Clip & Magazine

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by jd45, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. jd45

    jd45 New Member

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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
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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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.
     

  3. firedawg60

    firedawg60 New Member

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    That pretty much sums it up.
     
  4. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    maybe this will help
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    my simple definition: magazines have springs clips do not. clips load magazines with ammunition.
     
  6. Paladin201

    Paladin201 New Member

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    Lot's of definitions.....a clip merely stores cartridges, a magazine feeds them to a weapon.
     
  7. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    the term clip is often misused where one should say magazine
     
  8. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    So what about the clip in the Garand?
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Enbloc, still has no spring. It basically holds the ammo while the gun feeds itself.
     
  10. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    it just holds the catridges for the magazine to operate properly then is ejected on the last shot.
     
  11. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    The exception to prove the rule:p
     
  12. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    You know, sometimes I feel likes it's my purpose in life ;)
     
  13. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Actually, the en bloc clip of the Garand is loaded into the magazine. No exception.
     
  14. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    C3 for the win!
     
  15. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    woot woot.. thats my crunch time player
     
  16. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    So the magazine is built into the weapon and the clip is slid into the mag and when empty the clip ejects upward making the famous sound?
     
  17. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I was taught that if the rounds go into the holder, it's a magazine. With clips, you can usually see the rounds. Just a basic rule of thumb, I guess.
     
  18. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Hmmm........I don't know 'that famous sound'. :(
     
  19. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    The M1 garand is famous for the "ping" of ejecting the magazine.
     
  20. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Clip, correct?