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Title: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: SuperNaut on October 17, 2008, 09:00:16 pm
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Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Thernlund 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)


-T.
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: alone on October 17, 2008, 10:45:24 pm
NPE - Non Protective Environment

(non friendly to firearms/weapons)

Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: SuperNaut on October 17, 2008, 10:46:55 pm
You rock Thernlund!
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Thernlund on October 17, 2008, 10:48:00 pm
Thank you!   :)


-T.
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: jimspur 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... 
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Thernlund on October 18, 2008, 12:23:36 am
Good call.  Added.


-T.
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Nolo on October 18, 2008, 06:56:47 pm
I knew what it meant before, but how did AR15.com become "ARFCOM"?
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: txgho1911 on October 18, 2008, 07:01:42 pm
BUIS   = back up iron sights
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Thernlund on October 18, 2008, 08:05:14 pm
[AR F]ifteen dot [COM]


-T.
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: ridata on October 20, 2008, 09:31:09 pm
AWB - Assault Weapon Ban (of 1994)
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Thernlund on October 20, 2008, 09:35:19 pm
^^^^  Yep.  That one's pretty common.  Added above.


-T.
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: macadore on October 24, 2008, 10:53:02 pm
Thanks so much. I really need this.

What does "bump" mean?
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Thernlund 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."


-T.
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Al Norris 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)
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: ridata on October 25, 2008, 03:39:52 pm
IBTL.   ;)
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Thernlund 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.  ;)


-T.
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: MarkStar on November 01, 2008, 05:25:50 am
TANSTAAFL= There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

I just finally learned this one myself last week... :D
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Brian Dale 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
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Gunsmom on December 04, 2008, 06:30:16 pm
 :clap

Thank you so much, very helpful!
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Vern357 on January 21, 2009, 04:17:03 pm
IANAL

I Am Not A Lawyer

Used a lot on the opencarry.org boards when giving your opinion on legal issues.
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Matthew Mayner on October 22, 2009, 05:46:28 pm
GFW= Gun Fearing Wussies (Coined by Kim Du toit)
AGNTSA= Aww Gee Not This [Stuff] Again


Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Harm 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...
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: FMJ 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.
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Outbreak 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.

Gigglesort
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Langenator on October 18, 2010, 12:19:30 pm
On the importance of context:  having recently returned from AFGhanistan, everytime I see mention of the MagPul Angled Fore Grip (AFG), I have to do a mental reset.
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Coronach on October 08, 2014, 07:02:16 pm
Most of these are initialisms, not acronyms. ;)
Title: Re: FWIW IMHO IYKWIM WTH?
Post by: Roper1911 on November 29, 2014, 08:31:54 pm
New for the random internet weirdness thread, coined by the mad ogre him self:
NSFM Not safe for mind