Battle Comp unveils some big product news at SHOT Show 2017

During a show that has been a little bit light on really big and interesting new developments, BCE delivered three in one booth

Full disclosure: I am an early adopter of Battle Comp Enterprises. I have a first generation BCE compensator on my primary rifle, and I absolutely love it. Further, I consider company founder E. Alan Normandy to be a personal friend.

But I am not covering them because of those two reasons. Normandy and his lean team of shooters, designers, engineers and all-around geniuses had three really compelling pieces of news when I visited with them at SHOT Show 2017 in Las Vegas.

First is something that I know a lot of operators have been waiting a long time to see happen — a BCE comp for 9mm. This comp is designed primarily for carbines.


“The half-by-28 version will work on pistols, but for carbines we’re talking about half-by-28 right hand, half-by-30 right hand and 13.5-by-one metric left hand,” Normandy said.

The company is still surveying the market to determine how many of each version to manufacture in order to meet consumer demand. Normandy estimates that in six to eight weeks this new comp will be available for purchase.

In addition, the company reached an agreement with SilencerCo to produce an ASR-compatible Battle Comp that will work with the Harvester, the Omega and some of their other market-leading cans.

This is a partnership that makes sense in so many ways — two of the leading companies in their respective spaces finding ways to serve the customer in the way that best serves the customer. This is not necessarily the way we always see these things go down.

Toward the end of my visit, with a special twinkle in his eye, Normandy said, “We have a special thing coming out that I want to tell you about. This is pretty new, and I think you’ll appreciate it.”

He walked me over to the display wall, where a BCE comp was mounted to a Glock. He then said, “That’s not a threaded barrel under there. What we’re planning on doing is we’re going to package the barrel, plus the recoil spring, plus the comp and it’s going to be legal in California, Massachusetts and New York.”

I stared at it for a minute, trying to figure out how they pulled that one off. He just smiled at me — I knew already that this would remain a closely held company secret, at least until the product actually hits the market and someone reverse engineers it.

“It’s simpler than you might think,” is all he would say.

During a show that has been a little bit light on really big and interesting new developments, BCE delivered three in one booth. Well done guys.

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