Bravo Company MFG Compensator Ar-15 BCMGFCMOD1556

Bravo Company MFG Compensator Ar-15 BCMGFCMOD1556

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Specification

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Length: 1.7 in

This compensator is considered a tactical one; it can be used in competitions as well. The MFG comps are outfitted with a spot, so they can be pinned and welded to short barrels to make them legal lengths.

Mod 1 is longer than Mod 0 (featuring better recoil mitigation), the rest performances are similar. The Bravo compensators are developed for AR-15 rifles with the star-shaped inner bore and the oval longitudinal notches of various widths, allowing gases to take away and leaving enough clearance for the round, as result mitigating felt recoil and muzzle climb, delivering quicker target acquisition. The MFG comps are made from rugged Stainless Steel.

Pros
  • Quality finish

  • Diminishes recoil even better than the Mod 0

  • The pre-drilled hole makes mounting easier while putting the device on the barrel

  • Heavy-duty materials

  • Significantly decreases muzzle rise without emitting a notable concussive blast

  • Easy mounting and timing

Cons
  • A little pricey

  • The known case is when the round hits the exit hole on the compensator, destroying accuracy

5# Walker Defense Research AR-15 NERO Hybrid Muzzle Brake & Compensator NERO556

Walker Defense Research AR-15 NERO Compensator NERO556

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Remington, .224 Valkyrie, 5.56x45mm NATO
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Length: 2.6 in

Walker Defense Research (WDR) designed the NERO 556 from the beginning without any construction restrictions, using direct metal laser sintering (DMLS known as 3D printed metal) and computational fluid dynamics. In the NERO 556 Hybrid utilized materials, such as nickel-chromium superalloy and Inconel, are common for rocket and jet engine production.

The WDR engineered the hybrid muzzle device in such a way to convert completely the AR-15 recoil impulse into a soft rearward push with a controlled concussion and zero muzzle rise. This muzzle brake and compensator are still appropriate for tactical applications. The muzzle devices are serialized for Quality control. The NERO 556 is outfitted with a pre-drilled hole to be pinned and welded to a 14.5-in barrel.

Pros
  • Suitable weight and fine balance

  • The NERO 556, installed to the AR Platform, Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), delivers an excellent level of manageability and speed both at competition and combat

  • Considerable recoil absorbing

  • Thanks to the advanced technologies an Inconel and a nickel-chromium superalloy are utilized in the muzzle brake manufacture

  • Minimization of muzzle climb allows flat-shooting experience

  • Inconel is indestructible: the edges aren’t deformed

Cons
  • A bit heavy

6# Manticore Arms Nightbrake Compensator For AR-15 MA-1228

Manticore Arms Nightbrake Compensator For AR-15 MA-1228

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Specification

Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Length: 1.875 in
Weight: 2 oz

The Nightbrake muzzle devices are constructed with 18 ports distributed on the top unit half helping stabilize and decrease existing gas pressure, meanwhile, the bottom part is designed without ports to prevent dust signature.

The compensators ensure recoil mitigation and muzzle rise decrease. Manticore Arms milled muzzle brakes from steel (8620) with heat-treated Rockwell (50C) with Black Oxide Finish. The muzzle devices are marked “MA” as a sign of specialized factories and 922r compliant parts. The Nightbrake compensator clears any projectile up to 0.311 calibers or 7.62 mm. A crush washer is included with the compensator.

Pros
  • Manufactured in the USA

  • Durable material

  • Good for prone shooting

  • 922r compliant component

  • Well-built construction

  • Simple mounting thanks to the included crush washer

Cons
  • Not yet rated

7# Guntec USA AR-15 Gen 2 Micro Multi Port Muzzle Compensator MMC-223

Guntec USA AR-15 Gen 2 Micro Multi Port Compensator MMC-223

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8# JP Enterprises Barrel Tactical Compensator

JP Enterprises Barrel Tactical Compensator

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Specification

Caliber: 9mm Luger; 5.56x45mm NATO
Threads per Inch: 1/2×36; 1/2×28
Outer Diameter: 0.85 in
Exit: .406; .281

The JP Enterprises muzzle devices are developed with two porting slots on each side, placed opposite each other. There are two available models of the Barrel Tactical compensators for 5.56 mm and 9 mm calibers with threading (1/2×36; 1/2×28 correspondingly) and exit sizes (0.406; 0.281), both are covered with Black Matte. The Compensators are manufactured from steel with a Black Oxide finish.

