KE Arms Adds New Handgun Compensators to Product Line

    Firearm parts producing KE Arms has recently added two 9x19mm handgun barrel compensators to their product line up. Machined from 7075 billet and available in either an “Enhanced” or “Carry” configuration, both variants have “long” or “short” thread options for customers. This allows a user to fit these compensators to a threaded barrel depending on the length of thread space available. Both of these devices have elongated ports at the 12 o’clock position, while they also have circular ports at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions. KE Arms claims that these compensators reduce muzzle flip by at least 40 percent during the process of firing. Securing them to the barrel after being threaded on are two set screws at the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions.

    The Enhanced version appears to be designed for shooters that are using full-size duty guns or are perhaps shooting in competition. It has an extra port at the 12 o’clock position while the Carry version only has one elongated port in the same location. Being designed for concealed carry, it has to be a little bit shorter due to the need for less space to be taken up.

    Below are the specifications for each compensator, photographs, and links to their product pages.

    Enhanced Comp- Short Threads

    1.284″ long x 1.005″ Wide x 0.753″ Tall
    0.233″ relief on back of Comp before threads start.
    0.259″ of threads

    Enhanced Comp- Long Threads

    1.535″ long x 1.005″ Wide x 0.753″ Tall
    0.233″ relief on back of Comp before threads start.
    0.510″ of threads

    Carry Comp- Short Threads

    0.886 ” long x 1.005″ Wide x 0.753″ Tall
    0.233″ relief on back of Comp before threads start.
    0.259″ of threads

    Carry Comp- Long Threads

    1.136″ long x 1.005″ Wide x 0.753″ Tall
    0.233″ relief on back of Comp before threads start.
    0.510″ of threads

    KE Arms is offering what is slowly being termed as a “Roland Special”, essentially the marrying up of technology that has historically been a part of race gun competition but is only now being applied to stock handguns used for duty or concealed carry. Although I welcome any good intentioned innovation within small arms, at the same time it usually brings on new challenges. Such as the fact that many IWB holsters don’t compensate for the muzzle devices, and must become accustomed to by the owners that use them. Venticore Holsters is an example of configuring equipment to properly fit them.

    Miles

    Infantry Marine, based in the Midwest. Specifically interested in small arms history, development, and usage within the MENA region and Central Asia. To that end, I run Silah Report, a website dedicated to analyzing small arms history and news out of MENA and Central Asia.

    Please feel free to get in touch with me about something I can add to a post, an error I’ve made, or if you just want to talk guns. I can be reached at [email protected]


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