I have about 70+ guns that take clips.
I use the term all the time.
As for magazines, most every gun has one.
For me its a tire vs. wheel or engine vs. motor issue. The misuse rarely causes confusion.
I don’t look for reasons to play “smarter than you” with gun owners, especially new gun owners that that are the most likely to make the mistake. If they own one gun and call the mag a clip, who gives a rat’s rump? I explain the difference in passing and let it go at that, not every gun owner desires to be an expert in the field.
I agree with you. I get tired of everyone correcting a guy who uses clip instead of magazine.
Even worse are the ones who don’t think it is improper to say .45 long colt. They will tell you it is .45 Colt. Also you can’t say .45 ACP, it must be .45 auto.
Yes, I try to use proper language but I am sure I mess up a lot. As long as I am communicating don’t make a big deal out of it.
It was funny, all the Church Ladies nattering on as gun nomenclature nazis.
But a million lectures later the distinction just seems to be pedantic quibbling.
you don’t know the difference between a magazine and a clip and you have 70 plus guns? Well, I guess I believe it if you don’t know the difference between a wheel and a tire either.
PS To `split the difference’ maybe we continue to lash the lefties on the mag-clip distinction, but cut ourselves some slack.
Like `lose’ & `loser,’ etc., usage here: lose is (almost) always spelled ‘loose’.
We know better, but the sight of it—especially lately—is offensive & hurtful, like `GOP’ without the `-e.’