Pros
  • Minimizes felt recoil and muzzle climb

  • Well-built and sturdy

  • Detailed smart construction

Cons
  • None yet

9# BSF Barrels Gen 2 .875 Compensator

BSF Barrels Gen 2 .875 Compensator

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10# Alexander Arms Compensator Mellennium Beowulf M-BMMB64

Alexander Arms Alexander Compensator Mellennium Beowulf M-BMMB64

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Specification

Caliber: .50 Beowulf
Threads per Inch: 49/64×20
Weight: 0.5 lb

The Muzzle Brake is designed for the .50 Beowulf firearm with its standard threading. The сompensators feature both effects of muzzle braking and muzzle flip counteraction (due to the certain downward force to the rifle muzzle). The compensator construction consists of a row of four compound-angled slots on both sides to reflect gas in an upward and backward direction. This Steel compensator backblast is noticeable.

Pros
  • Great effective combination of recoil mitigation and muzzle jump decrease

  • Allows for quick follow-up shots

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

  • Not rated yet

11# Guntec USA AR-15 Micro Comp Steel Compensator

Guntec USA AR-15 Micro Comp Steel Compensator

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Remington
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Gun Model: AR-15

There are 3 available compensator models, presented in Flat Dark Earth, Stainless Steel, and Black colors. Multi-Port Compensator features Micro Design and three top porting ditches to diminish muzzle climb.

Pros
  • All Steel Construction

  • Side slot cut diminishes pressure during fast shooting

  • Very Compact

  • Color options

Cons
  • Does not time properly without the use of shims and the crush washer

12# Guntec USA AR-15 Multi Port Steel Compensator

Guntec USA AR-15 Multi Port Steel Compensator

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Remington; 9mm Luger
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28; 1/2×36
Diameter: 0.65 in

Multi-Port Compensator integrates three top porting holes and three side porting slots to ensure muzzle climb and recoil reduction. This compensator needs shims or a crush washer to time it duly.

Pros
  • All Steel Construction

  • Easy to install

  • Stays on target with minimal disturbance

  • Allows in retargeting faster

  • Ported to compensate for muzzle rise

  • Less of a threat for collateral damage and passersby

Cons
  • A bit heavy

13# Alexander Arms Muzzle Brake Pepper Pot Compensator

Alexander Arms Muzzle Brake Pepper Pot Compensator

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Specification

Caliber: .50 Beowulf
Threads per Inch: 49/64×20 RH
AR-15 Accessory: Y
Weight: 0.5 lb
Outer Diameter: 1 in
Length: 3.5 in

The muzzle device construction is outfitted with five symmetrical simple rows of holes arranged in a helical pattern to reflect the muzzle gas and provide a braking effect on the rifle recoil. These .50 Beowulf muzzle brakes neither increase the noise nor make any back-blast to the shooters or passersby. Pepper Pot muzzle brake is standardly threaded for the .50 Beowulf firearm. The inner bore is conical to improve with gas flow and also delivers much clearance for the round.

Pros
  • Appropriate for a hunting rifle

  • Ensures protection for the barrel crown in addition to recoil decrease

  • 30% recoil mitigation

  • Allows for prompt follow-up shots

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

  • Not rated yet

14# Strike Industries Triple Crown 223/5.56 Compensator

Strike Industries Triple Crown 223/5.56 Compensator

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Specification

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28

The SI Triple Crown Compensators are positioned as an effective alternative for a compensator-muzzle brake combination. The Strike Industries designed a three-chamber compensator with Triple Crown; such special construction helps significantly decrease felt recoil and minimize muzzle rise thanks to the top gas ports.

Pros
  • Affordable price

  • Looks sleek and modern

  • Stabilizes in between quick shots

  • Aggressive frontal crowned-edge can be used as a support for wire cutting capability or self-defense

  • Great performance

  • Diminishes muzzle flash not as much as a birdcage but still does a great job

  • Easy alignment, using just a crush washer

  • Improves accuracy without causing more muzzle flash

  • Lightweight

Cons
  • A little loud for the passerby, who is near the shooter

15# Manticore Arms Afterburner Linear Compensator TPI MA-19700

Manticore Arms Afterburner Linear Compensator TPI MA-19700

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Specification

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Length: 2.25 in
Weight: 3.4 oz
Diameter: 1 in

The Manticore compensator consists of a 1.8-inch long inner chamber and internal threading for both purposes: providing a threaded surface to fasten external threaded muzzle devices (flash hider or compensator tips) for extra effect and redirecting gas flow to reduce flash. The comp is marked “MA”, being produced in the specialized factories and 922r compliant components. These compensators are manufactured from steel (8620) with heat-treated Rockwell 50C, covered with Black Oxide. The Afterburner muzzle device is compatible with inside the Manticore Arms Transformer Forend for AR-15.

Pros
  • Made in the USA

  • Easy mounting thanks to the wrench flats, a crush washer is not included

  • 922r compliance

Cons
  • Not rated yet

Conclusion

Your shoulder will be safe if you use the rifle compensator. Upgrading the AR-15 rifle with the compensator, you will receive more firearm control while shooting and improve accuracy, making the follow-up shots faster, and sights realignment on the target. Ears’ protection shouldn’t be neglected while shooting.

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