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Posted: 10/11/2005 5:45:40 PM EDT
I stopped by Academy today, and on the price tags for their ammunition feeding devices, they're listed as "clips."   I stopped an associate and asked where they kept their magazines, but he didn't get the joke.  

While I was at the new Sportsman's Warehouse, I asked the associate that helped me out with my 1911 if they had some extra magazines in back.  When he came back, he told me there were no extra clips.  

Some people...
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:46:49 PM EDT
I crush people who casually toss around such loose language!
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:48:23 PM EDT
I corrected my brother in law last weekend, who wanted to buy more clips for his new M4.  I gave up after the third reprimand.  
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:50:39 PM EDT
And some people still refer to the black stuff in a pencil as lead.  Get over it as long as you know better.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:02:03 PM EDT
It's hard to put the word "magazine" in a rap song.  

Real dope-ass gangstas only use clips, yo.


Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:03:24 PM EDT
What about the en bloc clips for the M1 garands? Would you complain about my choice of words when it comes to those ammunition feeding devices?
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:04:09 PM EDT

Quoted:
It's hard to put the word "magazine" in a rap song.  

Real dope-ass gangstas only use clips, yo.





Yo dude, pack some fresh mags in da heater and busta cap.....
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:04:31 PM EDT

Quoted:
It's hard to put the word "magazine" in a rap song.  

Real dope-ass gangstas only use clips, yo.





I feel ya dawg.  
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:05:25 PM EDT
but don't you "clip" on a magazine to your rifle?
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:07:03 PM EDT

Quoted:
What about the en bloc clips for the M1 garands? Would you complain about my choice of words when it comes to those ammunition feeding devices?



Sure - and ammo can also be loaded on stripper clips.  Those are both correct uses of the term.


What irritates a lot of purists/anal-retentive folk is the use of "clip" to refer to what should correctly be referred to as a magazine.

I care a little, but not a lot.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:08:00 PM EDT

Quoted:
What about the en bloc clips for the M1 garands? Would you complain about my choice of words when it comes to those ammunition feeding devices?



Those are clips, magazines however, are different.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:09:06 PM EDT
I know these are magazines but I want to call them clips dammit I can't help it, all my hunter relatives say clip and I think it is contagious.

Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:09:44 PM EDT
I have clips and mags for my AK.

Clips can further be divided into en-bloc and stripper.

And we love strippers!!!!
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:10:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:13:29 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
What about the en bloc clips for the M1 garands? Would you complain about my choice of words when it comes to those ammunition feeding devices?



Those are clips, magazines however, are different.



So If I called them magazines, would you be annoyed?
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:13:42 PM EDT

a CLIP is a loading aid, it is used to assist in the loading of a gun's fixed magazine or detachable magazine
*except the M1 Garand



Does this mean my LULA is a clip??    
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:14:35 PM EDT
When my brother was in training with the NCSHP, if someone referred to a magazine as a clip, it was followed by rapid bipedal locomotion.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:15:53 PM EDT
There is always a huge booth at the Nations Gunshow in the far corner with CLIP CLIPS CLIPS all over their sign, and thay have the largest assortment of MAGAZINES in the show.  I give them dirty looks every time, and I will NOT buy from them.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:18:22 PM EDT

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I know these are magazines but I want to call them clips dammit I can't help it, all my hunter relatives say clip and I think it is contagious.

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=41670



I'd call them clips too with those metrosexual pink tipped bullets.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:19:04 PM EDT
I don't think it is worth correcting people. I know what they are talking about.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:05:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:09:33 PM EDT


I know.. I need a better camera... it's in the works.

I corrected my professor about this last week. Hes a retired (medical) LEO with 20 years on the force and he kept calling handgun magazines "clips"

I asked where I could get a M1 Garand handgun model.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:15:41 PM EDT
Last funshow had a booth set up selling mags where all the signs and labels referred to clips. Not one references to magazines. Then again, the dude in charge of the both could only speak a handful of words of broken English...
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:16:57 PM EDT
i find it to be rather irratating and refuse to purchase any magazine/firearm that has the label of clip. my local fun store is bad about it though.

example: seen on handgun tag

sig 226
stock # xxxxxxx
cal. 9mm
tritium sights
3 hi-cap clips

arrgh!
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:17:49 PM EDT

Quoted:

Quoted:
I know these are magazines but I want to call them clips dammit I can't help it, all my hunter relatives say clip and I think it is contagious.

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=41670



I'd call them clips too with those metrosexual pink tipped bullets.



Hey those ballistic tips are purple, get it right

ETA: according to foxnews this morning the new term should probably be UBERSEXUAL
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:21:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:27:31 PM EDT

Quoted:
bullet holder thingies





My favorite one yet. "Yes, sir, I'd like to purchase a pair of 30-round bullet holder thingies."
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:30:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 8:06:02 PM EDT

Quoted:
What about the en bloc clips for the M1 garands? Would you complain about my choice of words when it comes to those ammunition feeding devices?



That's an ammunition loading device.  The feeding device is built in!
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 8:07:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 8:10:03 PM EDT

Quoted:
There is always a huge booth at the Nations Gunshow in the far corner with CLIP CLIPS CLIPS all over their sign, and thay have the largest assortment of MAGAZINES in the show.  I give them dirty looks every time, and I will NOT buy from them.



If they're on sale at the right price I'd buy them  even if they called them oatmeal cookies.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 8:10:20 PM EDT

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I no longer care. Too much time is wasted here jumping all over some poor bastard how just got his first AR because he called the bullet holder thingies "clips"

+1, get a life people..
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 8:14:45 PM EDT

Quoted:
I no longer care. Too much time is wasted here jumping all over some poor bastard how just got his first AR because he called the bullet holder thingies "clips"

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