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    Thumbs down What does it mean?

    Is there a list showing the meanings of commonly used abbreviations? I know what S&W means, but only because I own one. How about M&P, XD, USP, CZ, ETC?

    Sorry to ask this question, but I cannot readily see such a list on the site. I had the same issue when first looking at knife forums, but now understand I can EDC my Al Mar SLB IWB if I want to, but usually just pocket my SI.

    Thanks.

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    I have no idea what the ETC one is.

    (hehe)

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    M&P - Military & Police

    XD - Extreme Duty

    USP - Universal Service Pistol

    CZ - Ceska Zbrojovka

    ... I think that's all correct, I'm sure somebody will correct me if not.

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    +1 :thumbsup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by unpecador View Post
    M&P - Military & Police

    XD - Extreme Duty

    USP - Universal Service Pistol

    CZ - Ceska Zbrojovka

    ... I think that's all correct, I'm sure somebody will correct me if not.
    I think USP is Universal Self-Loading Pistol...I'll check my manual if I can find it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingAirDriver View Post
    I think USP is Universal Self-Loading Pistol...I'll check my manual if I can find it...
    I just Googled it and you may be right, several sites show Heckler & Koch USP stands for "Universelle Selbstladepistole" which in english is supposed to translate to "Universal Self-loading Pistol".

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    Quote Originally Posted by abcdef View Post
    How about M&P, XD, USP, CZ, ETC
    Those are only abbreviations in the literal sense. You will see these on this forum when discussing the actual models of pistol. The Smith & Wesson M&P, the Springfield Armory XD, the H&K USP. Just one of those gear-head things. You get to know the brands/models. Kinda like a guitar forum talking about Strats, Teles, Les Pauls, and PRS's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unpecador View Post
    I just Googled it and you may be right, several sites show Heckler & Koch USP stands for "Universelle Selbstladepistole" which in english is supposed to translate to "Universal Self-loading Pistol".
    Dang, you mean you understand those words.

    Good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    Dang, you mean you understand those words.

    Good job
    No, the translation was already there for me to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RightTurnClyde View Post
    Those are only abbreviations in the literal sense. ...
    Well, in the literal sense, they're acronyms, but that's being picky I suppose.

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    don't forget the FTF and FTE, it took me several days to figure that one out

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    Has anyone noticed the irony here that we are answering questions on what letters mean for a member named "A-B-C-D-E-F"?

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    Use google.

    don't be a Dip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Has anyone noticed the irony here that we are answering questions on what letters mean for a member named "A-B-C-D-E-F"?
    Yes, and according to the acronymfinder, it stands for American Boys Club for the Defense of Errol Flynn.

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    Hey, you forgot another CZ, Crevena Zastava. It's the Serbian (Yugoslavian) CZ not the Chek one.

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    Abbreviations?!

    im still very new here, and alot the abbreviations and terminology are foreign to me.

    can someone give the meanings to these that i have found.
    and if there are others, maybe you could list those too.

    -FMJ
    -SD/HD
    -POA/POI
    -JHP's

    Thanks.

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    full metal jacket

    self defense/home defense

    point of aim/ point of impact

    jacketed hollow point

    glossary

    acronyms
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    oh.
    wow.
    thanks.

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    Thank you Bruce333. I found a few I did not know as well.

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    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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