Texas Gun Talk Abbreviations


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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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Nate C

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Black Cat Ridge
Let's not omit the ubiquitous "HHMB" (Here, hold my beer).



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