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    acronyms

    Is there any place on here that explains the common acronyms? Sorry, I'm spending alot of time trying to find out what alot of them mean. Yes, I know, some are obvious but ......

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    I haven't seen one. The acronyms are going to be pretty dependent on what section you're looking in. Ammo will have one set, holsters will have another, etc. Which ones are giving you trouble, we'll b glad to translate.

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    Thank you, what's a DA gun?

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    Thank you Bruce!! I found it!.

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    Now that I've had time to look for it...this thread has a few more links to sites that should help:

    What does it mean?
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    Lscha - DA stands for a " double action" gun.

    Thanks to everyone - this has got to help new & some older members.

    I used to work for IBM and that whole company (including it's name) are nothing but abbreviations and terminology.



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    Shooting anacronyms

    Here are some to help you get started with your shooting education:

    Acp------automatic colt pistol
    bc--------ballistic coefficient
    hp------hollow point
    lhp-----lead hollow point
    jhp------jacketed hollow point
    fmj------full metal jacket-----aka: Hardball
    gr-------grains
    bt-------boat tail bullett
    swc-----semi-wadcutter
    jmb------john moses browning------"the godfather of firearms"
    idf------israeli defense forces
    bmg-----browning machine gun
    s&w-----smith and wesson
    ad-----accidential discharge------aka: Negligent discharge
    ph-----professional hunter
    bhp-----browning high-power
    mg------machine gun
    smg-----sub-machine gun

    and the list goes on & on & on. Hope this gets you off to a good start.

    Signed: Guru1911--------50 years in the shooting fraternity !!!!!!!!!!

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