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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Byron, Nov 18, 2003.

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  1. Byron

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    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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    Thanks for the help. Byron
     
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    51 Common Abbrevations (Most Used)

    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 It’s 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 let’s say self explanatory on that one
    YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary
     
  7. CoRoMo

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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