Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 3
Posted: 6/13/2009 8:23:40 PM EST
I hear magazines referred to as clips all the time from people who are not educated with firearms. How bad does this bother you?
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:24:34 PM EST
it bothers me
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:25:09 PM EST
its annoying, and ill help em out if its appropriate.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:25:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2009 8:27:04 PM EST by kcpwnsgman]
only bothers me when fudds/hunters do it, mainly because they don't know that there are stripper clips for magazines

or when there are clips and magazines around at the same time, as it can be confusing.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:26:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2009 8:26:32 PM EST by FMJshooter]
Before i was a member of Arfcom not really. Now i get a nervous twitch every time i hear it especially in movies.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:28:36 PM EST
heard an Army SSG speaking about the "15 shot clip" for his M1 Carbine.

I was pissed. It only really bugs me when people who claim they know what they're doing say shit that makes no sense.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:29:05 PM EST
If shit like this bothers you, you're sweating the small stuff...
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:29:16 PM EST
Only since I started hanging out here. So i'm not sure if they have the problem, or I do.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:30:09 PM EST
yeah but it didn't till i started coming to this site.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:30:59 PM EST
Yes, but no more than all the other typical mistakes people make, such as using me/I improperly.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:32:44 PM EST
doesn't bother me





but I know for many others ................................................... [xbox-Halo]KILLING SPREE[/xbox-Halo]

Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:33:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2009 8:33:22 PM EST by TheMechanic48]
Not at all.

I work on helicopters and people call them choppers. Now that bugs me.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:34:41 PM EST
Not much.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:39:36 PM EST
Not so much. I do make a concious effort to call mags - mags, not clips.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:44:59 PM EST
Knowing the difference separates the men from the boys....






Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:55:32 PM EST
A minor annoyance, that reeks of
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:57:51 PM EST
Drives me fucking crazy.

Whenever I talk to somebody and they say "clip" when they mean "magazine", their credibility goes right out the window.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:59:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By SGocka:
Drives me fucking crazy.

Whenever I talk to somebody and they say "clip" when they mean "magazine", their credibility goes right out the window.


+1

Best poser litmus test in the gun world.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:04:44 PM EST
No, people that get all anal about it bother me more. Say clip if you want to, it's a popular term, I know what you are saying.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:12:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lancair:
Originally Posted By SGocka:
Drives me fucking crazy.

Whenever I talk to somebody and they say "clip" when they mean "magazine", their credibility goes right out the window.


+1

Best poser litmus test in the gun world.

If its someone I feel just doesn't understand or has seen too many movies, I'll explain/show them the difference. But, for the Vietnam sniper space shuttle door gunner's, I just smile and walk away.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:13:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By Lancair:
Originally Posted By SGocka:
Drives me fucking crazy.

Whenever I talk to somebody and they say "clip" when they mean "magazine", their credibility goes right out the window.


+1

Best poser litmus test in the gun world.


Hardly. I've said clip many times just to be sarcastic and watch someones reaction. Sometimes
I'll even call a magazine a detachable, spring loaded, ammunition feeding device.

Bigger fish to fry and all that jazz.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:18:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
No, people that get all anal about it bother me more. Say clip if you want to, it's a popular term, I know what you are saying.


this ^

SSDGs ( tactical nonemclature nazis ) get bent out of shape, fun to watch their head explode. If its a friend or a newb, I might correct them. But as far as the average guy on the range or gun counter, can care less.

Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:19:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2009 9:30:55 PM EST by Bohr_Adam]
The last guy I knew who routinely used the word "clip" to refer to a pistol magazine was a 12 year Special Forces veteran.

Next time I see him, I will be sure to let him know that some guys on the internet have figured out he is a poser.



Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:22:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
No, people that get all anal about it bother me more. Say clip if you want to, it's a popular term, I know what you are saying.

I used to get the terms mixed up all the time.

Then I was told that a clip goes in your hair, so now I can remember. I don't think it makes a difference, but then I have been there and confused by it as well.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:27:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By TechGal26:

Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
No, people that get all anal about it bother me more. Say clip if you want to, it's a popular term, I know what you are saying.

I used to get the terms mixed up all the time.

Then I was told that a clip goes in your hair, so now I can remember. I don't think it makes a difference, but then I have been there and confused by it as well.


Very few weapon systems have clips AND detachable magazines, and those that do, people rarely call the clips just "clip."
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:29:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
The last guy I knew who routinely used the word "clip" to refer to a pistol magazine was a 12 year Special Forces veteran.

Net time I see him, I will be sure to let him know that some guys on the internet have figured out he is a poser.





He obviously wasn't part of the 87th Chairborne Battalion.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:29:58 PM EST
Drives me nuts. I cringe when I hear it.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:33:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By Stonerriflefan44:
Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
No, people that get all anal about it bother me more. Say clip if you want to, it's a popular term, I know what you are saying.


this ^

SSDGs ( tactical nonemclature nazis ) get bent out of shape, fun to watch their head explode. If its a friend or a newb, I might correct them. But as far as the average guy on the range or gun counter, can care less.



Couldn't care less. That's another one.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:34:59 PM EST
Yup.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:35:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2009 9:49:16 PM EST by Hebrew_Battle_Rifle]
I use it as an indicator for how knowledgeable the individual is about firearms.



