History Main / LawOfInverseRecoil

9th Oct '17 7:03:53 AM TheTeaMustFlow
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** That's some pretty magical recoil, since it wouldn't take effect until ''after'' the first shot had been fired, ''not'' before.
4th Oct '17 6:42:53 AM Kartoonkid95
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** The recoil from Yosemite Sam's six shooters is strong enough to make him airborn when firing downward.
** Seen in a number of WesternAnimation/PorkyPig shorts, particularly "The Phony Express Rider" where Porky is fighting Indians on horseback, and every time he fires his gun, he's knocked off screen until the seemingly elastic reins pull him back into his saddle.

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** The recoil from Yosemite Sam's six shooters six-shooters is strong enough to make him airborn airborne when firing downward.
** Seen in a number of WesternAnimation/PorkyPig shorts, particularly "The Phony Express Rider" shorts; one example comes from ''Porky's Phoney Express'', where Porky is fighting Indians on horseback, and every time he fires his gun, he's knocked off screen offscreen until the seemingly elastic reins pull him back into his saddle.saddle.
** This also happened in ''WesternAnimation/PorkysDuckHunt'', when Porky fires his shotgun rapidly into the air and creates a deep trench underneath him.
1st Oct '17 9:59:50 PM ADrago
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* Continuing TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs line, one [[RareGuns Desert Eagle .50]] + one lady who expected it to work like prop guns = [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFJjaj7pXsA something painful]]. The recoil of Desert Eagle itself is actually depending on the cartridge: when using standard .357 Magnum, the recoil is light [[HandCannon due to the sheer mass of the gun]]. But loading it with .50 AE or .44 Magnum/Cor-bon [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety without proper training]] equals limp wrist, which equals the Eagle soaring back and into the shooter's face.

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* Continuing TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs line, one [[RareGuns Desert Eagle .50]] + one lady who expected it to work like prop guns = [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFJjaj7pXsA something painful]]. The recoil of Desert Eagle itself is actually depending on the cartridge: when using standard .357 Magnum, the recoil is light [[HandCannon due to the sheer mass of the gun]]. But loading it with .50 AE or .44 Magnum/Cor-bon [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety without proper training]] equals limp wrist, which equals the Eagle soaring back and into the shooter's face.
15th Sep '17 2:42:43 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* There are many many videos on youtube in which 'responsible' gun owners give either children or young women powerful guns to fire without preparing them for the recoil. In most cases they are lucky to get off with bruises and sprains, though as the examples above show, the results can be lethal. [[StopBeingStereotypical Actual responsible gun owners]] ''[[StopBeingStereotypical really]]'' [[StopBeingStereotypical hate it when people do this]].

