Abbreviations / accronyms


December 17, 2003, 10:39 AM
I see a lot of accronyms and abbreviations being used here, but I'm not sure what they all mean.

I've worked out (I think) that
LEO = LAw Enforcement Officer
CCW = Concealed Carry Weapon
(or something similar)

I'm guessing RKBA is something to do with Right .... Bear Arms (what's the K?)

There are others too that I see a lot, but can't remember them off hand.

(Forgive me if they seem obvious to you, but I'm not a shooter or an American, so I don't know the jargon).

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December 17, 2003, 10:45 AM

RKBA stands for Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Which is slightly different than RKAB, or the right to keep and arm bears. :D


December 17, 2003, 10:53 AM

AJ Dual
December 17, 2003, 11:20 AM
IMO, CCW is the best way to express your RKBA, and IIRC, once they get used to it, most LEO's find a CCW helps them determine who the good guy is ASAP.

It also teaches criminals TANSTAFL.

Of course when CCW, or CWP's are issued in a various states like MI, or MO, anti's fueled with rhetoric from the VPC and MMM, start acting like it's TEOTWAWKI.


December 17, 2003, 11:49 AM
In general:

YKYBHTLW you don't even need that link.



December 17, 2003, 02:23 PM
LLEA=Local Law Enforcement Agency

IIRC=If I recall

IMHO=In my humble opinion

TYVM=Thank you very much

I am sure we will remember more, but these may help.

Ant Mod
December 17, 2003, 03:17 PM
FTE = Failure to Extract
FTF = Failure to Feed

Then all the bullet abbreviations

FMJ = Full Metal Jacket also referred to as ball ammo
JHP = Jacketed Hollow Point
HP = Hollow Point
and more that I cant recall at this time.

I think this wesbite should create a Lexicon, where people can submit things like this. That way when someone hasa question they can refer to the Lexicon.

Andrew Rothman
December 17, 2003, 03:50 PM
There is the always popular "***?!"

Hint: What the f..........?

Mal H
December 17, 2003, 03:58 PM
Did you all (Ant Mod) see Benjamin's link, specifically this page (

Also, this thread ( was created recently asking for contributions to the Library.

December 17, 2003, 04:28 PM
There's this one ( from TFL too, though the THR one seems just as good if not better.

Woo woo, I just hit 500 posts. Yay! :D

December 17, 2003, 10:13 PM
Ummmm..... not to be a ninny, but there's three A's in TANSTAAFL...

December 17, 2003, 11:02 PM
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December 18, 2003, 01:01 AM
Seeing as how the V.P. is such a V.I.P. shouldn't we keep the P.C. on the Q.T. 'cause if it leaks to the V.C. he could become a M.I.A. and then we'd all be put out on K.P. :D :p


Even in a SHTF or TEOTWAWKI situation when the THREATCON is high, and where people are practicing their RKAB instead of their RKBA, TANSTAAFL. Furthermore, YHGMTPO acronyms and how important they are to .org's such as ourselves. In fact, NICBDAT and acronyms. I hope I have enlightened you. Now, PSBTYL.

ANFAWFOS, Oleg!!! everyone give him a hand...

:scrutiny: :scrutiny: Sorry. I couldnt resist.:scrutiny: :scrutiny:

December 18, 2003, 01:36 AM
Moot point. The Acronyms section has been replaced with a link to and a link to a DoD acronyms list. I've submitted a few acronyms they seem to be lacking (FTE and FTF, in particular). I think it's better to rely on them than to try to maintain an acronyms list here. The old one is still on the other end of Mal's link, above, but is no longer linked from the main library page.

December 18, 2003, 08:03 AM

Thanks, I think. That was... moderately helpful :)

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