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    Yeah, I am the dumb new guy, and I can use context to figure out what most acronyms on here mean, but some of them I am lost? I just though maybe it would be a good idea to have a thread that listed the commonly used ones or so the next new guy who doesn't understand one can search for "acronym" or whatever acronym he is trying to find and this could pop up rather then a bunch of other posts where somebody was using it without saying what it is. If you think of any others that are used I think it would be pretty helpful for the future members to list them.

    Just off the top of my head I can think of (again, though some are pretty easy to figure out):

    OC - open carry
    CC - conceal carry
    VCDL - Virginia Citizen Defense League
    LEO - law enforcement officer
    OCDO - open carry dot org
    Unicorn sightings- Spotting someone else OCing in town. (not an acronym, I know but a useful thing to know)

    Two I have seen that I have no clue-
    IANAL ??
    YMMV ??

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    AEubanks wrote:
    Two I have seen that I have no clue-
    IANAL ??
    YMMV ??
    I Am Not A Lawyer

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    DrMark wrote:
    AEubanks wrote:
    Two I have seen that I have no clue-
    IANAL ??
    YMMV ??
    I Am Not A Lawyer

    Your Milage May Vary

    I ANAL. U ANAL. We are all ANAL.

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    ARFCOM - A R Fifteen . COM (AR15.com)

    Virginia Tuck - Carrying in an IWB holster, tucking your shirt behind the gun so it is not concealed.

    IWB - Inside the Waistband

    OWB - Outside the Waistband

    BUG - Backup Gun

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    richarcm wrote:
    I ANAL. U ANAL. We are all ANAL.
    Well done! I actually laughed out loud.

    CCW: Concealed Carry Weapon (not often used on a board about OC)
    CHP: Concealed Handgun Permit (also not often used)
    BG: Bad Guy
    GG: Good Guy
    EDC: Every Day Carry

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    AEubanks wrote:
    Yeah, I am the dumb new guy, and I can use context to figure out what most acronyms on here mean, but some of them I am lost? I just though maybe it would be a good idea to have a thread that listed the commonly used ones or so the next new guy who doesn't understand one can search for "acronym" or whatever acronym he is trying to find and this could pop up rather then a bunch of other posts where somebody was using it without saying what it is. If you think of any others that are used I think it would be pretty helpful for the future members to list them.

    Just off the top of my head I can think of (again, though some are pretty easy to figure out):

    OC - open carry
    CC - conceal carry
    VCDL - Virginia Citizen Defense League
    LEO - law enforcement officer
    OCDO - open carry dot org
    Unicorn sightings- Spotting someone else OCing in town. (not an acronym, I know but a useful thing to know)

    Two I have seen that I have no clue-
    IANAL ??
    YMMV ??
    There are a lot of us new folks running to catch up - check out the acronym thread @ http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...mp;forum_id=65.


    (Edited: added ARFCOM, EFC and GG to the list - thanks!)

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    BFA -- Buckeye Firearms Association

    EBR -- evil black rifle

    MOC -- Michigan Open Carry

    LAC -- law abiding citizen

    GWAG -- goof with a gun

    BMWAG -- black man with a gun (i.e., danbus)

    BMWOAG--black man without a gun

    HPCSD --HankT's Postulate of Civilian Self-Defense©

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    IIRC-If I Recall Correctly

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    kle wrote:
    richarcm wrote:
    I ANAL. U ANAL. We are all ANAL.
    Well done! I actually laughed out loud.

    CCW: Concealed Carry Weapon (not often used on a board about OC)
    CHP: Concealed Handgun Permit (also not often used)
    BG: Bad Guy
    GG: Good Guy
    EDC: Every Day Carry
    Actually CHP is the only correct acronym to describe that little Va. permission slip.

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    FUBAR -- all federal gun control laws and regs

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    There's another acronym that took me a LONG time to figure out that nobody has touched on yet:

    FUD

    which stands for "Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt", a type of disinformation put out as propaganda, often used by "authorities" to push their own personal agendas when they are no in line with the law...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear,_u...inty_and_doubt

    FUD is a common tactic used by the media, the government, power-hungry LEOs and anti's. Don't fall for it. Know the law.
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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    DRT = Dead right there

    KWIM? =Know what I mean? (sometimes proceeded by IY (if you) or DY (do you)



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    BFR - Big F'ing Revolver
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    ProShooter wrote:
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    Aaah so, but literally the Magnum Research BFR = Biggest Finest Revolver.

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    AFAIK: As Far As I Know

    POIDH: Pics Or it Didn't Happen

    RAS: Reasonable Articulable Suspicion (what a LEO needs to search you)

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    SNIP RAS: Reasonable Articulable Suspicion (what a LEO needs to search you)...
    (just keeping Tom outa trouble here)

    RAS: what an LEO must have regarding your connection to a crime, combined with reasonable suspicion that you are armed and presently dangerous, before he can search you for weapons for officer safety.

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    GDHP - Gold Dot Hollow Point (from Speer)

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    I don't know if this is the right spot, but here goes...
    I have see that some acronyms have been explained but what about other stuff... like i see condition 1, condition 3, and others and just wondering what they mean...

    Thanks,
    Moses

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke.moses View Post
    I don't know if this is the right spot, but here goes...
    I have see that some acronyms have been explained but what about other stuff... like i see condition 1, condition 3, and others and just wondering what they mean...

    Thanks,
    Moses
    Condition 1-3 refers to the condition of the firearm in regard to readiness to fire.

    Condition 1 = round chambered, mag seated in mag well, hammer cocked, safety on

    Condition 2 = round chambered, mag seated, hammer down.

    Condition 3 = empty chamber, mag seated, hammer down.

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    Condition Zero ("0") - same as condition one (1)... safety off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wylde007 View Post
    Condition Zero ("0") - same as condition one (1)... safety off.
    Condition 0 is far preferable to Condition 1 when pointing a gun at a BG whom intends you harm. It is highly recommended to switch from Condition 1 to Condition 0 before attempting to dispatch him.

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