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Synonyms for blowback

the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired

misinformation resulting from the recirculation into the source country of disinformation previously planted abroad by that country's intelligence service

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Most blowback semiautos do have an extractor, its purpose is to remove unfired cartridges from the chamber for unloading.
Blowbacks are limited to smaller-caliber, less powerful pistols because the slide/bolt needs to be sufficiently heavy to balance the pressure generated by the cartridge to keep the mechanism from opening fully before the bullet exits the muzzle and the pressure can drop to a safe level (to prevent the shooter from getting a faceful of hot gas and powder residue).
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This capped a three-year span in which the country's forces were active in more than 150 countries, carrying out missions ranging from kill and capture raids to terrorist training exercises, wars and coups - with unforeseen blowbacks and catastrophic consequences.
In my experience, semiauto pistols operating on the straight blowback principle tend to have more felt recoil than the strict mathematical calculation would suggest.