Othais over at TheFirearmBlog.com helps those of us who sometimes forgets the proper definition of Magazine vs. Clip.
We have been enjoying a spirited debate over the use or misuse of the term “clip” for generations. I firmly believe that we can blame this entire argument on the adoption of the M1 Garand rifle as it was the last of the clip loaders. Former soldiers and Hollywood popularized the the expedient term. Much like saying “Kleenex”, clip has gained widespread use. But what should we say?
Magazines are storage systems for ammunition that feed the cartridges into the action systematically by means of a spring-driven follower.
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