"Poodle shooter" is a derogatory term for the M-16 and M-4 family of rifles with which the U.S. military is armed. This stems from the fact that the M16, M16A1, M16A2, M16A3 and M16A4 (the "M-4") fire the 5.56mm cartridge, a cartridge that many soldiers and Marines think is underpowered for combat operations. Prior to the Vietnam War, the Army and Marines were armed with he M-14 rifle, which fires a much more powerful cartridge, the 7.62mm NATO round. During the Iraq War and the war in Afghanistan, the M-16 and M-4 proved to be inadequate to the task of longer-range combat engagements and the M-14 rifle was brought out of mothballs and issued to some units.
"Man, this M-4 sucks. Did you see that? I hit that hajii at least three times and he just kept running!"
"I know. The M16 is such a damned poodle shooter. It would be embarrassing except our lives depend on these shitty rifles."
Shooting firearms, either for fun or practice, or in a violent altercation.
"Man, I'm bored. Let's go down to the range and bust some caps."
"As soon as the hajiis tripped the mine, we all started busting caps to port. I fired three magazines before we cleared the block."
An insulting term for a white person who dislikes people of other races. This is a reference to the Ku Klux Klan, which burns crosses in ceremonies celebrating their racial beliefs.
1st person: "Tom can't stand Tyrone."
2nd person: "He is such a crossburner! He just doesn't like Tyrone because he's black."
"Arra quince" (pronounced ARE-ah KEEN-say) is Spanish for "AR-15." This is a nickname for the AR-15 rifle, originally manufactured by Colt Firearms, but now made by many other manufacturers. (An AR-15 copy is called a "clone.") Parts are interchangeable between AR-15 rifles made by different manufacturers. AR-15 rifles usually shoot .223 Remington caliber cartridges (called 5.56mm cartridges in the U.S. military), but there are AR-15's chambered for a variety of other rounds as well, including .222 Remington Magnum, 7.62x39mm, 6.8mm SPC and others.
"Que tal, amigo, is that your new arra quince?"
"Si, esta bien, no? Man, I love this rifle! It rocks every bit as bad ass as that Colt your brother bought! Let's go bust some caps, no?"
'Cuerna de chivo" (KWEARNA dah CHEE-vo) is Spanish for "Ram's horn." This is a nickname for the AK-47 assault rifle, which has a distinctive curved magazine, bringing to mind the curved horns of a male mountain sheep. It is a fully-automatic machine gun under U.S. law.
The AK-47 has many civilian copies ("clones") which are not technically assault rifles, because they are semi-automatic, and are NOT machine guns under U.S. law. They look very similar to actual AK-47's and to compound the confusion, are often called "AK's". And in Mexican Spanish, also called "cuerna de chivos."
"Hey, Pablo, let's go bust some caps with your new cuerna de chivo!"