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Here is a listing of abbreviations that may be helpful while surfing m-14forums. With a very special thanks to all the members who helped to create this animal.....especially bigiceman for getting this project off the ground!

If you have any abreviations to add please PM me or any staff member and we will get them added to the master list, thanks


AFAICT.as far as I can tell
AFAIK.as far as I know
BOB ........bug out bag also known as "GO BAG"
BOHICA..bend over here it comes again
BTDT.been there, done that
DC ......direct connect (usually refering to Smith's Vortex)
DM.......designated marksman
DMR....designated marksman rifle
FA .....Fulton Armory
FG .....field grade (M1 generally)
FH ...........flash hider (suppressor)
FPE......foot pounds of energy
FPS.......feet per second
FS ...........flash suppressor
FTE ...fail to extract/eject
FTF ...fail to fire/feed
FUBAR....fouled up beyond all recognition
FWIW....for what it's worth
GHB ........get home bag also known as "GO BAG"
GL/FS ....gas lock front sight
GTHOD .getting the heck outta dodge
HTH ....hope this helps
IMHO ..in my humble opinion
IMO ....in my opinion
IOW....in other wordsII
IIRC....if I recall/remember correctly
J/K........just kidding
LMK......let me know
LOL......laugh out loud
LRB.....the only current production US made forged M14 cloned receiver
M1A... .SA I commercial clone of the M14
MB ..........muzzle brake
ME.........muzzle energy
MW........muzzle wear
NM........National Match
OTOH.on the other hand
Poly.. ..Polytech M14S clone
PP .......payment pending
QD.......quick detach
RC........if I recall correctly
RG.......rack grade (M1 generally)
Rinco.. Norinco M14S clone
ROFLMTO...rolling on floor, laughing my tail off
SA I ...Springfield Armory Inc.
SAM-R.squad advanced marksman/rifle
SEI ....Smith Enterprise Inc.
SG.......service grade (M1 generally)
SHTF......stuff hits the fan
SNAFU....situation normal all fouled up
SPF..... sold pending funds
TARFU....things are really fouled up
TE.........throat erosion
TIA ..... thanks in advance
TEOTWAWKI..the end of the world as we know it
TP .......trade pending
USGI .United States Government Issue
WTB ....want to buy
WTS.... want to sell
WTT.... want to trade
YMMV....your milage may vary


US Gov't contractors for M-14

BPT........Brookfield Precision Tool
H&R...... Harrington&Richardson
SA..........Springfield Armory (the government arsenal)
SAK...... Saco-Lowell/General Dynamics
TRW..... Thompson-Ramo-Wooldridge
Winnie....Winchester also 66118
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