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WWB=Winchester White Box. Standard Full Metal Jacket ammo sold at most retailers, and most popular at Wal Mart. Cheap and effective in Hi Points.

CCW=Conceal Carry Weapon. This is the general term for the license to carry a weapon concealed in public. Other states use other terms, but all generally mean the same.

FTF=Failure to Feed/Failure to Fire.

HP= Hi-Point...duh.

SHTF event/scenario= S*** Hits the Fan. Generic term for a society altering event like Hurricane Katrina, urban or natural disasters and the like.

922r= Name of the bill that outlines requirements for the number of foreign component and American made components that can be included in certain import weapons.

FMJ= Full Metal Jacket ammunition

CF380= .380 caliber Hi Point

C9= 9mm Compact Hi Point

MN= Mosin Nagant (Make of Eastern Bloc rifle that seems to be as popular as Hi-Points. You'll find that most HP enthusiasts here also own one or more Mosin Nagant rifles... including myself Razz )

FFL= Federal Firearms License. This is a license that is requried to transport firearms via the postal system. This is also the license that most arms dealers are required to carry when selling.

BATF=Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. This is the regulatory body that oversees most arms laws and issues in the United States. These are also the the boys that distribute rulings and judgments on firearms regulations and laws.

Milsurp= Military Surplus. This refers to any arms that were once used for military or government service (such as the police), and are retired for sale to the consumer public in citizen arms countries.

FTE= Failure to Eject. This is when the shell, discharged or not, is lodged in the breech of the weapon. Often times this is the result of a failed ejector element or expansion of the brass from heat within the chamber. In most cases, the weapon should be checked by a competent gunsmith if this occurs more than once in a session.

POS= Piece of S***. Often referenced to Hi-Points; a common part of the vocabulary for gun snobs.

TEOTWAWKO= The End Of The World As We Know It (similar as SHTF)

BUG= Back Up Gun

BOB= Bug Out Bag

Saturday Night Special/Belly Gun= Referenced to any inexpensive, small caliber firearm. Originated in the late 60's to early 70's when inexpensive small caliber firearms flooded the market in many countries, many costing as little as $20. These arms would be made from stamped steel, rough cast pot metal and often times lacked double actions or adequate safety features. Some try to rate Hi-Points in the same category but the range evidence from all major reviewers state otherwise. In the 21st century, the term is most often associated with the Bryco/Jimenez Firearms consortium.
 

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KB - catastrofic failure of a firearm (Ka-boom!!!)
 

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HP= Hi-Point...duh.

BATF=Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. This is the regulatory body that oversees most arms laws and issues in the United States. These are also the the boys that distribute rulings and judgements on firearms regulations and laws.
HP can also be hollow point
JHP=Jacked hollow point or the Hi-Point .45 caliber handgun.
JCP=Hi-Point .40 caliber handgun
BATFE=Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. http://www.atf.gov/
C&R license=Curios and Relics type of FFL. That allows for personal collecting of firearms generally over 50 yeas old to be collected privately without having to go through a regular FFL and pass a NICS.
NICS=National Instant Criminal Background Check. System run by the FBI to check if a person attempting to purchase a firearm from an FFL is prohibited from doing so.
 

