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oaklander 12-13-2007 9:01 PM

The Calguns ACRONYM thread (OLL, MMG, AM, etc.)!!!
 
For the noobies out there - here's a list of some acronyms that you will see on Calguns. Please feel free to add your own!!!

Note that items in BOLD are specific to (or originated at) Calguns.net.

AAMOF - as a matter of fact
A.R.M.S. - Atlantic Research Marketing Systems
ACOG - Advanced Combat Optical Gunsights (Trijicon)
AD - accidental discharge (although most would argue all AD's are really ND's, as a true AD is a gross mechanical failure)
AFAIAA - as far as i am aware
AFAIK - as far as i know
AG - Attorney General
AK - Kalashnikov style rifle
AM - Alison Merrilees (formerly from the DOJ) note spelling (two r's and two e's)
AOW - any other weapon
AP - armor piercing
AR - AR15 style rifle
ARFCOM - AR15.com
ATF - Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (see BATFE)
AW - Assault Weapon
AWB - Assault Weapon Ban
Ball - ball ammo - see FMJ
BATFE - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives
BB - Bullet Button
BCG - Bolt Carrier Group
BF - boyfriend
BM - Bushmaster (www.bushmaster.com)
BOB - bug out bag
BOF - Bureau of Firearms (part of the DOJ) (from back when CA DOJ Firearms was a bureau and not just a division)
BOHICA - bend over, here it comes again, also a firearms manufacturer
Brady Bunch - not the TV show
BP - Border Patrol
BRD - Black Rifle Disease
BTT / BUMP - simple post to "bump" the thread "back to top"
BUG - back up gun
BUIS - back-up iron sights
C&R - curio & relic
CCW / CCP - Concealed Carry Weapons permit (depricated)
CGN - Calguns.net
CGF - Calguns Foundation
CMMG - ??? AR Manuf. (http://www.cmmginc.com/)
CMP - Civilian Marksmanship Program
CMT - Continental Machine and Tool Co (maker of Stag and supplier to many others)
COE - Certificane of Eligibility
CTD - Cheaper Than Dirt (a vendor)
CWS - Cold War Shooters
DA - Double action, district attorney
DD - Daniel Defense
DOJ - California Department of Justice
DI - Direct Impingement
DFTT - Don't Feed The Troll
DPMS - Defense Procurement Manufacturing Services (http://www.dpmsinc.com/)
DROS - dealer's record of sale - sometimes used to refer to the 10 day waiting period (e.g., "I just DROS'ed it," etc..)
EBP - evil black pistol
EBR - evil black rifle
EDC - every day carry
FA - full auto
FCG - fire control group - see HTS
FFL - Federal Firearms License (a dealer)
FMJ - full metal jacket ammunition, usually the base of the bullet is left exposed
FN/FNH = Fabrique Nationale (http://www.fnhusa.com/)
FNG - f-ing new guy (don't use this - it's offensive)
FS - for sale
FSB - front sight block
FT - for trade
FTF - Face to Face
FUBAR - f'd up beyond all recognition
FUD - fear, uncertainty, doubt - bad info
GB - Gun Broker (www.gunbroker.com)
GF - girlfriend
GI - government issue, or gas impingement
GPU - Gas Piston Upper
GT - Golden Tiger (ammo for AKs)
HD - home defense
HP - hollow point ammo
HSC - handgun safety certificate
HTS / HST - hammer, sear, & trigger
IANAL- I am not a lawyer
IBTL - in before the lock
IC - Iggy Chinn (from the DOJ)
IIRC - if I remember correctly, or if I recall correctly
IE - Inland Empire
Izzy - Israeli
KAC - Knight's Armament Company
LA - Long Action
LE - Law Enforcement
LEO - Law Enforcement Officer
LMT - Lewis Machine and Tool (http://www.lewismachine.net/)
LOP - length of pull
LPK - lower parts kit (for ARs)
LRT - LaRue Tactical
LTC - License to Carry
LUCC - Locked Unloaded Concealed Carry
Mag - box magazine; ammunition feeding device (sometimes incorrectly referred to as a "clip")
MMG - Monster Man Grip
MI - Midwest Industries
MOA - Minute of angle
ND - negligent discharge
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NFA – National Firearms Act
NRA - National Rifle Association (please become a member)
NeRF / NRF - non-rosterable firearm
OAL - office of administrative law, also overall length (when referring to long guns)
OC - Orange County
OEM - original equipment manufacturer
Off Roster - refers to pistols not certified for sale in CA (http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/)
OLL - off list lower
OLR - off list rifle
OLU - off list upper (like on a FAL)
OP - original poster, the person who started the thread
PC - Penal Code
PITA – Pain In The @--
PM - Private Message
POF - USA Patriot Ordnance Factory
POF - Pakistan Ordnance Factory
POS - Piece Of S---
POST - Peace Officer Standards and Training
PP - Paypal (but note, they are anti-gun!)
PPT - Private Party Transfer
PRI - Precision Reflex Inc.
PRK - People's Republic of Kalifornia
PRK - Pistols, Rifles and Knives (an FFL in Fresno)
RAW - Registered Assault Weapon
RG.com - RifleGear.com
RKBA - right to keep and bear arms
Romy "G" - a type of AK
RRA - Rock River Arms (http://www.rockriverarms.com/)
SA - semi auto - ALSO "situational awareness"
SA - Single Action
SA - Short Action
SA/DA - Single action / Double action
SBR - short barreled rifle
SBS - Short Barreled Shotgun
SD - Self Defense
SHTF - s--- hits the fan
SG - Sportsmans' Guide (a vendor)
SGN - Shotgun News (a gun sales publication)
SGV - San Gabriel Valley
SNAFU - situation normal, all f'd up
SnQ - shoot n que
SP - soft point ammo
SPR - special police rifle, special purpose rifle
SPF - sold, pending funds
SWS - Superior Weapons Systems (http://www.superiorweaponssystems.com/)
T&A - T&A Armory
TAN - the "Thread About Nothing"
TIA - thanks in advance
TMI - too much information
TMJ - Total Metal Jacket ammunition, jacket typically fully encasing the bullet
TPF - ten percent firearms
TSA - Transportation Security Administration
UAW - Unregistered Assault Weapon
WTB - want to buy
WTS - want to sell
WTT - want/willing to trade
YHM - Yankee Hill Machine
YMMV - your mileage may vary


