Sorry, Frank, I have heard of both words being used, "clip" and "magazine", but you are correct, "magazine" is what it's suppose to be called. As far as we consider it, our firearms are for either range/target shooting, or self defense. Yes, I'd have to get the keys, unlock the cabinet, unlock the trigger lock and load a magazine..............but, we like to keep our firearms locked up, period. There are those that have kids and don't have their firearms in a secure place. To many times that means only one word.........trouble!