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Common (and not so common) GT Acronyms

Discussion in 'Announcements & Support' started by JByer323, Dec 27, 2008.

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  1. JByer323

    JByer323 Is it dead?

    Jan 11, 2005
    Bloomington, IN
    Since it looks like my original post got deleted, Sharon has agreed to sticky up a new list of some of the acronyms you will run across here at GT. I'll be updating these fairly regularly I would imagine.

    AAMOF: As a Matter of Fact
    AFAIK: As Far As I Know
    AKA: Also Known As
    AIWB: Appendix Inside the Waistband
    AMAP: As Much as Possible
    AOW: Any Other Weapon
    APB: All Points Bulletin
    ASAP: As Soon As Possible
    AWB: Assault Weapons Ban
    AWOL: Absent Without Leave

    BATFE: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
    BBL: Barrel
    BDU: Battle Dress Uniform
    BFE: Bum **** Egypt, or the middle of nowhere
    BG: Bad Guy
    BOB: Bug Out Bag
    BOHIC: Bend Over, Here It Comes
    BTDT: Been There, Done That
    BTT: Bump To Top
    BTW: By the Way
    BUG: Back Up Gun
    BUIS: Backup Iron Sight

    CAR: Carbine
    CC: Concealed Carry
    CCL: Concealed Carry License
    CCP: Concealed Carry Permit
    CCW: Carrying Concealed Weapon
    CHL: Concealed Handgun License
    CHP: Concealed Handgun Permit
    CIII: Class 3 Weapon
    CMP: Civilian Marksmanship Program
    CPL: Concealed Pistol License
    CONUS: Continental United States
    CQB: Close Quarters Battle
    CWP: Concealed Weapon Permit
    CYA: Cover Your Ass

    DD: Destructive Device
    DIAS: Drop In Auto Sear
    DIY: Do It Yourself
    D/L: Download
    DOD: Department of Defense
    DOT: Department of Transportation
    DRT: Dead Right There
    DT: Double Tap

    EBR: Evil Black Rifle
    EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse
    ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival or Edited to Add

    FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
    FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation
    FCSA: Fifty Caliber Shooter's Association
    FFL: Federal Firearms License
    FMJ: Full Metal Jacket
    FNG: ****ing New Guy
    FTE: Failure to Eject or Failure to Extract
    FTF: Face to Face or Failure to Fire or Failure to Feed
    FTW: For the Win!
    FUBAR: ****ed Up Beyond All Recognition
    FYI: For Your Information

    G#: Glock Model Number X
    GAP: Glock Automatic Pistol (.45 Caliber Variant)
    GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
    GNG: General Non-Glocking
    GWB: George W. Bush
    GSSF: Glock Sport Shooting Foundation
    GT: Glock Talk
    GOA: Gun Owners of America

    HBAR: Heavy Barrel
    H&K: Heckler & Koch
    HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language

    IANAL: I Am Not a Lawyer
    IBTL: In Before Thread Lock
    IDPA: International Defensive Pistol Association
    IE: Internet Explorer
    IED: Improvised Explosive Device
    IIRC: If I Recall Correctly
    IMHO: In My Honest/Humble Opinion
    IMO: In My Opinion
    IM: Instant Message
    IPSC: International Practical Shooting Confederation
    IWB: In The Waistband Holster

    JAFO: Just Another ****ing Observer
    JHP: Jacketed Hollow Point
    J/K: Just Kidding
    JSP: Jacketed Soft Point

    KB: KaBoom!
    KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid

    LBE: Load Bearing Equipment
    LBV: Load Bearing Vest
    LEA: Law Enforcement Agency
    LEO: Law Enforcement Officer
    LMAO: Laughing My Ass Off
    LNIB: Like New in Box
    LOL: Laugh Out Loud
    LSWC: Lead Semi Wad Cutter

    MOA: Minute of Angle
    MSRP: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

    N/A: Not Applicable
    NBCR: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Radiological
    N/M: Never Mind
    NRA: National Rifle Association
    NIB: New In Box
    NICS: National Instant Criminal Background Check System
    NMLRA: National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association

    OAF: OX & Alex Forum
    OBO: Or Best Offer
    OD: Olive Drab
    OS: Operating System
    OWB: Outside Waistband Holster

    PCIPC: Post Count is Post Count
    PD: Police Department
    PEBKAC: Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
    PFM: Pure ****ing Magic
    PITA: Pain In the Ass
    PM: Private Message
    PO: Police Officer
    POI: Point of Impact
    PPPPPPP: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance (Also Known As the 'Seven P's')

    Q&A: Questions and Answers

    RKBA: Right To Keep and Bare Arms
    ROFL: Rolling On the Floor Laughing

    SAAMI: Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute
    SAS: Second Ammendment Sisters
    SASS: Single Action Shooting Society
    SBR: Short Barreled Rifle
    SBS: Short Barreled Shotgun
    SCOTUS: Supreme Court of the United States
    SHTF: **** Hits the Fan
    SIG: SIG Sauer
    SMG: Sub Machine Gun
    SNAFU: Situation Normal, All ****ed Up
    SOL: **** Outta Luck
    SPR: Special Purpose Rifle
    SS: Stainless Steel
    S&W: Smith & Wesson
    SWC: Semi Wad Cutter

    TEOTWAWKI: The End Of The World As We Know It
    TTIWWP: This Thread is Worthless Without Pictures

    U/L: Upload
    USGI: United States Government Issue

    WCS: Worst Case Scenario
    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: NATO Phonetic Alphabet, See WTF
    WMD: Weapons of Mass Destruction
    WOT: War On Terror
    WTB: Wanting to Buy
    WTF: What/Who/Where/Why/Etc the ****?
    WTS: Wanting to Sell
    WTT: Wanting to Trade
    WWB: Winchester White Box Ammunition

    YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary

    Now as before, feel free to PM me all questions, love mail, hate mail, fan mail, suggestions, corrections, additions, and US currency. :supergrin:

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    RussP Moderator

    Jan 23, 2003
    Central Virginia

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