Some more Gun Acronyms

AAMOF – as a matter of fact
A.R.M.S. – Atlantic Research Marketing Systems
ACOG – Advanced Combat Optical Gunsights (Trijicon)
AD – accidental discharge (although most would argue all AD’s are really ND’s, as a true AD is a gross mechanical failure)
AFAIAA – as far as i am aware
AFAIK – as far as i know
AG – Attorney General
AK – Kalashnikov style rifle
AM – Alison Merrilees (formerly from the DOJ) note spelling (two r’s and two e’s)
AOW – any other weapon
AP – armor piercing
AR – AR15 style rifle
ATF – Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (see BATFE)
AW – Assault Weapon
AWB – Assault Weapon Ban
Ball – ball ammo – see FMJ
BATFE – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives
BB – Bullet Button
BCG – Bolt Carrier Group
BF – boyfriend
BM – Bushmaster (
BOB – bug out bag
BOF – Bureau of Firearms (part of the DOJ) (from back when CA DOJ Firearms was a bureau and not just a division)
BOHICA – bend over, here it comes again, also a firearms manufacturer
Brady Bunch – not the TV show
BP – Border Patrol
BRD – Black Rifle Disease
BTT / BUMP – simple post to “bump” the thread “back to top”
BUG – back up gun
BUIS – back-up iron sights
C&R – curio & relic
CCW / CCP – Concealed Carry Weapons permit (depricated)
CGF – Calguns Foundation
CMMG – ??? AR Manuf. (
CMP – Civilian Marksmanship Program
CMT – Continental Machine and Tool Co (maker of Stag and supplier to many others)
COE – Certificane of Eligibility
CTD – Cheaper Than Dirt (a vendor)
CWS – Cold War Shooters
DA – Double action, district attorney
DD – Daniel Defense
DOJ – California Department of Justice
DI – Direct Impingement
DFTT – Don’t Feed The Troll
DPMS – Defense Procurement Manufacturing Services (
DROS – dealer’s record of sale – sometimes used to refer to the 10 day waiting period (e.g., “I just DROS’ed it,” etc..)
EBP – evil black pistol
EBR – evil black rifle
EDC – every day carry
FA – full auto
FCG – fire control group – see HTS
FFL – Federal Firearms License (a dealer)
FMJ – full metal jacket ammunition, usually the base of the bullet is left exposed
FN/FNH = Fabrique Nationale (
FNG – f-ing new guy (don’t use this – it’s offensive)
FS – for sale
FSB – front sight block
FT – for trade
FTF – Face to Face
FUBAR – f’d up beyond all recognition
FUD – fear, uncertainty, doubt – bad info
GB – Gun Broker (
GF – girlfriend
GI – government issue, or gas impingement
GPU – Gas Piston Upper
GT – Golden Tiger (ammo for AKs)
HD – home defense
HP – hollow point ammo
HSC – handgun safety certificate
HTS / HST – hammer, sear, & trigger
IANAL- I am not a lawyer
IBTL – in before the lock
IC – Iggy Chinn (from the DOJ)
IIRC – if I remember correctly, or if I recall correctly
IE – Inland Empire
Izzy – Israeli
KAC – Knight’s Armament Company
LA – Long Action
LE – Law Enforcement
LEO – Law Enforcement Officer
LMT – Lewis Machine and Tool (
LOP – length of pull
LPK – lower parts kit (for ARs)
LRT – LaRue Tactical
LTC – License to Carry
LUCC – Locked Unloaded Concealed Carry
Mag – box magazine; ammunition feeding device (sometimes incorrectly referred to as a “clip”)
MMG – Monster Man Grip
MI – Midwest Industries
MOA – Minute of angle
ND – negligent discharge
NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NFA – National Firearms Act
NRA – National Rifle Association (please become a member)
NeRF / NRF – non-rosterable firearm
OAL – office of administrative law, also overall length (when referring to long guns)
OC – Orange County
OEM – original equipment manufacturer
Off Roster – refers to pistols not certified for sale in CA (
OLL – off list lower
OLR – off list rifle
OLU – off list upper (like on a FAL)
OP – original poster, the person who started the thread
PC – Penal Code
PITA – Pain In The @–
PM – Private Message
POF – USA Patriot Ordnance Factory
POF – Pakistan Ordnance Factory
POS – Piece Of S—
POST – Peace Officer Standards and Training
PP – Paypal (but note, they are anti-gun!)
PPT – Private Party Transfer
PRI – Precision Reflex Inc.
PRK – People’s Republic of Kalifornia
PRK – Pistols, Rifles and Knives (an FFL in Fresno)
RAW – Registered Assault Weapon –
RKBA – right to keep and bear arms
Romy “G” – a type of AK
RRA – Rock River Arms (
SA – semi auto – ALSO “situational awareness”
SA – Single Action
SA – Short Action
SA/DA – Single action / Double action
SBR – short barreled rifle
SBS – Short Barreled Shotgun
SD – Self Defense
SHTF – s— hits the fan
SG – Sportsmans’ Guide (a vendor)
SGN – Shotgun News (a gun sales publication)
SGV – San Gabriel Valley
SNAFU – situation normal, all f’d up
SnQ – shoot n que
SP – soft point ammo
SPR – special police rifle, special purpose rifle
SPF – sold, pending funds
SWS – Superior Weapons Systems (
T&A – T&A Armory
TAN – the “Thread About Nothing”
TIA – thanks in advance
TMI – too much information
TMJ – Total Metal Jacket ammunition, jacket typically fully encasing the bullet
TPF – ten percent firearms
TSA – Transportation Security Administration
UAW – Unregistered Assault Weapon
WTB – want to buy
WTS – want to sell
WTT – want/willing to trade
YHM – Yankee Hill Machine
YMMV – your mileage may vary


aamof- as a matter of fact
ibtl- in before the lock
afaiaa- as far as i am aware
fubar- f’d up beyond all recognition
snafu- situation normal, all f’d up
bohica- bend over, here it comes again
TPF- ten percent firarms
shtf- shi1 hits the fan
bob- bug out bag
bug- back up gun