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* There are many many videos on youtube in which 'responsible' gun owners give either children or young women powerful guns to fire without preparing them for the recoil. In most cases they are lucky to get off with bruises and sprains, though as the examples above show, the results can be lethal. [[StopBeingStereotypical Actual responsible gun owners]] ''[[StopBeingStereotypical really]]'' [[StopBeingStereotypical hate it when people do this]].this]][[note]]This is ''not'' a case of the NoTrueScotsman fallacy, because there are clear, non-negotiable [[UsefulNotes/GunSafety safety rules in place for handling guns]], and violating these rules makes one an irresponsible gun owner; no ifs, ands or buts.[[/note]].
12th Sep '17 4:36:02 PM REV6Pilot
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* In the "Ammo" episode of the History series "Lock 'n Load", RLeeErmey points out the effects of recoil when shooting a Barret .50 cal sniper rifle - he hadn't allowed for it properly, and the scope hit him in the face and cut him on the bridge of his nose. This, or the black eye mentioned above, frequently accompanied by a nasty arc-shaped cut right below the eyebrow, was a common injury suffered by first-time big-game hunters on safari in Kenya "back in the day", due to using big-bore, hard-recoiling bolt-action rifles like the .375 Holland & Holland or .458 Winchester Model 70 African with a telescopic sight with insufficient "eye relief" (the distance between your eye and the eyepiece when you are "locked in" to the 'scope and have the correct field of view through it). According to the late Col. Jeff Cooper, the professional hunters who led the safaris referred to this as "Kaibab eye", and few people who ended up needing stitches for the cut made the same mistake twice (most often, they took the 'scope off and used the rifle's iron sights exclusively after such an experience). The professional hunters, by comparison, rarely bothered with telescopic sights on their "working rifles" in these heavy calibers, as they would (a) usually only shoot to "finish off" an animal that had only been wounded, not killed, by the client's shot and (b) most shooting at heavy game such as rhino, Cape buffalo, etc., was done at ranges under 50 yards, where a telescopic sight was more of a hindrance than a help anyway. This is known as "scope bite".
* Continuing TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs line, one [[RareGuns Desert Eagle .50]] + one lady who expected it to work much like prop guns = [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFJjaj7pXsA something painful]]. The recoil of Desert Eagle itself is actually depending on the cartridge: when using standard .357 Magnum, the recoil is light due to the [[HandCannon sheer mass of the gun]]. But loading it with .50 AE or .44 Magnum/Cor-bon [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety without proper training whatsoever]]...
* In basic rifle training it's not uncommon for a drill or other training cadre to demonstrate the M16's lack of recoil by firing it off their nuts. Yes, you can place the stock in your crotch and fire full auto downrange without injuring yourself. Note: this is due to M16 using relatively small 5.56 mm cartridge and [[InvokedTrope being designed to have an easily-controllable recoil]] during full-auto fire, as well as allowing soldiers to carry more ammunition due to its lower weight. [[GroinAttack Crotch-firing with firearms using bigger 7.62 mm cartridges (like the FAL) should be reserved for people aiming for Darwin awards]]. Sometimes replaced by the Drill Sergeant volunteering a Private to stand still while the Drill Sergeant jams the buttstock of the weapon against his nose and fires. Civilian rifles designed for large cartridges (.308, .30-06, .45-70, 9.3x74) and then re-chambered by the factory in .223 Remington (civilian version of the 5.56mm NATO) or .243 Winchester calibers may even dispense the recoil pad altogether and still not generate enough recoil to feel a distinctive kick, due to the gun's heavy weight made for the larger cartridges dampening the recoil. This can occasionally lead to situations where people with ''military training'' end up suffering some of the already mentioned injuries when they try to use a rifle that does produce a significant kick without specific instruction.
* In the days of frontloaders, cannons really did have a harsh recoil (they still do; it's rocket launchers that don't), meaning that every time you used one, it rolled back. This made it a great retreating tactic occasionally used in the American Civil War, where retreating Union soldiers often took their cannons with them by firing them at the Confederates because they didn't have the manpower to move them otherwise. Of course, if the ground was soft and/or wet the guns had a tendency bury themselves up to their spokes if they weren't wheeled forward after each recoil. On the other hand, it's annoying to have to wheel the thing back each time, so prepared artillery positions usually had shallow pits dug underneath the cannon so that they would roll-back after firing. This characteristic makes cannons easier to reload on ships and fortifications. Mounted on a carriage, the cannon would slam back against its rigging, be reloaded, and then be lugged back out the gunport to fire again reducing the workload for the guncrew by half. Usually this is depicted correctly because it's [[RuleofCool awesome]]. This was one of the major advances in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, the development of recoil-compensation mechanisms for artillery allowed for fast, accurate fire, greatly improving the effectiveness of artillery.
* The AA-12 automatic shotgun was specifically designed to absorb most of its own recoil[[note]]specifically, it's an open-bolt weapon using a variation of "advanced primer ignition", where the round is fired off as the bolt is still moving forward to chamber it, which negates some of the recoil[[/note]]. Given the amount of recoil a shotgun, especially a 12-gauge one, produces from only one shot, this was necessary to begin with just to make it a practical weapon, but it would be a welcome feature on any gun, much less one as scary-powerful as this one. See it in action [[http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/1-24-2014/qji3Zo.gif here]].

