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1911 Acronyms

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by Quack, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Here's some commonly used acronyms when talking about 1911's:

    BTGS - Beaver Tail Grip Safety
    DW - Dan Wesson
    EB - Ed Brown
    EE - External Extractor
    FCS - Front Cocking Serrations
    FLGR - Full Length Guide Rod
    FO - Fiber Optic
    FPB - Firing Pin Block
    FPS - Firing Pin Stop or Firing Pin Safety (depending on context)
    FS - Front sight
    FSC - Front Strap Checkering
    GS - Grip Safety
    ILS - Integral Locking System - This is Springfield Armory specific. It's a lock that is located in the mainspring housing
    JMB - John Moses Browning
    LB - Les Baer
    MIM - Metal Injection Moulding
    MS - Main Spring or Milt Sparks (depending on context)
    MSH - Main Spring Housing
    NHC - NightHawk Custom. Also NH
    RCS - Raven Concealment Systems
    RS - Rear Sight
    S70 - Series 70
    S80 - Series 80
    SACS - Springfield Armory Custom Shop
    SS - Stainless Steel or Slide Stop (depending on the context)
    TS - Thumb Safety
    USGI - United States Government Issue
    VMII - Versa Max II holster from Milt Sparks.
    WC - Wilson Combat
    WWB - Winchester White Box
     
  2. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Good post, Don. Along the same lines of "SACS," the other major players are often seen abbreviated as well. For ones I've seen frequently, I submit "WC" for Wilson Combat, "EB" for Ed Brown, and "NHC" for Nighthawk Custom.

    Andy
     

  3. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Thanks!!!
    I didn't think of those, but i'll add them.
     
  4. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    RS = rear sight
    FS = front sight
     
  5. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Member

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    Aug 17, 2011
    How about USGI (United States Government Issue)?
     
  6. rsxr22

    rsxr22 Member

    484
    Aug 17, 2011
    GI-Guncrafter Industries
     
  7. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    is it GI or GCI?
     
  8. rsxr22

    rsxr22 Member

    484
    Aug 17, 2011
    I would go with GI, its a context acronym as well!
     
  9. jst1tym

    jst1tym What No Delete Button? Supporting Addict

    349
    Aug 23, 2011
    What about COTEFT...I have no idea what the heck that is???
     
  10. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Because it's a secret.
     
  11. claire

    claire Anger Management Graduate

    394
    Sep 22, 2011
    There's nothing secret about it.

    claire
     
  12. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    You forgot MVP and BW.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  13. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Push to test, release to detonate

    Aug 17, 2011
    You also forgot ACS..
     
  14. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    This is a great idea.

    POS (Position Of Safety)
    WTF (Will Test Fire)
    BFD (Before Final Disassembly)
    BOOB (Because Of Over Bore)
    FUBAR (Fell Under Bench And Rolled)
    EATME (Easy And Thorough Maintenance Effectiveness)
     
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  15. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    EATME :rofl2:
     
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  16. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    It's all in your filthy mind. That's a legit acronym. It's in all the shop manuals.
     
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  17. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
    :animlol: those are great
     
  18. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    :pound:
     
  19. jst1tym

    jst1tym What No Delete Button? Supporting Addict

    349
    Aug 23, 2011
    @1*&+**$#!!!
     
  20. Pappy

    Pappy New Member

    23
    Sep 19, 2011
    How about;
    FTFd FTFeed

    FTFr FTFire.

    FTEx FTExtract

    FTEj FTEject
     
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