1 The normal reaction of powder gasses directly rearward against the bolt or breechblock at the time of explosion and sometimes used to operate the action. 2 Rearward escape of powder or primer gasses from the chamber around the bolt or breechblock caused by a split or fractured cartridge case or a punctured primer.
An operation system in self-loading firearms in which the slide or breechblock is driven to the rear by direct gas pressure on the cartridge case head.
A semi or fully automatic action where the bolt does not lock. The breech is held closed by the weight of the bolt and the pressure provided by the recoil spring. Most often found in small pistols and in submachine guns like the Uzi and MP5.
Excess gas which escapes around the bolt while firing which can push balls back up into the feeder slightly, causing slower rates of fire. Also used to refer to mechanical markers, which use CO2 to push the hammer assembly back to cock.
Blowback is the CO that is deflected off the paintball after the gun is fired.
The energy produced in a weapon by expanding gases and powder; it forces the cartridge case rearward out of the chamber.
Blowback is a system in which automatic or semi-automatic firearms operate through the energy created by combustion in the chamber and bore acting directly on the bolt face through the cartridge. Other operating systems are recoil operation, gas-actuated, gatling and chain.
Blowback in forensics refers to vacuum effect created in the barrel of a firearm when it is discharged.