Glossary for new shooters

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  1. pax

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    Hey all ~

    I've recently re-written & greatly expanded the shooters' glossary on my site. It's at http://www.corneredcat.com/Glossary/glossary.aspx

    I need folks to stop by and try to break it, let me know that it's working with various browsers & operating systems. I'd also appreciate some feedback about specific glossary entries.

    Thanks,

    pax
     
  2. mandohack

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    Works fine with Opera 9.10. Nicely done.

    Any chance you can add a definition for "seer"?

    Thanks.
     
  3. plexreticle

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    well done :)
     
  4. pax

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    mandohack ~

    Added it to the list. Thanks. :cool:

    pax
     
  5. loki.fish

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    Can you add one that I stlll am confused by?

    BBL. Everytime I see it, I think it's abbreviated for Bull Barrel or Blued Barrel. Then I see somebody say they have a blue bbl or a stainless bbl or a heavy stainless bbl and think why. Is BBL short for barrel? Why is that since there's only 1 b in barrel?

    I'm a very confused man :confused:
     
  6. Rey B

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    Works fine

    with Mozilla Firefox and thanks Pax.
     
  7. xy17

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    Hi Pax,

    Very well done! Looks good on Microsoft Explorer.

    Have you considered adding Acronyms and Abbreviations?
    This can be the biggest headache in trying to read posts.

    Here's a few I jotted down:

    AFAIK- As Far As I Know
    BG- Bad Guy
    BTW- By The Way
    CCW- Carry Concealed Weapon
    CHL- Concealed Handgun License
    CQC- Close Quarters Combat (hand to hand)
    CR- Czech Republic
    CW- Concealed Weapon
    DAO- Double Action Only, a firing mechanism for semi-automatic pistols
    FFL- Federal Firearms License
    FMJ- Full Metal Jacket (round nose jacketed bullet)
    FTE- Failure To Eject
    FTE- Failure To Extract
    FTEj- Failure To Eject
    FTEx- Failure To Extract
    FTF- Failure To Feed
    FPS- Firing Pin Stop or Firing Pin Safety or Feet Per Second
    (although rarely in context of shooting, Frames Per Second)
    FWIW- For What It's Worth
    HP- Hollow Points
    IDPA- International Defensive Pistol Association
    IIRC- If I Recall Correctly
    IL- Internal Lock
    IPSC- International Practical Shooting Confederation www.ipsc.org
    IWB- Inside Waistband
    JHP- Jacketed Hollow Point (bullet)
    JMNSHO- Just My Not So Humble Opinion
    JSP- Jacketed Soft Point (bullet)
    LEO- Law Enforcement Officer
    LGS- Local Gun Store
    LRN- Lead Round Nose (bullet)
    LWC- Lead Wadcutter (bullet)
    ND- Negligent Discharge
    OAL- Overall length
    OOB- Double-O Buckshot
    OP- Original Poster
    OWB- Outside Waistband
    P+ (ammo)- A cartridge loaded to higher than standard pressure
    within a regulated limit.
    +P+ (ammo)- A cartridge loaded to an unregulated pressure level,
    no standard.
    PF- Power Factor ( used in competitive shooting sports to
    determine scoring and eligibility bullet weight in gr. * velocity) / 1000 )
    PF- Power Factor (muzzle velocity * grain weight of projectile) /1000
    PM9- Kahr PM9
    RTFM- Read The Manual
    SWC- Semi-wadcutter (bullet)
    USPSA- United States Practical Shooting Association www.uspsa.org

    XY17
     
  8. Lbys

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    Works with IE 6.0

    pax--

    I haven't found any problems with my browser. I think "seer" is actually "sear," isn't it? Please let me know if I'm incorrect.

    loki.fish--"bbl" is an abbreviation for the world "barrel" that's commonly used in the petroleum and brewing industries to measure an amount of liquid. It's handy, so my guess is that it's used in gun culture because it's easier to type "bbl" than "barrel."

    lbys
     
  9. pax

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    xy17 ~

    Great idea. :) Thanks.

    pax
     
  10. Cacique500

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    Great job Pax!