Some slang:

Ant Burners - people outside of Cali who like to put us down because of our gun laws
Post Whore - someone who posts a lot (too much)
Troll - someone who posts to get a rise out of other people
Ban - what happens when you break the rules here
Head Janitor (or Janitor) - the owner of the site, Kestryll
Mod - moderator - the folks who enforce the rules here
Tacticool - Something that looks cool, is useless, and was probably expensive
The Right People - Various lawyers and CGF members, including but not limited to bweise, hoffmang, Chuck Michel, Don Kilmer, and Jason Davis.


:D :chris:

milsurpshooter 12-13-2007 9:03 PM

yeah thats a good idea. good thinking oaklander.

hitman13 12-13-2007 9:03 PM

IIRC- if i remember correctly
AFAIK- as far as i know
IANAL- i am not a lawyer

hitman13 12-13-2007 9:03 PM

SPF- sold pending funds

hitman13 12-13-2007 9:17 PM

aamof- as a matter of fact
ibtl- in before the lock
afaiaa- as far as i am aware
fubar- f'd up beyond all recognition
snafu- situation normal, all f'd up
bohica- bend over, here it comes again
TPF- ten percent firarms
shtf- shi1 hits the fan
bob- bug out bag
bug- back up gun

dondo 12-13-2007 9:22 PM

YSRSCCBAGAG=You Should Really Stop Collecting Comic Books And Get A Girlfriend.

hitman13 12-13-2007 9:24 PM

OMG- oh my god
OMMFG!!!!!!- OH MY M.F.ing GOD!!!!!!!!
BFF- best friend forever





wait, wrong forum

these are ones i use every once in a while, although 99% of you dont know what they mean

WAJ- WHAT A JOKE!!
WAFJ- WHAT A Fing JOKE!!

Ronco 12-13-2007 9:35 PM

BTT Bump to top (moves a post to the top)



Just like I did right now.:D

Fjold 12-13-2007 9:38 PM

Two Weeks - It ain't going to happen.

TacFan 12-13-2007 9:47 PM

:Ivan: = I'll buy it :D

oaklander 12-13-2007 9:53 PM

Maybe we can get this to become a sticky!!!

:D

EDIT - it's sticky now - thanks mods, LOL.

chiefcrash 12-13-2007 10:09 PM

ARFCOM - CA bashing firearms forum that shall remain nameless
BARFCOM - see above
CCW - Concealed Carry Weapons permit
C&R - curio & relic
CMP - Civilian Marksmanship Program

Blue 12-13-2007 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chiefcrash (Post 881300)
ARFCOM - CA bashing firearms forum that shall remain nameless
BARFCOM - see above


ROFL!!!

