Check the catagory for what context the abbreviation might be under to make sure you are getting the correct definition. Example: FTF, regarding purchase of a gun is Face To Face; Regarding the function of a gun is Fail To Feed; Regarding the shooting of ammo is Fail To Fire POSTING/INTERNET ACRONYMS 2 cents = = Someones opinion BTT = Back To Top. A rather annoying way to "bump" sale threads. BTW = By The Way CF / Charlie Foxtrot = Cluster FUBAR = Up Beyond All Recognition FTFY = Fixed That For You (when you've changed another's quote to correct a mistake or for humor value) FTW = For The Win. Celebratory, used when something good happens. FTL = For The Lose (wrong way to do things) FWIW = For What Its Worth FYP = Fixed Your Post (see FTFY above) IIRC = If I Recall Correctly IMO / IMHO = In My Opinion / In My Humble Opinion OH NOES = Oh No! OMG = Oh My God! OP = Original Poster (the person who started the topic) OTOH = On The Other Hand RTFA = Read The Article RTFM = Read The Manual SHTF = = Hit The Fan SNAFU = Situation Normal, All Up TY / TYVM = Thank You / Thank You Very Much WTF = What The YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary YW = Your Welcome LICENSING C&R / FFL03 = Federal Firearms License for Collectors of Curios and Relics FFL = Federal Firearms License (firearms dealers) GWCL = Georgia Weapons Carry License (as a Georgia resident, this is what you need to carry a firearm openly or concealed outside of your home, car, and place of business) GFL = Georgia Firearms License (old name for the GWCL) CWP = Concealed Weapon Permit (See GFL) CCL = Concealed Carry License (See GFL) CHP = Concealed Handgun Permit (See GFL) CARRY AD = Accidental Discharge (rare, often misrepresented) BUG = Back Up Gun CC / CCW = Concealed Carry / Concealed Carry Weapon EDC = Every Day Carry FTE = Failure to Extract/Eject FTF = Failure to Feed (when talking about a gun) / Failure to Fire (when talking about ammo) IWB = Inside Waist Band (regarding holster carry) MF = MisFire ND = Negligent Discharge OC = Open Carry (or oleoresin capsicum, which is the fancy way to say "pepper spray") OWB = Outside Waist Band (regarding holster carry) SA = Situational Awareness FIREARM LAW RELATED AG = Attorney General AOW = Any Other Weapon (NFA - disguised gun, shotgun-pistol) AWB = Assault Weapon Ban (though the federal ban on evil looking semi-auto guns is no more, some states have their own as well as the near yearly effort since 2004 to get it passed again) AIFTG = Am I Free To Go? (question to ask law enforcement to know if you are being detained or are free to leave) BATF, ATF, BATFE -- all are referring to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives BOR = Bill of Rights CLASS 3 = Type of weapon regulated by the NFA '34 CLEO = Chief Law Enforcement Officer FTF = Face to Face (regarding selling a firearm where the seller and buyer of a firearm are both present for the sale) IANAL / INAL = I Am Not A Lawyer / I'm Not A Lawyer LEO = Law Enforcement Officer MG / SMG = Machine-gun / Submachine gun (SMG uses pistol ammo) MWAG = Man With A Gun (law enforcement term for someone carrying a firearm, usually regarding a response to a 911 call) NFA = National Firearms Act (of 1934) NICS = National Instant Check System (background check that is run when you try to purchase a firearm to determine if you are prohibited from owning firearms) OCGA = Official Code of Georgia (Georgia's state laws) PC = Probable Cause / Politically Correct PG = Public Gathering (referring to the old law against carry that was found in 16-11-127, PG is no longer found in GA code) POTUS = President of the United States RAS = Reasonable Articulable Suspicion (for more on PC and RAS see http://www.laaw.com/seizure_chart.htm) RKBA = Right to Keep and Bear Arms (the 2nd Amendment) SBR = Short Barreled Rifle SBS = Short Barreled Shotgun SCOGA = Supreme Court of Georgia SCOTUS = Supreme Court of the United States SOT = Special Occupation Tax WEBSITES AJC = ajc.com - Atlanta Journal-Constitution Newspaper ARFCOM = http://www.ar15.com GCO = GeorgiaCarry.Org GP/GPD/GPO/GPDO = GeorgiaPacking.org (you're looking at it) TFL = http://www.thefiringline.com THR = http://www.thehighroad.com VCDL = http://www.vcdl.org - Virginia Citizens Defense League OTHER AK = ??????? ??????????? (Russian for Automatic Kalashnikov), referring to the AK-47, AK-74, AK-101, AK-103, RPK, AKM family of rifles and their clones AR = ARmalite, referring to the AR-10, AR-15, M-16, M-4 family of rifles and their clones BG = Bad Guy BOB = Bug-Out-Bag (Something with weapons, first aid, survival gear, and a few days worth of food and water that you grab on your way out the door when evacuating or heading into a shelter. BOLO = Be On the LookOut (a term used for when police are told to look for someone) BUIS = Back Up Iron Sights (On guns with a red dot sight or scope and that also have regular iron sights to use if red dot stops working) EBR = Evil Black Rifle GG = Good Guy JBT= Jack Booted Thug (Commonly referring to any person that in an official capacity acts in a manner that is excessively oppressive, violent or unconstitutional) OP = Observation Post (lookout position) ZPAW = Zombie Post Apocalyptic World Don't forget Abbrieviations for the states. TERMS Israeli carry=carry of a loaded semi-auto pistol without a round in the chamber. Mexican carry=carry of a pistol in your waisteband without using a holster. Printing = Printing is when an observer can see the shape of your gun thru your cover garment. Nothing is really exposed. Reciprocity = means that 2 states have signed an agreement that says each state will honor the other's carry license as its own CONDITIONS OF READINESS Condition 0: round in chamber, hammer cocked, safety Off Condition 1: round in chamber, hammer cocked, safety On Condition 2: round in chamber, hammer uncocked Condition 3: empty chamber, hammer uncocked, loaded magazine in weapon Condition 4: empty chamber, no magazine in weapon (note: not all conditions may apply to all firearms) 4 RULES OF GUN SAFETY 1.All guns are always loaded. 2.Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. 3.Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target. 4.Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.