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Old 01-11-2012, 01:27 AM   #1
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Hello to all! I wish someone would enlighten me as to the definition of these two terms. They both store ammo in autoloading firearms, right? Is one just a colloquialism, (sic?) & the other an honest-to-God technical term? How about a little help? Thanx, jd45

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A clip usually holds ammunition in a strip and aids in loading magazines, which are the boxy thing that inserts into the gun and are full of ammo. Sometimes a stripper clip is used to load ammo into a rifle that is equipped with a fixed, non removable magazine.

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That pretty much sums it up.

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maybe this will help
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my simple definition: magazines have springs clips do not. clips load magazines with ammunition.

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Lot's of definitions.....a clip merely stores cartridges, a magazine feeds them to a weapon.

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the term clip is often misused where one should say magazine

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So what about the clip in the Garand?

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So what about the clip in the Garand?
Enbloc, still has no spring. It basically holds the ammo while the gun feeds itself.
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So what about the clip in the Garand?
it just holds the catridges for the magazine to operate properly then is ejected on the last shot.
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