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    Great idea. I'll definitely use this to create its own page.


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    Terms

    Quote Originally Posted by DrDavidM View Post
    Let's start a glossary for the newbies that will be attracted to this site. Luke can piece it together in an appropriate format (If he wants).

    Four Rules

    1. The gun is always loaded. Treat the gun as if it is loaded even if you
    cleared the chamber
    2. Never point a gun at anything you do not intend to shoot.
    3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your ready to fire.
    4. Be sure of your target and the surroundings of the target.

    Conditions of firearm carry

    Condition 0. The chamber is loaded, the gun is cocked, and the safety
    is off.
    Condition 1. The chamber is loaded, the gun is cocked, and the safety
    is on.
    Condition 2. The chamber is loaded and the hammer is down
    Condition 3. The chamber is empty and the magazine is loaded
    Condition 4. The chamber is empty, the hammer is down, no magazine


    Accidental discharge An unintended discharge of the firearms
    resulting from a firearm malfunction

    Negligent discharge An unintended dishcarge caused by carelessness

    SCOTUS The Sepreme Court of the United States

    RKBA The right to keep and bear arms

    FMJ Full metal jacket. The bullet is fully covered by a metal jacket

    JHP Jacketed hollow point. The bullet is covered by a metal jacket
    but the point is hollowed out to aid in expansion

    SJHP The bullet is partially jacketed. The remaining part is lead. It
    is a hollow point

    Open Carry Carrying and handgun where it can be seen by the public.

    Concealed carry. Carrying a handgun out of the view of the public.

    CCW Concealed carry weapon

    CCP Concealed carry permit. A permit allowing someone to carry a
    handgun in a concealed fasion.

    HP Handgun permit. A permit allowing a person to carry a handgun
    in a concealed or open manner

    Reciprocity In this instance it refers to the recognition of another state
    of our states carry permit

    Dry fire Refers to cocking and pulling the trigger of a gun with no
    bullet chambered. This is sometimes used as a practice
    method.


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    NICS National instant criminal background check system

    Limp Wristing. The act of not locking your wrist when firing a handgun. This can result in
    multiple type of failure, such as FTF or FTE

    New York reload. Carrying a BUG or second gun


    Conditions of firearm carry

    Condition 0. The chamber is loaded, the gun is cocked, and the safety
    is off.
    Condition 1. The chamber is loaded, the gun is cocked, and the safety
    is on.
    Condition 2. The chamber is loaded and the hammer is down
    Condition 3. The chamber is empty and the magazine is loaded
    Condition 4. The chamber is empty, the hammer is down, no magazine


    I think this is a great idea. I have one question. As far as the conditions of carry, that normally is refered to when talking about a single action auto like the 1911 or Highpower. Regarding Dbl actions and Dbl actions only it is not usually relevant. Probably most on this site may not need this clarafaction but some new to shooting might. Just a thought.
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    I've organized these lists into one section.

    Gun Term Glossary

    If you'd like anything added just post it here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rabywk View Post
    I don't believe in ADs. I do believe there are malfunctions, but I always label them a Equipment Failure Discharges. The use of AD is over used. Most people will say they had an AD when they really had an ND.

    As for ADs and NDs, maybe they should all just be put into the category of UDs (unintentional discharges). Regardless of whether the discharge was accidental or negligent, all of them tend to be unintentional.

    BTW, I think that another term that should be added to the gun term glossary is Israeli Carry. I myself still am not completely clear on what exactly that is.

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    Here is a short lisr of ammo head stamps.

    AO Allegany Ordnance Plant

    BN St. Louis Ordnance Plant, St. Louis, MO

    CN Lake City Ordnance Plant, Independence, MO

    DAL Dominion Arsenal, Lindsay, Ontario, Canada - Under contract to US during WW1

    DAQ Dominion Arsenal, Canada - Under contract to US (usually .50BMG)

    DEN Denver Ordnance Plant, Denver,CO

    DM Des Moines Ordnance Plant, Des Moines, 10

    EC Evansville Ordnance Plant, Evansville, Indiana

    EC S Evansville Ordnance Plant - Sunbeam Electric, Evansville, Indiana (See EC)

    EW Eau Claire Ordnance Plant, Eau Claire, Wisc

    FA (the classic) Frankford Arsenal, Philidelphia, PA

    FC Federal Cartridge Co.

    FCC Federal Cartridge Co.

    KS Allegany Ordnance Plant, operated by Kellystone Tire Co., Cumberland, Maryland

    LC Lake City Ordnance Plant, Independence, MO

    LM Lowell Ordnance Plant, Mass.

    M Milwaukee Ordnance Plant, Wisconsin

    NC National Brass & Copper Tube Co., Hastings, NY

    PC Peters Cartridge Co., Ohio

    PCC Peters Cartridge Co., Ohio

    PC 1940 Peters Cartridge Co., Ohio for British Contract

    RA Remington Arms Company, Bridgeport, Conn

    RA H Remington Arms Company, Hoboken, New Jersey

    REM Remington Arms Company, Bridgeport, Conn

    SL St. Louis Ordnance Plant, St. Louis, MO

    TW Twin Cities Ordnance Plant, Minneapolis, Minn

    UT Utah Ordnance Plant, Salt Lake City, UT

    U Utah Ordnance Plant, Salt Lake City, UT

    W Western Cartridge Company, East Alton, Ill.

    VC Verdun Arsenal, Canada - Under contract to US

    WC Western Cartridge Company, East Alton, Ill.

    WCC Western Cartridge Company, East Alton, Ill.

    WRA Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, Conn

    WSL 30 Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, Conn (.30 carbine)
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    I've seen folks use the term "Mexican Carry". If I understand correctly, it's carrying the firearm in the waistband without a holster. Is this correct?



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    Quote Originally Posted by lukem View Post
    I've organized these lists into one section.

    Gun Term Glossary

    If you'd like anything added just post it here.
    This is a broken link.
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    Link fixed. I'll get these added to the Glossary today hopefully. Thanks.


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    great information

    This is good stuff guys. We need this. Good job DR.DavidM. Very useful

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    Man, I must have missed it because I find it hard to believe that this one wasn't mentioned.

    COM - Center of Mass, pertaining to the area of the target represented by the main/central area of a torso.

    Good job all....

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