M*CARBO Brotherhood

A Glossary Of Terms

Here’s an idea. Can we pin a post that defines the acronyms used in posts? Forgive my ignorance but sometimes I have no idea what some of them are.

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SMH-shaking my head
FWIW-for what it’s worth
TBH-to be honest

People use so many of these that I have to look them up to make sense of what someone is saying…

Me too.
EDC= Every Day Carry (just learned that one)

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So true Frank it’s like a foreign language I can’t understand my kids sometimes they hold conversations like that

Here’s one for you, IRL=in real life. Amazing that you have to differentiate between real and virtual…

@Omnivious

Aint that the truth!

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Acronyms that I actually used:
BRB: be right back
LOL: laugh out loud
IMO/IMHO: in my (humble) opinion
LMAO: laugh my a$$ off
ROFL: rolling on floor laughing
IV: intravenous or 4
LMFAO: laughing my f’ing a$$ off
IWB: inside waste band
AF: (something)as f’
PO’ed: pissed off
JC: Jesus Christ
WWJD?: what would Jesus do?
WTF: what the f’
BTW: by the way
TTYL: talk to you later
The list goes on… It seems like if there’s a phrase, there’s a short hand for it.:dizzy_face:

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@FrankG Just found this list on the interweb. A little long but has most of the gun related ones.

Abbreviation Description
ACP Automatic Colt Pistol
ACR Advanced Combat Rifle
AE Action express
AE Action Express (.41 AE, .50 AE)
AF Air Force
AR armalite
BAR Browining Automatic Rifle
BL Barrell Length
BLR Browning Lever Rifle (lever action rifle)
BM Bushmaster
BMG Browning machine gun
BP black powder
BPCR black powder cartridge rifle
BR Bench Rest Remington
BT Boat-Tailed
CIII, C3, Class 3 Refers to the Class III FFL required to deal in NFA items
Cal. Caliber
CAR Carbine
CB Cast Bullet
CC Concealed Carry
CCW Concealed Carry Weapon
COA Certificate of Authenticity, typically
CUP copper units of pressure
DA Double Action
DAO Double Action Only
DEWC Double Ended WadCutter
EUC Excellent used condition
EXC Excellent
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
Faux Not a genuine item
FB Feedback
FC Fine condition
FCM First class mail
FFL Federal Firearms License/Licensee
FMJ Full Metal Jacket
FP Flat Point
FS Factory sealed
FS Fixed sights
FTF Face to face
FTF Failure to feed/failure to fire
GA gauge
GC Good condition
GR Grain (also gr.)
GU Gently Used
HBWC Hollow-Base WadCutter
HD Home Defense
HP Hollow Point
HS Home Security
HTF Hard to find
JFP Jacketed flat point
JHC Jacketed hollow cavity
JHP Jacketed hollow point
JSP Jacketed Soft Point
LC Long Colt
LE Limited edition
LHP Lead Hollow Point
LL Long Rifle
LN Like new
LOS Line of sight
LR Long rifle
LRN Lead round nose
LSWC Lead Semi-WadCutter
LTD Limited
LW Lightweight
LWC Lead wad cutter
M Medium (also used Md or Med)
M&P Military and Police
Mag. Magazine; magnum; also mag.
MC Metal Cased
MG Machine Gun
MIM Metal Injection Molding
MM/mm Millimeter
MNT Mint. In perfect condition (according to seller)
MOP Mother-of-Pearl
MRWC Mid-Range WadCutter
NIB New In Box (a firearm in original box)
NIW New In Wrapper (generally in relation to magazines)
NOS New Old Stock (an item that can no longer be manufactured new, but that can be sold as-new from existing stock)
NR No reserve price for an auction-style listing
O/U or O&U Over/under (shotgun)
OD Outside Diameter
OL Overall length
OR Optics Ready
PB* Lead Bullet
PBR Point blank range
PCC pistol caliber carbine
PDW Personal Defense Weapon
PMO Postal Money Order
PSI Pounds per square inch
PSP Pointed Soft Point or Plated Soft Point
QCB Quick Change Barrel
QD Quick Detach
Rd, Rds Round, rounds
RET Reticle, as in optics
RF RimFire
RN round nose
RNL Round Nosed Lead
RTF Rough Textured Frame, Ready to Fire
S/H; SH, S&H Shipping and handling
SA Single Action
SAIS Sold As Is
SBR Short Barreled Rifle (a rifle whose barrel is less than 16″ long as defined by the NFA)
SBS Side by Side (shotgun)
SJHP Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point
SJSP Semi-Jacketed Soft Point
SLR Self Loading Rifle
SMG Sub Machine Gun
SN Serial number
SP Soft Point or Spire Point
Spl. Special
SS Stainless Steel
Sts Sights
SWC Semi-WadCutter
TC Truncated Cone
TCH Tactical Carry Handle
TM Technical Manual
TMJ Total Metal Jacket
USPS United States Postal Service
VFG Vertical Fore/Forward/Front Grip
VLD Very Low Drag
VR Very rare
W/, w With
WC WadCutter
WCF Winchester Center Fire
WMR Winchester Magnum Rimfire
WSSM Winchester Super Short Magnum
WYSIWYG What you see is what you get
XCR Exchangeable Caliber Rifle
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FYI= For your information

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Oh, there’s one I learned recently, YOLO= you only live once

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BYOB= Bring Your Own Beer

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Believe it or not I still actually type out the whole word, It must take me 5 more seconds to respond to someone…laughing out loud :laughing:

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Let me break that last response down…BIONISATOTWW,IMTM5MSTRTS…LOL

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SHTF $hit hits the fan

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All this is very helpful, learned a couple new ones. I’m gonna make one up. We’re going to appropriate the word “Spork”.

Spork is defined as the act or art (or crime!) of over outfitting a gun with gaudy and unnecessary accessories. Below is an extreme example of Spork.
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SPORKED

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You guys are awesome! This is one helluva list so far. Bookmarked!

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@godallmighty This list of terms is great, I will take issue with one of the terms listed and I know your not the author of this list just wanted to point out At least to my knowledge AR doesn’t stand for Assault Rifle as this is a made up term by the Left (gun Nazis). It stands for Armalite who developed the platform, correct me if I’m wrong.

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@Flogrown You sir are correct. :clap: :trophy: Just made the correction to the list.

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@godallmighty Damn I haven’t received a Trophy in a long time.

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