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General Acronyms
2A 2nd Amendment
ACOG Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight
ACP Automatic Colt Pistol
AE Action Express
AF Alternative Force
AFAIK As Far As I Know
AOP Assault on Principal
AOW Any Other Weapon
AWB Assault Weapons Ban (part of the 1994 Crime Bill)
BAR Browning Automatic Rifle
BC Ballistic Coefficient
BG Bad Guy, or Big Grin
BHP Browning Hi-Power
BMG Browning Machine Gun
BOB Bug-Out Bag (or "Go Bag")
BOHICA Bend Over, Here It Comes Again
BP Black Powder
BPCR Black Powder Cartridge Rifle
BTT Back To Top
BTW By The Way
BUG Back-Up Gun
CCW Concealed Carry Weapon (license)
CHL Concealed Handgun License
COD Cash On Delivery
COM Center Of Mass
CONUS Continental United States
CQB Close-Quarters Battle
CQC Close-Quarters Combat
CRISAT Cooperative Research Into Small Arms Technology
CRPA Certified Royal Pain in the A--
CUP Copper Units of Pressure
DA Double Action
DAO Double Action Only
DARFC Duck And Run For Cover
DD Destructive Device
DFTT Don't Feed The Troll
DOA Dead On Arrival
DPS Department of Public Safety
DVC Diligentia Vis Celeritas (latin for Accuracy, Power, Speed)
EDC Every Day Carry
EDP Emotionally Disturbed Person
EIN Employer Identification Number
EO Executive Order
FFL Federal Firearms License or Licensee
FPS Feet Per Second
FTE Failure to Extract
FTF Face To Face
FTF Failure to Feed/Fire
FTLOG For The Love Of God
FUBAR F---ed Up Beyond All Recognition
FWIW For What It's Worth
FYI For Your Information
GC gas check; a copper-zinc alloy cup used as gilding to protect the base of lead bullets from hot gas during internal ballistics.
GD&R Grin, Duck, & Run
GI Government Issue
GMT Greenwich Mean Time
HAND Have A Nice Day
HD Home Defense
HDC Home Defense Carbine
HMG Heavy Machine Gun
HTH Hope That Helps
IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer
IINM If I'm Not Mistaken
IIRC If I Remember Correctly
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IRL In Real Life
IWB Inside WaistBand
JBT Jack Booted Thug
JMB John Moses Browning
JMO Just My Opinion
KISS Keep It Simple, Stupid
KYPD Keep Your Powder Dry
LDA Light Double Action
LE Law Enforcement
LEA Law Enforcement Agency
LEO Law Enforcement Officer/Official
LLEA Local Law Enforcement Agency
LMAO Laughing My A-- Off
LMG Light Machine Gun
LNIB Like New In Box, usually means the item looks new but has been lightly used
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LOS Line Of Sight
MG Machine Gun
MIM Metal Injection Molding
MOA Minutes Of Angle (angular measurement, 1/60 of a °, 360° in a circle)
MOB Middle Of Back
MOS Military Occupational Specialty
MV Muzzle Velocity
NAP Non-Aggression Principle (and criticism)
NIB New In Box, usually means the item has not been used since bought, but can also mean LNIB.
NOYB None Of Your Business
OAL OverAll Length
OMG Oh My God
OOTB Out Of The Box
ORM-D Other Regulated Materials - Domestic (seen on boxes of shipped ammo)
OT Off-Topic
OTOH On The Other Hand
OWB Outside the WaistBand
PASGT Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops
PBR Point Blank Range
PDW Personal Defense Weapon
PHB Pointy-Haired Boss (Dilbert reference, a boss without a clue)
PITA Pain In The A--
POA Point Of Aim
POI Point Of Impact
POI Person Of Interest
POS Piece Of S---
PSI Pounds per Square Inch
PT Physical Training
PTL&PTA Praise The Lord & Pass The Ammunition
REMF Rear Eschelon Mother F---er (derogatory name for a non-combatant in a combat zone or a military occupational specialty that would keep one from seeing combat)
RINO Republican In Name Only (a liberal in conservative clothing)
RKBA Right to Keep and Bear Arms
ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A-- Off
SA Single Action
SAA Single Action Army (famous Colt revolver design that shows up in Westerns)
SAK Swiss Army Knife
SD Self Defense; Sectional Density (weight [lbs] to cross-section area [in^2])
SHTF S--- Hits The Fan
SKS Samozaryadnaya Karabina Simonova, or Self-loading carbine Simonov. Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov was one of the old Soviet Union's foremost arms designers. The rifle was adopted by the USSR in 1945, and was made both there and in China.
SLR Self-Loading Rifle
SMG Sub-Machine Gun
SNAFU Situation Normal: All F---ed Up
SO Significant Other (boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife)
SOB Small Of Back (6 o'clock carry)
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SOT Special Occupational Tax license (administered by the BATFE)
SWAT Special Weapons And Tactics
SxS Side by Side (i.e. a shotgun)
TEOTWAWKI The End Of The World As We Know It
TIA Thanks In Advance
TID Tax ID number
TLA Three Letter Acronym
TPTB The Powers That Be
TTW Taunting The Wookie (someone known to rip arms out of sockets when inflamed)
TU Tits Up (military origin, meaning f---ed; often spelled phonetically as "Tango Uniform")
URL Uniform Resource Locator
UTC Universal Time Coordinate (timezone, equivalent to Zulu/GMT)
VCA Violent Criminal Assailant
WTF What The F---?
WTSHTF When The S--- Hits The Fan
WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get

