Griffin Micro Carry Comp

By Will Dabbs, MD
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Griffin Micro Carry Comp

April 3rd, 2020

3 minute read

I’m 53 years old. After more than half a century on this planet and several decades of actively pulling triggers, I don’t think I’ve ever dropped a weapon. In retrospect, I could have left every threaded barrel I have ever encountered ungirded and exposed to the elements without ever suffering any ill-effects.

While the XD-M Elite Tactical OSP comes with a thread protector, Will decided to try out this upgraded unit from Griffin Armament.

However, I find that for some reason I just can’t do it. In my world, threaded barrels must sport either a muzzle attachment or thread protector. That’s a fringe benefit of the mild OCD that has made me professionally successful.

Up until now, those thread protectors were otherwise fairly useless bits of kit. Now, however, the guys at Griffin Armament have taken the humble thread protector and gotten some legitimately practical utility out of it.

According to the author, unprotected muzzle threads are just unnatural. He finds that he simply cannot abide by naked threads.

The Griffin Armament Micro Carry Comp is only incrementally longer than a conventional thread protector, yet it features a ported baffle face to help redirect muzzle blast and mitigate recoil. This means faster follow-up shots and shorter split times with no incremental weight or space deficit.

The Springfield Armory XD-M Elite Tactical OSP is shown here fitted out with a Holosun HS507C V2 reflex sight, Streamlight TLR-8G green laser and light, and Griffin Armament Micro Carry Comp.

The device is cut from 17-4 stainless and black nitride treated for rugged durability. It is also sufficiently small as to manage most any existing holster solutions.

Practical Tactical

I threaded the Griffin Armament Micro Carry Comp onto my new Springfield Armory XD-M Elite Tactical OSP (Optical Sight Pistol). This pistol is the ultimate evolutionary iteration of the storied XD-M line of superlative combat handguns.

The Griffin Armament Micro Carry Comp is a thread protector with a twist. This modest little accessory helps mitigate felt recoil.

Featuring a top-tier feature set, a slide deck cut for a red dot, a factory threaded barrel, ambidextrous everything and a breathtaking 22+1 magazine capacity, this is the high-end tactical tool for professionals. 

With the Micro Carry Comp in place, the gun still draws and maneuvers as well as it might otherwise. However, the comp offers that tiny little edge when compared to a gun not so equipped.

The Micro Carry Comp is manufactured from stainless steel and black nitride treated.

In the world of gunfighting little things become big things, and seconds equal life. The Griffin Armament Micro Carry Comp is cool as can be and offers that tiniest little edge. And, it works well with the aforementioned OCD.

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Will Dabbs, MD

Will Dabbs, MD

Will was raised in the Mississippi Delta and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After eight years flying Army helicopters, he left the military as a Major to attend medical school. Will operates an Urgent Care clinic in his small Southern town and works as the plant physician for the local Winchester ammunition plant. He is married to his high school sweetheart, has three adult children, and has written for the gun press for a quarter century.

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