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Here is one annoyingly seen more and more these days on nearly every thread in the "deals, sales, stock alerts (errrr I mean) coupons" sub forum.
oos = out of stock
10 +1 in the chamber
WTS: Gun stuff & things
I don't believe this is an acronym, and I couldn't find it in this thread, or by googling, so at the risk of sounding like even more of a noob, could someone explain what the meaning of the "Tere Hanges" meme is? Thanks!
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I've been looking for this thread! Lol
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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." -Ronald Reagan
Brand name, Magpul Industries. "polymer magazine" for AR style rifles?
"PMAG ® MAGAZINES
In early 2007 Magpul announced the PMAG 30-round 5.56 NATO Polymer MAGazine for AR15/M4/M16 platform weapons. With millions fielded to military, law enforcement, and commercial users, PMAGs have become the de facto standard for magazine reliability and durability. Magpul continues to improve existing products and expand the PMAG line to include new calibers and weapon systems."
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PSToday....pending sale today
PST...... pending sale tomorrow
DRMO..... don't rip me off
NLB......no low ballers
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"To evolve you need to focus on how change can bring improvement." - Cesar Guerini
There is nothing defensive about shooting another human being.
You think you scare me.... I have a daughter.
10 +1 in the chamber
WTS: Gun stuff & things
Just a few that I kept hearing or seeing on the net and found interesting.
MOLLE - modular lightweight load carrying equipment.
PALS- pouch attachment ladder system.
IFAK- individual first aid kit.
CLEO - Chief Law Enforcement Officer - Police Chief or County Sheriff
DAO - Double Action Only
Operator - Someone who likes tacticool gear (not sure if I'm getting that right)
Organizers needed for Veto referendum
1st Generation Gun Owner
After all the times I've been wrong when I thought something was illegal, I sure hope I'm right when I think something's legal!
BNIB - Brand New In Box
LNIB - Like New In Box
SPF - Sold, Pending Funds
If the US 1st amendment were treated like the 2nd amendment by US politicians, we will need a license to speak in public, need a background check to buy a book, and can only buy one every 30 days. They say the pen is mightier than the sword, yet the sword is the most regulated part of the constitution.
It looks like the OP has not been updated in about 6 months so I went through all the posts in this thread and tried to put together an updated list to help Noobs like myself.
I'm not trying to take over the maintenance of the list, just trying to help out and compact all the previous additions.
I had a couple of hiccups in copying and sorting of everything so I apologize for anything that is incorrect or that I may have missed or left as incomplete.
Due to a limitation on the number of characters that can be used in a single post, this will span multiple posts.
Note that items in BOLD are specific to (or originated at) Calguns.net.
"Characters/Numbers" through "D"
+1 - I wholeheartedly agree with this post! (similar to QFT and "This!")
2A - 2nd Amendment
300blk / 300 Blackout / 300 AAC Blackout -
300wm - 300 Win Mag / 300 Winchester / 300 Winchester Mag
308 Win/308 WM -
45 cal - awesome round
5150 - Psycho
A1A2A3- Lawrence Welks plate
AA - Adams Arms
AAMOF - as a matter of fact
AB - assembly bill
Accurate Arms - modern gun powder manufacturer
ACEC - Area of Critical Environmental Concern
ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union
ACOG - Advanced Combat Optical Gunsights (Trijicon)
ACP - Automatic "Colt" Pistol or Automatic "Cartridge" Pistol. (Also believed to stand for "automatic centerfire pistol")
ACU - Army Combat Uniform (camouflage pattern)
AD - accidental discharge (although most would argue all AD's are really ND's, as a true AD is a gross
ADE'S - Ade's Gun Shop in Orange, one of the best out there
AE - action express
AF - Depending on Context: 1) Alternative Force. 2) Air Force
AFAIAA - as far as i am aware
AFAIK - as far as I know
AG - Attorney General
AGL - Automatic Grenade Launcher
AIDEPOOT - And I don't even play one on TV
AK - Kalashnikov (style) rifle. Created/invented by Aleksandr Kalashnikov.
