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    I am a newbie. I am getting my CCW permit soon, and found this forum to be very helpful. Thanks!

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    im new too.... im just good with 1337 speak... here are 3 that are used consistently

    FMJ = Full Metal Jacket
    CC = Concealed Carry
    OC = Open Carry


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    A few more:

    With regard to opinions,

    IANAL - I am not a lawyer

    YMMV - your mileage may vary

    IM(H)O - In my (humble) opinion

    With regard to ammunition,

    FMJ - Full Metal jacket

    HP - Hollowpoint

    HS - Hydra-Shok (Federal HPs)

    GD - Gold Dots (Speer HPs)

    WWB - Winchester White Box (budget yet decentrange ammo)

    ACP - Automatic Colt Pistol; a standard classifier of semi-automatic ammunition.

    Mag - Magnum. Can also be "mag", which is usually an ammo magazine.

    With regard to firearms,

    AR - a riflepatterned on the AR-15 (M-16). can also mean "assault rifle" in general, but that will generally be spelled out to avoid confusion.

    AK - A rifle patterned on the AK-47.

    1911 - a pistol patterned on the M1911A1. This and the preceeding patterns are just that; they are widely produced by many companies and are a class of firearms more than any one model.

    SAO - Single-action only. Most of these are 1911-pattern but some Sigs are SAO on a different pattern, and most striker-fired pistols that aren't Glocks are technically single-action as well.

    TDA - Traditional double-action. Synonymous with DA/SA. Most hammer-fired pistols that aren't 1911s are TDAs.

    DAO - Double-action only. some Sigs and most pocket pistols are DAOs.

    With regards to Jeff Cooper,

    Rule 1 - the gun is always loaded

    Rule 2 - never point a gun at anything you do not intend to destroy

    Rule 3 - keep your booger hook of the bang switch

    Rule 4 - be sure of your target, and what is around and beyond it.

    White - Condition White; unobservant and thus unaware of potential trouble

    Yellow - Casually observant for unexpected trouble

    Orange - Trouble expected or occurring, source unknown

    Red - Trouble imminent or occurring and source pinpointed

    C&L - "Cocked and Locked"; Condition 1 of 1911s and some other pistols, the pistol is loaded, chambered and the hammer back, and the safety is engaged.

    Israeli - "Israeli carry"; Condition 3 of 1911s and most other pistols, the weapon is decocked with an empty chamber but a full magazine. The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) is trained to carry this way.

    With regard topolice procedure,

    RAS - Reasonable articulable suspicion. A lower standard than probable cause, it justifies a detention of an individual on the spot for further questioning to develop or refute cause to believe a crime is imminent or being committed. It also in limited circumstances justifies afrisk for weapons.

    PC - Probable cause to arrest; the officer must have evidence, not just suspicion, that a crime is imminent, in progress, orhas been completed that would, given time to do so, have resulted in a warrant. Of course it can also be "politically correct" depending on context.

    SOP - Standard operating procedure; the code, formal or informal,dictating conduct and police response to a given situation.



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    Liko81 wrote:
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    haha heck yeah! rock on!

    speaking of israeli carry i have some questions about that

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    SCOTUS - Supreme Court of the United States

    RKBA - Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    IIRC - If I Recall Correctly

    MSM - Main Stream Media

    Just a few off the top of my head.

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    OC = Open Carry
    OC = Oleoresin Capsicum = Pepper Spray = OC Spray

    Utah Unloaded - Same as Israeli carry - Utah law states a firearm is unloaded if it has 2 mechanical actions to fire, and there is nothing in the firing position.

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    One correction;

    ACP is Automatic Colt Pistol not Python. The Python is a Colt revolver.



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    Finally I can understand what it it some of ya'll are saying.:celebrate I been wondering what some of the was.
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    Can't believe everyone missed MMM:

    Million Moms March
    Many Mad Mommas
    Many Misguided Mommies

    and other variations
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    Actually 'AK' is the abbreviation for Avtomat Kalashnikova 'Automatic rifle Kalashnikova'

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    LEO..law enforcement officer

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    There are also about half a dozen different acronyms for the piece of paper that legally authorizes (usually concealed) carry, where such paper is required.

    CHP (Concealed Handgun Permit) is a frequent one.

    CHL (Concealed Handgun License) is another that I've seen.

    CCW is another, though CCW can often mean "Carrying Concealed Weapon" in a generic sense.

    GFL is an unusual one, but is the "official" acronym for the Georgia Firearms License (which, btw, was necessary for either concealed or open carry back when I had one. Things may be different now, but I'm no longer a Georgia resident).

    There are others, which are usually decipherable from context.

    This mention of concealed permit acronyms is not intended to imply any particular opinion about permits or concealed carry.

