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Link Posted: 11/16/2005 4:13:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/16/2005 4:16:08 PM EST by LeatherneckOIF2]
zrxc77,
thanks. I thought those were called "middys", I guess dissy and middy are interchangable then?


BTW, I think DUPE is for duplicate, like this has been posted here before.
Link Posted: 11/16/2005 5:31:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By LeatherneckOIF2:
zrxc77,
thanks. I thought those were called "middys", I guess dissy and middy are interchangable then?


BTW, I think DUPE is for duplicate, like this has been posted here before.



You're welcome, LeatherneckOIF2.

Dissy and middy aren't interchangeable. Mid-length handguards are longer than standard carbine handguards, but shorter than the rifle handguards that a Dissipator uses. Here is a comparison picture I threw together. From the top to the bottom you see a standard carbine upper, a mid-length upper and a Dissipator upper:



(The standard carbine and mid-length pictures are from RRA, the Dissipator from Bushmaster. I had to mirror the RRA uppers to make everything point in the same direction.)

Mid-lengths also differ in the length of their gas tubes. As you might expect, the gas tube of a mid-length is longer than that of a standard carbine but shorter than that of a rifle. Many consider the added length over a standard carbine to be a benefit because it stretches the gas pulse and reduces its peak, resulting in less violent cycling than a standard carbine.

Note that this is unlike the Dissipator that, despite its rifle-length handguards, still uses a standard carbine length gas system.

And yes, your explanation of "dupe" is correct. Thank you.
Link Posted: 11/17/2005 9:13:00 AM EST
Wow, I guess there's a lot I don't know about these things.
We got the standard ol' 20" barreled M16A2, and then the A4 in the sandbox. I've never handled an M4, but I know the Army liked them. I do hear lots of short-stroking stories about M4geries though.

Mine is a standard A2, I'm thinking about putting together an A4 style, but with a collapsible stock for my next one. Then maybe a varmint version, 24" bull, free floated handguard etc...

Thanks for the info, I know where to go the next time I think "what the hell is a ____?"
Link Posted: 3/25/2007 9:26:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Moved to the General board and re-tacked.


Chuck-

Thank YOU!
Link Posted: 4/1/2007 4:59:23 PM EST
Here's one that, I'm sure, many of us have used in day-to-day life...

PFM = Pure F--king Magic

Link Posted: 4/3/2007 5:59:07 PM EST
It would be cool if we had a glossary section somewhere on the webpage, like where "help" or "articles" is.

I actually thought we had one cause I remembered seeing a definition of acronyms and tried to find it. I couldn't find it but later on discoverd that I had tagged this thread.
Link Posted: 5/19/2007 2:03:41 AM EST
I can't believe I missed this thread.


Vulcan94
Link Posted: 6/30/2007 5:31:06 AM EST
What does OST mean?

Several posters in a Group Buy replied by OST.
Link Posted: 6/30/2007 5:33:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By BigDaddy0004:
What does OST mean?

Several posters in a Group Buy replied by OST.


Old School Tag.
Link Posted: 6/30/2007 1:08:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By packingXDs:

Originally Posted By BigDaddy0004:
What does OST mean?

Several posters in a Group Buy replied by OST.


Old School Tag.


Thanks packingXDs.
Apparently 46 years old isn't old school enough to have caught that.
Link Posted: 7/19/2007 12:47:26 AM EST
I didn't see OST on the list. I see people use it alot. What's that mean?
Link Posted: 7/19/2007 12:49:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/19/2007 12:49:58 AM EST by M4MikelA3]

Originally Posted By LouisianaCarry:
I didn't see OST on the list. I see people use it alot. What's that mean?



Old School Tag

They are posting to a thread so it bumps to the top of the "May Active Topics" section when someone posts to it.


ETA: Read the post directly above yours in this thread.
Link Posted: 7/19/2007 1:02:08 AM EST
Sorry for the dupe. I read the first hundred posts or so, and assumed (after not seeing it by then) that if it had been asked, it would have been added to the list.

Thanks for the info!
Link Posted: 8/8/2007 7:35:13 PM EST
How about "Oh teh noes" and "teh ghey"?

I see it a lot and still can't figure it out.
Link Posted: 8/8/2007 7:49:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By FB41:
How about "Oh teh noes" and "teh ghey"?

I see it a lot and still can't figure it out.


