Newbie Question

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by BlueXJ, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. BlueXJ

    BlueXJ New Member

    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?
  2. ThorsHammer

    ThorsHammer New Member

    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