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Posted: 10/4/2014 9:05:46 AM EST
and the gun industry in general use so damn many acronyms ?

reading thru any gun publication today is mind boggling trying to keep up with and/or understand what they all mean ?

i subscribe to 5 different gun mags. in 1959, i had three subscriptions back then the writers actually used words, now all one sees is acronyms.

i believe that every gun publication should print a page listing all the acronyms they use in their publication.

is there anyone here who knows them all ?
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:12:52 AM EST
IDK WTF u R talking about. IIRC, there was a thread FYI last week.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:14:08 AM EST
FPNI
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:14:11 AM EST
Rly?





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Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:15:37 AM EST
LOL
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:16:38 AM EST
Less $ for pay-per-word.
Saves space.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:17:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2014 9:19:58 AM EST by EagleArmsHBAR]
So there I was, a citizen of the United Statesof America, carrying my new carbine 15 and twenty rounds of full metal jacket ammunition. I had extra Isreali Military Industry ammunition in my load bearing gear. To protect my lower legs from the sun and environment, I was wearing a pair of battle dress utilities that closely matched the primary terrain colors.

Or

So there I was, a citizen of the USA, carrying my new CAR-15 and 20 rounds of FMJ. I had extra IMI ammo in my LBG. To protect my lower legs from the sun and environment, I was wearing a pair of BDUs that closely matched the primary terrain colors.

Isn't that better?

Get with it and learn the acronyms.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:17:24 AM EST
Maybe they can't speel out the words.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:18:54 AM EST
Who reads that shit anymore?
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:19:04 AM EST
I'm surprised anybody still reads the gun rags!
Every gun they test is always perfect and a game changer.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:19:11 AM EST
Because to a lot of the young guys who grew up on acronyns, actually spelling out the whole word would confuse them.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:22:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By soldier65:
IDK WTF u R talking about. IIRC, there was a thread FYI last week.
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:38:21 AM EST
An acronym is an abbreviation that makes a word. For example: SCUBA (self contained underwater breathing apparatus) and RADAR (radio detection and ranging). Otherwise, you just have a bunch abbreviations.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:40:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bud556MM:
and the gun industry in general use so damn many acronyms ?

reading thru any gun publication today is mind boggling trying to keep up with and/or understand what they all mean ?

i subscribe to 5 different gun mags. in 1959, i had three subscriptions back then the writers actually used words, now all one sees is acronyms.

i believe that every gun publication should print a page listing all the acronyms they use in their publication.

is there anyone here who knows them all ?
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You're gonna have to do some research.

TANSTAAFL.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 9:40:47 AM EST
Spelin and reedin is hard.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:09:28 AM EST
Fancy acronyms help them look like they know what they are talking about. Or at least that is what they apparently think.

Many of them seem to be about at knowledgeable as the LGS dipshits.

Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:14:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By swingset:
Who reads that shit anymore?
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Vanity rags...whoever bought the most ad space.


Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:18:38 AM EST
It seems I lost my Armalite Rifle, model fifteen in a boat accident. It even had the ability to aim using light stimulated by electromagnetic radiation. I could become certified to use a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus and recover it, but I think I will just have another shipped to my local federal firearms licensee.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:32:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2014 10:33:16 AM EST by ZekeMenuar]
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Who reads that shit anymore?
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Once in a while SGN does a good piece on some dusty old milsurp.

The rest of the articles are BS.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:40:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:
So there I was, a citizen of the United Statesof America, carrying my new carbine 15 and twenty rounds of full metal jacket ammunition. I had extra Isreali Military Industry ammunition in my load bearing gear. To protect my lower legs from the sun and environment, I was wearing a pair of battle dress utilities that closely matched the primary terrain colors.

Or

So there I was, a citizen of the USA, carrying my new CAR-15 and 20 rounds of FMJ. I had extra IMI ammo in my LBG. To protect my lower legs from the sun and environment, I was wearing a pair of BDUs that closely matched the primary terrain colors.

Isn't that better?


Get with it and learn the acronyms.
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You do realize that even in the military, which is the home of the three letter acronym (TLA), that the Tongue and Quill offers this bullet in its section about abbreviations that are not in the organizations or Joint Staff's published terms dictionary:
- Spell out the word (or words) the first time used and enough times within the document to remind readers of its meaning.

So why would you, as a writer, just throw in a bunch of TLAs and expect your writer to already be knowledgeable on the subject or have to go do more research to determine what the heck you are even saying in your article?
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:43:16 AM EST
LOL, magazines are for shooting, not reading.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 11:25:24 AM EST
How about those writers who review guns and never show pictures of the groups they shot (if they shot it at all in the first place)?

I respect writers who confess to having a third party do all of the shooting, than a writer who lists group sizes with no supporting documentation.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 11:26:27 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

You do realize that even in the military, which is the home of the three letter acronym (TLA), that the Tongue and Quill offers this bullet in its section about abbreviations that are not in the organizations or Joint Staff's published terms dictionary:
- Spell out the word (or words) the first time used and enough times within the document to remind readers of its meaning.

So why would you, as a writer, just throw in a bunch of TLAs and expect your writer to already be knowledgeable on the subject or have to go do more research to determine what the heck you are even saying in your article?
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Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:
So there I was, a citizen of the United Statesof America, carrying my new carbine 15 and twenty rounds of full metal jacket ammunition. I had extra Isreali Military Industry ammunition in my load bearing gear. To protect my lower legs from the sun and environment, I was wearing a pair of battle dress utilities that closely matched the primary terrain colors.

Or

So there I was, a citizen of the USA, carrying my new CAR-15 and 20 rounds of FMJ. I had extra IMI ammo in my LBG. To protect my lower legs from the sun and environment, I was wearing a pair of BDUs that closely matched the primary terrain colors.

Isn't that better?


Get with it and learn the acronyms.

You do realize that even in the military, which is the home of the three letter acronym (TLA), that the Tongue and Quill offers this bullet in its section about abbreviations that are not in the organizations or Joint Staff's published terms dictionary:
- Spell out the word (or words) the first time used and enough times within the document to remind readers of its meaning.

So why would you, as a writer, just throw in a bunch of TLAs and expect your writer to already be knowledgeable on the subject or have to go do more research to determine what the heck you are even saying in your article?


That's pretty much the only useful thing in the Tongue and Quill.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 11:29:04 AM EST
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