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Ricochet Off Glass

The direction of a ricochet:
The sharp edge of the "comet" is where  the bullet first struck the surface. The tip of the "comet" points in the  direction that the bullet was traveling. The bullet above is going from right to left.

The direction of rotation or twist:
Bullets that  ricochet off of glass and other non-yielding, smooth surfaces at low angles will  leave a tail indicating the direction of rotation. In cases where there were  multiple guns fired, the direction of rotation could often give clue to which  gun the ricochet was fired from. The image above is a ricochet from a gun with a  right (clockwise) twist.

Which direction was this bullet fired from?
What is the direction of twist?

Direction=Left to Right
Rotation=Right (Clockwise)