I notice several manufacturers, such as Glock, offer so-called 'compensated models' that basically have vents on the barrel pointing up. This has the effect of a jet engine of sorts and helps compensate for the upwards recoil by diverting some of the blast upwards, thus forcing the barrel down. The idea is to keep the barrel level so you can re-acquire the target faster. These guns are slightly more expensive than the non-compensated models. I've heard one criticism that in a night-fire situation the jet blast can be so bright that it interferes with night vision. The Glocks fire in a V-shape to either side of upright supposedly to counteract this issue. What do you think? Is this a worhwhile idea or not?
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7 years 29 weeks ago, 1:12 PM