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What firearms "terminology" makes you grit your teeth?

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  1. jags

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    Those terms just kind of make my left eye start to twitch real bad.
     
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  2. FL-NC

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    In case you are wondering how this term was appropriated- In the UK, "gear" is called "kit". When one of our Special Operations units was stood up, they trained extensively with their British counterparts. In fact, some of the "pioneers" of the US unit actually were attached to our British allies, and vice-versa, in exchanges to share knowledge, and that relationship still continues. The term "kit" eventually found its way into other US SOF units. It is sometimes used as a generic term for any type of "gear." or "equipment", but is mostly used for what you actually wear on your body into combat, especially when there is a lot of it and it is heavy. "Full kit" in the US generally means body armor, all of the ammo and do-dads attached to it, helmet, weapons, other and all mission essential items. This "kit" is normally kept in a "kit bag". When you are in "full kit", the bag is empty, or close to it. All that may remain in it is probably.. wait for it... your weapons cleaning kit. At some point (I guess after fall of 2001) the term "kit" was appropriated by the rest of the US mil. I have purposely avoided saying it- I started calling it "stuff", bag full of heavy s---, and other things.
     
  3. Pete D.

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    Using "Caliber" when they mean "Cartridge".
    Have you ever loaded a magazine with calibers? When we buy ammo at the LGS, do we buy a box of calibers?
     
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  4. Bill Raby

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    Calling a Desert Eagle a "Deagle" is pretty annoying. Finally figured out that is what the video game dorks think it is actually called.

    Guys that suddenly start speaking a foreign language when they talk about guns are pretty annoying. But it is very impressive. I think. Maybe not.

    Most of the terms for flintlocks are a bit embarrassing.

    The guys that dress up in their SWAT team costumes to go to the shooting range are pretty funny. Whats the deal with all the nylon straps? Sort of reminds me of pictures of the leather underwear bunch at a San Francisco parade. If you wear a bullet proof vest and a helmet to shoot at paper targets you look like a clown. Especially if you are shooting a single action revolver.
     
  5. FL-NC

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    I decided that I mostly don't care. The government uses that word all over my stamp collection, AND it's also most of the name of a premium manufacturer of these things (Silencerco). Not to mention, the English (who apparently spawned our language) call vehicle mufflers "silencers". Which I find interesting, since both mufflers and suppressors (or whatever you want to call the stupid things) use similar technology to accomplish a similar purpose.
     
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    Running.
     
  7. FL-NC

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    I hate those guys! The real complaint is that I was a contractor working overseas for several years, and when I went home between deployments, I trained in all of my STUFF because I was actually training, but it bothered me that I resembled these idiots. I just hope I looked enough like I knew what I was doing not to be confused with the ebay ninjas. Hopefully the worn out GEAR, beat up GUNS, and lack of operator clothing helped. Never wore the helmet though, since I rarely wore one when deployed.
     
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  8. Armored farmer

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    Shottie.
    I cant stand it.
    ....while we're at it, ...don't get too carried away with round counts. I've been around.
     
  9. ford8nr

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    Military grade or Professional grade
     
  10. Jackal

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    Knockdown power (I'm looking at you, .45acp obsessed people) and fully semiautomatic.
     
  11. Sovblocgunfan

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    Sometimes military grade isn’t exactly a good thing.
     
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    Auto or automatic instead of semiautomatic, especially when it is the news saying it.
    Another is when someone says 40mm or 45mm instead of caliber
     
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    -got bitten by ...... (gun name) bug
    - ...... (gun name) followed me home
    - tragic boating accident
    - ''great statesmen" quotes in members' electronic signatures - they are mostly blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda to me
    (sorry, I know this one is a blasphemy )
     
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  14. Jim Watson

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    Same as the Maxim Silencer, you are going against the developers.
    Like the Colt Automatic Pistol, Calibre .45, Government Model.
     
  15. George P

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    And then there is...................................."TACTICAL" (as applied to anything except methods)
     
  16. Sovblocgunfan

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    THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!!!
     
  17. Riomouse911

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    “Aircraft grade aluminum”

    “Mil-Spec”

    “Tacticool, Operator,Tactical”

    “Train like you fight”

    “Assault rifle”

    While nothing really sets me off, these are a few that I would not mind to see go extinct from the shooting world’s lexicon.

    Stay safe.
     
  18. red rick

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    Shottie is the worst , close second is a civilian calling a firearm a weapon and then assault weapon .
     
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  19. Riomouse911

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    Let me add one more thing: guys who go off on others with belittling comments and a poor attitude because they:

    Like or dislike a certain firearm make or style. (Glock, 1911- pattern guns, Hi-points, no manual safety, etc.)

    Choose to carry a particular rifle caliber for hunting or handgun caliber for defense because it doesn’t meet someone’s personal level of power, popularity or bullet diameter.

    We are all shooters/hunters/collectors of firearms who are assaulted enough by outside forces who belittle, ostracize or otherwise condemn our hobby as the realm of the uneducated barbarian or the maniac.

    We need to recognize the very freedom of choice that we have here in the US to buy-shoot just about any type of firearm and caliber devised, and understand it is because of that very level of variety that we should embrace each other for our shared passions rather than denigrate for our (rather minor) differences. :thumbup:

    Keep on shooting, and stay safe!
     
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  20. Old Dog

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    Dang, guess I'm gonna have to sell this one, it's proclaiming itself "TACTICAL" on the slide. Guess I should also be glad I don't normally train with civilians (well, except every few years when I've saved enough to go to gun school) who'd make fun of me all kitted ... er, geared up.

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  21. Tommygunn

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    I'll be happy to take it off your hands, at a bargain price. (Bargain for ME, that is.):neener:
     
  22. TheSquire

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    'Tacticool' - it doesn't look cool covered in cheap black plastic accessories.
    'Bunny-basher' - cheap .22 rifle used for vermin control.

    I respect the opinions of others but only when it is an informed opinion, I don't like <removed>!
     
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  23. Deanimator

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    Round counts matter if you're a long range rifle shooter who cares about accuracy and precision.

    For much else, they're not terribly important.
     
  24. Deanimator

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    The Puteaux and Chauchat machine guns were "military grade".

    So was the Japanese Type 94 pistol...
     
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  25. DoubleMag

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    It's gun POWDER , not PROPELLANT. I think it's an early appeasement-word dreamed up by someone:feet: in the industry, to placate the newz media; powder is baddd, we ''propell'' the bullet...since we are propelling the bullet, we are gooddd...

    Propellant reminds me of a word cooked up by someone with a long pinky fingernail used for coke:ninja:.
     
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