Spotlight on: the Faxon Exos Pistol Compensator

Faxon EXOS pistol compensator showing muzzle blast
October 11, 2022  
Categories: Guns

One of the latest handgun comps to hit the market is the Exos pistol compensator from Faxon Firearms. Faxon sent a release about the Exos, asking, what is the best pistol compensator – and what makes it the best? 

Says Faxon, 

There’s been a resurgence in pistol compensators this year as a few manufacturers have come out with options for various handgun models. Anything improving pistol accuracy is worth checking out.

Read on for the rest of what Faxon sends.

Spotlight on: the Faxon Firearms EXOS pistol compensator

Spotlight on: the Faxon Firearms EXOS pistol compensator

Faxon EXOS

Best Pistol Compensator Available?

Constructed of black anodized 6061 Aluminum, the Faxon EXOS features an angled front port single chamber design, enabling the compensator to improve shot-to-shot accuracy by reducing muzzle climb and recoil.

This specially designed port design allows gas to deflect upwards as opposed to only deflecting to the sides, reducing the up-and-down muzzle movement and allowing your sights to reset on target much faster. The upgrade yields the following improvements:

  • 25-40% less felt recoil and muzzle rise
  • Same recoil with more powerful ammo. The more powerful the ammo (such as +P Ammo), the harder the pistol compensator works
  • Better tracking of red dot optics for faster follow-up shots
Faxon EXOS pistol compensator installed

A Faxon EXOS pistol comp installed and ready to go.

The Faxon EXOS Pistol Compensator is designed to fit flush with the slide and has been optimized for Faxon match-grade pistol barrels. For all other threaded pistol barrels, the barrel should protrude .600″ or less for a flush fit.

Here’s their video on the EXOS:

Compatible Hosts For The Faxon EXOS Pistol Comp

  • All Glock Gen 5 Pistols
  • Glock 19/17/34 Gen 4
  • Glock 19/17/34 Gen 3
  • Glock 43/43x
  • Glock 48
  • SIG P365/P365XL
  • SIG P320
  • M&P Shield/Shield Plus
  • M&P Full Size Pistols
  • Faxon FX19 Pistols


Each EXOS pistol compensator comes complete with thread locker, two 6-32 set screws, and a 1/16 Allen wrench. 

Best Pistol Compensator For Concealed Carry?

If you want to add a compensator to your concealed carry pistol, the Faxon EXOS Comp is a great choice. 

Concealed carry holsters are often not too forgiving when it comes to pistol compensators. The EXOS Comp addresses these issues with its low-profile design that mimics the profile of the pistol’s slide.

The EXOS will work with any open-ended holster designed for your pistol. Even IWB holsters can work comfortably with this compensator.

Conclusion (as Faxon and RE Factor Tactical tell it)

The EXOS is one of the best pistol comps to hit the market. 

Granted it’s not the only player in town, but its unique port design, ease of installation, and performance have put the competition on its heels.

Learn how to install the Faxon pistol compensator:

EXOS Glock 19 compensator from Faxon Firearms


Want one? You can get it online at Faxon here

You can also get ’em on Primary Arms and if that doesn’t suit ya, check to see if they’re in stock at Palmetto State Armory

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1 Comment

  1. ava

    The Faxon EXOS Pistol Compensator is the best pistol compensator out there. It does what it is supposed to do and does it well. I’ve owned mine for over a year now and have had no issues with it whatsoever. The streamline design is something that everyone should be proud of.


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