Compensators

The main function of compensators is to minimize the rising of the weapons’ barrel during rapid fire, allowing for a faster acquisition and engagement of targets. Compensators (mostly Israeli-made by IMI) entered service with the Israeli SF community in the late 1980’s, and were first installed on home-made Shorty CAR15. Since then compensators were installed on a variety of SF weapon platforms, including handguns, SMG and sniper rifles.

Modern compensators often also double as sound suppressors adapters, which allow a fast attachment and detachment of suppressors. Other models, including the renown "Smiley" compensator, need to be partially or entirely removed from the weapon prior the attachment of suppressors.

In some cases, compensators were factory provided in the weapon. However, most compensators in usage with the Israeli SF are after market additions, replacing the original factory flash hider.

 

Handguns


Jericho

YAMAS operators wearing typical Territories plain cloths. Weapons from left to right - Jericho fitted with a compensator, CAR15 fitted with a flashlight and a laser module and two Mini Uzi.

YAMAS sniper armed with a Galil Sniper Rifle and a Jericho fitted with a compensator during training.

Masada operators during training armed with Jericho fitted with compensators, stocks and safety rods. Left operator is throwing a training model of a stun grenade. Note protective gear and Marom-Dolphin vests (photo: IPS).

 

Assault Rifles


Micro Galil

A tactical version of the Galil MAR made for CT units. The weapon is flitted with special heat absorbing rounded handguards, a Trijicon Reflex, a Surefire flashlight with a remote switch and a 20 rounds magazine. Note that the handguards were rounded to allow quick draw underneath civilian clothing in intense undercover applications, without the risk of the clothes catching on the Galil family's handguards sharp angels. This version was also fitted with a compensator that improves the weapon's accuracy and enhance the weapon's controllability during rapid fire. The compensator also has threads allowing the mounting of sound suppressor

CAR15

Operator armed with CAR15 fitted with a compensator/suppressor adapter during deployment in the Territories.

Operator armed with CAR15 fitted with a compensator/suppressor adapter during deployment in the Territories.

Shorty CAR15

Shorty CAR15 fitted with a Trijicon Compact ACOG, a NightKit attached to a SureFire tactical flashlight and a 20 rounds magazine. Note a compensator.

Sahaf operators armed with Shorty CAR15 during training.

Duvdevan operator armed with a Shorty CAR15 during deployment in the Territories.

Oket’z operator and his dog during training. The operator is armed with a Shorty CAR15 as well as a handgun in a thigh holster. Note a compensator.

M4

PALSAR Golani M4 fitted with a "Smiley" compensator.

PALSAR Golani operator during deployment in the Territories armed with M4 fitted with a flashlight, a laser pointer and a "Smiley" compensator.

M4A1

IDF SF M4A1 fitted with a Lior X3, a bipod, a forward grip, a stock, a flashlight and a "Smiley" compensator.

PALSAR Golani operator armed with a M4A1. Note a "Smiley" compensator.

PALSAR Golani operator posing with a M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a bipod, a forward grip, a flashlight and a "Smiley" compensator.

PALSAR Golani operators posing in full gear. From left to right - operator armed with a Sig Sauer P228 (in a thigh holster) and a M4A1 fitted with an ITL MARS and a flashlight; operator armed with a M4A1 fitted with an Arms #40 flip up rear sight, a Meprolight Mepro 21, an ITL AIM2000 and a flashlight; operator armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Litton Aquila X4 and a forward grip. All M4A1 are also fitted pistol grips and "Smiley" compensators.

IDF SF M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a forearm grip, a flashlight, an ITL AIM2000 and a "Smiley" compensator.

IDF SF M4A1 fitted with a forward grip, a "Smiley" compensator, a flashlight and an AN/PEQ-2.

IDF SF weapons – a Sig P228 and a M4A1 fitted with an ITL MARS, flip-up sight, a flashlight, a "Smiley" compensator, a stock, a pistol grip, a forward grip and a rail system.

YAHALOM operators during demonstration for potential Combat Engineering recruits. Left operator wearing a Ghillie Suit and armed with a M24; Middle operator armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a forward grip, a flashlight and a compensator; Right operator wearing a Ghillie Suit and armed with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32 (photo: IDF).

Shorty M4A1

IDF Shorty M4A1 fitted with flip-up sight, Meprolight Mepro 21, a folding forward grip, a flashlight and a compensator.

M4 Commando

IDF SF M4 Commando fitted with an ITL MARS, an AN/PEQ-14, a compensator, a stock, a pistol grip, a rail system and a forward grip.

 

YAMAM operators and their dog during training. The operators are armed with M4 Commando fitted with EOTech, AN/PEQ-15 and compensators (photo: IDF).

 

Sniper Rifles


M24

IDF M24 on display. The two middle weapons are fitted with add-on compensators.

Fully camouflaged IDF M24 SWS fitted with a add-on compensator.

Group photo in end of the IDF Sniper Course. Operators are armed with M24 fitted with compensators. Left side: IDF sniping instructors.

PALSAR T’zanhanim sniper wearing an IDF camouflage suit and armed with a camouflaged M24 during training. Note a compensator.

Modified Remington 700

Modified Remington 700 seen here during an Israeli Police demonstration.

McMillan 0.300 Win Mag

IDF SF McMillan 0.300 Win Mag seen here during range training. Note a compensator. Seen in the background are a Leupold X12-X40 spotting scope and a M4A1.

 

Light Machine Guns


Minimi

PALSAR Tzanhanim Minimi SPW fitted with a compensator.

Gear Guide