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Recoil Explained: A Scientific Look at the Inside of Your Pistol [VIDEO]

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What happens when you pull the trigger of your pistol? And how much recoil are you going to feel?

If you’ve ever picked up a pistol and not known whether or not it will kick on you, Firearm Science has broken it down for us. Factors like weight of the weapon, the ammunition it uses and speed of it once it is fired, and mechanics of the pistol can help you to determine what kind of recoil you are dealing with.

And if you didn’t know what happens inside a gun when you pull the trigger, it’s pretty neat to see.

 

Now that you understand what is happening within your pistol and what factors contribute to how much recoil you will feel, you will never pick up a gun and be embarrassed by an unusual amount of kick in front of your pistol buddies.

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Recoil Explained: A Scientific Look at the Inside of Your Pistol [VIDEO]