The difference between a CLIP and a Magazine

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  1. jutbucks13

    jutbucks13
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    It amazes me that some folks on here don't know the difference. Here is a video that may better help our firearm brethren understand.

    Magazine vs Clip - YouTube
     
  2. Blaylocke

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    I think a lot of people know the difference. They just may be like myself: you grow up listening to the wrong jargon, and even if you know the difference, in regular conversation it's hard to catch it.
     
  3. Caveman Jim

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    Yeah there is defiantly a difference between the two. I tell people that a clip is what holds folding money... and a magazine is what you would put in your gun.
     
  4. Hrethgir

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    I didn't know the difference until I got my first gun and came here to ask if it was OK to leave the clip loaded long-term. I learned quick though! But yeah, watch tv and movies, listen to rap, and they almost always call magazines clips.
     
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  5. Jim Colvill

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    I still have problems figuring which magazine to put in my gun. Do I use a back issue of Guns and Ammo or one of my old issues of MAD?:laugh:
     
  6. Netspirit

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    A clip is a video fragment. A magazine often features a hot chick on the front cover.
     
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  7. krivey

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    I know there are a lot of people who have never been told the difference or grew up calling them clips. Even though its no fault of their own, still bugs the hell out of me. Just like when someone says they have something for "sell", or want to "sale" something.
     
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  8. deadeye

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    Usually

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  9. Hrethgir

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    I sometimes try to get under my buddies skin by saing I need to buy more bullets to put in my clips, and if I should bring my shotty so we can skeet shoot. Probably not the best thing to do before we go shooting together, but I can't help myself!
     
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    [video=youtube_share;SYdXdHVndZ8]http://youtu.be/SYdXdHVndZ8[/video]

     
  11. Sgt Nambu

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    LMAO!!!
     
  12. Skang

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    can't believe some people still arguing over those.

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  13. OLDNEWBIE

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    Not knowing the diff just means another gun newbie that hopefully will start voting pro-gun! It could also mean an ill informed lib wanting to take away your gun rights. What's important is to be nice and patient with the new gun owner. While you're kindly telling him what a clip actually is, explain to him about the threats to his freedom to own and use a firearm. Don't alienate the gun novices, we need all the support we can get.
     
  14. PiratePast40

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    It's tough listening to someone who insists on using incorrect terms. Someone who talks about getting into his car when he's getting into his truck, a person who lives in an apartment calling it a house, a person shooting a revolver and calling it a pistol all give you a little hitch when you're trying to take them seriously. No, it's not the end of the world, just makes you wonder why people insist on using the wrong terms when they know better. What do you think of a person who asks a Jew where he goes to church?
     
  15. oneharmonic

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    When Obama got re-elected, I started picking up large clips here and there.

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    Eventually I had stockpiled more than any one person would ever need.

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    So then I started buying them for my GF instead.

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  16. coop44

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    It gives you a heads up, and you then have a choice whether or not you want to associate with an ignorant turd. People who use made up words like "shottie", and cannot spell simple words or know the difference between their, there, they're, sell or sale, are all telling us they are lazy or have no education. Society judges them without them realizing it. They have difficulty finding a job or even holding a conversation, and they don't wonder why because they only associate with their own kind.
     
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  17. One-Eyed Ross

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    It's also, sometimes, an age thing. Many WWII veterans will refer to them as "clips" because they used en bloc clips...and just carried that with them. Now, YOU can tell a guy that fought through the jungles of the South West Pacific he's wrong, or just live with it...

    Also, as I've said before, it depends on location and context. If I'm on a destroyer and someone says magazine, I don't think they are talking about the bullet holder for their pistol, but rather the main powder magazine (or whatever destroyers have now, missile magazine?)...is it more important to be "right" or just to know what we're talking about? Sure, for some people there is a difference, but for many people they are synonomous.

    Some people just enjoy being pendantic (marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially on trivial subjects).
     
  18. ZA_Survivalist

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    Thats because they're ignorant.. Or in the rap community's case.. Idiots.
    Be it by choice (the media) or misinformation (the media).
     
  19. OLDNEWBIE

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    If the media is trying to accurately depict real life, then calling magazines clips and other crimes against the language is their job. It would be strange to show a common street thug use perfect English in a movie script wouldn't it? You want colloquialisms?, try working/living in the South for a while. No matter what the make, a forklift is a HYSTER and "they don't care how you do it up north!" are just a few things you learn pretty quick.
     
  20. BAMCIS

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    Especially if the hot chick(s) are holding and/or shooting guns!
     

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