April 17, 2007

If I hear (read) one more misuse of the word "clip"...

(And some of you shoud know better!) For the god's sake! Everywhere I look...what ever happened to proper nomenclature? A clip is (generally) a stamped metal "holder" for ammunition that allows a speedy load/reload of a magazine before it is discarded (the M1 Garand is slightly different). A magazine feeds the ammunition into the breach of a weapon. *Most* 9mm Semi-Automatic pistols are fed by a detachable magazine...not by a fixed magazine which is reloaded with a "clip"...grrrr....(see sites of word misuse as well as a detailed pictorial description of clips vs. magazines below the fold)



Police were still investigating around 9:15 a.m., when a gunman wielding two handguns and carrying multiple clips of ammunition stormed Norris Hall, a classroom building a half-mile away on the other side of the 2,600-acre campus.

7.62 mm Justice:

You can expect a effective range of 152 feet from a 9mm pistol, and a clip size of no smaller than ten shots. Most pistols come with two clips, but purchasing additional clips is not difficult.

Associated Press:

Virginia Tech Police Chief Wendell Flinchum would not say how many weapons the gunman carried. But a law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was incomplete, said that the gunman had two pistols and multiple clips of ammunition.

ABC News:

It is unknown at this time if the guns had standard or extended clips, which can fire as many as 30 shots before the gun has to be reloaded.

OK...Now the pictorial difference:

A magazine and pistol (Glock - similar to the one[s] used by the shooter)

Loading a pistol magazine

A cutaway of a magazine inserted into a pistol

A "stripper" clip

A "stripper" clip being used to load a rifle

An "Armalite" style (M16/M4/AR15) magazine with "stripper" clip and adapter

Loading an "Armalite" style magazine

A "Garand" style inter-magazine clip (on the left)

Loading a "Garand" style clip

Got it? Good!

Posted by: Misha Moriarti at 09:22 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
Post contains 332 words, total size 5 kb.

1 Try reading the Afghan Campain  or the Gates of Fire by Stephen Pressfield.  Good books. 

Posted by: Camille at November 14, 2007 11:04 PM (n0KMV)

2 Free VLC Converter is the best program to Convert VLC files with high output quality easily, and this VLC Converter is

very easy to handle, just press "Download" button to free download and lauch it, then Convert VLC files to any video or audio format at your will.

OK, free download VLC Converter and Convert VLC files to any formats you need, simple guide:
Step 1. VLC Converter download

Free download the VLC Converter, install it on your PC. The main interface of VLC Converter looks as shown in the above figure.
2. Add VLC files to VLC Converter

Click "Add" button to load the vlc files you want to convert. Batch conversion is supported here.
3. Select output format and output folder for converted VLC

Choose output format in the drop-down list of profile, and set a folder for your converted VLC files by cklicking "Open" button.
4. Convert VLC

Convert VLC will begin if you hit the "Convert" button, just a few seconds you will get the converted VLC files, and enjoy with your friends.

VLC to AVI Converter
VLC to DVD Converter

Posted by: free vlc converter at July 01, 2011 10:42 PM (95G/t)

Hide Comments | Add Comment

Comments are disabled. Post is locked.
18kb generated in CPU 0.04, elapsed 0.0669 seconds.
37 queries taking 0.043 seconds, 101 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.