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BlueXJ 04-06-2010 11:07 PM

Newbie Question
 
I keep seeing people refer to different handguns by initials, many of which I fail to understand. For example FNP and MSH and RIA, I think the last stands for Rock Island Armory but I am unsure. Is there a glossary somewhere?

ThorsHammer 04-06-2010 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueXJ (Post 265542)
I keep seeing people refer to different handguns by initials, many of which I fail to understand. For example FNP and MSH and RIA, I think the last stands for Rock Island Armory but I am unsure. Is there a glossary somewhere?

Google is your friend. FNP stands for Fabrique Nationale Herstal, MSH stands for Main Spring Housing (I think) and RIA does in fact stand for Rock Island Armory.

Here are some links to handgun related acronyms:
rec.guns FAQ: I.E. Terminology and Acronyms
TheFiringLine Forums - FAQ: Web Acronyms / Firearms Terms
Acronyms for NEW SHooters! - Tactical Shooting Forums


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