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.


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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:


    “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.

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