AM - Alison Merrilees (formerly from the DOJ) note spelling (two r's and two e's)
Anneal - To soften metal by heating. Used to extend the useful reloading life of brass cartridge case necks by softening them and permitting more reloading operations to be performed before the work hardening effect of the cold, forced reshaping of the resizing operation causes metal fatigue in the neck area and makes the brass case unusable for further reloading. Brass and copper are annealed by fast cooling, usually by quenching, from a heated condition. Steel is annealed by a slow cooling. Quenching of steel from high heat has the opposite effect from the same treatment of brass and copper.
Anti - an individual who opposes the 2nd Amendment (i.e. the Right to Bare Arms) for private citizens
AOW – Any/All Other Weapon
AP - armor piercing/penetrating
API - armor piercing, incendiary
APIT - armor piercing incendiary tracer
APT - armor piercing, tracer
AR - Abbreviation for "ArmaLite Rifle", often WRONGLY believed to stand for "assault rifle".
AR Steel - Abrasion Resistance Steel
ARCH-EL - AR Charging Handle - Extended Latch
ARFCOM - AR15.com (aka CA bashing firearms forum that shall remain nameless. aka BARFCOM)
ASA - Australian Shooting Association
ATF - Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (see BATFE)
AW - Assault Weapon
AWB - Assault Weapon Ban
Ball / ball ammo - see FMJ
BaMFAR - bad a** mother f**ng AR!
BAR - Browning Automatic Rifle
BATFE - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives
BB - Bullet Button
BBM - Broke Back Mountain BLM Land shooting area in San Diego.
BBWC - Bevel Base Wadcutter (bullet design)
BC – Depending on context: 1) Bolt Carrier 2) Ballistic Coefficient: indexed measure of a bullets ability to overcome resistance in flight relative to the performance of a standard projectile used to compute ballistics tables. (mathematically: ratio of bullet's SD to its coefficient of form, or the ratio of bullet's weight to the product of the square of its diameter and its form factor (coefficient of form)).
BCG - Bolt Carrier Group
BCH – Bolt Charging Handle
BCM – Bravo Company Manufacturing
Bearing Surface - that portion of a bullet that contacts the bore of the barrel as it travels from chamber to muzzle. Sufficient bearing surface is required for good accuracy.
Bedding - material and/or methods used to fit rifle action to a stock.
BF - Depending on context: 1) Best Friend 2) Boyfriend 3) Black Friday
BFF - best friend forever
BG - bad guy; big grin (as in <BG> or a smiley)
BLM - Bureau of Land Management.
BM - Bushmaster (www.bushmaster.com)
BMG - Browning machine gun
BNIB - Brand New In Box
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
BOR (BoR) - Bill Of Rights
Bore - the inside of a firearm's barrel.
Bore sight - to align the sights of a firearm by sighting through the barrel bore
BP - Depending on context: 1) Black Powder 2) Border Patrol 3) Build Party
BPCR - black powder cartridge rifle
Brady Bunch - not the TV show
BRASS - Breath, Relax, Aim, Slack/Sight/Stop (varies with type of rifle), Squeeze
BRB - Be Right Back
BRD - Black Rifle Disease
BRF - Black Rifle Fever
Brisance (brissance) - the "shattering" effect of explosives; the burn rate, in terms of acceleration, i.e., how quickly is the maximum burn rate of an explosive mass reached
BT - boattail (bullet design)
BTT - "Back to the top" A post made solely to "bump" the thread "back to top" of the list
BTW - by the way
BUG - Back Up Gun
BUIS - Back-Up Iron Sights
Bullet - the projectile which is expelled from a firearm's barrel at firing
Bump - Making a post solely to send a thread back to the top of the thread list (aka BTT)
Burn rate - the relative speed at which gun powders burn (explode) This is determined by the size and shape of granules, amount and nature of any coatings and, in some cases, specific physical design of the granules, such as perforations, tubes, rods, ball (beads) or disk shapes (flattened beads).
C&R - curio & relic
CADOJ/CaDOJ/CalDOJ - California Department of Justice[/B]
Cal. - Caliber (inches or millimeters); projectile (bullet) diameter or diameter of some specifically defined point in the bore of a barrel; the nominal or approximate diameter of a bore expressed similarly. NOT the same as a cartridge chambering! Caliber is diameter only. .223 Remington is not a caliber. It is a chambering. The number .223 alone, however is understood to mean the .223 Remington, but literally is a caliber. There are several chamberings that use the .223 caliber of bullet or bore. .30-'06 is a chambering. It uses a .308 caliber bullet.
