Often used interchangeably with magazine, however, clips (gun clip) and magazines are not the same. Generally, a clip is a device that facilitates the loading of a magazine. Often, these are “stripper clips” which are a strip of metal or plastic that hold cartridges, typically by the extractor groove, that are then used to load a fixed magazine inside of a firearm. One of the best examples of this is the M1 Garand, the iconic standard issue rifle issued to soldiers in World War II. The Garand had an 8-round, fixed, internal magazine. Soldiers would use a clip (specifically, an “Enbloc” clip) to load the magazine. With this particular firearm, the clip stays inside the firearm until the magazine is emptied then the clip would eject upon firing the last round.