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FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
« on: October 17, 2008, 09:00:16 PM »
« Last Edit: October 17, 2008, 09:14:04 PM by SuperNaut »
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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 09:05:12 PM »
    For any items not listed here, a good rule of thumb is to look at the context of the comment in question.  Usually one can use that in combination with the below list to glean the meaning of a given acronym.

    General conversation
    AFAIK = As far as I know
    AKA = Also known as
    BTDT = Been there, done that
    FWIW = For what it's worth
    IIRC = If I recall correctly
    IMO = In my opinion
    IMHO = In my humble opinion
    IMNSHO = In my not so humble opinion
    IYKWIM = If you know what I mean
    KISS = Keep it simple, stupid
    LMAO = Laughing my [backside] off
    LOL = Laughing out loud
    MSM = Main-stream media
    NSFW = Not safe for work
    OTOH = On the other hand
    ROFL = Rolling on the floor laughing
    ROFLMAO = Rolling on the floor laughing my [backside] off
    SOP = Standard operating procedure
    WTF = What the [flip]
    WTH = What the [heck]
    YMMV = Your mileage may vary

    Events and Gear
    BOB = Bug-out Bag
    HD = Home-defense
    RSC = Residential Security Container (AKA a low-end safe)
    SD = Self-defense
    SHTF = [Stuff] hitting the fan
    TEOTWAWKI = The end of the world as we know it

    Gun terms
    AOW = Any other weapon (an uncategorized NFA weapon)
    BP = Black powder
    BUG = Back-up gun
    DAO = Double Action Only
    EBR = Evil Black Rifle
    MOA = Minute of arc/Minute of angle
    SAO = Single Action Only
    SA/DA = Single action/Double action
    SBR = Short Barreled Rifle
    SBS = Short Barreled Shotgun
    SMG = Sub-machine gun

    Ammo terms
    ACP = Automatic Colt Pistol
    BMG = Browning Machine Gun
    FMJ = Full metal jacket
    GAP = Glock Automatic Pistol
    JHP = Jacketed hollow point
    LR = Long Rifle (as in .22LR)
    LRN = Lead round nose

    Carrying
    CCW = Concealed Carry of Weapons
    CHL = Concealed Handgun License
    CWP = Concealed Weapons Permit
    EDC = Every Day Carry
    IWB = Inside the waistband (method of carry)
    OWB = Outside the waistband (method of carry)

    Government
    BATFE = Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
    FFL = Federal Firearms License (or one who has such a license)
    SCOTUS = Supreme Court of the United States
    USSC = United States Supreme Court

    Sales
    FTF = Face-to-face
    NIB = New in box
    SPF = Sold pending funds

    Rights and Ownership
    2A = Second Amendment
    AWB = Assault Weapons Ban (usually referring to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994)
    FOPA = Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986
    GCA = Gun Control Act of 1968 (sometimes referred to as GCA68)
    JPFO = Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
    NFA = National Firearms Act of 1934 (or a weapon covered by the act)
    NRA = National Rifle Association
    NRAILA = National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action
    RKBA = Right to Keep and Bear Arms
    SAF = Second Amendment Foundation

    Competition
    IDPA = International Defensive Pistol Association
    IPSC = International Practical Shooting Confederation
    USPSA = United States Practical Shooting Association

    Online
    APS = Armed Polite Society
    ARFCOM = AR15.com
    TFL = The Firing Line
    THR = The High Road
    WTA = We The Armed (this forum)


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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 10:45:24 PM »
    NPE - Non Protective Environment

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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 10:46:55 PM »
    You rock Thernlund!
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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008, 10:48:00 PM »
    Thank you!   :)


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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008, 11:01:27 PM »
    How about "AOW"= any other weapon; ATF classification for things like pen guns, cane guns, "pistols" that shoot shotgun shells... 
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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #6 on: October 18, 2008, 12:23:36 AM »
    Good call.  Added.


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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008, 06:56:47 PM »
    I knew what it meant before, but how did AR15.com become "ARFCOM"?
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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008, 07:01:42 PM »
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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #9 on: October 18, 2008, 08:05:14 PM »
    [AR F]ifteen dot [COM]


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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #10 on: October 20, 2008, 09:31:09 PM »
    AWB - Assault Weapon Ban (of 1994)
    If I saw a guy with a 60cu/ft safe filled to the brim with nothing but Jennings, Lorcins and Hi-Points, I'd look at the guy and say "Right on brother".
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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #11 on: October 20, 2008, 09:35:19 PM »
    ^^^^  Yep.  That one's pretty common.  Added above.


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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #12 on: October 24, 2008, 10:53:02 PM »
    Thanks so much. I really need this.

    What does "bump" mean?

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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #13 on: October 25, 2008, 02:24:15 PM »
    It's not an acronym, but a way of saying, "I'm making this post in order 'bump' the thread back to the top."


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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #14 on: October 25, 2008, 03:34:51 PM »
    The acronym would be BTT = Back (Bump) To Top

    and let's not forget, IBTL = In Before The Lock (which hopefully, we won't see here)

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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #15 on: October 25, 2008, 03:39:52 PM »
    IBTL.   ;)
    If I saw a guy with a 60cu/ft safe filled to the brim with nothing but Jennings, Lorcins and Hi-Points, I'd look at the guy and say "Right on brother".
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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #16 on: October 25, 2008, 03:44:41 PM »
    and let's not forget, IBTL = In Before The Lock (which hopefully, we won't see here)

    I think the only IBTL sightings around here will be in jest to other forums.  Never serious.  ;)


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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #17 on: November 01, 2008, 05:25:50 AM »
    TANSTAAFL= There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #18 on: November 13, 2008, 02:29:51 AM »
    A few more bullet shapes that could be put into "Ammo terms:"

    FP = Flat Point (one of those terms like Jumbo Shrimp)

    HP = Hollow Point

    JTC = Jacketed Truncated Cone

    LSWCHP = Lead Semi-Wadcutter Hollow Point

    PSP = Pointed Soft Point

    SWC = Semi-Wadcutter

    WC = Wadcutter
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    « Reply #19 on: December 04, 2008, 06:30:16 PM »
     :clap

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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #20 on: January 21, 2009, 04:17:03 PM »
    IANAL

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    Used a lot on the opencarry.org boards when giving your opinion on legal issues.
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    « Reply #21 on: October 22, 2009, 05:46:28 PM »
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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #22 on: October 22, 2009, 05:49:45 PM »
    QFT - Quoted For Truth! 

    Does not mean what I initially thought it meant.  Nearly got into a fight over that one once...
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    « Reply #23 on: May 08, 2010, 03:28:27 PM »
    Didn't see this thread.   Too bad I already learned all the acronyms from the context anyway.
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    Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
    « Reply #24 on: May 08, 2010, 03:55:53 PM »
    Quote from: FMJ link=topic=107.msg147485#msg147485 date=1273346
    Too bad I already learned all the acronyms from the context anyway.

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