It's internet "hip speak". 'teh' is a common typo for 'the'. 'Ghey' is a way of saying "bad" without slandering 'gays'


It's something teenage girls contributed to internet vocabularies.
Link Posted: 1/14/2008 11:37:35 AM EST
TIS



BigDozer66
Link Posted: 2/17/2008 10:14:15 AM EST
How about AO ?

As in "A good map of your AO would be helpful."
Link Posted: 2/18/2008 12:13:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By BigDaddy0004:
How about AO ?

As in "A good map of your AO would be helpful."

Area of Operations.
Link Posted: 2/18/2008 6:13:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By zrxc77:

Originally Posted By BigDaddy0004:
How about AO ?

As in "A good map of your AO would be helpful."

Area of Operations.


Thank you, zrxc77.
Link Posted: 2/18/2008 12:49:26 PM EST
You're welcome.
Link Posted: 2/24/2008 7:41:43 PM EST
AAR = After Action Report.
Link Posted: 3/23/2008 6:55:31 PM EST
Great page to have.
Link Posted: 4/5/2008 8:23:25 AM EST
I know some people that need this thread forwarded to them.
Link Posted: 7/1/2008 4:45:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/1/2008 4:47:01 PM EST by bnielsonak47]
nevermind
Link Posted: 7/1/2008 4:45:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/1/2008 4:46:32 PM EST by bnielsonak47]
Double tap tuesday
Link Posted: 7/29/2008 11:46:48 PM EST
You've gotta add...

QFT = Quoted For Truth
Link Posted: 9/24/2008 8:33:21 PM EST
what does BBQ mean besides slow cooking meat
Link Posted: 9/25/2008 12:13:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2008 12:15:48 AM EST by zrxc77]
I've never heard of any other meaning. Can you supply some context?

ETA - Does this help?
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 9:27:51 AM EST
I would like to add


OBI- Open Bolt Indicator
Link Posted: 11/28/2008 1:27:59 PM EST
I didn't see BFL on the list..

Bolt
Face
Logo
Link Posted: 12/18/2008 6:03:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2008 6:03:37 PM EST by moravecb]
where is the subsrcibe link for this thread?
Link Posted: 12/18/2008 7:00:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2008 7:01:30 PM EST by Phil_in_Seattle]
Link Posted: 12/19/2008 11:29:41 AM EST
FOing?
Link Posted: 1/21/2009 2:49:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By MountainMan1976:
FOing?


Foing on Urban Dictionary

Originated on AR15.com when a member (Shawnofthedead) was invited to a threesome that included a male and female and started a thread. He, in haste and against the advice of many members, said "fuck it im foing" and was never heard from since.

An obvious typo has now transformed the word "going" to "foing" on the ARFCOM boards.


Dolomite
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 12:44:55 PM EST
Tag
Link Posted: 4/2/2009 10:29:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/3/2009 9:02:31 AM EST by Mr-Shatters]
Anyone got BTDT?

Its probably obvious, but I can't get it.

ETA:
Been There Done That. D'OH!!

Link Posted: 5/13/2009 2:35:55 PM EST
tag
Link Posted: 5/15/2009 8:15:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/31/2009 8:33:13 AM EST
LOA

List Of Acronyms
Link Posted: 8/31/2009 11:52:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2009 1:45:33 PM EST by EatWhenHungry]
PIF?

As in: PIF - followed by some piece of equipment.

ETA - Nevermind, I was answered elsewhere. Pay It Forward. Got it.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 10:14:06 AM EST
OST
Link Posted: 9/25/2009 4:36:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By HomeSlice:
OST


Link Posted: 10/24/2009 12:23:07 PM EST
..
..
Link Posted: 10/24/2009 7:12:10 PM EST
How about .CNRG " .Civ Nobody Regular Guy"


Kinda goes along with HDLS "High Drag Low Speed"


Link Posted: 11/29/2009 1:38:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/29/2009 10:44:08 PM EST by Gamma762]
SWAG = Scientific Wild Ass Guess

meaning, educated guess, informed speculation
Link Posted: 12/11/2009 10:30:45 AM EST
tag
Link Posted: 1/8/2010 7:10:33 PM EST
tag
Link Posted: 1/11/2010 9:54:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gamma762:
SWAG = Scientific Wild Ass Guess

meaning, educated guess, informed speculation


Hmmm... SWAG in the live music world is Stuff We All Get; T-shirts, working lams, logo bottle openers, etc...
Link Posted: 1/20/2010 10:24:17 AM EST
wut does meh... mean ?
Link Posted: 1/30/2010 1:08:00 AM EST
how about FO? i know the context but no idea what it actually stands for.
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