Acronyms Associated with Concealed Carry and Firearms

Here is a partial list of firearms and concealed carry acronyms that you can use to expand your knowledge of terminology used in concealed carry, military, or law enforcement environments.

CHL – Concealed Handgun License
CPL – Concealed Pistol License
CCW – Concealed Carry Weapon (Permit)
CFP – Concealed Firearms Permit
CCP – Concealed Carry Permit
CWP – Concealed Weapons Permit
CPL – Concealed Pistol License
LTC – License To Carry
CHP – Concealed Handgun Permit
PTC – Permit To Carry
DAO – Double Action Only
SA – Single Action
FTF – Failure To Feed / Failure To Fire (a self loading firearm malfunction)
PCC – Pistol Caliber Carbine (rifle)
LOS – Line Of Sight (0-30 miles)
COM – Center Of Mass
AD – Accidental Discharge
ND – Negligent Discharge
MOA – Master Of Arms (designation) / Minute Of Angle (measurement)
FMJ – Full Metal Jacket (bullet type)
JHP – Jacketed Hollow Point (bullet type)
LRN – Lead Round Nose (lead bullet with no outer jacket)
TMJ – Total Metal Jacket (bullet type)
IWB – Inside The Waistband
LE – Law Enforcement
LEO – Law Enforcement Officer
ROL – Rule Of Law
AOW – Any Other Weapon
FFL – Federal Firearms License
GCA – Gun Control Act (1968)
NFA – National Firearms Act (1934)
RKBA – Right To Keep And Bear Arms
2A – Second Amendment
EDC – Everyday Carry
BUG – Back Up Gun
CQB – Close Quarters Battle
CQC – Close Quarters Combat (hand to hand)
ATC – Authority to Carry
CFO – Chief Firearms Officer