Acronym Database

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A

ABU - Airman Battle Uniform
ACC - Command Arms ACC
ACH - Advanced Combat Helmet
ACOG - Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight
ACP - Automatic Colt Pistol
ACR - Adaptive Combat Rifle / Advanced Combat Rifle
ACS - Adaptable Carbine/Storage
ACU - Army Combat Uniform
AFG - Angled Fore Grip
AFSOC - Air Force Special Operations Command
AG36 - AnbauGranatwerfer 36 (Attachable Grenade Launcher 36) :de:
ALICE - All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment
AK - Автомат Калашникова (Automatic Rifle Kalashnikov) :ru:
AMAP - Agilite Modular Assault Pack
ANVIS - Aviator Night VISion
AOR - Area Of Responsibility
APB - Автоматический Пистолет Бесшумный (Automatic pistol silent) :ru:
APS - Автоматический Пистолет Стечкина (Automatic pistol Stechkin) :ru:
ARM - American Rheinmetall Munitions
AS Val - Автомат Специальный Вал (Special Automatic Rifle) :ru:
ASU - Airport Security Unit :hong_kong:
A-TACS - Advanced TActical Concealment System
ATPIAL - Advanced Target Pointer/ Illuminator/ Aiming Laser
AU - Arid Urban
AUG - Armee-Universal-Gewehr (Army Universal Rifle) :austria:
AVS - Adaptive Vest System
AW - Arctic Warfare
AWF - Arctic Warfare Folding
AWM - Advanced Warfighter Magazines
AWP - Arctic Warfare Police
AWS - Arctic Warfare Suppressed

B

BAD - Battery Assist Device
BCM - Bravo Company USA
BDU - Battle Dress Uniform
BLK - BLacK
BORTAC - BORder patrol TACtical unit
BSA - the Birmingham Small Arms company limited :uk:
BTV-EL - Bottom and Top Venting system - Extended Length
BUIS - Back Up Iron Sight

C

C - Carbine
G36C - Commando :de:
CADPAT - CAnadian Disruptive PATtern :canada:
CAG - Combat Applications Group
C.A.R. - Colt Automatic Rifle
C-A-T - Combat Application Tourniquet
CAPF - 中国人民武装警察部队 (Chinese people’s Armed Police Force) :cn:
CBRN - Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear
CCT - Combat Control Team/Combat Controller
CIA - Central Intelligence Agency
CIRAS - Combat Integrated Releasable Armor System
CNSWG - Commander Naval Special Warfare Group
CPC - Cage Plate Carrier
CRW - Counter Revolutionary Warfare
CSASS - Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System
CTR - Compact / Type Restricted
CTRU - Counter Terrorism Response Unit :hong_kong:
CTS - Combined Tactical Systems
CUEPAT - Canadian Urban Environment PATtern :canada:

D

DA - Direct Action
DAK - Double Action Kellermann
DCS - Digital Concealment Systems
DCU - Desert Camouflage Uniform
DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration
DEVGRU - DEVelopment GRoUp
DM51 - Deutsches Modell 51 (German Model 51 [ Hand Grenade ]) :de:
DMR - Designated Marksman Rifle
DOA - Di-Optic Aperture
DPM - Disruptive Pattern Material
DPMS - Defense Procurement Manufacturing Services

E

EGLM - Enhanced Grenade Launcher Module
ELCAN - Ernst Leitz CANada
EMAG - Export MAGazine
EMR - Enhanced Marksman Rifle
EOD - Explosive Ordnance Disposal
EODMU - Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit
ESU - Emergency Service Unit
EVG - Ergonomic Vertical Grip

F

FAL - Fusil Automatique Léger (Light Automatic Rifle) :belgium:
FAMAS - Fusil d’Assaut de la Manufacture d’Armes de Saint-Étienne (Assault Rifle from the Saint-Étienne Weapon Factory) :fr:
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBR - Free Burma Rangers
FCS - Future Combat Systems
FDE - Flat Dark Earth
FG - Foliage Green
FN Herstal - Fabrique Nationale de Herstal :belgium:
FROG - Fire Resistant Organizational Gear
FSB - Федеральная Служба Безопасности Российской Федерации (Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation) :ru:
FSIN - Федеральная Служба Исполнения Наказаний (Federal Penitentiary Service) :ru:

G

G3 - Gewehr 3 (Rifle 3) :de:
GEK - GendarmerieEinsatzKommando (Constabulary Deployment Command) :austria:
GIGN - Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (National Gendarmerie Intervention Group) :fr:
GM-94 - Гранатомет Магазинный 94 (Grenade Launcher 94) :ru:
GP-25 - Гранатомет Подствольный 25 (Underbarrel Grenade Launcher 25) :ru:
GPNVG - Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggle
GSG-9 - GrenzSchutzGruppe-9 (Border Protection Group-9) :de:
GTL - GLOCK Tactical Lights

H

HALO - High Altitude Low Opening
HAMR - High Accuracy Multi-Range Riflescope
HK - Heckler & Koch :de:
HRT - Hostage Rescue Team
HSGI - High Speed Gear Inc.