Cartridge - completed assembly, comprised of a case (the central component), primer (for ignition), powder (primary energy source) and bullet (projectile). The cartridge is placed into the chamber and confined by a breech device for firing.
CAS - cowboy action shooting
CCP - Concealed Carry Weapons permit (depricated)
CCR - california code of regulation
CCRKBA - Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
CCW - Depending on context: 1) concealed carry weapon 2) Concealed Carry Weapons permit
CGN - Calguns.net
CGF - Calguns Foundation
CH - Depending on context: 1) Charging Handle. 2) Carry Handle
Chamber - the portion of a firearm which contains the cartridge at firing.
Chambering - i.e., "This rifle is available in the following chamberings: …"; Specific machined dimensions to the interior rearmost portion of a barrel which results in a chamber that will accept and safely fire one cartridge design only, i.e., .30-'06 Springfield, .270 Winchester, .223 Remington, .38-55 Winchester-Ballard, .45-'70 Government, etc. Although acceptable chamber dimensions are defined and accepted throughout the firearms industry by the ANSI-approved SAAMI, there are many "wildcat" and "improved" variations of standard SAAMI chamberings in use.
Charge - quantity of powder; usually in grains. One avoirdupois pound equals 7,000 grains.
CHL - concealed handgun license
Choke - in a shotgun, the taper in the last few inches of the barrel. This is usually a tightening of the bore to a slightly smaller diameter from the actual gauge measurement of the barrel. Some typical choke names, from least to most taper, are: cylinder (no taper), improved cylinder (or simply: "improved"), modified cylinder ("modified") and full choke ("full"). This is not a complete list, but typical.
CLASS III - Refers to the Class III FFL required to deal in NFA items (full-auto, suppressors, etc.)
CLDF - Civil Liberties Defense Foundation
CLEO - Chief Law Enforcement Officer - Police Chief or County Sheriff
CLEO - Chief Law Enforcement Officer, useful for sending a copy of your C&R application to, or issuing a
Clip – A strip of metal that is used to hold cartridges together to facilitate the loading into (usually) an internal rifle magazine.
CLP - Clean-Lube-Protect
CMMG - Columbia Missouri Machine Guns (http://www.cmmginc.com/)
CMP - Civilian Marksmanship Program
CMT - Continental Machine and Tool Co (maker of Stag and supplier to many others)
COA - Citizens Of America
COD - cash on delivery
COE - Certificate of Eligibility. Refers to a certifcate CADOJ will issue you you if you pass an FBI and state background check
Components (reloading) - individual components that make up the "recipe" for a hand loaded cartridge. The four components are: primer, case, bullet and powder.
CONDITION 1 - Pistol: Full magazine, cartridge in chamber, hammer cocked, safety on. AKA ""cocked and locked."
CONDITION 2 - Pistol: Full magazine, cartridge in chamber, hammer down, safety off.
CONDITION 3 - Pistol: Full magazine, chamber empty.
CONDITION 4 - Pistol: Full magazine separate from gun, chamber empty.
CONDITION ORANGE - Heightened awareness; alert to potential threats.
CONDITION RED - Under attack.
CONDITION WHITE - Unawareness of one’s environment.
CONDITION YELLOW - Normal awareness of one’s environment.
COTS - Commercial Off The Shelf
CPHV - Center to Prevent Handgun Violence (an enemy of the RKBA)
CQB - Close Quarters Battle
CQC - Close Quarters Combat
CRPA - certified royal pain in the a__
CRUISER READY - Shotgun: Full magazine, chamber empty, hammer down, safety off.
CS - Customer Service
CTD - Cheaper Than Dirt ( a vendor who it has been suggested is not California friendly )
CUP - copper units of pressure; a method of measuring chamber pressure, most common with shotguns
CWS - Cold War Shooters
Cylinder Gap - the distance between the front of the cylinder and the rear of the barrel in a revolver.
