Buy Online Standard and High Capacity Magazines for Guns in Sterling Heights
The terms magazine and clip are often used interchangeably to refer to the detachable storage container attached to a firearm that holds its ammunition. Technically they’re not the same. Ammunition clips are composed of one piece of metal and have no moving parts; magazines are constructed of four parts, most notably a spring.
Terminology aside, neither standard nor high capacity magazines for guns, those containing more than ten rounds, are not new advancements. Box magazines have been available since before the Civil War. High capacity magazines for rifles were popular by the time the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified. High capacity magazines for handguns were popular in the 1930s.
Today standard and high capacity magazines come in a variety of shapes and materials. All forms use one of two combinations of spring and follower to feed cartridges to the lips of the firearm.
- Single-feed designs are usually used in single-column box magazines; in it the top cartridge touches both lips.
- Double-feed designs have a “wider set of lips so that the second cartridge in line forces the top cartridge against one lip.”
Common types of magazines
- Tubular magazines are typically seen in pump action shotguns and similar firearms. Cartridges are contained under the barrel situated nose to end; each cartridge is lined up directly behind each other. It can pose a safety issue because there’s a possibility that one cartridge will strike the primer of the next round, causing a chain reaction.
- Box magazines are highly recognizable and store ammunition in either a single or zig-zag column. They’re commonly referred to as single-stack and double-stack magazines, respectively.
- Horizontal magazines sit parallel to the barrel. Ammunition rotates before being chambered.
- Casket magazines are sometimes called quad-column because they’re wider than standard magazines but the same length.
- Rotary magazines are usually low capacity. They’re mounted parallel to the bore.