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Acronyms and Initials

Discussion in 'Mossberg Owners Site Support' started by Rossignol, May 23, 2011.

  1. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Yep, Acronyms and Initials! LOL!

    Whats the "AK" stand for in AK47? Any takers?
    How about FTF/FTE?

    So, it was suggested we have a place to look up the meaning of the acronyms we use so commonly we don't even really think about it, like its normal conversation but really only odd balls like us get.

    I remember being way more nOObish than I am now and having no clue what the heck folks were talking about, and I'm like, "Oh yeah? OK, cool! Thanks!" , Then I go look it up real quick and realize I just agreed to being called a jack ass.

    So lets get some easy ones goin, and help me fill in the blanks, cool?





    AAC-----------------Advanced Armament Corporation
    ACP-----------------Automatic Colt Pistol (.45 ACP, .32 ACP)
    ACOG---------------Advanced Combat Optical Gun sight
    ACR-----------------Advanced Combat Rifle
    AD------------------Accidental Discharge
    ADS-----------------Aiming Down Sights
    AFG-----------------Angled Fore Grip, as in the MAgpul AFG
    AK------------------Avtomat (Automatic) Kalashnikov (some Russian guy :) )
    AKA-----------------Also Known As
    AOW----------------All Other Weapons
    AP------------------Armor Piercing
    AP------------------Automatic Pistols
    AR------------------ArmaLite (aka Assault Rifle)
    ATI-----------------Advanced Technology International
    ATS-----------------Automated Targeting System
    AWB----------------Assault Weapons Ban (aka the Democrats Stupidest Idea ever; A Weapons Ban 1994 Preban Firearm or magazine or accessory made prior to Sept. 13, 1994, Post ban Firearm or magazine or accessory made after Sept. 13, 1994 to Sept 13, 2004)
    BUIS----------------Back Up Iron Sights
    BATFE---------------Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (Or most commonly the ATF)
    BCG-----------------Bolt Carrier Group
    BDC-----------------Bullet Drop Compensator
    BDU-----------------Battle Dress Uniform
    BECI-----------------Bureau of Environmental Conservation Investigations
    BG-------------------Bad Guy
    BITN-----------------Bump In The Night
    BOB-----------------Bail Out Bag
    BOHICA------------Bend Over Here It Comes Again
    BUG-----------------Back-Up Gun
    BUG-----------------Back-Up Gear
    CAN----------------- Silencer/Suppressor
    CDC-----------------Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    CCP-----------------Concealed Carry Permit
    CCW----------------Concealed Carry Weapon
    CID-----------------Criminal Investigative Division
    CLEO-------------- Chief Law Enforcement Officer
    COD-----------------Call Of Duty ;)
    COTPER-------------Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness & Emergency Response
    CPL------------------Concealed Pistol License
    CQB-----------------Close Quarters Battle
    CRKT----------------Columbia River Knife & Tool
    CS-------------------Customer Service
    DA-------------------Double Action
    DD-------------------Destructive Device
    DEA------------------Drug Enforcement Administration
    DHS------------------Dept of Homeland Security
    DIAS-----------------Drop-In Auto Sear
    DOD------------------Department Of Defense
    DSO------------------Duck Stamp Office
    DS-------------------Deer Slayer (aka Deer Stalker)
    DSPS-----------------Deer Slayer Police Special
    EDC------------------Every Day Carry
    FAK------------------First Aid Kit
    FFL------------------Federal Firearms License
    FMJ------------------Full Metal Jacket
    FOS------------------Fiber Optic Sights
    FTB------------------Firearms Technology Branch (aka Tech Branch)
    FTE------------------Failure To Eject (aka Failure To Extract)
    FTF------------------Failure To Fire
    FUBAR---------------uhh, ... Well you know
    FWIW----------------For What It's Worth
    GCA------------------Gun Control Act 1968
    GH-------------------Griffin & Howe, New York
    GLG2-----------------GirlsLoveGuns2.
    GRS------------------Ghost Ring Sight
    HBWC----------------Hollow-Base WadCutter
    HCP------------------Handgun Carry Permit (Tennessee)
    HK--------------------Heckler & Koch Inc (Pronounced “Coke." )
    HMR------------------Hornaday Magnum Rimfire
    HMFIC--------------Head Mother F'er In Charge
    HP--------------------Hollow Point
    HD-------------------Home Defense
    H&R------------------Harrington & Richardson
    IIRC-----------------If I Recall Correctly
    IMHO-----------------In My Humble Opinion (aka In My Honest Opinion)
    JHP------------------Jacketed Hollow Point
    JSP------------------Jacketed Soft Point
    KISS-----------------Keep It Simple Stupid
    KKM------------------Kevin K. McIntire (Initials on Glock barrels. KKM Precision)
    LEO------------------Law Enforcement Officer
    LGS------------------Local Gun Shop (aka Local Gun Store)
    LOA------------------Limit of Advancement
    LOL------------------Laugh Out Loud
    LOP------------------Length Of Pull
    LL--------------------Lightning Link
    LPK------------------Lower Parts Kit
    LR-------------------Long Rifle
    MARS----------------Multipurpose Aiming Reflex Sight
    MG------------------Machine Gun
    MIAD----------------Mission Adaptable
    MOA-----------------Minute of Angle
    MOFO-----------------Mossberg Owners Forum
    MOLLE--------------Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment
    MRDS---------------Micro Red Dot Sight
    NCIS----------------Naval Criminal Investigative Service
    ND------------------Negligent Discharge
    NFA-----------------National Firearms Act of 1934 (see more info here...http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/nationa ... earms.html)
    NTTIAWWT------Not That There Is Anything Wrong With That
    OFM----------------O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. (Oscar Frederick Mossberg)
    OG-----------------Original Gangsta........... (thanx SHOOTER13) :lol:
    OICW--------------Objective Individual Combat Weapon
    OP-----------------Original Post or Original Poster (Author of Post)
    OU-----------------Over Under (aka O/U)
    PG-----------------Pistol Grip
    POA---------------Point Of Aim
    POI----------------Point Of Impact
    POOP--------------People Order Our Patties (that's from Sponge Bob! :lol: )
    QC----------------Quality Control
    QD----------------Quick Detach
    RAA---------------Russian American Arms
    RDS---------------Red Dot Sight
    RF-----------------Rim-fire
    ROF---------------Rate Of Fire
    SA----------------Single Action
    SA----------------Springfield Armory
    SAP---------------Sling Attachment Point
    SBR---------------Short Barrel Rifle
    SBS---------------Short Barrel Shotgun
    SD----------------Self Defense
    SG----------------Shotgun
    SHTF-------------S**T Hits The Fan
    SMG--------------Submachine Gun
    SNAFU------------Situation Normal All F... well you know
    SOL---------------Student/Shooter Outta Luck (aka S**t Out Of Luck)
    SOT---------------Special Occupations Tax (Gun Dealer that can sell NFA items like Machineguns and Silencers)
    Stamp------------A $200 Tax Stamp to Certify Legality
    SxB---------------Side by Side (aka S/S)
    TA----------------Target Area
    TEOTWAWKI---The End Of The World As We Know It
    TMI---------------Too Much Information
    VFG---------------Vertical Fore Grip
    WC----------------WadCutter
    WCF---------------Winchester Center Fire
    WMR--------------Winchester Magnum Rimfire
    VR----------------Vent Rib
    WTF--------------Whiskey Tango Foxtrot