Bullet Acronyms
AP Armor Piercing
API Armor Piercing, Incendiary
APT Armor Piercing, Tracer
BBWC Bevel Base WadCutter
BT BoatTail
FMJ Full Metal Jacket
FP Flat Point
HP Hollow Point
J Jacketed
JFP Jacketed Flat Point
JHC Jacketed Hollow Cavity
JHP Jacketed Hollow Point
L Lead
LRN Lead Round Nose
LSWC Lead Semi-WadCutter
LWC Lead WadCutter
RN Round Nose
SJ Semi-Jacketed
SJHP Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point
SP Soft Point
SWC Semi-WadCutter
TC Truncated Cone
TMJ Total Metal Jacket
WC WadCutter
 

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Kind of surprised that these two were not in the list:

SBR - Short Barrel Rifle

EBR - Evil Black Rifle
 

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YMMV Your mileage may vary
 
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not really an abbreviation, but I have something to add:

Stovepipe - a shooting term used when on a (gun) line or firing range; a round that does not extract all the way out of a "semi-automatic pistol or rifle" after fired; the round will be pointing toward the sky thus with a tad of smoke coming out; to look like a stove pipe;malfunction with a pistol or magazine
 

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TLA = Three Letter Acronym
AFLA= A four letter acronym
YAFLA = yet another five letter acronym
 

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I've noticed IRHO...what is that?
That's L R H O... Last Round Hold Open, found in newer Hi-Points.
 

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I'm guessing at these... Am I right?

WTB - Want To Buy
WTT - Want To Trade
WTS - Want To Sell
FS - For Sale
FT - For Trade
 

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I'm guessing at these... Am I right?

WTB - Want To Buy
WTT - Want To Trade
WTS - Want To Sell
FS - For Sale
FT - For Trade
Yes, but don't forget these:
SPF: Sold Pending Funds
BTT: Bump To Top (bumps the listing to the top of the list)
OBO: Or Best Offer
 

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Another is BST (Buy/Sell/Trade - some forums use this instead of Trading Zone)
Also, when in the TZ FTF generally means Face to Face - such as when selling weapons or ammo to avoid the bother of involving FFLs.
 

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I never seen anyone use STFU as [email protected]! hit the fan,only
to be used as shut the f up.but hey what are letters for? :cool2:
Nobody uses that acronymn for that.
SHTF is Shat Hits the Fan.
STFU is what you used it for, and in my opinion it is an unacceptable acronymn on this site. Just because you say something in an acronymn doesnt make it any less worse.
 

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I never seen anyone use STFU as [email protected]! hit the fan,only
to be used as shut the f up.but hey what are letters for? :cool2:
Nobody uses that acronymn for that.
SHTF is Shat Hits the Fan.
STFU is what you used it for, and in my opinion it is an unacceptable acronymn on this site. Just because you say something in an acronymn doesnt make it any less worse.
Context...
Wrong: "STFU, you don't know what you're talking about (forum member name here)"
Right: "I was eating dinner last night at a nice restaurant, and this kid a few tables down would not STFU!"

That's my $.02 anyways.
 

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If STFU is declared too harsh, WTF would probably have to go with it :( I agree with Strangerous's analysis.
I agree with the whole context thing. STFU can be a wrong term to use if you are telling somebody to STFU. Good job for clearing that up Strangerous.
 

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Thanks, I've fell victim to the connotationless text before... It's hard to express emotions with these letters... they've got no emotion, no eyebrows, and no tone... it's the same for every word that is typed on the innerwebz, and it's the way it will always be. Context in very important... that being said, we got the best members in the world... Hands down. :)
 
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