DA - Depending on context: 1) District Attorney 2) Double Action, as opposed to single action (SA), DA cocks the hammer and positions a cartridge for
DAISNAID - do as I say, not as I do
DAO - Double Action Only
DD - Daniel Defense
DEWC - double ended wadcutter (bullet design)
DFG - Dept. of Fish & Game
DFTT - Don't Feed The Troll
DGI - Direct-Gas Impingement
DI - Depending on context: 1) Direct Impingement. 2) Drill Instructor
Dissy - dissipator, a style of AR
DILLIGAFF - does it look like I give a flying f***
DOI - Declaration of Independence
DOJ - Department of Justice
DPMS - Defense Procurement Manufacturing Services (http://www.dpmsinc.com/)
DRMO - Don't rip me off
DROS - Dealer's Record Of Sale - sometimes used to refer to the 10 day waiting period (e.g., "I just DROS'ed it," etc..)
DS - Doublestar
DTFU - Dude That's F'd Up
DVC - Diligentia Vis Celeritas - Latin for Accuracy, Power, Speed
DW - Dan Wesson
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Part 2 follows due to a limitation on the number of characters that can be used in a single post.
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Part 2 - "E" through "P"
EAA - European American Arms, a manufacturer of firearms
EarPro - Ear Protection; Hearing Protection
EBP - Evil Black Pistol
EBR - Evil Black Rifle
EBT - As it pertains to the "welfare system", Electronic Benefits Transfer card.
EDC - Every Day Carry
EMP - Enhanced Magazine Plate
EPIK - Emergency Personal Injury Kit
ETA - Edited to Add
FA - Depending on context: 1) Full-Auto 2) Free America
Fanboy(s)/Fanboi(s) - someone who is a VERY passionate follower of a particular brand name
FCG - Fire Control Group – see HTS
FDE - Flat Dark Earth, a tan color used on components
FFL - Federal Firearms License (a dealer)
FFP - First Focal Plane , refers to where the reticle is located in the scope.
FIFO - first in, first out
FIFY - As in, "There, I Fixed It For You!" (an oft times humorous "correction" of a previous post)
FINE - Freaked Out, Insecure, Neurotic, and Emotional
FL - Frog Lube
Flame - Over the top or excessive insults/rudeness/trash talk/mud slinging. Not permitted on the board.
FMJ - Full Metal Jacket ammunition (bullet design), usually the base of the bullet is left exposed
FN - Flat Nose (bullet design) Or....
FN/FNH - Fabrique Nationale (http://www.fnhusa.com/) There are several arms factories in different countries which use the initials "FN", standing roughly for National Factory. The best known FN is the Belgian arms manufacturer, Fabrique Nationale d'Armes d'Guerre or National Factory of War Arms, in Leige and Herstal, Belgium. FN was the developer of the Fusil Automatique Leger or Light Automatic Rifle, commonly called the FAL or FN-FAL. FALs are or have been the standard service rifle of a number of countries, including most of the British commonwealth, and were manufactured in several countries. Several semi-auto only versions are available on the U.S. market.
FNG - F'ing New Guy (don't use this - it's offensive)
FOP - Fraternal Order of Police
FOPA- Firearm Owners Protection Act.
For Later... - This is used when someone wants to reserve one or more post position for later use in order to add to or to complete a lengthy explanation/discussion/etc.
FOUP - Firearm Owners Unification Project
FP - Flat Point (bullet design)
FPS - Feet Per Second
FS - for sale
FSB - Front Sight Block
FSC - Firearms Safety Certificate
FT - For Trade
FTE - Failure to Eject
FTF - Depending on context: 1) Failure to Feed; 2) Failure to fire. 3) Face to Face
FTS – F*** This Sh*t
FTW - For the Win
FTW - For the win (or Eff The World if you're a dirty biker)
FUBAR - 1) fouled up beyond all recognition; 2) f'd up beyond all recognition
FUD - Bad info - 1) F***ed Up Disinformation; 2) F***ed Up Dissemination; 3) Fear, uncertainty and doubt
FWIW - for what it's worth
FYI - for your information
G&A - Guns & Ammo (print magazine)
G2G - Good to Go (aka GTG)
GA - gauge (also: ga.)
GB - Depending on context: 1) Group Buy. 2) Gun Broker (www.gunbroker.com)
GC - gas check; a copper-zinc alloy cup used as gilding to protect the base of lead bullets from hot gas obduration during internal ballistics.