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* In the "Ammo" episode of the History series "Lock 'n Load", RLeeErmey points out the effects of recoil when shooting a Barret .50 cal sniper rifle - he hadn't allowed for it properly, and the scope hit him in the face and cut him on the bridge of his nose. This, or This and the black eye mentioned above, frequently accompanied by a nasty arc-shaped cut right below the eyebrow, was are known as "scope bite" and were a common injury suffered by first-time big-game hunters on safari in Kenya "back in the day", due to using big-bore, hard-recoiling hard-recoil bolt-action rifles like the .375 Holland & Holland Magnum or .458 Winchester Model 70 African with a telescopic sight with insufficient "eye relief" (the eye relief[[labelnote:*]]the distance between your eye and the eyepiece when you are "locked in" to the 'scope scope and have the correct field of view through it).it[[/labelnote]]. According to the late Col. Jeff Cooper, the professional hunters who led the safaris referred to this as "Kaibab eye", and few people who ended up needing stitches for the cut made the same mistake twice (most often, they took the 'scope off and used the rifle's iron sights exclusively after such an experience). The professional hunters, by comparison, rarely bothered with telescopic sights on their "working rifles" in these heavy calibers, as they would (a) usually only shoot to "finish off" finish off an animal that had only been wounded, wounded and not killed, killed by the client's shot shot, and (b) most shooting at heavy large African game such as rhino, (rhino, Cape buffalo, etc., ) was done at ranges under 50 yards, where a telescopic sight was more of a hindrance than a help anyway. This is known as "scope bite".
anyway.
* Continuing TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs line, one [[RareGuns Desert Eagle .50]] + one lady who expected it to work much like prop guns = [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFJjaj7pXsA something painful]]. The recoil of Desert Eagle itself is actually depending on the cartridge: when using standard .357 Magnum, the recoil is light due to the [[HandCannon due to the sheer mass of the gun]]. But loading it with .50 AE or .44 Magnum/Cor-bon [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety without proper training whatsoever]]...
training]] equals limp wrist, which equals the Eagle soaring back and into the shooter's face.
* In basic rifle training it's not uncommon for a drill or other training cadre to demonstrate the M16's lack of recoil by firing it off their nuts. Yes, you can place the stock in your crotch and fire full auto downrange without injuring yourself. Note: this is due to M16 using the relatively small 5.56 56x45 mm cartridge and [[InvokedTrope being designed to have an easily-controllable recoil]] recoil during full-auto fire, fire]], as well as allowing soldiers to carry more ammunition due to its lower weight. [[GroinAttack Crotch-firing with firearms using bigger 7.62 mm cartridges (like the FAL) should be reserved for people aiming for Darwin awards]]. Sometimes replaced by the Drill Sergeant volunteering a Private to stand still while the Drill Sergeant jams the buttstock of the weapon against his nose and fires. Civilian rifles designed for large cartridges (.308, .30-06, .45-70, 9.3x74) and then re-chambered by the factory in .223 Remington (civilian version of the 5.56mm NATO) or .243 Winchester calibers may even dispense the recoil pad altogether and still not generate enough recoil to feel a distinctive kick, due thanks to the gun's heavy weight (as made for the larger cartridges cartridges) dampening the recoil. This can occasionally lead to situations where people with ''military ''with military training'' end up suffering some of the already mentioned injuries when they try to use a rifle that does produce a significant kick without specific instruction.
* In the days of frontloaders, cannons really did have a harsh recoil (they recoil[[note]]they still do; it's rocket launchers that don't), don't[[/note]], meaning that every time you used one, it rolled back. This made it a great retreating tactic occasionally used in the American Civil War, where retreating Union soldiers often took their cannons with them by firing them at the Confederates because they didn't have the manpower to move them otherwise. Of course, if the ground was soft and/or wet wet, the guns had a tendency to bury themselves up to their spokes if they weren't wheeled forward after each recoil. On the other hand, it's annoying to have to wheel the thing back each time, so prepared artillery positions usually had shallow pits dug underneath the cannon so that they would roll-back roll back after firing. This characteristic makes cannons easier to reload on ships and fortifications. Mounted on a carriage, fortifications: the cannon would slam slams back against its rigging, be rigging when fired, is reloaded, and then be is lugged back out the gunport to fire again again, reducing the workload for the guncrew by half. Usually this is depicted correctly [[RuleofCool because it's [[RuleofCool awesome]]. This was one of the major advances in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, the The development of recoil-compensation mechanisms for artillery was one of the major advances in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: it allowed for fast, accurate fire, greatly improving the effectiveness of artillery.
* The AA-12 automatic shotgun was specifically designed to absorb most of its own recoil[[note]]specifically, it's an open-bolt weapon using a variation of "advanced primer ignition", where the round is fired off as the bolt is still moving forward to chamber it, which negates some of the recoil[[/note]]. Given the amount of recoil a shotgun, especially shotgun (especially a 12-gauge one, one) produces from only one shot, this was necessary to begin with just to make it a practical weapon, but it would be a welcome feature on any gun, much less one as scary-powerful as this one.gun. See it in action [[http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/1-24-2014/qji3Zo.gif here]].