    Okey doke, I'm done for now!
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  2. Ripsnortr

    Ripsnortr 20g

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    The nooB's breathe a sigh of thanks...
  3. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    A Avtomat (Automatic) K Kalashnikov (some Russian guy :) )

    FTF Failure To Fire aka Misfire

    FTE Failure To Eject aka Failure To Extract

    AKA Also Known As

    SG ShotGun

    PG Pistol Grip

    GRS Ghost Ring Sight
  4. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Oli, You win! :D Though I'm fresh out of cookies... :lol:

    Got a few more in there too, nicely done!

    Heres another I kept thinkin about today.

    BATF Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, or most commonly the ATF

    MRDS Micro Red Dot Sight
  5. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    BUIS- Back Up Iron Sights
  6. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    BUIS, god one! ;)

    VFG Verticle Fore Grip

    AFG Angled Fore Grip, as in the MAgpul AFG
  7. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I'll take a scooby snack
  8. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

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    Actually...you're gonna hafta add an "E" to the end of that one...Explosives


    http://www.atf.gov/


    And here's one...my old employer...DoD = Department of Defense


    CID = Criminal Investigative Division
    NCIS = Naval Criminal Investigative Service
    DHS = Dept of Homeland Security

    ...and I could go on for hours... :cool:

    http://members.cox.net/govdocs/govspeak/a.html
  9. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Hey man, anything relevant, Go for it! ;)
  10. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Thought of a few more while posting about my AR build...

    LPK- Lower Parts Kit

    BCG- Bolt Carrier Group

    ADS- Aiming Down Sights
  11. maierar

    maierar .410

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    I hate to be a pedant (well, I don't really hate it, I just can't help it), but these are initials, not acronyms. An acronym is a pronounceable word made up of the first letters of other words, such as "NATO".
  12. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    You are correct in your definition Sir, but according to "Webster" it's both. An "initialism", also called an "acronym" in common usage is an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of a compound term, pronounceable or not. Acronymguide.com even includes terms such as "24/7" and "Q&A" in their list of commonly used acronyms. Not to suggest that they are the authority on the subject but it does suggest that in their case and in ours, the common useage is widely accepted.

    No matter what you choose to call it, I think this thread is beneficial to everyone here. Carry on gentlemen...
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  13. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Yeah, its more like initialism, but, It works! :D
  14. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    BECI=Bureau of Environmental Conservation Investigations
    TA= target area
    TARFU=things are really f***d up
    FUBAR=f***d up beyond all recognition
    TMI= too much information
  15. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    i noticed a couple of posts had LEO...is that law enforcement officer?
  16. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    also...i was thinkin, since we do use a wide range of these, is it possible to make a sticky? with them all? and have the 1st post be all of them, and every so often when someone adds one just edit the 1st post to add it as well.

    i know i have searched this post a few times to find out what something meant....

    idk guys. what is everyone's thoughts on it?
  17. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    lol, yeah, its actually in my first post! Which brings me to your next post... Its probably not a bad idea!
  18. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    doh. silly me.
  19. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    alphabetical would be great too....

    thanx brad.
  20. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Still padding your post count I see... :lol:

    Alphabetical would be good... I'll get on it after my honey do list!

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