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.
Remember, in order for a compensator to work correctly, you should use higher pressure ammunition. If you don't, you will get little benefit of the compensator and/or your pistol will not cycle correctly.
We also recommend you use the lightest recoil spring you can find for your pistol as well. 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 StormLake). 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.
Color: Unfinished (unless custom color selected)
Custom Finish: Cerakote
Weight: 3.70 ounces
Width: 0.920 inches
Height: 0.820 inches
Length: 1.840 inches
Threading: 1/2" - 28
Custom Color: Allow 15 business days for custom Colors.
Custom Fitting: If selected, PistolGear will fit your Tiki Compensator to your barrel and your slide. The idea is to fit the compensator to your barrel with the smallest gap between your slide and compensator. The cost of this option includes the fit-work as well as the incremental shipping/insurance for the return of your items. If you select this option, you will receive an email with instructions on where to send your slide and barrel. Allow 10 business days from the date your parts are received for fit-work; 15 days is you are also getting a Custom Color.
General Comment: 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!!