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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SCKimberFan, Sep 21, 2008.

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  1. SCKimberFan

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    When I first started posting, I saw a lot of acronyms that I didn't understand. I would ask or would eventually figure them out. I thought it would be good to have a list to refer to if and when someone comes across one they don't understand. Feel free to add any I may have missed.

    TEOTWAWKI - The End Of The World As We Know It

    SHTF - Doggie Do Hits The Fan

    FTF - Failure to Feed

    FTE - Failure to Eject

    IMO - In My Opinion

    IMHO - In My Humble Opinion (Harder to Find :D)

    YMMV - Your Methods May Vary

    IANAL - I Am Not A Lawyer

    LEO - Law Enforcement Officer

    FOIA - Freedom Of Information Act

    CWP - Concealed Weapons Permit

    CHP - Concealed Handgun Permit

    This is all that are coming right now. I'm sure there will be more later.
     
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  2. Treo

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    You're such a hardcore operator you even double tap your threads :)
     
  3. SCKimberFan

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    Yeah I know. Too quick on the trigger finger.
     
  4. berettaprofessor

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    Uh.....THR Library, left hand bottom....lots of acronyms saved and easier to find then this list......
     
  5. SCKimberFan

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    That proves my point. 700 posts and just now finding out about it.

    Although on mine, it is in the upper right hand corner.
     
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    Oh hey! Wouldja look at that...

    First time I've ever seen the THR Library, it's in the upper right for me.
     
  7. twoclones

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    I'd like to add
    CPL - Concealed Pistol License
    which is what we get in Washington State.
     
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    ....and it's a Lending Library at that! Woohoo! No more late fees!
     
  9. scrat

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    FTF may also mean fail to fire
    BP black powder
    BPCR black powder cartridge rifle
     
  10. Hawk

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    Yup, FTF is context sensitive.

    If you're in the semi auto forum it's "failure to feed".
    If you're in the revolver forum it's "failure to fire".
    If you're in the "for sale" areas it's "face to face".
    If you're on the X-files fan site it's "fight the future".
     
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    This thread is full of HSLD acronyms
    (High Speed Low Drag)
     
  13. scrat

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    you are so right. everyone once in a while i will see a gun for sale. and see FTF. Being an active reloader i think. Fail to fire then think why would i want to buy a gun that cant shoot.
     
  14. Mal H

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    YMMV - I think that's from the old TV car commercials: "Your mileage may vary". IOW [in other words] your results will depend on your circumstances.

    I'm sure the berettaprofessor meant the acronym section of the library is in the lower left portion of the page; the link, as noted, is in the upper right corner.
     
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    Thanks for showing me the acronym finder, have always wanted something like that.

    I did NOT find one near and dear to the hearts of all us Vietnam vets, IHTFP, meaning, of course, I Have Truely Found Paradise!! ;)
     
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    OTOH -On the other hand
    BTW-By the way
    FWIW-For what its worth
    SNAFU-Situation normal,all fouled up
    TDY-Temporary duty
    PCS-Permanent change of station
    CCW-Concealed carry weapon
     
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    CMON, 16 posts and no IBTL:D

    In before the lock, or In before thread lock

    John
     
  18. Duke Junior

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    You got us,John!:D
     
  19. SCKimberFan

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    Never mind.
     
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    IIRC If I recall correctly...
     
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    Library is upper right for me.
     
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    A few more,please.:)

    OT-Off topic
    GFSZ-Gun free school zone

    and my all time favorite being a military guy:

    ETS-End tenure of service.:D
     
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    IBTL (perhaps refers to this thread?)
     
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    QC - Quality Control

    WWB - Winchester White Box (ammo)

    +p and +p+ (I know it means extra strong ammo, but not sure of any specifics. Maybe somene could better explain?)
     
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    not one mention of FUBAR? its what happens to items that have tannerite strapped to them!:D
     
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