Originally Posted by northhike
Well I can see that I will have to be more careful using the words "bananna" and "clips" in a post in the future.
Well I ended up getting a Butler creek steel lip and it works great.....much better then shoving the bananna in the slot.
Hey Northhike it is a common mistake, however, to further you education the following should make things a little clearer:
CLIP = a metal device that holds rounds of ammunition and is physically inserted into a weapon and upon the firing of the last round the round and clip are physically ejected from the weapon. An example of a clip is the M1 Garand clip that holds 8 rounds of ammunition, see picture #1.
MAGAZINE = a metal device that holds rounds of ammunition and is physically inserted into a weapon and upon the firing of the last round remains in the weapon until removed by the shooter. An example of a magazine is the AR-15 magazine that can hold 20, 30, 40 or more rounds of ammunition, see picture #2.
There is also a Stripper clip that is used to hold rounds and facilitates loading rounds into a magazine. An example of a stripper clip is what holds 556 rounds when removed from a military bandoleer or what holds the 7.62 X 39 rounds for a SKS. Im to lazy to get up and go find one to take a picture of but if you want to see one let me know and I will.
Hope this clears up the common mistake people make on calling a magazine a clip, P.S. this is a personal itch that I have just got to scratch. Ive been a firearms instructor for 28 years and this is the one thing that I just cant let go.