HPFF Abreveations Index (An aide to our alphabet soup)

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  1. neothespian

    neothespian Member

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

    922r= Name of the bill that outlines requrements 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 enthusaists 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 judgements 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= Refernced 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.
  2. KB - catastrofic failure of a firearm (Ka-boom!!!)

  3. Mike_AZ

    Mike_AZ U.S.S. Member

    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.
  4. Strangerous

    Strangerous Member

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

    SBR - Short Barrel Rifle

    EBR - Evil Black Rifle
  6. Strangerous

    Strangerous Member

    YMMV Your mileage may vary
  7. syst3merror

    syst3merror Guest

    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
  8. Kyu

    Kyu Senior Member Member

    TLA = Three Letter Acronym
    AFLA= A four letter acronym
    YAFLA = yet another five letter acronym
  9. I've noticed IRHO...what is that?
  10. Strangerous

    Strangerous Member

    That's L R H O... Last Round Hold Open, found in newer Hi-Points.
  11. Branth

    Branth Staff Member

    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
  12. Strangerous

    Strangerous Member

    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
  13. 47_MasoN_47

    47_MasoN_47 You know who I am Member

    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.
  14. Did anyone mention FUBAR
  15. sean187

    sean187 Member

    I never seen anyone use STFU as sh@! hit the fan,only
    to be used as shut the f up.but hey what are letters for? :cool2:
  16. 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.
  17. Strangerous

    Strangerous Member

    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.
  18. 47_MasoN_47

    47_MasoN_47 You know who I am Member

    If STFU is declared too harsh, WTF would probably have to go with it :( I agree with Strangerous's analysis.
  19. 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.
  20. Strangerous

    Strangerous Member

    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. :)