What is ammo short for regarding weapons?


Ammo is a common abbreviation for ammunition, which first-person shooter (FPS) gamers often use to refer to the bullets, grenades, etc., shot by their weapons. People, typically gun enthusiasts, may also use it to refer to actual bullets, grenades, etc., or figurative ammunition (e.g., hurtful words, compromising information, etc.).

In video games, such as Call of Duty (CoD), people often use it when the weapon(s) they are using are out of ammo. For example, "I need more ammo for my shotgun. I'll meet you at the bunker."

In real life (IRL), gun enthusiasts may use the abbreviation (e.g., "Where's the best place to get ammo for my new handgun?"). People may also use it figuratively when referring to conflicts. For example, your friend might tell you, "I wouldn't hang out with Betsy. It will just give her more ammo against me."


Do u have enuf AK ammo to attack?
Not to take down the base. Imma go get some from the respawn point

Mass Effect's Grunt needs no luck; he has ammo

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Updated April 19, 2023

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