November 18, 2003, 10:50 AM
After being on TFL and now THR, I still cannot fiqure out most of the abbrevations used. Is there a list that could translate these? Thanks, Byron

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November 18, 2003, 10:54 AM
Try this:

November 18, 2003, 11:03 AM
FWIW, a RTFM session in the THR FAQ can bring you up to speed PDQ

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November 18, 2003, 11:06 AM

November 18, 2003, 02:24 PM
Thanks for the help. Byron

March 17, 2009, 09:18 AM
ACP - Automatic Colt Pistol
AD - accidental discharge
AP - Armor Piercing
BBL - barrel
BOB - Bug Out Bag
BP - black powder
BPCR - black powder cartridge reloading or revolver
BTW - By The Way
BUG - Back Up Gun
C&R - Curio and Relics License
CAS - Cowboy Action Shooting
EBR - Enhanced Battle Rifle
EBR - evil black rifle
EFMJ - Expanding Full Metal Jacket (Federal Cartridge)
FFL - Federal Firearms License
FMJ - Full Metal Jacketed
FTF - face to face
FWIW - For What Itís Worth
FYI - For Your Information
GDHP - Gold Dot Hollow Point
HP - Hollow Point
IDPA - International Defensive Pistol Association
IMHO - In My Honest (or Humble) Opinion
IPSC - International Practical Shooting Confederation
LRN - Lead Round Nose
LSWC - Lead Semi Wad Cutter
LSWCHP - Lead Semi Wad Cutter Hollow Point
MOA - minute of angle (or just slightly over an inch at 100 yards)
MPBR - Maximum Point Blank Range
ND - negligent discharge
NPOA - natural point of aim
OAL - overall length
OMG - Oh My Gosh!
OTOH - On The Other Hand
PO - Police Officer
POPO - Pissed Off Police Officer
RO - Range Officer
RSAUM - Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum
RTFM - Read The Friggin' Manual
S&W - Smith & Wesson
SASS - Single Action Shooting Society
SCOTUS - Supreme Court of the United States
SHTF - Sh*t Hits the Fan
SJHP - Semi Jacketed Hollow Point
SP - Soft Point
SWC - Semi Wad Cutter
TEOTWAWKI - The End of the World As We Know It
WSM - Winchester Short Magnum
WSSM - Winchester Super Short Magnum
*** - well um letís say self explanatory on that one
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary

March 17, 2009, 09:25 AM
I have this acronym dictionary ( bookmarked in my browser for all the unusual ones that I can't decipher.

Sometimes, it is pointless because someone will post that they use OP and they never explain what they are talking about. OP could be many, many things.

March 17, 2009, 10:56 AM
OP could be many, many things.

I generally take "OP" to mean Original Poster, the one that stated the tread. But, man, I could be way off. I think the the whole acronym thing is way out of control. I try not to use them unless I think the entire civilized world should know what it is.

March 17, 2009, 03:17 PM
It takes a little while but you'll get it figured out. Took me a little while as well so you're not alone.

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