Eastern Nebraska Gun Club

Shooting Terms

ACP – Automatic Colt Pistol
AD – Accidental Discharge
AE – Action Express
ANIB – As New In Box
ANSI – American National Standards Institute
AOW – Any Other Weapon
AP – Armor Piercing
API – Armor Piercing, Incendiary
APT – Armor Piercing, Tracer
ATA – Amateur Trap Association
AW – Automatic Weapon
AWB – Assault Weapons Ban
BAR – Browning Automatic Rifle
BATF – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
BATFE – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
BBL – Barrel
BBWC – Beveled Base Wad Cutter
BC – Ballistic Calculator
BC – Ballistic Chart
BC – Ballistic Coefficient
BEB – Brass Enclosed Base
BFG – Big F’in’ Gun
BHP – Browning Hi Power
BMG – Browning Machine Gun
BP – Black Powder
BPCR – Black Powder Cartridge Rifle
BPE – Black Powder Express
BR – Bench Rest
BT – Beaver Tail (forend)
BT – Boat Tailed
BUG – Back Up Gun
Cal – Caliber
CAS – Cowboy Action Shooting
CB – Cast Bullet
CC – Concealed Carry
CCH – Concealed Carry Handgun
CCL – Concealed Carry License
CCW – Concealed Carry Weapon
CF – Center Fire
CF – Course of Fire
CFR – Center Fire Rifle
CHL – Concealed Handgun License
CL – Core-Lokt (Remington)
CMP – Civilian Marksmanship Program
COF – Course Of Fire
COL – Cartridge Overall Length
COM – Center Of Mass
CPG – Cheap Plastic Gun
CPL – Concealed Pistol License
CPP – Cheap Plastic Pistol
CQB – Close Combat Battle
CQC -Close Quarters Combat
CUP – Copper Units of Pressure
CWP – Concealed Weapon Permit
DA – Double Action
DAO – Double Action Only
DB – Double Barrel
DCM – Director of Civilian Marksmanship
DD – Destructive Device
DEWC – Double Ended Wad Cutter
DOP – Depth Of Penetration
DST – Double Set Trigger
DT – Double Trigger
EAA – European American Arms (gun maker)
ECI – Empty Chamber Indicator
EDC – Every Day Carry
EIC – Excellence In Competition
ES – Extreme Spread
FA – Full Automatic
FC – Federal Cartridge Corp.
FFL – Federal Firearms License
FL – Firing Line
FMC – Full Metal Case
FME – Full Metal Encapsulated
FMJ – Full Metal Jacket
FMJBT – Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail
FN – Fabrique Nationale (gun maker)
FN – Flat Nose
FOPA – Firearm Owners Protection Act
FP – Flat Point
FPS – Feet Per Second
FTE – Failure To Eject/Extract
FTF – Failure To Feed
ft-lb – foot-pounds
F-Troop – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
GA – Gauge
GAP – Glock Automatic Pistol
GC – Gas Check
GCA – Gun Control Act
GDHP – Gold Dot Hollow Point (Speer)
GI – Government Issue
GOA – Gun Owners Of American
Grs – Grains (unit of weight)
GSSF – Glock Sport Shooting Foundation
H&R – Harrington & Richardson
HBWC – Hollow-Base Wad Cutter
HC – Hard Cast
HCI – Handgun Control Inc (Sarah Brady)
HD – Home Defense
HDC – Home Defense Carbine
HMG – Heavy Machine Gun
HMR – Hornady Magnum Rimfire
HMSA – International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Assoc.
HP – High Power Rifle
HP – Hollow Point
HR – Harrington & Richardson
HS – Head Space
IBS – International Benchrest Shooters
IDPA – International Defensive Pistol Association
Ikes – Izaak Walton League of America
ILA – Institute for Legislative Action (NRA)
IMR – DuPont’s powder prefix
IMR – Improved Military Rifle
IPSC – International Practical Shooting Confederation
IWB – Inside the Waist Band
IWLOA – Izaak Walton League Of America
JFP – Jacketed Flat Point
JHC – Jacketed Hollow Center or Cavity
JHP – Jacket Hollow Point
JPFO – Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
JSP – Jacketed Soft Point
KYPD – Keep Your Powder Dry
LC – Long Colt
LFN – Long Flat Nose
LFP – Long Flat Point
LHP – Lead Hollow Point
LMG – Light Machine Gun
LOP – Length Of Pull
LOS – Line of SightLR – Long Rifle
LRN – Lead, Round Nose
LSWC – Lead Semi-Wad Cutter


