Acronym Database

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:
CAA - Command Arms Accessories
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
HBRS - High Bench Rest Swivel
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 company
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
NCPC - Navy CAGE Plate Carrier
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
POD - Prone Optimization Device
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
RISR - Reciprocating Inline Stock Riser
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:

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

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