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    Actually 'AK' is the abbreviation for Avtomat Kalashnikova 'Automatic rifle Kalashnikova'
    But when you say you have an AK in casual conversation on these boards, it could in fact be aNorinco Type 56. But if you sayyou have aNorinco Type 56, only those familiar with AK variants will know that you have a chineseAK-patterned rifle. Thus, AK as used on these forums refers more often toanAK-patterned rifle of some unspecified type and makethan to a Kalashnikov-produced model which is the "REAL" AK.

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    DocV wrote:
    One correction;

    ACP is Automatic Colt Pistol not Python. The Python is a Colt revolver.



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    :?oops. Fixed. And what's even worse is that the Colt Python is neither automatic nor does it take ACP ammo (maybe with moon clips).

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    Oh yeah and one other...

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    jaredbelch wrote:
    Oh yeah and one other...

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    I always wondered what the random stuff at the end of a post had to do with someone's estimated time of arrival.

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    OP - original post/original poster depending on context

    IOW - in other words

    LE - law enforcement

    LAC - law abiding citizen

    CCW - while covered above in some states such as MO it means "concealed carry weapons" and allows carry of concealed weapons other than firearms


    And one of the most important ones:

    OCDO - open carry dot org
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    jaredbelch wrote:
    OC = Oleoresin Capsicum = Pepper Spray = OC Spray
    Thank you

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    One that I have seen used in several different ways and do not understand how a lot of people use it is:

    MOA - What is the definition is the different ways it is used. I thought it was Minute Of Angle or Measure of Accuracy but that does fit how it is used.

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    PT111 wrote:
    One that I have seen used in several different ways and do not understand how a lot of people use it is:

    MOA - What is the definition is the different ways it is used. I thought it was Minute Of Angle or Measure of Accuracy but that does fit how it is used.
    Minute of Arc

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    PT111 wrote:
    One that I have seen used in several different ways and do not understand how a lot of people use it is:

    MOA - What is the definition is the different ways it is used. I thought it was Minute Of Angle or Measure of Accuracy but that does fit how it is used.
    Minute of Angle is pretty close. Actually the term refers to Minute of Arc, which is the roughly linear arc length produced by a deviation of 1/60 of a degree from a point. At 100 yards,a deviation from the bullseye of one MOA yields a hit approximately one inch off-center(1.047" to be precise). That's pretty good shooting; imagine hitting the 9-ringof your average pistol target from across a football field.

    MOA is important in scope sighting because if you're 'yote hunting, one or two MOAs means the difference between a heart shot and something less fatal (including a clean miss). Scopes, once zeroed, can then be adjusted for windage or range.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minute_of_angle#Firearms

    This unit is commonly found in the firearms industry and literature, particularly that concerning the accuracy of rifles. The industry tends to refer to it as minute of angle rather than minute of arc. It is popular because 1 MOA subtends approximately one inch at 100 yards, a traditional distance on target ranges. A shooter can easily readjust his rifle scope by measuring the distance in inches the bullet hole is from the desired impact point, and adjusting the scope that many MOA in the same direction. Most target scopes designed for long distances are adjustable in quarter (ΒΌ) or eighth (β…›) MOA "clicks". One eighth MOA is equal to approximately an eighth of an inch at 100 yards or one inch at 800 yards.
    Calculating the physical equivalent group size equal to one minute of arc can be done using the equation: equivalent group size = tan(MOA βˆ• 60)*distance. In the example previously given and substituting 3600 inches for 100 yards, tan(1 MOA βˆ• 60)βˆ™ 3600 inches = 1.0471975511966 inches.
    In metric units 1 MOA at 100 meters = 2.90888208665722 centimeters.
    Sometimes, a firearm's accuracy will be measured in MOA. This simply means that under ideal conditions, the gun is capable of repeatedly producing a group of shots whose center points (center-to-center) fit into a circle, the diameter of which can be subtended by that amount of arc. (E.g.: a "1 MOA rifle" should be capable, under ideal conditions, of shooting a 1-inch group at 100 yards, a "2 MOA rifle" a 2-inch group at 100 yards, etc.) Some manufacturers such as Weatherby and Cooper offer actual guarantees of real-world MOA performance.
    Rifle manufacturers and gun magazines often refer to this capability as "Sub-MOA", meaning it shoots under 1 MOA. This is typically a single group of 3 to 5 shots at 100 yards, or the average of several groups. If larger samples are taken, i.e. more shots per group, then group size typically increases. [2]


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    A few of them that I use:

    ORS = Oregon Revised Statutes

    RTFM = Read The Manual Please

    2A, 4A, 5A, etc.= Amendments to the US Constitution (Bill of Rights)

    Brady Bunch = Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Defense, er, violence

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