I’ve been slowly throwing parts at an XD .40 Service, and I’ve come to a conundrum. I don’t know how I want to replace the barrel. I originally considered getting a compensator and threaded barrel, but it’s both hard to find and expensive for the .40. Now, i’m considering looking for a XD Tactical barrel and porting it where it extends past the slide (or buying a pre-ported barrel), but again, it is difficult to source. However, thinking about this made me curious to see what people prefer for their pistols.
So, what’s the best way to minimize pistol recoil? Is the compensator the king, or do you find value in barrel porting? Maybe neither of these fit the bill, and you would just rather have an extended length barrel and slide?
- Threaded and Compensated
- Ported Barrel/Slide
- Extended Length Slide