A clip is used to feed ammunition into a firearms magazine.
A Magazine is used to feed ammunition into a firearm chamber.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:46:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Originally Posted By TechGal26:

Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
No, people that get all anal about it bother me more. Say clip if you want to, it's a popular term, I know what you are saying.

I used to get the terms mixed up all the time.

Then I was told that a clip goes in your hair, so now I can remember. I don't think it makes a difference, but then I have been there and confused by it as well.


Very few weapon systems have clips AND detachable magazines, and those that do, people rarely call the clips just "clip."
That was what confused me, I know that a Garand has a clip, so I would get baffled that others weren't clips as well.

Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:48:13 PM EST
Nope I could care less...
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:54:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By TechGal26:

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Originally Posted By TechGal26:

Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
No, people that get all anal about it bother me more. Say clip if you want to, it's a popular term, I know what you are saying.

I used to get the terms mixed up all the time.

Then I was told that a clip goes in your hair, so now I can remember. I don't think it makes a difference, but then I have been there and confused by it as well.


Very few weapon systems have clips AND detachable magazines, and those that do, people rarely call the clips just "clip."
That was what confused me, I know that a Garand has a clip, so I would get baffled that others weren't clips as well.



You have to go back historically to really understand the issue. Clips were developed to load magazines. The area where you slide the Garand clip is called a magazine.

Even before clips, you could individually load built-in magazines and store several rounds in a rifle. Many older rifles had switches where you could either single load or have the bolt pick up the next round in the magazine when you worked the action.

For all intents and purposes, the act of of inserting a pistol magazine into is the same as loading a Garand clip into the rifle. Where the pedantic types get upset seems to be the fact that the clip is an essentially open device, whereas the magaizine fully encloses the ammunition.

In the case of M16/AR15 mags, ammunition often comes on true clips, which can be used to quickly load the magazines. In this case, it is possible to cause confusion by using the wrong term. Most often the confusion is avoided by calling the clips "stripper clips."


Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:57:35 PM EST
Apes shit...







Not really.
But I am sure someone else will point it out for me..
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:59:13 PM EST
Guy at work is a gun guy and uses clips to refer to magazines.

It bothers me in that all this time no one has corrected him because he is knowledgeable about guns and in all our conversations hes got his shit together.... just not the mag vs. clip thing.

I may bring it up one day.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:04:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
No, people that get all anal about it bother me more. Say clip if you want to, it's a popular term, I know what you are saying.



+1000
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:04:20 PM EST
Doesn't bother me, but I'll correct someone, and explain the differences between a clip and a mag, if I hear them misuse the word. Most people just go by what they hear in movies and on the news, and those aren't exactly vetted sources of concrete facts.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:05:14 PM EST
i know some guys that are big into guns, but still call mags clips. It bothers me, but not a whole lot.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:06:11 PM EST
Kind of depends on who is saying it. If its a person trying to be gangster (of any race) and trying to sound cool by saying clip, then yes it bugs the hell out of me.

Everyone else gets a pass as just being uneducated, but not annoying.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:14:57 PM EST
If Nancy Pelosi and all the libtards wouldnt say clip all the time it wouldnt bother me. Now when i hear someone say clip it drives me up a wall
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:19:50 PM EST
I could care less what people call them.

It's a mute point to me.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:21:06 PM EST
Nah. I call a magazine a magazine ; everybody else can call it whatever the hell they feel like calling it.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:33:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2009 10:35:36 PM EST by RockoZ]
Originally Posted By Stonerriflefan44:
Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
No, people that get all anal about it bother me more. Say clip if you want to, it's a popular term, I know what you are saying.


this ^

SSDGs ( tactical nonemclature nazis ) get bent out of shape, fun to watch their head explode. If its a friend or a newb, I might correct them. But as far as the average guy on the range or gun counter, can care less.


this actually may bug people even more.

when someone says can or could care less when they mean to say couldnt care less.

Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:40:19 PM EST
It used to irritate me, now I just use it as a clue to whether or not someone knows what they're talking about in training.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:46:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 10:48:04 PM EST
An airsofter once refered to a magazine as a clip. I ate his liver with fava beans and a nice chianti.



SSLLLLLLLUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRPPPPPPPPPPPP.

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:47:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 1:50:46 AM EST by PaDanby]
Originally Posted By Hendricks5150:
I hear magazines referred to as clips all the time from by people who are not educated with about firearms. How bad does this bother you?


Not as much as poor English skills does.

Educating people "with" firearms usually means somebody or something is going to get at least one new hole before the lesson is over.

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:50:24 AM EST
It only bothers me when people who should know the difference, don't. Other than that I leave the idiots and their nomenclature alone.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:51:57 AM EST
I couldn't give a shit. I know what they mean when they say it. I've heard soldiers call them clips. Who cares.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 2:18:18 AM EST
Don't bother me, now hand me that 30rnd nanner clip laying next to that soldier of fortune magazine.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 2:52:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By TheMechanic48:
Not at all.

I work on helicopters and people call them choppers. Now that bugs me.


But "Get to da HELLEECOPTAAA!!!" just doesn't have the same ring to it...;)

Mag vs clip used to bug me, but now I just don't care.

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 3
Top Top