No sir, not compensated, if you can shoot a 45 acp comfortably, you will have no problems shooting the 10mm. Most of the ammo you can buy off the shelves are nowhere near the full potential. I have seen ammo from 135 gr. to 230gr. I use the 180 gr Hornady, and the recoil is quite manageable. I'm selling it because I have a second glock 20 upper, if I purchase a glock 21, I can use the upper I have on that frame as well. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for looking.