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    Default Dictionary of Phrases and Acronyms

    I had a ND with my OC when I couldn't produce my LTCF for the local STB.

    By the time I figure out what all these things mean I'm ready to go to bed.

    Wouldn't it be nice to know what people are talking about?

    Before you get snoty with your answers remember what your firearms instructors said. "There is no such thing as a dumb question."

    Staff Note (6/15/11) - A compilation of all contributions has been created, and is available as an attachment (.doc or .txt format) in post #84 of this thread.
    Last edited by gnbrotz; June 15th, 2011 at 04:29 PM.

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    Default Re: Dictionary of Phrases and Acronims

    I haven't searched the forum for this, so I might be commiting a faux paus... BUT, your idea is a good one. There should be an organized sticky thread for acronyms. Start one up, and ask a mod to make it "sticky" eww...

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    Default Re: Dictionary of Phrases and Acronims

    "Political Correctness is just tyranny with manners"
    -Charlton Heston

    "[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
    -James Madison, Federalist Papers, No. 46.

    "America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy." [sic]
    -John Quincy Adams

    "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies."
    -Thomas Jefferson

    Μολών λαβέ!
    -King Leonidas

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    Default Re: Dictionary of Phrases and Acronims

    here are a few off the top of my head:

    LTCF=license to carry firearms (what PA, which is pennsylvania, btw--which is "by the way" calls our carry permits)

    CCW= concealed carry weapon or carry a concealed weapon

    CC= concealed carry

    OC = open carry

    ND = negligent discharge (when you fire your gun when you did not intend to)

    AD = accidental discharge (very rare...some people incorrectly label NDs ADs, though)

    DA = district attorney.

    SO = sheriff's office

    PD = police department

    PPD = usually philly police department on this forum

    EBR = evil black rirfle

    BRD = black rifle disease

    OP = original post or original poster

    BOB = bug out bag

    GLOCK = perfection

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    Default Re: Dictionary of Phrases and Acronims

    Toyota...

    Nice list.

    I guess living by acronyms dies hard... haha How's your plaid?

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    Default Re: Dictionary of Phrases and Acronims

    Okay, despite the fact that you can't have an ND (an act) with an OC (another act, not a thing), I'm totally confused as to what an STB is.

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    Default Re: Dictionary of Phrases and Acronims

    FTF = Failure to Fire
    FTF a = Face to Face (used a lot on gun forums to conduct sales)
    WTB = Want to buy (again for marketplaces)
    WTS = want to sell " "
    WTT = want to trade " "

    FTE = Failure to eject/extract

    FFL = Federal Firearms License

    NFA = National Firearms Act

    While a dictionary is a good idea, once you spend more time around gun forums, or talking about guns with people, it will soon be made clear.

    As for NDs and ADs, someone put it real nicely on another forum:

    AD = malfunction of firearm or cartridge
    ND = malfunction of you

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    Default Re: Dictionary of Phrases and Acronims

    Quote Originally Posted by ScaredOnce View Post
    I haven't searched the forum for this, so I might be commiting a faux paus... BUT, your idea is a good one. There should be an organized sticky thread for acronyms. Start one up, and ask a mod to make it "sticky" eww...
    I agree about this and LittleRedToyota did a good start so I give her a +1 and a rep

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    Default Re: Dictionary of Phrases and Acronims

    KB = KaBoom. The sound a Glock makes when it blows up.


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    I taught Chuck Norris to bump-fire.

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    Default Re: Dictionary of Phrases and Acronims

    another FTF

    Failure To Feed

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