So I’m enjoying a fun urban fantasy on Amazon Kindle and the story describes a police officer inserting a new clip in his Glock. My first reaction? Glocks do not use clips. They never have and probably never will. It immediately pulled me out of the story.
The word clip is often used by people unfamiliar with firearms to describe a magazine. This is slang and incorrect for descriptive text. In dialogue text, however, it might be appropriate for that character.
So what is the difference? I’ll let Skallagrim, a YouTube channel owner with a very cool haircut, accent, and flag, explain it.