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Eventually this list will get longer. On a computer to easily find the abbreviation you want, hit ctrl + f (find) and type in the abbrevation you are looking for.

#A: Amendments (ie: 2A = 2nd Amendment)

ACP: Automatic Colt Pistol. (ie: .45 ACP)

AD: Accidental discharge. (VERY RARE)

AE: Action Express. (ie: .50 AE)

AFAIK: As far as I know.

BG: Bad guy.

BoR: Bill of Rights.

BTW: By the way.

BUG: Back up gun.

CC: Conceal Carry.

CC'er: Concealed carrier.

CC'ing: Concealed carrying.

CCH: Concealed carry handgun.

CCL: Concealed carry license.

CCW: Concealed carry weapon.

CHL: Concealed handgun license.

CPL: Concealed pistol license.

CM/COM: Center mass/Center of mass.

CMR: Code of Massachusetts Regulations.

CNS: Central nervous system (Brain and spinal cord)

CPL: Concealed Pistol License.

CQB/CQC: Close quarters battle/combat.

CWP: Concealed weapons permit.

DA: Double Action.

DAO: Double Action only.

DA/SA: Double Action/Single action.

DOA: Dead on arrival.

EDC: Every day carry.

FFL: Federal firearms license(e)

FID: Firearms IDentification (card)

FA: Firearm.

FMJ: Full metal jacket.

FTE: Failure to eject.

FTF: Failure to feed or failure to fire.

G&A: Guns and Ammo.

GAP: Glock automatic pistol. (ie: .45 GAP)

GATTTOTP: Going armed to the terror of the public.

GG: Good guy, good game, or Gorgard Gunny.

GSW: Gun shot wound.

HP: Hollow point.

IANAL: I am not a lawyer.

IIRC: If I remember correctly.

IMHO: In my honest opinion/In my humble opinion.

IMNSHO: In my not so humble opinion.

IWB: Inside the waistband.

JHP: Jacketed hollow point.

LAC: Law abiding citizen/carrier.

LE: Law enforcement.

LEA: Law enforcement agency.

LEO: Law Enforcement Officer.

LTC: License to carry.

MGL: Massachusetts General Law.

MP: Military police.

ND: Negligent discharge. (Often mistaken for an AD)

OC: Open Carry.

OC'er: Open carrier.

OC'ing: Open carrying.

OODA: Observe, Orient, Decide, Act.

OP: Original Post or Original Poster.

OWB: Outside the waistband.

PO: Peace Officer. (not sure if this is correct or even used anymore)

POTUS: President of the United States.

RIA: Rock Island Armory.

RKBA: Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

SA: Single Action or Springfield Armory.

SAO: Single Action only.

SCOTUS: Supreme Court of the United States.

SD: Self defense or sheep dog.

SHTF: **** hits the fan.

YMMV: Your mileage/method may vary.

As people add more abbreviations I will edit the OP to keep them all in one easy to find place. Hope this helps!

Thanks PACarrier for linking another great list.

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FTF = Failed To Feed...Mostly utilized in speaking about Auto Pistols.

Yes I'm sure it will grow..


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Could you put them in alphabetical order, please? I have CDO. It's like OCD, but the letters are in order, like they are supposed to be! ;-)


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When all else fails RTMFB.........Old Navy logic to include all instances were you come to a point of frustration and you finally READ THE MIGHTY FINE BOOK (pls feel free to sub MF for anything that may match). Finally have my wife onboard as well.


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NavyLCDR:244786 said:
Could you put them in alphabetical order, please? I have CDO. It's like OCD, but the letters are in order, like they are supposed to be! ;-)

Sigh ok when I get a chance to get on my computer next I will.


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Neverheard of sos being that (have heard of ssdd: same **** different day) or sd being sheep dog...but I will add it...if someone wants something taken off just post and I will look into it.


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FUBAR: "Screwed" Up Beyond All Repair.

TEOLAWKI: The End Of Life As We Know It.

BiPAP: Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure. Whu?


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PIBKAC = Problem Is Between Keyboard And Chair. Otherwise known as OE = Operator Error.

PO = Previous Owner and DPO = Dumb Previous Owner

SNAFU = Situation Normal, All Fouled UP


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As it is in 39 other states as well. Seems that 10 states have something against feeding a baby naturally.

I firmly believe that a permit, training and "safety" inspection should be required for PBF... might reduce the number of accidental discharges... it is for the sake of the children, afterall.

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