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PistolGear "TIKI" Compensator for XD/XDM in 9mm

Price: $80.00

Leveraging the Venturi effect, the steel PistolGear TIKI Compensator is an excellent accessory for USPSA Open competitors, Steel shooters or those just looking to reduce both muzzle rise/flip as well as felt recoil. Our testing, as shown in the below video, shows that muzzle flip was cut in half and the compensator auto-resets making follow up shots faster when using Major power factor loads.

Remember, in order for any Compensator to work correctly, you must use higher pressure ammunition (Major loads of 165+pf , +P+ loads, etc).  If you don't, you will get little benefit of the compensator and/or your pistol will not cycle correctly.

You will need a recoil spring weight around 14 pounds.  You want to go light enough on the spring so the gun runs, but not too light to where your gun it getting beaten up. For the XD Tactical and the XDM (using our skinny guide rod), we have springs as light as nine pounds!

We designed this compensator to work with suppressor-length threaded barrels (such as those we offer from Remington StormLake or those on factory XD models). While each compensator includes two nylon-tipped set screws, we suggest the use of RED loc-tite for those using the compensator in competition.

For use with 9MM XD & XD(M) Compatible barrels only.


  • Material: Steel
  • Color: Black (unless you select unfinished "In the White"
  • Finish:  Cerakote
  • Weight: 3.70 ounces
  • Width: 0.920 inches
  • Height: 0.820 inches
  • Length: 1.840 inches
  • Threading: 1/2" - 28

Fitting: Some fitting may be required.  Should any fitting be required, we highly recommend you use the services of an experienced gunsmith.  If you are the type that wants little to no gap between the end of the slide and the compensator, fitting can be down with a benchtop sander, bench grinder, flat hand file and/or emery paper (assuming you don't have access to a mill).  The tool(s) required will depend on how much gap you want to remove. Go slow, as you cannot put material back - take your time!!

Warning: Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead and other substances known to the State of California to cause birth defects, reproductive harm and other serious physical injury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposures.



WARNING: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

9 Product Reviews - Average rating 4.7 / 5 (Show All)

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- 11th October 2018

Worked with Bobby Carver at Carver Customs to resolve injection issues.
Added the skinny 1911 guide rod to allow a 9 lb spring (replacing a 14 lb). Cycles perfectly and tamed muzzle flip by about 50%. Awesome product...thanks Bobby! Will experiment with stiffer springs now that the FTE issue is solved.

Tried many ways, all failures

- 27th June 2018

It’s effective at recoil reduction, but I had to remove it. I have a 4” xd 9 mod 2 and I tried 9mm NATO and I bought a barrel bushing and 1911 guide rod and 11, 13, 15 lb springs with hot ammo and it still wouldn’t cycle reliably. I tried commander springs and also cut down many types of full length 1911 springs with no luck. It maybe could cycle with the 11 and 13 lb springs but they’re not powerful enough to push the slide into battery. We maybe need a reduced power dual spring for 4” models?[PG NOTE: For you pistol to run a pistol that has a compensator installed, you need to run higher pressure loads. 9MM NATO does not have enough pressure to cycle the slide with a Comp, because the Comp bleeds off much of the pressure required to cycle the slide. While spring weights can help, you need "hotter" ammunition. +P or +P+ loads are suggested, if you are using factory loads.]

Love this Comp

- 30th March 2018

Best addition by far!! This comp with a 13# spring handles 115 gr box ammo like a champ. No ftf in over 6000 rds so far. Greatly reduced muzzle flip, and accuracy is superb at 25 yards.

Great comp

- 20th February 2018

This product does exactly what it’s intended to. I strongly recommend this to anyone in the market for a solid compensator.

Need lighter recoil spring

- 26th March 2017

Love this muzzle break, and how it looks. I'm using it on a certain service modle 9mm 4". But one problem, rounds don't cycle and I'm having a he'll of a time finding a lighter recoil spring. Any help?[PG NOTE: While a lighter recoil spring helps, you likely need to find "hotter" ammunition. Your everyday 115gr 9MM ammo does not have enough pressure. If you don't reload, look for +P or +P+ ammunition]

Fantastic Compensator for 9MM Major

- 22nd January 2017

We've been building polymer raceguns for the past 15 years but have never built an XDM or XD 9MM Major racegun until the Tiki became available. It's amazing how well it handles the 165+K 9MM ammunition. If you are considering an Open Racegun project with your XD or XDM 9MM, I "HIGHLY" recommend this compensator.

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