More "clip" vs. "magazine"

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by lklawson, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    OK, for those who are still fairly new here, we have a long standing tradition of arguing over whether or not the term "clip" is an acceptable word or slang-word for "magazine." It's all friendly and in good fun but participants definitely have their positions staked out. I could probably dig up the last thread but I'm feeling lazy right now. ;)

    Anyway, here's another salvo in the continuing clip v. mag war!

    TheKTOG articles section now has this posted describing the early FBI use and course of fire for the classic Thompson subgun: http://www.thektog.org/Testing-your-mettle-on-the-G-Mans-Tommy-Gun-Q-Course.html

    What caught my eye was this training illustration:
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    Hey! If J. Edgar and the G-Men say it's a "clip" then that should be good enough for anyone! :rofl:

    <ducking>

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  2. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    You believe everything a fat man wearing a dress tells you? :rofl:

    Clip, Magazine, easy fix is just to buy a belt fed and bypass the argument. :p

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  3. lsi1

    lsi1 Member

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    I tried really hard but I still can't care.
     
  4. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    What's Michael Moore have to do with this?

    But the box that the belt feeds out of could still, technically, be referred to as an "ammunition magazine" based on the archaic definition of "magazine" as a storage location for ammunition, right?

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  5. 0311

    0311 Member

    Hey, my SKS uses a CLIP. Everything else takes a magazine.
     
  6. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Not according to the FBI Director. ;)

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  7. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Archaic, my behind.:rolleyes:

    The Navy still has "magazines" aboard every modern warship, even the nuke powered models.

    And that FBI director can bite me.:p
     
  8. The CATM supe at the Wright-Patt armory, an E-8 with thirty years of firearms experience to include being a certified gunsmith, C&R FFL, CCW holder, and CATM instructor still referred to the M4's mag as a clip.
    It was odd.
     
  9. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    No, he's AF, so anything he does involving guns is suspect...:D
     
  10. colthrash

    colthrash Member

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    yea! back when clips was clips and magazines was for readin' ...
     
  11. greg_r

    greg_r Lifetime Supporter

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    Every time I hear this argument I am reminded of the time at the range when an "experienced" shooter was berating a newby for using the word clip. I stepped in and said that I used clips in my 45acp pistol. I was called ignorant and received the clip vs magazine speech. I was informed that all 45's used magazines and I was wrong. I calmly reached in my pocket and produced a full moon clip for my 1917. Priceless!
     
  12. ArmyScout

    ArmyScout Supporting Member

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    Clip, Mag, who cares. Call them whatever ones wants. Or if one is not sure, just call it a "ammo holding thingy".
     
  13. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member


    That's frickin awesome!.....
     
  14. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    You can call them whatever you want, as long as you realize you are wrong if you call 'em clips.:p

    It's kinda like the "motor vs engine" thing, no one cares...except those who know the difference. And even they don't care, until you start talking crap about them being the same.:rolleyes:
     
  15. MXGreg

    MXGreg Supporting Member

    What about this? :confused:

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  16. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    I suggest we refer to them all as "clipazines" and call it quits.

    A motor powers a vehicle. An engine pulls train cars. Man, did I have that nonsense driven into my head daily while working on the railroad.
     
  17. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    You do realize, that package is totally the product of marketing and advertising dweebs, not actual gun people?
     
  18. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Just thinking...is clip vs magazine the same as gun vs rifle?:p

    And...why can't clip be both slang and acceptable?
     
  19. MXGreg

    MXGreg Supporting Member

    Yes, I know that. It's about as silly as this whole argument.
     
  20. MXGreg

    MXGreg Supporting Member

    No, a motor is electric, an engine runs on fuel.