Compensated Glock for home defense and carry

Compensated Glock for home defense and carry

This is a discussion on Compensated Glock for home defense and carry within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I had a friend of mine ask me where he could buy a Glock21C. (C is for compensated barrel for you non-Glock heathens. ). I ...

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    Compensated Glock for home defense and carry

    I had a friend of mine ask me where he could buy a Glock21C. (C is for compensated barrel for you non-Glock heathens. ). I asked him what he wanted to use it for and he said for carry and home defense. I advised against the compensated model mainly because he doesn't want the exhaust flash obstructing his vision in a stress situation.

    I wanted to get your opinions as to whether a compensated/ported barrel is a good idea or not for carry and/or home defense.
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    I don't like it and it's really not needed IMO. Although a .45 does not produce a very large flash like some rounds do but I bet it would be a lot more *flash* in a low light situation with the porting.


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    I can see absolutely no reason to compensate a Glock 21, which is already one of the softest shooting .45's I've ever fired. No gun that is carried for defense should be compensated. Compensated barrels should only be used for competition, IMHO.
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    My opinions would be the same as those who have already posted. No need, and a poor choice from a tactical position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metro 40 View Post
    I can see absolutely no reason to compensate a Glock 21, which is already one of the softest shooting .45's I've ever fired. No gun that is carried for defense should be compensated. Compensated barrels should only be used for competition, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    My opinions would be the same as those who have already posted. No need, and a poor choice from a tactical position.
    I agree 100%

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    I once shot a +P round from a compensated Glock 22 from the hip. Boy, was that a mistake. Nearly singed my nose hairs and eye lashes off! Scared the bejeebers out of me too.

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    Have him shoot a mag full from retention...then see if he prefers 'C'. Make sure that he puts on some 'sun tan lotion' before the experiment.

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    +1 do not need it.
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    Well Looks like we all feel the same way. No need.
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    I do not own a Glock 21C,but I do own a Glock 23C and find that there is not much difference in recoil between the Glock 23 & the Glock 23C! I think you would be wasting your cash on a ported or compensated model!

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    shot a 17c at the range one day,,,my first question was "why is this needed on a 9mm??" could'nt see hardly any difference,,was'nt a total lose though,,no need to worry about sight-black on that bad-buy,,, the "comp" will soot it right up.

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    C Glock 22

    We have one at the range as a rental. I notice that it seems to be louder than the plain version. It also gets dirtier than the others. Since I'm responsible for the care of the rentals, that's a big pain for me. I do not notice any more flash when firing it, though. While some complain about increased flash, I find that most of the fire is above the gun far enough that it is out of the line of sight. I don't feel the need to try firing it close to my body.

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    A lot more flash for little recoil reduction - NO on compensated barrels for SD.

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    Compensation doesn't impress me and I wouldn't even take it for free! I think it's a waste.
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