GCA - Gun Control Act (1968)
GF - Girlfriend
GFY – go F*** yourself
GG - good guy
GI - Depending on context: 1) government issue. 2) gas impingement
Go/No Go -
GOA - Depending on context: 1) gone on arrival 2) Gun Owners of America
GOOD - Get Out Of Dodge
GP - Ground Pounder
GPU - Gas Piston Upper
GT - Golden Tiger (ammo for AKs)
GTG - Good to Go (aka G2G)
H&R - Harrington & Richardson, a manufacturer of firearms
HBWC - hollow base wad cutter (bullet design)
HCI - Handgun Control Incorporated (an enemy of the RKBA)
HD - Home Defense
Headspace - measurement between two points in a chamber which are the confining boundaries of cartridge movement during chambering and firing. Insufficient headspace hinders complete chambering of the cartridge. Excessive headspace permits case stretching and can permit case separation, which will permit high pressure gas leakage during the firing/pressure cycle. Very dangerous to equipment and shooter. Headspace is defined and measured differently for each case design. Rimless, rimmed and belted bottleneck cases each have a method unique to the design and a measurement specific to the chambering. Straight walled cases, rimless and rimmed, also have unique methods and cartridge-specific measurements.
HIHO(2X) - c'mon you know the lyrics...dont forget to whistle..
HMFIC - Head Mother F***er in Charge
HMIC - Head Man in Charge
Hodgdon - modern gun powder manufacturer
HP - hollow point ammo (bullet design)
HPBT - Hollow Point Boat Tail (bullet design)
HSC - Handgun Safety Certificate
HTS / HST - hammer, sear, & trigger
IA - Issuing Agency
IANAL - I am not a lawyer
IBTL - in before the lock
IC - Iggy Chinn (from the DOJ)
ICU - i'll call you
IDK - I Don't Know
IDPA - International Defensive Pistol Association
IE - Inland Empire
IFAK - Individual First Aid Kit
IFTFY - I fixed that for you (see also FIFY)
IINM - if I’m not mistaken
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly; alternatively, If I Remember Correctly
IKR - I Know, Right?!?!?
ILA - Institute for Legislative Action (Div. of the NRA)
IMHO - in my humble opinion
IMNSHO - in my not so humble opinion
IMO - in my opinion
IMR - modern gun powder manufacturer: Improved Military Rifle; formerly DuPont
IPSC - International Practical Shooting Confederation
IR - Infrared
IRC - Internet Relay Chat
IRL - in real life
IYDMMA - if you don’t mind me asking
IWYPWQUTDASICUWIR - I wish you people would quit using these dumb acronyms so I could understand what I'm reading.
Izzy - Israeli
JAFO-- Just another F'in Observer
JFP - jacketed flat point (bullet design)
JHC - jacketed hollow cavity (bullet design)
JHP - jacketed hollow point (bullet design)
JK or J/K - Just Kidding
JMB - John Moses Browning. The designer of some of the best guns ever made.
JMO - just my opinion
JPFO - Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
KAC - Knight's Armament Company
KISS - keep it simple stupid
KMA - Kiss My A**
KYPD - keep your powder dry
L - lead
LA - Depending on context: 1) Los Angeles. 2) Long Action.
LA - Long Action
LCI - Loaded Chamber Indicator
LE - Law Enforcement
LEA - Law Enforcement Agency
LEAA - Law Enforcement Alliance of America
LEO - Law Enforcement Officer
LEOSA - Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act
LFI - Lethal Force Institute
LG - loaded gun
LGS - Local Gun Store (Your local firearms retailer.)
LIFO- last in first out
LIPO ‘- to extract an inordinate amount of fat
LMAO - laughing my a** (rear end) off
LMFAO - laughing my f***ing A** off
LMGTFY – Let Me Google That For You
LMT - Lewis Machine and Tool (http://www.lewismachine.net/)
LNIB - Like New In Box
Lo-Pro - Low Profile
LOL - Laugh/Laughing Out Loud
LOP - length of pull
LOS - line of sight
LPK - Lower parts kit
LR - Long Rifle
LRN - lead round nose (bullet design)
LRT - LaRue Tactical
LSWC - lead semi-wad cutter (bullet design)
LTC - License to Carry (similar to CCW or CHL)
LUCC - Locked Unloaded Concealed Carry
LWC - lead wad cutter (bullet design)
Mag - box magazine; ammunition feeding device (sometimes incorrectly referred to as a "clip")
Mag. - magazine; magnum; also: mag.
