A Concept Demonstrator for Small Arms Recoil Reduction
This work presents a recently-patented small arms concept demonstrator that substantially reduces the recoil
force transmitted to the user during operation. In live-fire tests, this invention produced recoil forces that were approximately
84% to 91% less than those produced by the M240 machine gun. To achieve such recoil force reduction, this invention
includes design features to reduce the propellant gas contribution to recoil force and cancel the moving internal
component contribution to recoil force.
Keywords: Gun, inertia, mechanism, momentum, recoil reduction, small arms
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