    A couple minor things:

    Slide Stop is listed twice.

    Recticle - Not sure how you would word this, but many scopes do not have traditional 'crosshairs' - some have circles, chevrons, dots, etc.

    Machine gun - Since you have Submachine Gun listed as firing pistol rounds, you may want to add that a machine gun fires rifle calibers (nitpicky I know but something I didn't know until my 39th birthday :eek: )

    Suppressor - not listed...

    Mag Loader - not listed

    Stripper Clip - you have clip listed and may want to refer this back to 'clip'

    Reloads - not listed

    Holster - not listed

    That's all I could see after an initial pass...again, great job!!
     
  11. Ringer

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    Looks good pax. A couple additions.

    Breech
    Bore Guide
    Cosmoline
    Forcing Cone
     
  12. bogie

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  13. pax

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    Cacique500, Ringer, good feedback. Thanks. :cool:

    pax
     
  14. svtruth

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    Wouldn't open

    at the site. Other sections opened there. But Glossary did open via link.
     
  15. pax

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    svtruth ~

    More info, please. Do you mean you could not get to the Glossary from the Table of Contents? (www.corneredcat.com/TOC.aspx)

    Did you see the Glossary link at all? If you saw the link, what happened when you clicked it?

    What browser & operating system are you using?

    Thanks,

    pax
     
  16. OH25shooter

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    Thanks for sharing. I think I would have chosen a different color than pinkish red. Seems kinda girlie. But well done and helpful.
     
  17. Baba Louie

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    Looks great Pax.

    "Snub nose" revolver or "snubbie", "snub"... whatever you want to call it. No definition noted but it's a term often used and a firearm often selected by beginners... maybe rightfully so due to size but maybe it shouldn't be due to short sight radius coupled w/ felt recoil in a lightweight... yada yada expert's gun yada yada
     
  18. pax

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    Yeah, it does, doesn't it? ;) (Go in through the front door, www.corneredcat.com for an explanation)

    Baba Louie ~

    Good one. Added to the list.

    pax
     
  19. Mortech

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    Oh BTW , BBL is also used as Be Back Later
     
  20. X Who

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    Glossary link from main?

    I'm using Windows XP 2000 with Mozilla Firefox. I can't find a link to the glossary from the main page. The Quick Link takes me to the Glossary chapter but there is no link from there to the Glossary itself.
     
  21. pax

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    X Who ~

    From the very front page, www.corneredcat.com, there should be two links to the table of contents: one in the upper left corner of the screen (a button), and the other where the text says, "ENTER." Do those links work?

    From the Table of Contents, www.corneredcat.com/TOC.aspx : there are two links which say "Glossary" on that page. One is near the top, inside a table, and the other is near the bottom (actually says "Words, Words, Words" and is just underneath a Glossary label). Which one is giving you problems? (Or both?)

    Thanks very much.

    pax
     
  22. cambeul41

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    http://www.corneredcat.com/TOC.aspx#Glossary

    Words, Words, Words does not appear to be linked (no underline, no little hand)

    I'm using Mozilla Firefox
     
  23. pax

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    Dang. Okay, thanks. Back to the (mumblemumblemumble) drawing board.

    pax
     
  24. X Who

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    Now there's a link.

    In Quick Links: Glossary click goes to Glossary in the table of contents.

    In Table of Contents: There is now a link to the glossary front page. Looks like you've been working.

    Both work to get to the table of contents.

    I haven't spent enough time to evaluate the whole glossary, but I'll try to spend more time looking at it.

    Firefox and Windows XP.
     
  25. Tom Servo

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    Looks fine in Firefox under Linux. Good use of solid CSS, as it also renders fine under Lynx:

    corneredcat_sm.jpg

    I've been there before, and it's a very good site.
     
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