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 from the compensator and/or your pistol will not cycle correctly.
You will need a recoil spring weight of 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. While each compensator includes two nylon-tipped set screws, we suggest the use of Loctite (at your own risk) as well (Blue 242 for the casual user, Red 271 for competitors).
For use with XD & XD-M barrels only.
- Caliber: 9MM
- Material: Steel
- Color/Finish: Black/Cerakote or Silver/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