I think I understand what you want, and why you want it, and I agree that it is probably a good idea.
Originally Posted by Abr
Unfortunately, I do not think there is much demand (like, almost none at all) for a device like the one you have described, so I know of no company making one. I also don't think modifying an existing recoil reduction device will be very productive, for two reasons:
- Most current recoil reduction devices are made of thick steel, to deliberately add weight to the front of the handgun. This weight at the front of the gun, all by itself, works to dampen the effects of recoil (a heavier gun recoils/bounces less). Even if you reversed the direction of the porting to cause more muzzle flip, the weight of the device would still be working against your intended purpose.
- Most current devices don't just re-direct the gasses upward, they provide an expansion chamber that includes one or more flat surfaces for the gas to impact as it rushes out of the barrel. This gas impact on these surfaces pushes the device (and the gun it is attached to) forward, reducing the rearward impulse of the gasses leaving the front of the barrel. Again, simply turning the device gas-port-downward would not negate this effect.
Many years ago, there was a popular type of device for reducing muzzle flip on combat-competition-style .45 automatic pistols that did not have an expansion chamber, and consisted entirely of a V-shaped cut on top, leaving an angled ramp for gasses to strike as they exited the muzzle. Something like this, made of a lighter-weight metal (hardened aluminum, or perhaps titanium), could be installed upside-down, so the deflected gasses would increase muzzle flip, and the light weight would not increase the weapon's mass enough to matter (much). This, combined with the hottest factory-loaded rimfire ammunition you could find (I'd suggest CCI Velocitor, if it can be found in your area), might noticeably increase the recoil impulse and flip of a .22 pistol. However, I'm not sure it would make enough of a difference to be worth the cost and effort.
"Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
(RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)