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Old 02-09-2010, 03:29 PM   #11
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I have owned two Firestars for many years and still do. One in .40 and one in .45ACP. They have been 100% reliable, not one problem, ever. I have not had to repair many through the years either. Don't know where the bashing is coming from, but he does not even know the difference between a clip and a magazine. JMHO...................

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Old 02-10-2010, 11:48 AM   #13
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I owned and shot a Star BM for many years and it was a very nifty and reliable gun. Difficulty and expense in finding mags and other spare parts finally convinced me to part with it. (While I had nothing break, knowing I couldn't easily find spare parts clinched it for me).

BTW, this thread was nearly a year old when the newbie posted his complaint...

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Dif? not a novice, but you know what you're taught. Is this a Cane or Tango rule? It's been a clip to me before they were born. Kinda like bluegill and brim! No disrespect, Because I value their opinion but WTF, clue me in.

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Dif? not a novice, but you know what you're taught. Is this a Cane or Tango rule? It's been a clip to me before they were born. Kinda like bluegill and brim! No disrespect, Because I value their opinion but WTF, clue me in.
Thank you very much. I agree, I was always told it was a clip ever since I first held a gun. Who is to say what is the right term. All I know Is that they were called clips long before anyone called them a mag. But what can you say about that other than some people are right even when they are wrong. I mean on an AK is it a 30 rnd bannana clip?
Is it a 30 rnd bannana mag? What is the correct terminology? But you know just because masterpsmith has 396 more posts than me he must be right.
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The correct terminology is magazine. Lay off masterpsmith.

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I stand corrected. Can you tell me when "cilp" became improper.

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The correct terminology is magazine. Lay off masterpsmith.
Okay and who made you the see all know all professor of all things pertaining to guns? You ask any old war vet. what their terminology is on the subject (you know back in the day when you loaded your clip and read your magazine) What I am trying to say is maybe, possibly both terms are correct. Also what your saying is its alright for masterp to discredit me just because I use a different term, SCREW THAT! So I invite him to please explain to me the difference between a clip and a mag PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME ALL KNOWING ONE.
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Ok, have posted this before and will do it again,

A magazine is a metal or polymer device that holds rounds of ammunition that are loaded into it and then the ammunition and the magazine are physically inserted into a firearm. Upon firing the last round the magazine will then remain inside the weapon until removed by the shooter. Some weapons have a built in magazine that must be hand loaded with the ammunition and can not be removed.

There are two types of clips. A clip is a metal device that holds rounds of ammunition. One type of clip is then inserted into a slot on the weapon and the rounds are pressed down, off the clip, and into a magazine built into the weapon. An example of this type of clip and weapon is the SKS.

The second type of clip is physically inserted, with the ammunition, into the weapon and upon firing the last round the clip is physically ejected from the weapon. An example of this type of clip is one that is used with the M1 Garand.

Many of the misconceptions on firearms terminology is a result of mainstream media and what they think sounds more sensational thus we have the AK 47 banana clip when in reality it is an AK 47 30 round magazine just like the M16 30 round magazine.

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Thank you very much Dzscubie for the explanation on why I was wrong. I would like to apologize to stalkingbear, I meant no disrespect. It is just very frustrating when people tell you that you are wrong about something, and treat you like your stupid with absolutely no explanation of why you are wrong. I don't know about anyone else but I joined this forum to further my knowledge on the firearms that I posses, and possibly help out other members where I can. I have absolutely no patience for some jerk that I have never even met before trying to make me look stupid, like I didn't have a clue about what I was talking about! I did own a firestar 9mm for two years and it jammed often enough that I would not chance my life on it.

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