Skip to comments.Magazine vs Clip (Video goodness for anyone confused)
Posted on 01/14/2013 4:29:00 PM PST by servo1969
No, you are not a felon or a 2nd Class citizen if you call a "magazine" a "clip." It IS something you might as well get figured out, though, and correct if you want to have respect within the shooting community. It's just a fact, many will judge you as someone who doesn't know much about firearms if you call them "clips." I might still love you, but many won't. :-)
maybe he’ll do a tutorial on cartridges vs bullets soon
Mag= Rolling Stone
Am I confused?
I have about 70+ guns that take clips.
I use the term all the time.
As for magazines, most every gun has one.
For me its a tire vs. wheel or engine vs. motor issue. The misuse rarely causes confusion.
I don’t look for reasons to play “smarter than you” with gun owners, especially new gun owners that that are the most likely to make the mistake. If they own one gun and call the mag a clip, who gives a rat’s rump? I explain the difference in passing and let it go at that, not every gun owner desires to be an expert in the field.
I just discovered him today - very knowledgable and wow can he shoot!
Not trying to hi-jack this thread but does anyone have the Ruger LC9? I have one on hold to purchase tomorrow. Currently have a Ruger 10/22 and want to add a handgun for home defense and concealed carry. I really like the LC9 but also like the LCR 22 revolver because it uses the same amo as our 10/22. LC9 and LCR 22 are two totally different guns and I am having a hard time deciding. Any opinions or experience with these would be appreciated!
Required watching for any self-proclaimed expert in the media .
I agree with you. I get tired of everyone correcting a guy who uses clip instead of magazine.
Even worse are the ones who don’t think it is improper to say .45 long colt. They will tell you it is .45 Colt. Also you can’t say .45 ACP, it must be .45 auto.
Yes, I try to use proper language but I am sure I mess up a lot. As long as I am communicating don’t make a big deal out of it.
It was funny, all the Church Ladies nattering on as gun nomenclature nazis.
But a million lectures later the distinction just seems to be pedantic quibbling.
you don’t know the difference between a magazine and a clip and you have 70 plus guns? Well, I guess I believe it if you don’t know the difference between a wheel and a tire either.
I generally find that the folks that are the biggest terminology NAZIs don’t know half what they think they do.
They get just enough knowledge to consider themselves experts and then try to post themselves as gatekeepers to the kingdom.
People sortof understand that not everything on the Internet is true, but many don’t understand that “the authoritive texts” are also full of misnomers and even a few outright mistakes. They also don’t understand that an omission doesn’t equate to negation.
A banana clip?
Did you have a reading malfunction? I didn't say I don't know the difference, nor did I say that I misuse the terms. What I said was that I don't have a hissy fit when others do.
PS To `split the difference’ maybe we continue to lash the lefties on the mag-clip distinction, but cut ourselves some slack.
Like `lose’ & `loser,’ etc., usage here: lose is (almost) always spelled ‘loose’.
We know better, but the sight of it—especially lately—is offensive & hurtful, like `GOP’ without the `-e.’
The LC9 is by design a defense pistol that properly fed and aimed will stop an intruder. Not so much for anything smaller than 9mm. On the other hand, the lC9 has several bells and whistles, like a manual safety, a loaded chamber indicator and an action lock key (all less than useful in a double action only pistol.) If you are willing to commit to learning the pistol at the range, then it will serve you well at social distances.
I really like the LCR 22, but not if I want a pistol that will make someone stop trying to kill me right now. For home defense I would lean to at least .40 S&W or larger.
Good video “clip”.
“maybe hell do a tutorial on cartridges vs bullets soon”
Someone got his panties in a bunch a couple of days ago because I said “bullet” and meant “cartridge”. He went on and on. He really was a bore.
I have guns/rifles/handguns/weapons/thingys that shoot/expel bullets/dangerous fast moving thingys from cartridges/those shell thingys, at varmits/criters/animals/people. No matter what I call them, they kill stuff.
What part are you confused by? The fact that I have guns that take clips?
Some rifles uses clips, some use detachable magazines.
I tried out my new Kel-Tec P-3AT this weekend.
I normally carry a Glock 27 but I guarantee you would change your tune when a couple of those little .380 bastards bit into yer butt.
Remington Golden Saber ammunition 380 ACP 102 grain brass jacketed hollow point is a very impressive round especially since I can carry my LCP in my pocket just like my keys whereas the Glock 27 I cannot.
The compact gun you have with you is better than the bad ass elephant gun at home.
However, I tend to cut armed old ladies some slack for a field they aren't familiar with. ;)
Well, I was trained on an AR15 in Army basic.
Interesting. In 40 years of shooting, I've always been able to use context to avoid that confusion. Only with firearms that take chargers and removable magazines is there any reason to be confused at all, and then a very short remediation would cure it.
See I think it is when someone becomes a total A-hole about minor issues that people start to wonder what is the matter with them.
And by the way, when a gun is empty, the shooter is out of cartridges and out of bullets.
I know the difference between clips and magazines. When I find out there is something I don't know, I start researching until I know it. When I started looking for ammo, I read every freaking description of every freaking cartridge to determine the main use for that cartridge.
Oh heck no... there's always a piece of a box in almost any drawer you want to open, or shelf with a little space. ;)
Or as my daughter said one time: "I washed just your socks. How the hell do 2 each .22 rounds wind up in your socks?"
I am a female who has a Ruger LC9 for concealed carry with a crimson trace laser. My other 9mm are too large to conceal carry and I it shoots well-not much recoil for a small 9mm.
I am a female who has a Ruger LC9 for concealed carry with a crimson trace laser. My other 9mm are too large to conceal carry and it shoots well-not much recoil for a small 9mm.
That’s funny. You know I have a cartridge jar, just like I have a coin jar, because I always seem to end up with an odd round here or there when I clean out the carry bags or my pockets.
BUT, the sock story takes the cake.
Hickok45 should be mandatory viewing for kids in classrooms.
I love the guy!
Just picked an LC9 up for my wife. Haven’t had a chance yet to fire it... soon.
Seems like a good balance of power versus size.
I do have expectations that the media would at least report it right, but the truth is that they are almost always wrong on everything, firearms related or not. You can't fix stupid.
I prefer not to get into the mag vs. clip argument with Lefties, because I reject their underlying arguments and that is the MUCH BIGGER deal. I don't want to lose my audience getting into the terminology when it doesn't ultimately matter. We've already won over the folks that know what we are talking about and we aren't going to impress the low-information folks with our precise descriptors. The issue is basic freedom, that is an easy concept to understand.
We found out that if you slide the slide back and release it without latching it that it is easier.
We haven't had a chance to fire it yet. I had some Nato 9mm ammo. Can it be fired in the LC9?
Thank you all for your feedback - I do appreciate it - going to fill out the paperwork tomorrow to get the LC9 - Thanks!!
My father-in-law just purchased the Ruger LC9. He has shot a couple hundred rounds and likes it a lot. I like the size for concealed.
A banana that can be stripped like a clip that needs no ...
What’s a stripper clip?
You ain't seen nothing yet:
Pocket .380s are very convenient and with the right ammo and skills can be very effective too. I find that anything bigger (9MM, etc) for pocket guns become awkward. Plus, smaller weapons have inherrent “fussiness” for different types of ammo (lardger/longer rounds) and .380s are less likely to have as many issues.
That is crazy!