Gun Snuggie – The Blanket For Your Gun

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SKrI2VXJ2w[/youtube]

“Order now and we’ll include a free clip snuggie” <– Oh.. good… I see in the video that it fits magazines as well.  I was worried that since they called it a “clip snuggie” that it would only fit clips. :roll:

I know I said it before, but they seriously need to start teaching this is schools:

The “Assault Rifle” thing I can get past…. Clip/Magazine I can’t :P

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Steve July 29, 2010 at 01:19 am

Can I get one for my Glock 7?

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Ken July 29, 2010 at 03:59 pm

Add “bullet” and “cartridge” or “round” to that list. ;-)

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Steve July 29, 2010 at 05:33 pm

Did you see the uploader’s comment?

Hi Thanks for the comment. What’s wrong with using the word “clip” to describe a magazine. It seems to be a universally accepted term, even on gun websites and trade mags. Everyone knows what you mean when you say it. just curious if there is a deeper reason, or just personal preference.

Please point me to one of these heretical gun websites or trade mags!

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Marque August 1, 2010 at 03:44 pm

um, the words clip and magazine are used interchangeably everywhere – magazines, books, TV, games, even by firearms instructors – pretty much any time or place where guns are discussed. I thank you (as well as others) who pointed out this common slang. You are of course technically correct that there is a difference in the two objects. However, since everyone besides online gun aficionados understand what is implied by the casual use of the word “clip,” it have to wonder why this generally accepted usage is soo offensive to them.

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Pat August 2, 2010 at 03:28 pm

Marquee, I do not think this is offensive. It’s just not the proper term and it has become a running joke. My firearm instructor told me that I will hear both terms around. However, magazine is the correct term, clip is not. And he explained that it’s easy to remember… magazine is for my gun, clip is for my hair.
To my defense, about the hair thing… I am a girl. But I’ll always remember!
Hope that helps…

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Marque August 2, 2010 at 07:32 pm

Hi Pat. Thanks for the reply. My point has nothing to do with guns, magazines or clips. It has to do with language. In proper English as well as slang, words and their meanings are always changing. Language is not static. Over time, word usage can change, expand or even be abandoned altogether. There is no question that you are correct regarding the proper usage of the words, but I think it matters very little to most people since there is little confusion when used. I have been handling firearms for 40 years, used both words interchangeably, and never – not once – was there any confusion over what was meant. The only time it is a topic is when someone rhetorically points out the difference. But let me ask you, are you equally particular regarding language when someone says “motor” instead of “engine”, “rim” instead of “wheel”, or “screen” when they mean “monitor?” There are tons of examples of language being stretched and changed like this, but I have to wonder why gun folks are always so hair-trigger about it. No pun intended. Thanks again.

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Admin (Mike) August 2, 2010 at 08:32 pm

Bottom line is that the term “clip” will never be correct.

A basic rule of thumb is that “Clips go into magazines, and magazines go into guns”

It’s not interchangeable like “motor and engine” or “rim and wheel” like you mentioned.

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Marque August 2, 2010 at 09:29 pm

Thanks for your opinion, but I think you’re wrong, not about the meaning of the words, but about whether it matters that they are interchangeable – which they are. Whether you like it or not common usage has made these words interchangeable to most people. Right or wrong, most people use these words without distinction, except perhaps the most discerning linguist.

For what it is worth, “Motor and engine” and “rim and wheel” are equally as wrong as “clip and magazine,” yet changes in common word usage over time makes it a moot point, since most people use them interchangeably. If a person points to a duck and calls it a baseball for long enough, then eventually others will too, and one day years later, nobody will ever remember when baseballs were called ducks. If you need more details on how the meanings of words change over time there is a great episode of South Park that explains it nicely: http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/254818

Could you imagine how silly and righteous a person would look if they corrected you on the proper use of “rim” and “wheel” or “motor” and “engine?” Why do gun folks care about the etymology of these terms so much? That is the interesting question.

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Admin (Mike) August 2, 2010 at 09:41 pm

People call it clip because they don’t know better, not because they are trying to “stick it to the man” and create a new meaning of a word. If video games, movies etc.. would refer to clips and magazines properly no one would have this issue.

I think you are missing the point that a “Clip” is indeed a word that is gun related, but it means something else (see the picture in the article).

You can keep calling magazines “clips” and clips “magazines” as long as you want… but just know that when you do that around someone that knows guns you are going to show your cards.

I agree with you on one thing, it is that some words are used interchangeably. One I can think of which is only funny to Engineers is “cement” and “concrete”. Same goes there.. if you use either word in the wrong context around a civil Engineer you will show your cards there too, and likely get corrected. The English language will never “evolve” to bastardize the meanings of those words, but the population that thinks they are correct will only keep growing if they are not set straight.. just like with the “clip/magazine” crowd.

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Marque August 2, 2010 at 10:07 pm

If you think certain terms are off limits to change because they are technical vernacular or industry nomenclature, then just try and define the word “gun” without looking it up… Did you get it exactly right? How about the definition of “gun” in 1850? 1700? 1300? The only way to get it right for each time is to provide a different definition each time. The meaning of the word “gun” has changed, without a doubt, over time. Although I suppose some people will insist on using the year 1300 definition only, and laugh at those of us who use the word to refer to pistols and rifles.

Anyway. I’m tired of this. I’ve said what I need to say. Thanks for your comments. I hope you liked the video. Cheers.

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Admin (Mike) August 2, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Well without looking the word “gun” or “firearm” up in dictionaries of centuries past, I can already tell you that it would consistently be “A weapon from which projectiles are fired”. It would have never meant what we now refer to as a holster, trigger, barrel or any other random gun related item. So yet again your magazine/clip defense fails miserably. :P

(By the way if you are going to reply make sure to use the blog comments, don’t email me your reply)

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Marque August 3, 2010 at 12:52 am

“I said good day, Sir!”

Dom July 30, 2010 at 10:34 am

Is it wrong that I seriously want one of these?

There’s a gunsnuggie.com, too, but it appears to be a joke. I think with the sleeve for your arm to go into to manipulate the action, it would work pretty well as a brass catcher/trigger-finger-warmer on those cold days at the range!

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Marque August 1, 2010 at 03:45 pm

I did make this as a spoof, but they are so overwhelmingly popular that I’m considering putting some into production. I think they are the perfect gift for any firearms enthusiast, even if they are more funny than practical. Thanks for the comments!

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