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Acronyms and general terminology used in the forums and general gun speak

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Old 11-17-2006, 02:28 PM   #1
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Acronyms and general terminology used in the forums and general gun speak

I've been reading the forums for a few weeks now. I've been able to figure out some of the acronyms as I've read, but there are others that I am still unsure of. I am fairly new to guns and shooting, and I think it would be good to learn some of this information.

Are there any sites out there that list common terminology and acronyms used when discussing firearms? One that is specifically getting me is IWB. I see that a lot when people talk about carrying concealed, but I can't figure it out.
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:35 PM   #2
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IWB = Inside Waist Band - A holster that is worn inside the pants.
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:36 PM   #3
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I seem to remember someone starting an acronym thread - anyone know what happened to it?

BTW, IWB = Inside Waist Band (a holster worn inside the pants) as opposed to OWB = outside wasit band.
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IWB = Inside Waist Band - A holster that is worn inside the pants.
Thank you for the quick response. I knew I had to be missing something really simple.
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:38 PM   #5
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I seem to remember someone starting an acronym thread - anyone know what happened to it?

BTW, IWB = Inside Waist Band (a holster worn inside the pants) as opposed to OWB = outside wasit band.
That might be something worth a sticky. I don't know just how many brand new shooters join these forums, but I would imagine that the number is pretty big. I'll do some more skimming through the forums and see if I can find anything

Thank you for the response!
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This one's pretty handy--ammo-specific ones are at the bottom:

http://thehighroad.org/library/acro/acron.html

And welcome to the forum.
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:40 PM   #7
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Try this thread, it has some useful stuff.
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This one's pretty handy--ammo-specific ones are at the bottom:

http://thehighroad.org/library/acro/acron.html

And welcome to the forum.
That one's going in my favorites. Thank you for the welcome!
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Try this thread, it has some useful stuff.
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another one I'm saving. Thank you.
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