Clips vs. Magazines

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Clips vs. Magazines

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.

By | 2014-05-31T11:51:28+00:00 May 31st, 2014|Jeffrey Allen|2 Comments

About the Author:

Jeff is a multimedia specialist and a serial writer on his website, The Pen in the Stone.


  1. Oniwasabi May 31, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    That was actually a very well done video. It bugs me too, although if it’s popping up in dialogue or thought bubbles/italics I just gloss past and assume that the author is intentionally having the character use the wrong term.

  2. Oniwasabi June 1, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Incidentally, which fun urban fantasy? It’s a genre I like but it’s hard to find good works in

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