LTC – Lead Truncated Cone
LTC – Licensed To Carry
LTCF – Licensed To Carry Firearms
LWC – Lead Wad Cutter
MAG – Magazine
MAG – Magnum
Major Load – relates to load power factor and scoring for non center hits on target, often a one point difference in area of target hit between major/minor loads
MC – Metal Cased
ME – Muzzle Energy
Minor Load – see major load
mm – millimeter (5.56mm, 9mm, etc.)
MOA – Minute Of Angle
MRT – Mid Range Trajectory
MRWC – Mid-Range Wad Cutter
NAA – North American Arms Corp
NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBRSA – National Bench Rest Shooters Association
ND – Negligent Discharge
NEF – New England Firearms (gun maker)
NFA – National Firearms Act
NFOA – Nebraska Firearms Owners Association
NIB – New In Box
NMA – Nebraska Marksmanship Association
NRA – National Rifle Association
NRA HP – National Rifle Association High Power
NRMA – National Reloading Manufacturers Association
NSSF – National Shooting Sports Foundation
O/U – Over/Under (shotgun)
OAL – Over All Length
OBI – Open Bolt Indicator
OC – Open Carry
OCI – Open Chamber Indicator
OH – Off Hand
OPE – Open Point Expanding
OWB – Outside the Waist Band
PB – Lead Bullet
PBR – Point Blank Range
PDA – Personal Defense Assistant (weapon)
PDW – Personal Defense Weapon
PF – Power Factor
PL – Power Lokt (Remington)
PMC – Precision Made Cartridges (Poongsah Corp.)
POA – Point of Aim
POI – Point of Impact
PP Bullet – Paper Patched Bullet
PPC – Pindell-Palmisano Cartridge
PSI – Pounds per Square Inch
PSP – Plated Soft Point
PSP – Pointed Soft Point
QD – Quick Detachable
Rem – Remington
RF – Rim Fire
RKBA – Right to Keep and Bear Arms
RM – Range Master
RN – Round Nosed
RNFP – Round Nosed Flat Point
RNL – Round Nosed Lead
RO – Range Officer
RM – Rail Mount
RS – Rapid fire Standing
RTBV – Refuse To Be a Victim
RTC – Right to Carry
RUM – Remington Ultra Magnum
S&B – Sellier & Bellot (ammo)
S&W – Smith & Wesson
SA – Single Action
SAAMI – Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Inst.
SAF – Second Amendment Foundation
SAK – Swiss Army Knife
SAO – Single Action Only
SASS – Single Action Shooting Society
SB – Small Bore
SBR – Short Barreled Rifle
SD – Self Defense
Sig – SigArms, Inc. (Sig Sauer)
Sighters – shots to mark location on target
SJ – Semi-Jacketed
SJHP – Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point
SJSP – Semi-Jacketed Soft Point
SKS – Samozaryadnaya Karabina Simonova (gun maker)
SL – Solid Lead
SLR – Self Loading Rifle
SMG – SubMachine Gun
SMLE – Short Magazine Lee Enfield Rifle
SO – Safety Officer
SOP – Standard Operating Procedure
SP – Slow fire Prone
SP – Soft Point
SP – Spire Point
SPL – Special
Sprg – Springfield Armory
SPTZ – Spitzer
SRT – Short Reset Trigger
SS – Slow fire Standing
SST – Super Shock Tip (Hornady)
SWAT – Special Weapons And Tactics
SWC – Semi-Wadcutter
SX – Super eXplosive (Hornady)
SxS – Side (by) Side (gun barrels)
SXT – Supreme eXpansion Talon (Winchester)
TAC – Tactical
TAP – Tactical Application Police (Hornady)
TC – Thompson Center Arms (gun maker)
TC – Truncated Cone
TCU – Thompson/Center Upalde
TMJ – Totally Metal Jacketed
TS – Timed Standing
TSW – Team Smith & Wesson
USPSA – United States Practical Shooting Association
USRAC – U.S. Repeating Arms Company
VLD – Very Low Drag
VR – Ventilated Rib
WC – Wad Cutter
WCF – Winchester Center Fire
Win – Winchester
WLN – Wide Long Nose
WLP – Winchester Large Pistol (primers)
WLR – Winchester Large Rifle (primers)
WMR – Winchester Magnum Rimfire
WS – Weaver Stance
WSM – Winchester Short Magnum
WSP – Winchester Small Pistol (primers)
WSR – Winchester Small Rifle (primers)
WSSM – Winchester Super Short Magnum
XTP – eXtreme Terminal Performance (Hornady)
  • The 600 yard range is closed UFN.

    ENGC Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
    Next ENGC Board of Directors Meeting: 6pm, 16 Jan 2018.

    Next ENGC General Membership Meeting: 7pm, 16 Jan 2018.

    Check the Range Schedule (link below) before heading out to the range!

    “The ENGC is an NRA and CMP Affiliated club.”



See the ENGC Range Schedule for details.
2018 ENGC Range Schedule v2