Courtesy of Forensic Technology Inc.
Gunsights Pro 3.0
The recoil action is a locked breech system that relies on the recoil of the firearm at discharge to unlock the breech. The time required for the breech to unlock allows for the reduction of peak pressure within the chamber. High-pressure cartridges are generally used in recoil-action pistols. An internal striker or an external hammer is typically present. A visual check should determine the type of firing mechanism.