* In a very dark case of this, [[http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=6121915 a gun enthusiast took his son, who was no older than eight years to a firing range to fire a gun for the first time,]] [[WhatAnIdiot where the kid was handed a full-automatic Micro-Uzi.]] His older son actually warned his father about it being too powerful, but the father said for the kid to shoot it anyways. So, he did, and while he was able to keep the gun from flying out of his hands, the recoil caused his forearms to rotate back and face the gun toward himself, thus shooting himself in the face, killing him.
* A very similar case occurred in 2014 at a shooting range in Las Vegas, when a nine-year-old girl was allowed to fire a Mini-Uzi (which fires at 950 rounds per minute, only barely more controllable than the Micro-Uzi's 1,200) on full automatic. That time it was the shooting instructor who got a bullet in the face.
* There are many many videos on youtube in which 'responsible' gun owners give either children or young women powerful guns to fire without preparing them for the recoil. In most cases they are lucky to get off with bruises and sprains, though as the examples above show, the results can be lethal. [[StopBeingStereotypical Actual responsible gun owners]] ''[[StopBeingStereotypical really]]'' [[StopBeingStereotypical hate it when people do this.]]

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* In a very dark case of this, [[http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=6121915 a gun enthusiast took his son, who was no older than eight years years, to a firing range to fire a gun for the first time,]] time]], [[WhatAnIdiot where the kid was handed a full-automatic Micro-Uzi.]] Micro-Uzi]]. His older son actually warned his father about it being too powerful, but the father said for the kid to shoot it anyways. So, he did, and while he was able to keep the gun from flying out of his hands, the recoil caused his the boy's forearms to rotate back and face the gun toward himself, thus shooting himself in his head without ceasing to fire. He died from a shot to the face, killing him.
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* A very similar case to the above occurred in 2014 at a shooting range in Las Vegas, when a nine-year-old girl was allowed to fire a Mini-Uzi (which Mini-Uzi[[note]]which fires at 950 rounds per minute, only barely more controllable than the Micro-Uzi's 1,200) 1,200[[/note]] on full automatic. That time it was the shooting instructor who got a bullet in the face.
* There are many many videos on youtube in which 'responsible' gun owners give either children or young women powerful guns to fire without preparing them for the recoil. In most cases they are lucky to get off with bruises and sprains, though as the examples above show, the results can be lethal. [[StopBeingStereotypical Actual responsible gun owners]] ''[[StopBeingStereotypical really]]'' [[StopBeingStereotypical hate it when people do this.]]this]].
12th Sep '17 1:38:18 PM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/QuakeII'''s submachine gun features muzzle climb as you hold down the trigger. It was usually a good idea to aim slightly below where you wanted the bullets to go, and let the muzzle climb rake gunfire up your target. This is called "walking the burst" and is commonly used with real-life machine guns where the operator will start firing and then use the bullet impacts as a reference point to adjust his aim.

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* ''VideoGame/QuakeII'''s submachine machine gun features a stint of muzzle climb as you hold down the trigger. It was trigger that stabilizes after one or two seconds of continuous fire. It's usually a good idea to aim slightly below where you wanted want the bullets to go, go and let the muzzle climb rake gunfire up your target. This aim up to your target[[note]]this is called "walking the burst" and is commonly used with real-life machine guns where the operator will start firing and then use the bullet impacts as a reference point to adjust his aim.aim[[/note]]. Said weapon's muzzle climb is absent in multiplayer.