Magazine- ammunition holders that are equipped with a spring to move the ammo, these are not clips.
MARPAT - MARine PATtern (camouflage pattern)
MD - Magazine Disconnect
MI - Midwest Industries
MIM - metal injection molding
MM - Millimeters; also mm
MMG - Monster Man Grip
MMM - Million Mom March
MOA - Minute of Angle
MOLON LABE ( Μολὼν λαβέ )– Ancient greek for, “Come and take it”. A classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army's demand that the Greeks surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae.
MSM - Mainstream Media
MSR - Modern Sporting Rifle - i.e. AR's, AK's, etc
MV - muzzle velocity, usually in fps. Velocity of the bullet at or very near the muzzle of the barrel
NAA - North American Arms, a manufacturer of firearms
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NAVY - Never Again Volunteer Yourself (usually used when you're doing something that you dislike, etc.)
ND - negligent discharge
NEF - New England Firearms, a manufacturer of firearms
NeRF / NRF - non-rosterable firearm
Newbie/Noobie/NOOB - A new forum member or someone new to a particular subject or who lacks experience with the topic of discussion
NF - National Forest
NFA - National Firearms Act (1934)
NFW - No F***ing Way
NiB (w/ lower case "i") - New In Box coating (NOT to be confused with NIB which refers to New In Box.)
NIB (w/ upper case "I") - New In Box (NOT to be confused with NiB which refers to Nickle Boron coating.)
NLB – no low ballers
NMG!!! - No Mames Guey (if I'm interpeting it correctly, it's a Mexican colloquilism for "don't mess with me/give a hard time")
NOS - New old stock
NOT the same as a cartridge chambering! Caliber is diameter only. .223 Remington is not a caliber. It is
NOYB - none of your business
NPS - National Park Service
NRA - National Rifle Association (please become a member)
NSSF - National Shooting Sports Foundation
NTCH - Nose To Charging Handle
NV - Depending on context: 1) Night Vision 2) Nevada
NWTT - not wrapped too tight
O/U - over/under (shotgun)
OAL - Depending on context: 1) Overall Length; 2) Office of administrative law
OC - Orange County
OD - Olive Drab
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
OF - old fart
Off Roster - refers to pistols not certified for sale in CA (http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/)
OFIT - old fart in training
Ogive - a measure of the curvature forward portion of the bullet. The radius of the ogive is usually expressed in multiples or fractions of the caliber.
OLL - off list lower
OLR - off list rifle
OLU - off list upper (like on a FAL)
OMG - Oh My God! (alt. Oh My Gosh!)
OMMFG!!!!!! - OH MY M.F.'ing GOD!!!!!!!!
OOA - Out of Ammo
OOB - Out of Battery
OOS - Out of stock
OP - original poster, i.e. the person who started the thread (Alternatively: the Original Post)
Operator - Someone who likes tacticool gear (not sure if I'm getting that right)
OT - Depending on context: 1) Off Topic. 2) Off Topic Forum
OTD - Out The Door ( total purchase price)
OTM - Open tip match
OTOH - on the other hand
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Part 3 - "O" through "Z" + Slang
P&I - Privileges & Immunities clause (14th Amendment)
P&IArt4 - a separate Privileges & Immunities Clause in the body of the Constitution (not an amendment) at
P50 - Prince 50
PBR - point blank range
PC - Depending on context: 1) Penal Code; 2) Probable Cause; 3) Plate Carrier; 4) Politically Correct
PDW - Personal Defense Weapon
PEBKAC - Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
PFC - Proud F**king Civilian
PHD - Post-Heller Decision (e.g., Nordyke v. King)
PIG - pride, intergrity & guts
PITA – Pain In The A**
PITB - Pain in the Butt
PK - Parts kit, generally either AK or FAL.
PM - Personal Message (i.e. a message sent to another member via your forum account control panel)
PMAG - The trademarked brand name of rifle magazines produced by Magpul Industries. ("polymer magazine")
POA - Point Of Aim.
POF (1) - USA Patriot Ordnance Factory (http://www.pof-usa.com/ )
POF (2) - Pakistan Ordnance Factory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakista...ance_Factories )
POI - Point Of Impact.
POS – Piece Of S---
POST - Peace Officer Standards and Training
POTUS - President of the United States (of America)
POV - Depending on context: 1) Personally Owned Vehicles. 2) Point of View
PP - Paypal (but note, they are anti-gun!)