Zebra 12-13-2007 10:16 PM

IBTL - In before the lock :43:
(oops, hitman13 beat me to that...)

IANAL - I am not a lawyer

AIDEPOOT - And I don't even play one on TV

TIA - Thanks in advance

DedEye 12-13-2007 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue84s10 (Post 881307)
ROFL!!!

ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing.

TacFan 12-13-2007 11:20 PM

LOL = Laughing Out Loud
WAG = Wild Azz Guess

Spiggy 12-13-2007 11:23 PM

ROFLMAOMFGWTFBBQ = Rolling on the floor laughing my a** oh my god what the fun...etc It's short for "that is indeed comedic"

TacFan 12-13-2007 11:28 PM

BRB = Be Right Back
DAO = Double Action Only
SAO = Single Action Only
DA/SA = Double Action / Single Action
SA can also be Springfield Armory

viras 12-13-2007 11:29 PM

Hey Thanks for doing this Oaklander. Did my post (CLICK ME) have anything to do with it? :cool2:

Anyway, here's a few to add to the list:

BB = Bullet Button
P50 = Prince 50
PRK = People's Republik of Kalifornia

oaklander 12-13-2007 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by viras (Post 881453)
Hey Thanks for doing this Oaklander. Did my post (CLICK ME) have anything to do with it? :cool2:

Anyway, here's a few to add to the list:

BB = Bullet Button
P50 = Prince 50
PRK = People's Republik of Kalifornia

Yes, that was the inspiration!

:D

milsurpshooter 12-13-2007 11:50 PM

LMAO- laughing my ***** off

colossians323 12-14-2007 5:59 AM

LPK-Lower parts kit
Muzzle brake- California flash hider

viras 12-14-2007 8:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oaklander (Post 881458)
Yes, that was the inspiration!

:D

Ha ha - glad my n00bness inspired you!

When I first logged onto this site in April, I had no idea what you guys were talking about re: rifles half the time. When I first heard the term "uppers", I thought you were talking about barbiturates. :eek::eek::eek:

Soldier415 12-14-2007 8:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by viras (Post 881707)
Ha ha - glad my n00bness inspired you!

When I first logged onto this site in April, I had no idea what you guys were talking about re: rifles half the time. When I first heard the term "uppers", I thought you were talking about barbiturates. :eek::eek::eek:

Barbituates are downers :eek:

See, you learn something new on Calguns every day :D

Maybe that's why I'm always on here

GenLee 12-14-2007 8:55 AM

SC= Still Confused.........lol

PanzerAce 12-14-2007 10:13 AM

PK - Parts kit, generally either AK or FAL.
TEOTWAWKI - The End Of The World As We Know It, see SHTF

Black_Talon 12-14-2007 4:17 PM

Here's the Holy Grail of acronyms:

www.acronymfinder.com

and here's the good 'ol Firingline.com gun-related list:

http://www.thefiringline.com/Misc/li...TFL_Primer.htm

DedEye 12-14-2007 4:19 PM

RTFA: Read the F**king Article.

hitman13 12-14-2007 5:06 PM

RTFM- read the Fing Manual!!!

taloft 12-14-2007 5:59 PM

WTT= want to trade
WTS= want to sell
WTB= want to buy

It's about time someone got around to this thread. Good job oaklander!:D

metalhead357 12-14-2007 6:13 PM

TEOTWAWKI-- The end of the world as we know it; much akin to SHTF

metalhead357 12-14-2007 6:14 PM

JAFO-- Just another F'in Observer

hitman13 12-14-2007 7:17 PM

REMF- rear echelon mother F'r

TacFan 12-14-2007 7:30 PM

LE = Law Enforcement
LEO = Law Enforcement Officer
BRD = Black Rifle Disease
POST = Peace Officer Standards and Training

toolman9000 12-14-2007 7:30 PM

ADE'S - Ade's Gun Shop in Orange, one of the best out there
SWHC - Smith and Wesson Holding Corporation - Buy if it hits in the $4 range.

rorschach 12-14-2007 7:37 PM

Okay, FTW I give you:

FTW-For the win (or Eff The World if you're a dirty biker)

hitman13 12-14-2007 8:11 PM

EBR- evil black rifle

DB2 12-15-2007 7:43 PM

YMMV= Your mileage may vary.

SFFRONTMAN 12-18-2007 8:47 PM

mim= metal injection molding

Bishop 12-19-2007 8:41 PM

TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. Everything has a cost. No action without an equal and opposite reaction. An important rule in economics, nature, legislation, and everything else in the world.


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