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  • chevydeerhunter

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    In a recent thread, someone posted the abbreviation YMMV and there was a question about it. I thought I'd start an abbreviation thread to explain some abbreviations that may come up in this and other forms. If you think of any that I've missed(which I'm sure will be quite a few), please feel free to add to it.

    +1(Or any number) = Agreed. The bigger the number, the more you agree.
    AFAICS = As far as I can see
    AFAIK = As far as I know
    Bump = To keep a thread at the top of the page.
    Feeler = Used in classifieds to determine if there's any interest in your item.
    F/S = For sale
    F/T = For trade
    FTF = Face to face
    FWIW = For what it's worth
    G.A.S. = Gun aquisition syndrome or gear acquisition syndrome
    GTG = Get together
    IIRC = If I remember correctly
    IMHO = In my humble opinion
    MOD = Moderator
    MHO = My humble opinion
    NOS = new old stock
    OBO = Or best offer
    OTOH = On the other hand
    POS = Piece of sh**
    WTB = Want to buy
    WTS = Want to sell
    WTT = Want to trade
    YMMV = Your mileage may vary


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    ACP= Automatic Colt Pistol
    AD= Accidental Discharge
    AFAIK= As Far as I Know
    AOP= Assault on Principal
    ATM= At The Moment
    AWB= Assault Weapons Ban (part of the 1994 Crime Bill) [legislation]
    BG= Bad Guy
    BOHICA= Bend Over, Here It Comes Again
    BTT= Back To Top
    BTW= By The Way
    CC= Concealed Carry
    CCH= Concealed Carry Handgun
    CCL= Concealed Carry Licence
    CCW= Concealed Carry Weapon (license)
    CHL= Concealed Handgun License
    CPL= Concealed Pistol Licence
    COM= Center Of Mass
    CONUS= CONtinental United States
    CQB= Close-Quarters Battle
    CQC= Close-Quarters Combat
    CYA= Cover Your Arse
    DA= Double Action
    DAO= Double Action Only
    DARFC= Duck And Run For Cover
    DOA= Dead On Arrival [police]
    DPS= Department of Public Safety
    EDC= Every Day Carry
    EDP= Emotionally Disturbed Person
    FFL= Federal Firearms License(e)
    FOPA= Firearm Owners Protection Act (of 1986) [legislation]
    FTE= Failure to Extract/Eject
    FTF= Failure to Feed
    FTF= Failure to Fire
    FTF= Face to Face (selling)
    FUBAR=****** Up Beyond All Recognition
    FWIW= For What It's Worth
    GAP= Glock Automatic Pistol
    GCA= Gun Control Act (of 1968) [legislation]
    GG= Good Guy
    HD= Home Defense
    HDC= Home Defense Carbine
    HSP= Highly Sensitive Person/People
    IANAL= I Am Not A Lawyer
    IFF= Identification - Friend or Foe
    IIRC= If I Remember/Recall Correctly
    IMO= In My Opinion
    IMHO= In My Humble Opinion
    IMNSHO= In My Not So Humble Opinion
    IWB= Inside the WaistBand
    JMB= John Moses Browning
    JMHO= Just My Humble Opinion
    KYPD= Keep Your Powder Dry
    LE= Law Enforcement
    LEA= Law Enforcement Agency
    LEO= Law Enforcement Officer/Official
    LLEA= Local Law Enforcement Agency
    LOS= Line Of Sight
    LTCF= Licence to carry firearms
    MIM= Metal Injection Molding
    MOA= Minutes Of Angle (angular measurement, 1/60 of a °, 360° in a circle)
    ND= Negligent Discharge
    NFA= National Firearms Act (of 1934) [legislation]
    NIB= New In Box
    NIMBY= Not in My Back Yard
    NWO= New World Order
    OMO= Only My Opinion
    OODA=(Loop) - Observe, Orientate, Decide, Act
    OOTB= Out Of The Box
    OTOH= On The Other Hand
    OWB= Outside the WaistBand
    POA= Point Of Aim
    POI= Point Of Impact
    POTUS= President Of The United States
    POV= Point of View
    PTL&PTA= Praise The Lord & Pass The Ammunition
    RKBA= Right to Keep and Bear Arms
    SA= Single Action
    SCOTUS= Supreme Court Of The United States
    SA= Situational Awareness
    SHTF= S--- Hits The Fan
    SNAFU= Situation Normal - all ****** up
    SOB= Small Of Back
    SOCOM= Special Operations COMmand
    SOL= **** Out of Luck
    TEOTWAWKI= The End Of The World As We Know It
    TU= Tits Up (military origin, meaning f---ed; often spelled phonetically as "Tango Uniform")
    TTIWWP= This Thread is Worthless Without Pictures
    WYSIWYG= What You See is What You Get
    YMMV= Your Mileage May Vary
    YRMV= Your Results May Vary


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    Let us no forget:

    SWMBO = She Who Must Be Obeyed
    OP = Original Poster
    SO = Significant Other
    S2d2 = Same S*** Different Day


    Mark F

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    OK, this is TEXTING or TEXT TALK... and its BS for TMP (the most part). No one is being charged by the word here, so spell it out WP (whenever possible) for us older dudes.


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    BRS = Black Rifle Syndrome (inflicts many AR-15 owners)

    FMJ = Full Metal Jacket ("plain" projectile with jacket around exposed part of bullet)
    TMJ = Totally Metal Jacket ("plain" projectile with jacket completely enclosing bullet) ... I believe that this term is trademarked by a bullet manufacturer
    SP = Soft Point ("plain" projectile with some exposed lead, some jacket)
    JHP = Jacketed Hollow Point (jacketed projectile with a hollow in the front of the round to promote expension upon impact)
    FMJBT = I've seen two uses. Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ projectile with a taper on the end of the bullet to reduce drag). Also inaccurately as Full Metal Jacket Ballistic Tip (Hollow point projectile with a plastic "nose cone" in the hollowpoint to reduce drag and somewhat assist bullet expansion upon impact
    API = Armor Piercing
    API = Armor Piercing Incendiary
    APIT = Armor Piercing Incendiary Tracer
    gr = grains (1/7000th of a pound), used for bullet and power charge weights

    M. Sage

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    Three that apparently got missed:

    SBR = Short-barreled rifle (as defined by the NFA)
    SBS = Short-barreled shotgun (NFA)
    AOW = Any other weapon (NFA)
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