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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by R.W.Dale, Jan 7, 2013.

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  1. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    About guns do not use the term "9mil" in reference to 9mm or 9x19mm.

    There is a measurement where the units are expression in mils nine of wich = .oo9" wich strikes me as a pretty ineffective handgun caliber if you ask me.

    IMO this ranks above the newbie gun guy calling a magazine a clip (I think is 100% vald BTW) because I see very knowledgeable folks doing this many times on TV no less.




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  2. jmr40

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    That's amost as bad as using oo9" instead of 009"
     
  3. R.W.Dale

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    What's the matter you don't like my lower case zero's that I used for emphasis ;-)






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  4. BHP FAN

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    How about 9x18, 9x21, or 9x23? And no, magazines are not ''clips'', ask anyone with an SKS. Those that don't know the difference probably shouldn't be messing around with things they don't understand, anyway.
     
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    I was a machinist's mate in the Navy and am familiar with "mils," but when I hear "mil," I'm automatically going to start thinking metric. I typically call 9x19 "Luger," "Parabellum," or "9 mike mike" but I'm just letting you know that a lot of us out there will automatically assume metric system, not standard, even if we're familiar with SAE units.

    Kinda like those people who get bent out of shape when others call magazines "clips," assuming someone is ignorant or dumb because they're referring to millimeters when they say "mil" is just going to make you appear anal-retentive.
     
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    Oh internets, you so slow today. Double post.
     
  7. R.W.Dale

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    Magazines are clips. Manufacturers seem to agree and since they make em they are whatever they wish to call em.

    I love using this pic

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    Unless you're going to turn it sideways and "sight" down the slide, of course.

    Have to disagree with that. I shoot with quite a few folks that call magazines "clips", and most of them are good shooters, very safety conscience, and.. well... just dang good folks.
     
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    9 mickey mouse



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    I simply refer to 9mm as "The wife's gun.":evil:
     
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    I wonder if the Germans who invented the stripper clip use different words for clips and magazines?




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    Gets mad because people say "nine mil" to mean nine millimeter.

    Says magazines are clips.

    lolwhat?
     
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    it's like ''duck tape''. Folks who work with it, in air conditioning know that it's duct tape, but because of the overwhelming numbers of the ignorant calling it ''duck tape'', it has fallen into accepted usage.
     
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    Argue with savage or Remington on the clip magazine thing.

    I doubt you'll ever see glock or s&w putting 9mil on their packaging anytime soon.


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    well, 3twelves ''gets it''. See post #9.
     
  16. Warp

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    Firearm manufacturers say to never use reloads in their guns.

    That means we're all doing it wrong?
     
  17. R.W.Dale

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    And pistol makers tell you to never carry a loaded handgun around. Your point is?




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    Actually, if you want to appear knowledgeable about anything, just know the company you're in so you can speak their lingo as opposed to sounding anal-retentive.

    Can I say that word - anal?? If not, apologies are in order.
     
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    Are those manufacturers correct or incorrect?
     
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    First and foremost, I'd make sure to use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling before you post a PSA.

    I'll admit, the clip/mag thing bugs me sometimes.
     
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    Neither

    But they can call their products whatever they wish as well as suggest how to use one. We can choose to ignore them or not but like it or not that doesn't make the terminology they use invalid.




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  22. Warp

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    Yup. We sure can.

    And when they are incorrect, that is what the majority of us do.
     
  23. R.W.Dale

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    Are you a gun owner?






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  24. Warp

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    Of course not.

    I do have some bullets though.
     
  25. R.W.Dale

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    So you never ever reference anything on this forum that's not an artillery piece or crew served weapon as a gun?




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