commonly used terms/abbreviations

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  1. Adam5

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    ptsmith brought up this idea when a new member commented about not knowing what all the abbreviations that we use mean. Could we put a sticky somewhere with a list of them that would help newer members understand what we are talking about?

    Edited due to numerous typos and horriblr grammar..... I think I need more more coffee
     
  2. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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  3. gsusnake

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    LICENSING/CARRY

    FFL = Federal Firearms License (firearms dealers)
    C&R/FFL03 = Federal Firearms License for Collectors of Curios and Relics
    GFL = Georgia Firearms License (what you need to carry, commonly mistaken as a CWP, CCL, CHP, "pistol permit" etc.)
    CC = concealed carry
    OC = Open Carry (or oleoresin capsicum, which is the fancy way to say "pepper spray")
     
  4. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    POSTING/INTERNET ACRONYMS

    FTFY = Fixed That For You (when you've changed another's quote for humor value)
    FYP = Fixed Your Post (see above)
    BTT = back to top. A rather annoying way to "bump" sale threads.
    FTW = For The Win. Celebratory, used when something good happens. There's an alternate definition too but I won't post that here as it contains a four-letter word.

    I know there's a million more but I worked all day and I'm tired... off to bed.
     
  5. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    IIRC = if i recall correctly
    IMO = in my opinion (alternately IMHO to include honest)
    BTW = by the way
    IWB = inside waist band
    OWB = outside
    PG = public gathering
    LEO = law enforcement officer
     
  6. AeroShooter

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    OMG = oh my God!
    OH NOES = Oh no!

    WTF = What the :censored:
     
  7. VolGrad

    VolGrad Tactical Statistician

    SHTF = stuff (insert alternate s*word) hits the fan
     
  8. ptsmith24

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    I think GS1 should make a one-post sticky thread. That way everything is in one post. It'll probably be easier to sort through that way. Suggestions can be taken in this thread or by PM. That should work fine.
     
  9. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    National Firearms Act

    NFA - National Firearms Act (of 1934)
    SOT - Special Occupation Tax
    MG/ SMG - Machinegun / Submachinegun (SMG uses pistol ammo)
    CLASS 3- Type of weapon regulated by the NFA '34
    AOW- Any Other Weapon (disguised gun, shotgun-pistol)
    SBR - Short Barreled Rifle
    SBS- Short Barreled Shotgun
    BATF, ATF, BATFE -- all the same federal agency
     
  10. Gunstar1

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  11. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    GS1,

    :righton:
     
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  14. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    But

    BUT even though a BG is a bad guy, a BUG is not a Bad, Ugly Guy. It's a Back-Up-Gun, normally a really small one that would otherwise be laughed at as a "mousegun" except you don't laugh at guys who carry two guns, just in case they can't kill you dead enough with the first one.
     
  15. ptsmith24

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    BUG, bad ugly guy :rotfl:
     
  16. budder

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  17. ntech

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    There is also one that is similar to "YMMY" or "TMMY" correct me if I am wrong...
     
  18. ptsmith24

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    YMMV = your mileage may vary.

    TMMV = the (?) mileage may vary.
     
  19. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    TMMY = The Moose Mugs You?

    Damn moose!
     
  20. ntech

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    Ah.... :?