Why does gun recoil while firing?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:42: PM

Expert Answer:

When a gun is fired, the force of the gas produced by burning gunpowder hurls out of the bullet.

Hence, in accordance with the Newton's third law of motion, the gun itself recoils backwards, i.e., in the opposite direction of the bullet.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:42: PM