Version 1 - 18 September 1999
GLOCK PAGE ABBREVIATIONS & SYNONYMS
NOTE: A more comprehensive list of abbreviations and synonyms related to handguns may be found at the following website:
AD Accidental Discharge (Having your Glock go "bang" when you did not intend it to)
AFAIK As far as I know
BF Brain Fart-a lapse of memory, dumb statement made without thinking, etc.
BG Bad guy (As in "The BG had a .38, I had my 10mm")
Brass The cartridge without the bullet or powder. Spent or unloaded ammunition casing. This is what is ejected from the gun after a bullet is fired.
BTW By the way
Bullet The projectile portion of a cartridge; does NOT refer to the entire cartridge.
Cartridge An assembled round - Bullet, Casing, power and primer
Casing Generally, the same as brass.
CHL Concealed Handgun License (generally handguns only, not knives, i.e. not concealed weapons)
Clip Not used by Glocksters. See Magazine definition. A clip IS used with some types of rifles
Compensated A barrel with gas discharge openings drilled into the top, near the muzzle. The gas expelled from these holes has the effect of compensating for the inherent upward motion of the barrel as the gun is fired. Used in competition, not recommended for self-defense.
DA Double Action (as in Revolver)
DF Drop free (As in a drop-free magazine, preferred in the U.S.A. due to the 1911 legacy
DQ'd Disqualify/Disqualified (As in, "They DQ'd me early in the match for dropping a loaded handgun")
FG Finger groove(s), as on the grips of some Glock models
FG/R Finger groove(s) and rails, as on some newer Glock models
FMJ Full Metal Jacket, a type of bullet
FMJ-TC Full metal jacket-truncated cone, another type of bullet
FML Fully Metal Lined magazine (same as a DF magazine)
FWIW For what it's worth
GSSF Glock Sport Shooting Foundation
GCA Glock Collectors Association
GCA Gun Control Act
GS Golden Saber, a bullet design used by Remington
HS Hydra-Shok, a bullet design used by Federal
HTH Hope this helps
I.D.P.A. International Defensive Pistol Association
IMHO In my humble opinion
IMNSHO In my NOT-so-humble opinion
IMO In my opinion
IMWTK Inquiring minds want to know
IOW In other words
I.P.S.C. International Practical Shooting Confederation
IIRC If I remember (recall) correctly
ISTM It seems to me
IYAM If you ask me
JHP Jacketed Hollow Point, a type of bullet designed to expand (mushroom) in flesh
JSP Jacketed Soft Point, a type of bullet, often used in revolvers
kB! kaBoom! (The sound of a Glock blowing up, usually due to a badly reloaded cartridge
LE Law Enforcement
LEO Law Enforcement Officer (Official) (Office), et al.
LMAO Laughing my ass off.
Magazine That part of a Glock in which cartridges (rounds) are inserted
Mag Well The cavity into which the magazine is inserted.
Magic Bullet A mythical, ideal bullet that works every time to stop an assailant
MJ Metal Jacketed
ND Negligent discharge, probably a more accurate term than AD
NDF Non-drop free (same as NFML)
NFA National Firearms Act
NFML NOT Fully Metal Lined magazine (same as a NDF mag)
NYT New York Trigger (A heavier trigger originally designed for LEO's to use)
NY1 New York connector #1
NY2 New York Connector #2
OTOH On the other hand
OT1H On the one hand
Parkerize The application, to properly prepared steel, of a non-reflective, no-rust, flat gray to black finish. This is a finish based on the chemical interaction of different phosphates and various heavy metals, using heat as a catalyst.
Perp Perpetrator, usually the same as the BG
Plinking Recreational shooting; generally done with old cans and bottles.
Post-Ban Mag A magazine holding more than 10 rounds, made after the ban. Thus, can only be used by LEO's or military folks. Illegal to own or even posess. Usually marked "LEO ONLY" if it's a Glock magazine.
Pre-Ban Mag Magazines holding more than 10 rounds, manufactured before the ban, therefore legal for civilian use.
Polymer Material used in the Glock frames, magazines, and certain other internal components of Glock guns. It's a lightweight, strong, plastic.
Ported Has holes in the barrel (and perhaps slide). See Compensated.
POS Piece of Sh*t
RKBA Right to Keep and Bear Arms
RO Range Officer
Rockwell Scale A scale for the measurement of hardness used with gem stones and metals.
Round A single complete loaded cartridge
ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing (Usually in reaction to somebody's funny statement)
ROTFLMAO Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off
RSA Recoil Spring Assembly
RYAM Remember - you asked me
SA Single Action
SASS Single Action Shooter's Society (Cowboy Shooters)
Shell Ammo for a shotgun
STHP Silvertip Hollow Point
SO Safety Officer
SPSP Silver Plated Sissy Pistol (Go watch "U.S. Marshalls)
Striker A name sometimes used by non-Glocksters to describe the firing pin
SWC Semi-Wad Cutter
TANSTAAFL There aint no such thing as a free lunch
Tenifer A carbo-nitrating hardening process that penetrates the slide and some other Glock parts for several thousandths of an inch, creating a "flake-free" hardness and durability.
TEOTWAWKI The end of the world as we know it
THWI To hell with it
TIA Thanks in advance
TMH Trigger Mechanism Housing
TSHTF The sh*t hits the fan
TTFN ta ta for now
TTYL Talk to you later
Wheelgun A revolver
WPOS Worthless piece of sh*t
WTH What the hell
XTP A bullet type from Hornady.
YMMV Your mileage may vary
First Edition: 18 SEPT 1999 by RED1
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Edited and Revised 5 Oct 1999 by Neville Sarkari
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