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Thread: Abbreviations

  1. #1
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    Pasco, Washington, United States


    Eventually this list will get longer. On a computer to easily find the abbreviation you want, hit ctrl + f (find) and type in the abbrevation you are looking for.

    #A: Amendments (ie: 2A = 2nd Amendment)

    ACP: Automatic Colt Pistol. (ie: .45 ACP)

    AD: Accidental discharge. (VERY RARE)

    AE: Action Express. (ie: .50 AE)

    AFAIK: As far as I know.

    BG: Bad guy.

    BoR: Bill of Rights.

    BTW: By the way.

    BUG: Back up gun.

    CC: Conceal Carry.

    CC'er: Concealed carrier.

    CC'ing: Concealed carrying.

    CCH: Concealed carry handgun.

    CCL: Concealed carry license.

    CCW: Concealed carry weapon.

    CHL: Concealed handgun license.

    CPL: Concealed pistol license.

    CM/COM: Center mass/Center of mass.

    CMR: Code of Massachusetts Regulations.

    CNS: Central nervous system (Brain and spinal cord)

    CPL: Concealed Pistol License.

    CQB/CQC: Close quarters battle/combat.

    CWP: Concealed weapons permit.

    DA: Double Action.

    DAO: Double Action only.

    DA/SA: Double Action/Single action.

    DOA: Dead on arrival.

    EDC: Every day carry.

    FFL: Federal firearms license(e)

    FID: Firearms IDentification (card)

    FA: Firearm.

    FMJ: Full metal jacket.

    FTE: Failure to eject.

    FTF: Failure to feed or failure to fire.

    G&A: Guns and Ammo.

    GAP: Glock automatic pistol. (ie: .45 GAP)

    GATTTOTP: Going armed to the terror of the public.

    GG: Good guy, good game, or Gorgard Gunny.

    GSW: Gun shot wound.

    HP: Hollow point.

    IANAL: I am not a lawyer.

    IIRC: If I remember correctly.

    IMHO: In my honest opinion/In my humble opinion.

    IMNSHO: In my not so humble opinion.

    IWB: Inside the waistband.

    JHP: Jacketed hollow point.

    LAC: Law abiding citizen/carrier.

    LE: Law enforcement.

    LEA: Law enforcement agency.

    LEO: Law Enforcement Officer.

    LTC: License to carry.

    MGL: Massachusetts General Law.

    MP: Military police.

    ND: Negligent discharge. (Often mistaken for an AD)

    OC: Open Carry.

    OC'er: Open carrier.

    OC'ing: Open carrying.

    OODA: Observe, Orient, Decide, Act.

    OP: Original Post or Original Poster.

    OWB: Outside the waistband.

    PO: Peace Officer. (not sure if this is correct or even used anymore)

    POTUS: President of the United States.

    RIA: Rock Island Armory.

    RKBA: Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

    SA: Single Action or Springfield Armory.

    SAO: Single Action only.

    SCOTUS: Supreme Court of the United States.

    SD: Self defense or sheep dog.

    SHTF: **** hits the fan.

    YMMV: Your mileage/method may vary.

    As people add more abbreviations I will edit the OP to keep them all in one easy to find place. Hope this helps!

    Thanks PACarrier for linking another great list.
    Last edited by Firefighterchen; 01-29-2012 at 04:42 AM.
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  3. #2
    Thank you. This helped out a lot.

  4. #3
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    Body in SC and my mind is in the Tropics
    FTF = Failed To Feed...Mostly utilized in speaking about Auto Pistols.

    Yes I'm sure it will grow..

  5. #4
    EDC weapon- every day carry weapon.

    IMHO- also, in my humble opinion. Used when not trying to be a wise ass.


  6. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Pasco, Washington, United States
    Ah thanks guys, edited.

  7. #6
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    Jul 2011
    Overland Park, KS
    BUG- back up gun

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    LMAO: Laugh my [butt] off!

    Fanatics of any sort are dangerous! -GG-
    Which part of "... shall NOT be infringed..." confuses you?
    Well now, aren't WE a pair, Raggedy Man? (Thunderdome)

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Pasco, Washington, United States
    I'm sure I missed a lot of the different names for permits.

  10. #9
    Could you put them in alphabetical order, please? I have CDO. It's like OCD, but the letters are in order, like they are supposed to be! ;-)
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    When all else fails RTMFB.........Old Navy logic to include all instances were you come to a point of frustration and you finally READ THE MIGHTY FINE BOOK (pls feel free to sub MF for anything that may match). Finally have my wife onboard as well.
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