Weapons Armament Research CA Legal Glock Comp

Sometimes ridiculous laws and regulations will drive innovation. Weapons Armament Research (WAR) has designed a compensator for Glock pistols that uses a system without barrel threads, which for some reason is illegal in places like California. Named the Lock On Compensator (L.O.C.), WAR developed the muzzle device to use a near tool less design to attach and remove the comp. Users can use a punch or a bullet tip to add or remove the device.

I had the chance to discuss the L.O.C. with WAR owner/operator Anibal Salinas. He writes:

[The L.O.C.] compensates recoil and mitigates flash away from the sight picture. The way the ports are machined they direct the gases away from the front sight. The added weight up front also reduces muzzle flip compsred to a lighter aluminum comp.Β It also does not require an aftermarket recoil spring when running factory 115g ammo. Plus +P ammo runs really nice through this comp as well.

Currently the L.O.C. is being developed for generation 3 and 4 Glock 19s. Preorders for the comp and the Lone Wold Distributors made barrel will be available in the next two weeks for $420. After preorders are filled, the L.O.C. will retail at $450.

Next up will be the Glock 17, followed by the .40 S&W models as well as the S&W M&P line of pistols.

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  • I too wish to mount a muzzle device which costs as much as the pistol it’s mounted on!

    At least it legit looks extremely cool, and I’m always behind clever solutions to the idiocy of state gun control laws. Smart move advertising it as “directs flash away from the front sight” instead of as a flash hider, since Cali has apparently decided to adopt the Canadian method of literally looking at ads to tell whether a thing is eeevil or not.

  • DSA

    $400+ for an item with negligible effect? Sign me up!

  • Lee M Attinger

    without a compensator a Glock 9mm is literally uncontrollable. More people die each year from accidental self inflicted gunshot wounds from out of control Glocks than global warming and Donald Trump combined.

    • I could see it being helpful on a G18; the guy at the range who replaces the overhead lights would probably appreciate it.

      • Russ Kell

        As would that hair salon upstairs as well πŸ˜‰

      • Bryan Krass

        As the guy who has changed out those tubes I can tell you there’s no accessory to help some people.

    • nate

      maybe it really isn’t that useful of a tool, but 1. it looks cool and 2. you probably could use the same way this works to attach a suppressor (that could be cool and useful)

    • Russ Kell

      Give me a minute. I am sure I can conflate Glocks and Global Warming.

  • BattleshipGrey

    I’d rather have the magazine window. At least that would be useful.

    • noob

      the ASP is finally back. this feature ought to be standard. actually, it might be cheaper to just make the whole grip frame out of something tough and smoky/translucent, and then stipple for aesthetics.

      • BattleshipGrey

        I would love it if the window or a translucent frame would make the Gen 5 upgrades, or as an option like the MOS.

  • noob

    they say the more rules poetry has, the more inventive the poet has to be.

    poets also drink a lot.

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  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    You could just use an extended and ported barrel. You can get a high-end match-grade extended/ported barrel for half the price of this system, and it will be just as effective.

    • Disarmed in CA

      Lone wolf already makes on for like $105 for this exact gun.

  • kyphe

    I think we are seeing a lot of development relating to sticking two fingers up at authority rather than actual practical use or need. But I am sure that there is a market for just that kind of thing.

  • USMC03Vet

    What is legal in California other than undocumented foreigners and rioting?

    I’m surprised magazine are still legal. I guess that is the next step though because muskets never had magazines and the 2nd amendment only applies to muskets.

    • DonDrapersAcidTrip

      love when people who rub one out nightly to the revolutationary war and founding fathers disparage protests and rioting. always get a real charge out of right wing hypocrisy

      • USMC03Vet

        I’m sure you do. Liberal are absolutely insufferable.

        • DonDrapersAcidTrip

          I’m sure you thought that comment was applicable to something. Since conservatives are absolutely incapable of nuance or analysis

  • Mmmtacos

    More interested in that slide but it looks like they don’t sell that…

  • Guest

    WAR….ha……good God…..What is it good for?……

  • Keiichi


  • disqus_sgMcKYCZZ3

    Why doesnt someone make a QD mount for a can using this attachment method?

  • Wang Chung Tonight

    “does not require an aftermarket recoil spring when running factory 115g ammo. ” = This $hit doesn’t actually work.

  • 360_AD

    $450. LOL! I don’t think I need it that bad.

  • LetsTryLibertyAgain

    I would buy an extended and ported barrel for 25% of the cost, but the LOC does LOOK cool.

  • iksnilol

    It’s ugly and costs 450 with little discernible gain (except for increased noise of course).


  • American Patriot

    So the cost to add a compensator to a glock is just a little less then buying a new glock. Hummm if you really need a compensated G19 maybe you should just stay with the Mattel brand guns.

  • Marcus D.

    FWIW California bans threaded barrels to keep people from attaching their (also banned) silencers to their pistols.