** In the [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}} second game]], [[BoisterousBruiser Salvador]], "The ''[[MoreDakka Gunzerker]],''" has the ability to go GunsAkimbo with ''any'' two weapons the player desires, be it machine guns, shotguns, pistols, sniper rifles, or rocket launchers. Naturally, TheBigGuy has no issues with recoil, but seeing as he's spent most of his life abusing steroids, it's probably justified.[[note]]We're being figurative with the "Big Guy" label as Salvador is actually the ''shortest'' member of the cast (barely above 5 feet) due to the aforementioned drug abuse.[[/note]]

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** In the [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}} second game]], [[BoisterousBruiser Salvador]], "The ''[[MoreDakka Gunzerker]],''" has the ability to go GunsAkimbo with ''any'' two weapons the player desires, be it machine guns, shotguns, pistols, sniper rifles, or rocket launchers. Naturally, TheBigGuy [[TheBigGuy the stout and solid fella]] has no issues with recoil, but though seeing as he's spent most of his life abusing steroids, it's probably justified.[[note]]We're being figurative with the "Big Guy" label as Salvador is actually the ''shortest'' member of the cast (barely above 5 feet) due to the aforementioned drug abuse.[[/note]]



* ''VideoGame/RedneckRampage'' is among the first -- if not ''the'' first -- FPS to have recoil from an automatic weapon, namely the AK-style assault rifle, which will have you shooting the sky or ceiling after the first five rounds or so.

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* ''VideoGame/RedneckRampage'' is an interesting case. It's among the first -- if not ''the'' first ''[[UrExample the very first]]'' -- FPS FirstPersonShooter to have severe recoil and muzzle climb from an automatic weapon, namely the AK-style assault rifle, which will have "huntin'" rifle. If you don't let go of the trigger, you'll end up shooting the sky or ceiling after in no time even if your target is an Alien Hulk at point-blank range; controlled bursts are ''mandatory'' when using the first five rounds or so.rifle. The [[HandCannon .454 Casull revolver]], the shotgun, and the Alien Teat Gun will push Leonard backwards a little with each shot, as does the "huntin'" rifle in addition to the muzzle climb. Very plausible considering Leonard's comically gangly.
14th May '17 10:07:21 AM nombretomado
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* Justified in ''Franchise/StarCraft''. Terran PoweredArmor compensates for recoil automatically (see Literature, above).

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* Justified in ''Franchise/StarCraft''.''VideoGame/StarCraft''. Terran PoweredArmor compensates for recoil automatically (see Literature, above).
28th Apr '17 9:04:43 AM Golondrina
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* Subverted in ''[[WalkyVerse It's Walky!]]'': [[http://itswalky.com/d/20000221.html "Get a smaller gun, Joyce."]]

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* Subverted in ''[[WalkyVerse It's Walky!]]'': ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'': [[http://itswalky.com/d/20000221.html "Get a smaller gun, Joyce."]]
5th Mar '17 4:30:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheDeadPool'', ClintEastwood takes a harpoon gun off its deck stanchion and uses it to shoot a villain from the hip. The force launches the villain into the air. Naturally, Eastwood suffers no recoil.

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* In ''Film/TheDeadPool'', ClintEastwood Creator/ClintEastwood takes a harpoon gun off its deck stanchion and uses it to shoot a villain from the hip. The force launches the villain into the air. Naturally, Eastwood suffers no recoil.
4th Mar '17 4:12:45 PM nombretomado
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* A sequence in the Creator/DCComics MiniSeries ''[[GreenLantern Guy Gardner]] Reborn'', parodying [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] ThePunisher, has the title character burst into a room with GunsAkimbo, and rapidly lose control of them, injuring himself.

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* A sequence in the Creator/DCComics MiniSeries ''[[GreenLantern Guy Gardner]] Reborn'', parodying [[MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel's]] ThePunisher, has the title character burst into a room with GunsAkimbo, and rapidly lose control of them, injuring himself.
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