I

IAR - Infantry Automatic Rifle
IDF - Israel Defense Forces :israel:
IdZ - Infanterist der Zukunft (Infantryman of the future) :de:
IFAK - Individual First Aid Kit
IMI - Israel Military Industries :israel:
ISOF - Iraqi Special Operations Forces :iraq:
ISP - International Safety Products :uk:
ISPC - Improved Scalable Plate Carrier
IWI - Israel Weapon Industries :israel:

J

JPC - Jumpable Plate Carrier
JSOC - Joint Special Operations Command
JTAC - Joint Terminal Attack Controller
JTF - Joint Task Force

K

MP5K - Kurz (short) :de:
K-9 - Canine
KAC - Knight’s Armament Company
KEDR - Конструкция Евгения ДРагунова (The Design of Evgeny Dragunov) :ru:
KSK - Kommando Spezialkräfte (Special Forces) :de:
KSM - Kommando Spezialkräfte Marine (Special Forces Navy) :de:

L

LASD - Los Angeles county Sheriff’s Department
LBT - London Bridge Trading
LLM - Laser-Licht-Modul (Laser Light Module) :de:
LMG - Light Machine Gun
LPOP - Listening Post Observation Post
LRRP - Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol
LSW - Light Support Weapon
LTP - Lightweight, Tactical, Polymer
LVOA - Low Visibility Operations Application
LWH - LightWeight Helmet

M

M870 - Model 870
M-LOK - Modular LOcK
MAAWS - Multi-role Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System
MACV - Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
MARPAT- MARine PATtern
MARS - Multi-purpose Aiming Reflex Sight :israel:
MARSOC - United States MARine Corps Forces Special Operations Command
MAS - Maritime Assault Suit
MATECH - Military Advanced TECHnology
MBITR - MultiBand Inter/Intra Team Radio
MBUS - Magpul Back-Up Sights
MCCUU - Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform
MCFR - Marine Corps Firing Range
MEB - Marine Expeditionary Brigade
MEU - Marine Expeditionary Unit
MG - MaschinenGewehr (Machine Gun) :de:
MHRS - Mission Helmet Recording System
MICH - Modular Integrated Communications Helmet
MIO - Maritime Interdiction Operations
MK - MarK
MLCS - Maritime Load Carriage System
MNVD - Monocular Night Vision Device
MOE - Magpul Original Equipment
MOLLE - MOdular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment
MP - Military Police / MilitärPolizei :de:
MP (5/7) - MaschinenPistole (Submachine gun) :de:
MPS - Metropolitan Police Service
MRAD - Multi-Role Adaptive Design
MSO - Maritime Security Operations
MSOB - Marine Special Operations Battalion
MSRT - Maritime Security Response Team
MTP - Multi-Terrain Pattern :uk:
MVD - Министерство внутренних дел (Ministry of Internal Affairs) :ru:

N

NAVSPECWARCOM - NAVal SPECial WARfare COMmand
NAVSPECWARDEVGRU - NAVal SPECial WARfare DEVelopment GRoUp
NSW - Naval Special Warfare
NSWDG - Naval Special Warfare Development Group
NVG - Night Vision Goggles

O

OD - Olive Drab
ODA - Operational Detachment Alpha
OICW - Objective Individual Combat Weapon / Objective Infantry Combat Weapon
OMON - Отряд Мобильный Особого Назначения (Special Purpose Police Unit) :ru:
OR - Outdoor Research

P

P8 - Pistole 8 (Pistol 8) :de:
PASGT - Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops
PEPR - Proper Eye Position Ready
PDW - Personal Defence Weapon
PJ - Pararescue Jumpers
PMAG - Polymer MAGazine
PMC - Private Military Contractor
PTT - Push-To-Talk
PUK - Police Utility Knife

Q

QBZ-95 - 95式自动步枪 (Type 95 Automatic Rifle) :cn:
QGF - ??? (Light Steel Composite[Helmet]) :cn:
QSZ-92 - 92式手枪 (Type 92 Handgun) :cn:

R

RAHG - Remington Accessory HandGuard
RAID - Recherche, Assistance, Intervention, Dissuasion (Search, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence) :fr:
RAMP - Rapid Access Medical Pouch
RAS - Rail Accessory System
RAV - Releasable Assault Vest
RIS - Rail Interface System
RIVRON - RIVerine squadRON
RG - Ranger Green
RGD-5 - РучнаЯ Граната Дистанционная-5 (Hand Grenade Remote-5) :ru:
RGN - Ручная Граната Наступательная (Hand Grenade Offensive) :ru:
RGO - Ручная Граната Оборонительная (Hand Grenade Defensive) :ru:
RMR - Ruggedized Miniature Reflex
RPIMa - Régiment de Parachutistes d’Infanterie de Marine (Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment) :fr:
RPG-7 - Ручной Противотанковый Гранатомет 7 (Hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher-7) :ru:
RRRC - Ranger Regimental Reconnaissance Company
RSAF - Royal Small Arms Factory :uk: / Republic of Singapore Air Force :singapore:
RTO - Radiotelephone Operator
RVG - Rail Vertical Grip

S

SA80 - Small Arms for the 80s :uk:
SAD - Special Activities Division
SADF - South African Defence Force :south_africa:
SAI - Salient Arms International
SAPR - Stock Attachment Precision Rifle
SAR-21 - Singapore Assault Rifle - 21st Century :singapore:
SAS - Special Air Service :uk:
SASR - Special Air Service Regiment :australia:
SAT - 特殊急襲部隊 (Special Assault Team) :jp:
SAW - Squad Automatic Weapon
SBS - Special Boat Service :uk:
SBT - Special Boat Team
SC&O - Specialist Crime & Operations :uk:
SCAR - Special operations forces Combat Assault Rifle :belgium:
SD - SchallDämpfer (Silencer) :de:
SDMR - Squad Designated Marksman Rifle
SDO - Squad automatic-weapon Day Optic
SDU - Special Duties Unit :hong_kong:
SDV - SEAL Delivery Vehicle
SDVT - SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team
SEAL - SEa, Air and Land
SEK - Spezialeinsatzkommando (Special Operations Command) :de:
SFC - Sergeant First Class
SFG - Special Forces Group
SFO - Specialist Firearms Officer :uk:
SFOD-D - Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta
SIG - Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (Swiss Industrial Company) :switzerland:
SLR - Self-Loading Rifle
SMAW - Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon
SMG - Submachine Gun
SMU - Special Missions Unit
SOAR - Special Operations Aviation Regiment
SOBR - Специальный Отряд Быстрого Реагирования (Special Rapid Response Unit) :ru:
SOG - Special Operations Group
SOPMOD - Special Operations Peculiar MODification
SPAS-12 - Special/Sporting Purpose Automatic Shotgun-12
SPC - Scalable Plate Carrier
SRS - Sealed Reflex Sight
SSR - Sniper Support Rifle
STANAG - STANdardization AGreement
STR - Storage/Type Restricted
STS - Special Tactics Squadron
SURPAT - SURvival PATtern
SUSAT - Sight Unit Small Arms Trilux :uk:
SVD - Снайперская Винтовка системы Драгунова (Sniper Rifle, System of Dragunov) :ru:
SWAT - Special Weapons And Tactics

T

TACAM - Tactical Assault CAMouflage
TACP - Tactical Air Control Party
TNVC - Tactical Night Vision Company

U

UBR - Utility/Battle Rifle
UDT - Underwater Demolition Teams
UMP - Universale MaschinenPistole (Universal Submachine Gun) :de:
USCG - United States Coast Guard
USMC - United States Marine Corps
USP - Universelle SelbstladePistole (Universal Self-Loading Pistol) :de:
USSOCOM - US Special Operations COMmand
USSS - United States Secret Service

V

VBSS - Visit, Board, Search and Seizure
VSS - Винтовка Снайперская Специальная (Special Sniper Rifle) :ru:

W

X

Y

Z

ZUZ - Zentrale Unterstützungsgruppe Zoll (Central Customs Support Group) :de:

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Soldier Story CT-SFO Review Part 1
#3

Does someone know what XTM stands for at Magpul’s hand stop? Can’t find anything on the web.

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#4

XTM is the trademark of the rail cover component that is part of the hand stop design. Those came after their original XT cover which was more of a one piece style rather than the modular two piece XTM. The XT covers don’t reference XT as an acronym either (just the trademarked name of the product), but texture is a word they reference, referring to the stippled design of the cover which provides grippy surface. I guess if you wanted to look at as acronym you could reasonably assume X Texture Modular or something to that effect.

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#5

I see. So XTM is actually XTM. At least officially. Then I won’t add it. Thanks for your help

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