It’s a Magazine

… not a fucking clip!

I’m reading Desperate Times by Nicholas Antinozzi.  It was free on amazon as of yesterday.  It’s not a bad “end of the world” story, although it is unrealistic in some (many) places.

But M16 rifles and modern autoloading pistols feed from magazines, not clips.

Dipshit!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to It’s a Magazine

  1. Wraith says:

    I’ve gotten to the point of saying, “Let it go.”

    Language changes over time, and it’s now been so referred to as a ‘clip’ that everybody knows what’s meant. We’ve got other things to make noise about, such as what’s happening to our country.

  2. Glenfilthie says:

    Today we test your knowledge of gun lore and literature, you grumpy bastards! Identify the author of this piece of applicable doggerel, or be forever known as uncultured prunes:

    *ahem*

    “The bullet is part of the cartridge
    The cartridge goes into the breech;
    As you take pains with your rifle
    Take equal pains with your speech1”

    No Googling!!!

  3. Glenfilthie says:

    Jeff Cooper. I thought it would add to your scholarly lecture.

    • alaskan454 says:

      Really? I thought of Col. Cooper, but dismissed him as a possibility. Not sure why, but in my mind I thought it unlikely that he would have said it. Thank you for educating me otherwise.

  4. lpcard says:

    Clips feed magazines, magazines feed firearms. The miscue comes from the M1 Garand, which used en-bloc clips in it’s magazine…but the clip still fed the magazine. One of my pet peeves, too.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s