Prepper Acronyms

You will often seen Prepping and Survival sites using acronyms when describing something.  This is a list of some of the more common acronyms to make understanding what you are readying a little easier.

ACOG – Advanced Combat Optic Gunsight.  Combines magnification, red dot and is self illuminating so no batteries are needed.

AK – Automat Kalashnikov.  Rifles well known for their robustness.

AK-47 – Early generation AK carbine that shoots the 7.62 x 39mm cartridge.

AK-74 – Later generation AK carbine that shoots the 5.45 x 39mm cartridge.

ALICE – All – Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment.

AP – Armor Piercing.  Refers to bullets with a steel or tungsten core that penetrates steel armor.  Bullet’s tip is usually painted black for easier identification.

AR – Automatic Rifle (generic term).

AR-15 Semi-auto civilian variant of the U.S. Army M16 rifle.

ARB – Armed Response Bag.

ARK – Armed Response Kit.

BIB – Bug In Bag.  Contains essentials for hunkering down in place.

BK – Buckshot.

BOB – Bug Out Bag.  Contains essentials for evacuation.

BUIS – Back Up Iron Sights.  These are the post and fork iron sights common on many weapons.

CCW- Carrying Concealed Weapon.  Usually refers to a permit to do so.

CQB – Close Quarters Battle.  Usually within 25 yards.

CS – Carry strap for your rifle which is not the same thing as a rifle sling.

EDC – Every Day Carry

FA – Forward Assist.  A feature on an AR-15 rifle designed to push the bolt carrier forward under dusty, dirty conditions.

FF – False Flag.  An operation made to look like it was perpetrated by another country’s armed forces.

FMJ – Full Metal Jacket.  A cartridge that does not expand when striking a target.

GH – Golden Horde.  Refugees and looters that will pour out of the city into the surrounding areas during a crisis situation.

GOOD – Get Out Of Dodge.  A term for leaving the area in a hurry.

HP – Hollow Point.  Refers to cartridges with a concave shaped tip that facilitates rapid expansion of the round upon impact.

L1A1 – Semi automatic rifle available in inch or metric patterns which can fire a .308 cartridge out to distances of between 800 to 1000 yards.

LP – Listening Post

MBR – Main Battle Rifle.

MOLLE – Modular Lightweight Load – Carrying Equipment.

MRE – Meal Ready To Eat.

MZB – Mutant Zombie Bikers.  Generic term for thugs and looters.

NVD – Night Vision Device.

OP – Observation Post

OPSEC – Operational Security.

POA – Point of Aim.  Where you point your weapon.

POI – Point of Impact.  Where the cartridge actually strikes.

PRD – Personal Radiation Detector.

R&R – Rest and Recuperation.

SHTF – Shit Hits The Fan.

SKS – Samozaryadnyi Karabin Simonova.  Semi auto rifle firing the 7.62×39 cartridge.

SOP – Standard Operating Procedure.

SQ – Safe Queen.  Firearms that are almost never used and rarely leave the gun safe.

TEOTWAWKI – The End Of The World As We Know It.

WROL – Without Rule Of Law.

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