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    Glossary of gun related terms

    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.


    I have to go to work now. Help me out guys!

    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
    Last edited by DrDavidM; 10-23-2007 at 10:38 AM. Reason: adding
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDavidM View Post
    Accidental discharge An unintended discharge of the firearms
    resulting from a firearm malfunction

    Negligent discharge An unintended dishcarge caused by carelessness
    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.
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    ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union
    AF - alternative force; military: Air Force
    AFAIK - as far as I know
    Anti - an individual who opposes the RKBA for private citizens
    ASA - Australian Shooting Association
    BG - bad guy; big grin (as in or a smiley)
    BOHICA - bend over here it comes again
    BOR - Bill Of Rights
    BTT - back to top
    BTW - by the way
    CCRKBA - Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
    CAS - cowboy action shooting
    CHL - concealed handgun license
    CLDF - Civil Liberties Defense Foundation
    COA - Citizens Of America
    COD - cash on delivery
    CONDITION RED - Under attack.
    CONDITION ORANGE - Heightened awareness; alert to potential threats.
    CONDITION YELLOW - Normal awareness of one’s environment.
    CONDITION WHITE - Unawareness of one’s environment.
    CPHV - Center to Prevent Handgun Violence (an enemy of the RKBA)
    CQB - close quarters battle
    CQC - close quarters combat
    DAISNAID - do as I say, not as I do
    DFTT - don't feed the troll
    DVC - Diligentia Vis Celeritas - Latin for Accuracy, Power, Speed
    FFL - federal firearms license
    Flame - insults... mud slinging. Not permitted on TFL.
    FOP - Fraternal Order of Police
    FOUP - Firearm Owners Unification Project
    FUBAR - fouled up beyond all recognition
    FWIW - for what it's worth
    FYI - for your info
    GG - good guy
    GI - government issue
    GOA - Gun Owners of America
    HCI - Handgun Control Incorporated (an enemy of the RKBA)
    IDPA - International Defensive Pistol Association
    IINM - if I’m not mistaken
    IIRC - if I remember correctly
    ILA - Institute for Legislative Action (Div. of the NRA)
    IMO - in my opinion
    IMHO - in my humble opinion
    IMNSHO - in my not so humble opinion
    IPSC - International Practical Shooting Confederation
    IRL - in real life
    IYDMMA - if you don’t mind me asking
    JMO - just my opinion
    JPFO - Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
    KISS - keep it simple stupid
    KYPD - keep your powder dry
    LEO - law enforcement officer
    LEAA - Law Enforcement Alliance of America
    LEA - law enforcement agency
    LFI - Lethal Force Institute
    LMAO - laughing my butt off
    LOL - laughing out loud
    Member - registered TFL member with less than 15 posts
    MMM - Million Mom March
    Molon Labe - Click Here
    NIB - New in Box
    NOYB - none of your business
    NRA - National Rifle Association
    NSSF - National Shooting Sports Foundation
    OF - old fart
    OFIT - old fart in training
    OMG - oh my gosh
    OTOH - on the other hand
    PTL&PTA - praise the lord and pass the ammunition
    RKBA - right to keep and bear arms
    ROTF - rolling on the floor
    ROTFL - rolling on the floor laughing
    ROTFLMAO - rolling on the floor laughing my butt off
    SAF - Second Amendment Foundation
    SAS - Second Amendment Sisters
    SASS - Single Action Shooting Society
    SATF - Second Amendment Task Force
    Senior Member - registered TFL member with 15 posts or more
    SHOTShow - Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Travel Show
    SHTF - crap hits the fan
    Sic Semper Tyrannis - thus to tyrants forever
    SNAFU - situation normal, all fouled up
    SOP - standard operating procedure
    SSAA - Sporting Shooters Association of Australia
    SWAT - special weapons and tactics
    TANSTAAFL = there ain't no such thing as a free lunch
    TEOTWAWKI - the end of the world as we know it
    TFL - The Firing Line (Simply the Finest Firearms Information Site on the Web)
    TIA - thanks in advance
    TLA - three letter acronym
    Troll - someone posting with the purpose of inflaming or starting an emotional
    response... basically done by jerks with nothing better to do with their spare time.
    TRT - Tyranny Response Team
    TTHR - take the high road
    TTW - taunting the wookie
    URL - uniform resource locator
    USPSA - United States Practical Shooting Association
    WTSHTF - when the crap hits the fan
    WYSIWYG - what you see is what you get
    YMMV - your mileage may vary
    Last edited by rabywk; 09-28-2007 at 10:02 AM.
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    TSRA - Texas State Rifle Association

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    CPL: Concealed Pistol License (That's what they're called in Michigan)
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    Nice Work!

    Good job DrDavidM and Rabywk!

    Very helpful! I did not see BUG which I use for Back Up Gun. Is that a
    common acronym?

    Best wishes all!

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    Forgot that one, but had to edit myself and take some back off the list... :D
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    --- Some of the friendliest people I have ever talked to are gun owners and shooters and according to the gun activists we are the mass murders and felons of the nation???

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    This is a GREAT idea. I will create a whole section for this on the site. Added to the TODO list!


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    FTF Failure To Feed
    FTE Failure To Eject or Extract

    MILF Mom I'd Like to Fu**
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    Much thanks to Doc and rabywk. I asked for something of this nature back in December and am glad to see it. Gee, with all the items that have been included (not gun related) I'll be able to understand some of what the kids are saying when the text message! The big challenge for me has been types and models of some firearms brands: PSP, USP, M&P, etc. And of course, there are a number of ways to convey the concealed weapons permit, as the states don't have one common name for it. Thanks again and to the rest of you, please keep'em comin'.
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