Acronym Help

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    Acronym Help

    I've been a longtime gun owner/carrier and served in the military along with a tour of war. But after joining this forum I think I've seen more acronyms that the army has ever had lol. So anyone feel like chiming in and revealing the words behind the letters. Some I know or can figure out.

    Ex. IWB?


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    IWB = Inside the Waistband (and OWB is outside).

    LEO = Law Enforcement Officer

    EDC = Every Day Carry

    Those are the ones I've seen the most.
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    Also there is this:

    Defensive Carry - Acronyms
    I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
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    Here's my favorite:

    CCP = concealed carry permit

    CCW = concealed carry weapon

    People don't seem to be able to distinguish the two. One's a piece of paper. The other's a piece of hardware.
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    Thanks guys. OWB IWB and edc. Where big ones


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    Also there is this:

    Defensive Carry - Acronyms
    Looked through the entire list and I still think I saw more when I worked at the CDC in Atlanta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaDawg View Post
    Looked through the entire list and I still think I saw more when I worked at the CDC in Atlanta.
    You mean like:

    COPD
    MI
    CABG
    TIA
    CHF

    Just to name a very, very few!

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    FWIW, too many TLA's. YRMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmglock23 View Post
    You mean like:

    COPD
    MI
    CABG
    TIA
    CHF

    Just to name a very, very few!
    Exactly. I worked closely with the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report team during my stay there. Made me appreciate saying "MMWR", though.
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    Dukalmighty usses IIRC, I had to look that one up.

    IIRC - If I recall correctly. Not gun related but its on here often!
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    Don't worry, I was confused a bit at first too.

    I first thought EDC was extra deep concealment. Nope, Every Day Carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    FWIW, too many TLA's. YRMV.
    WTH?!?!
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    Let's not forget IANAL... not a porn or dating site here... means I Am Not A Lawyer... Used when giving opinion but letting folks know that they need to do their due diligence accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iguanadon View Post
    Let's not forget IANAL... not a porn or dating site here... means I Am Not A Lawyer... Used when giving opinion but letting folks know that they need to do their due diligence accordingly.
    I thought it meant like "IHAPPY" OR "ISAD".
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    I used to be military aircrew; you would not believe how many acronyms you will run into when around aircraft. A lot of the new guys would carry cheat sheets just to remember them.
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