Fri. Jul 3rd, 2020

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Review of .22 Compensator, the “Game Changer” by TANDEMKROSS

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The “Game Changer” .22 Compensator has definitely tightened my groupings when shooting rapid controlled pairs.

The first thought for most people online when they see a compensator on a .22 cal pistol is “WHY!?”.  The .22 caliber obviously creates minimal felt-recoil, so is it just StarWars fans who want a blaster Sci-fi looking pistol?

The answer for the WHY? is found where you normally see compensators installed on .22’s, which is at rimfire/steel challenge matches.

Folks who attend these matches want to mitigate even the smallest fraction of muzzle rise and felt recoil so they can tighten their groups of rapid shots for time. The ports and serrations found on the “Game Changer” compensator do exactly this, they act as vents to direct gas in an appropriate direction (up) to offset movement.

Although the “Game Changer” will provide the same benefits in any shooting scenario, the compensator’s performance is just highlighted at these type of matches.

The “Game Changer” can be installed by anyone in a total of about 5-10 seconds with no tools required.

You can use blue loctite to help secure its alignment but I frequently run a suppressor so I just keep it hand tight with the included washer.

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Silver “Game Changer” Compensator by Tandemkross

 The “Game Changer” is 1.75″ long and 1″ diameter. It is threaded for 1/2 28TPI so it will fit quite a few pistols including:

Ruger Mark III
Ruger Mark III 22/45
Ruger Mark III 22/45 LITE
Ruger Mark IV
Ruger SR22
Ruger 10/22
Ruger 22 Charger pistol
GSG 1911-22
Savage Arms Mark II TRR-SR
Walther P22
SW22 Victory (2016)
Smith & Wesson M&P®22 Compact
Smith & Wesson M&P®15-22P pistol

Check out some practice with the “Game Changer”. Taking the #Tandemized Victory out for the first time.

Installed on SW22 Victory #Tandemized – Race pistol


At $34.99 I consider this a very fair price and am very satisfied I went with this option on the SW22 Victory.

As always, you can go to Tandemkross’s blog for great installation and “how to” videos of all their products.


After shooting ~3k rounds through the “Game Changer” I can comfortably say YES it works and if you want to add at little accuracy, especially if you attend matches, then check Tandemkross out to get started!

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