Everyone has pet peeves, and I have more of them than most! (I’m the only guy at work who never leverages anything, drains any slides, or wants to pull up…don’t get me started.)
When talking with most regular folks, I cringe when I hear “weapon” or “gun” and prefer and use firearm. I notice a lot of variation even on manufacturer websites. Perceptive folks on this forum may have noticed (and it may have bugged you!).
What do you call them and why?
Does it change based on your audience?