PPC - Cartridge designed in 1974 by Dr. Louis Palmisano and Ferris Pindell. Based on the 220 Russian case with a head diameter of .441 - .445. Considered to be the most efficient cartridge design available, the .22 cal PPC and 6mm PPC virtually dominate benchrest accuracy competition in the world today.
PPE - Personal Protective Equipment
PPITH - NRA "Personal Protection In The Home" Course
PPT - person to person transfer or Private Party Transfer
PRAR - public record act request
PRC - People's Republic of Commifornia
PRI - Precision Reflex Inc.
PRK - People's Republic of Kalifornia
PRK - Pistols, Rifles and Knives (an FFL in Fresno)
PSA - Palmetto State Armory
PSI - pounds per square inch; also: psi. This is the normally accepted measure of pressure exerted on the inside wall of the chamber of a modern rifle or handgun during the firing cycle. By convention and tradition, a shotgun pressure rating is in CUP. PSI is slowly replacing the use of CUP as a standard reference of pressure in all firearms testing and pressure proofing.
PST or PSToday – pending sale tomorrow
PTL&PTA - praise the lord and pass the ammunition
PTP - Person to Person
PYRAC - Play Your Race, Ace Card
QFT (similar to +1 and "This!") - Depending on context: 1) Quote(d) for truth. [i.e. "I agree with the post or quote] 2) Quit F***in' Talking. 3) Quote for today.
QLP - Qualified Products List
RAW - Registered Assault Weapon
REMF - Rear Ech Mother F***er; derogatory name for a non-combatant in a combat zone or a military occupational specialty that would keep one from combat duty were hostilities to be engaged
RG or RG.com - RifleGear.com
RIONO - Republican In Name Only - Used to describe less conservative Republicans.
RKBA / RTKBA – the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
RM - Roommate
RN - round nose (bullet design)
ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
Romy "G" - a type of AK
ROTF - rolling on the floor
ROTFL - rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLMAO - rolling on the floor laughing my a** off
RPA – royal pain in the a**
RSO - Range Safety Officer
RRA - Rock River Arms (http://www.rockriverarms.com/)
RTFA: Read the F**king Article
RTFM- read the Fing Manual
S**t - Store High In Transit (or Transport)
S&G - S**ts and Giggles
S&W - Smith & Wesson
SA - Depending on context: 1) Semi Auto 2) Short Action 3) Situational Awareness 4) Springfield Armory 5) Single Action - as opposed to double action (DA), SA releases the trigger for primer contact and firing AFTER cocking of the hammer and positioning of the cartridge for firing by means other than pulling the trigger
SAA - Single Action Army; a famous design of revolver by Colt used in early America and credited with finalizing the popularity of mass produced, brass cartridge handguns. This is the cowboy revolver of Hollywood Western Motion Pictures.
SAAMI - Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute; an accredited standards developer for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
SAF - Second Amendment Foundation
SAO - Single Action Only
SAS - Second Amendment Sisters; Special Air Service (British military special operations unit)
SASS - Single Action Shooting Society
SATF - Second Amendment Task Force
SB - Depending on context: 1) Senate Bill 2) Santa Barbara
SBP- Search before post
SBR - Short Barreled Rifle
SBS – Short Barreled Shotgun
SC - Still Confused
SCOTUS - Supreme Court of the United States (of America)
SD - Depending on context: 1) Self Defense 2) San Diego 3) Sectional Density (ratio of bullet's weight, in pounds, to its cross-sectional area, in inches)
SFV - San Fernando Valley
SG - Sportsmans' Guide (a vendor)
SGN - Shotgun News (a gun sales publication)
SGV - San Gabriel Valley
SHOT Show - "Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Travel" Show
SHTF - S**t hit(s) the fan
Sic Semper Tyrannis - Latin for "thus to tyrants forever"
SIFU- da man!
