I was wondering whether the following gun barrel shape would generate less recoil. Imagine that we have a bunch of L-shaped pipes which are closed on their long end and open on their short end. Take 4 of these pipes, and join them up along their short parts so that they form a plus-sign shape when viewed from above. Then, this 4-pipe structure is attached to the barrel of a gun and, in effect, made into the gun's stock. When the gun is fired, as the bullet is pushed forward by the gas, the gas is pushed backwards. But then the shape of the "L-shaped piped barrel" would divert the direction of the backward-moving gas along the axis perpendicular to the axis of the gun's barrel. Finally, the gas would collide with the closed ends of the 4 pipes, but would do so in a way that the force imparted would, first, in the component parallel to the barrel of the gun, be 0 or close to it since the recoil force would be acting on a surface (the pipe's end) parallel to the barrel of the gun and in the component perpendicular to the barrel of the gun, also 0 since each of the 4 vectors that would point outward along the pieces of the "plus sign" would add to 0. Wouldn't the above mechanism damp the gun's recoil without requiring the gases to be discharged from the gun, as in the traditional recoilless rifles?