SJHP - semi-jacketed hollow point
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
SMK - Sierra MatchKing (a specific brand of bullet)
SNAFU - situation normal, all F**ked/f'ed/Fouled up
SnQ - shoot n que
SO - Significant Other (Spouse, Boyfriend, Girlfriend, etc)
SOCOM: Special Operations Command
SOF - Special Operations Forces
SOP - Standard Operating Procedure
SOSDD- Same Old S**t DIfferent Day
SP - soft point ammo (a bullet design)
SPF - Sold, Pending Funds
SPR - Depending on context: 1) Special Purpose Rifle; 2) "Special Police Rifle"
SS - Stainless Steel
SSAA - Sporting Shooters Association of Australia
SSC - single shot conversion
SSE - single shot exemption (or exclusion)
STFU - Shut the F*** Up!
STFUB - Shut the F*** Up B**ch
SWAT - special weapons and tactics
SWC - semi wadcutter (a bullet design)
SWHC - Smith and Wesson Holding Corporation
SWMBO - She who must be obeyed (the wife, GF)
SWS - Superior Weapons Systems (http://www.superiorweaponssystems.com/)
SWSWSW- some will - some wont- so what
T&A - T&A Armory
Tacticool – Something that looks cool, is useless, and was probably expensive
TAN - the "Thread About Nothing"
TANSTAAFL - There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. Everything has a cost. No action without an equal
TC - truncated cone (a bullet design)
TEOTWAWKI - The End Of The World As We Know It. The societal equivalent of SHTF x a bazzilion!!! (The complete and utter breakdown of normal society as we know it on a long term basis.)
Tere Hanges - A CalGuns meme that doesn't mean anything. Somebody made a typo (i.e. "Tere Hanges") while using their phone to post to CalGuns. Many members were amused by it and continue to use it on occasion in responding to more current posts.
TFL - The Firing Line
This! - See QFT (similar to +1)
Throat - leade, freebore. That portion of the barrel bore immediately forward of the chamber. In some rifle chamber designs, the throat may be long and may transition into a relatively slow taper to full depth of lands and grooves (rifling). In other rifle designs the throat is relatively short and the transition to full depth rifling is abrupt, although all barrels have some taper from throat to full depth rifling. The immediate effect of the two extremes in design is to determine the maximum distance a bullet may protrude out the front of the case. This determines the final overall length of the loaded cartridge, for a given bullet shape.
TIA - Thanks in advance
TLA - three letter acronym
TMI: Too much information
TMJ - Total Metal Jacket ammunition (a bullet design), jacket typically fully encasing the bullet
TPF - ten percent firearms
Troll - someone posting with the purpose of inflaming or starting an emotional
TRT - Tyranny Response Team
TSA - Transportation Security Administration
TTHR - take the high road
TTMF - tick tock motha f***r
TTW - taunting the wookie
TTYL - Talk To You Later
TU - Teats Up
Two Weeks - It ain't going to happen...
TWS - Texas Weapons System
UAW - Unregistered Assault Weapon
ULR - Unfinished Lower Receivers (or possibly Unregistered Lower Receiver) - aka 80% Lowers (see this thread http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s....php?t=1049130 )
UOC - unloaded open carry
UOCer- unloaded open carrier.
URL - uniform resource locator
USA PATRIOT Act - Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism
USBR - US Bench Rest
USGI - United State Government Issue
USPSA - United States Practical Shooting Association
USRAC - U.S. Repeating Arms Company; firearms, ammo and reloading component manufacturer
UTL - unable to locate
V-SBR/VSBR - Very Short Barreled Rifle
VBOST - Vehicle-Born Operations Sling Tab
WA - Wildlife/Wilderness Area
WAG - Wild A** Guess
WC - wad cutter (a bullet design)
WECSOG - Wile E Coyote School of Gunsmithing
WSA - Wilderness Study Area
WSM - Winchester Super Magnum
WTB - want to buy
WTF - What the F***?!? (Used to express shock and/or confusion.)
WTF2 - what the f*** was that for?
WTFO - what the f***, over
WTS - want to sell
WTSHTF - when the s*** hits the fan
WTT - want/willing to trade
WWB - Winchester White Box (ammo)
WYSIWYG - what you see is what you get
YCDABTIYJSOYA- you cant do a bloody thing IF you just sit on your bum !
YHM - Yankee Hill Machine
YMMV - Your mileage may vary.
YSRSCCBAGAG - You Should Really Stop Collecting Comic Books And Get A Girlfriend.
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 CalGuns website, 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.
End Part 3 - "O" through "Z" + Slang
Last edited by Back to Earth; 12-24-2015 at 7:30 PM..