As shane said, a new P1445 should come with a coupon for 2 "standard capacity" mags for $99. It took mine about 5 weeks to arrive. I recently ordered another one from www.natchezss.com for $50, delivery in less than one week. All 3 are entirely dependable and easy to fully load by hand. The MecGars work fine in mine, if you are interested in 10-rounders, for @ $16 each, www.arizonagunrunner.net.
CLIPS: improper term derived from ignorant screenplay writers or the priper term for the amunition carrier on certain rifles.
MAGAZINE: The proper term for detachable ammunition boxes in auto/semi-auto pistols and rifles.
High Capacity Mags (HI-CAPS): Term originally intended to describe a staggered magazine design. Since the 94 crime bill it bears the taint of liberal gun-grabbers. Now it hearkens back to some mythical full-auto urban death machine that only fires stray bullets at children.
Full Capacity Mags: Our new politically correct term. Hey, minorities get miffed at ignorant preconceptions associated with old terminolgy... well so do we! This term not only serves to dispel the myth that these magazines are only useful to homicidal workplace/schoolyard shooters, It serves as a reminder that any other capacity (than FULL) staggered magazine is merely an improperly engineered magazine created to comply with an unconstitutional law. It is also a metaphor for the gun-grabbers draining the life blood from the Second Amendment
Now that the terminology police lecture has concluded...
Welcome! Remember, mags/clips may be a harmless enough little jest, but there are seriously thousands of people AKA "voters" who are terminally ignorant of the facts. Some of us go overboard to stem the tide of ignorance so that we can promote better informed, safer, & happier shooters out there. We may not change popular opinion, but we can at least police our own.
The easier more accurate defination is that a clip is a device used to charge a magazine.
Magazines need not be detachable in either rifles or pistols. Few modern pistols have fixed magazines. But, my Mauser broomhandle's fixed magazine is clip loaded.
In addition a detachable magazine is a qualifying device for a firearm to be a dreaded "semiautomatic assault weapon" under the 1994 Crime Bill. If the magazine doesn't detach it's not covered under this law.
Thank you to everyone who responded to this thread. A special thanks to Chuck for spending the time via E-Mail to discuss the pro's and con's for what I am trying to do. I did change the topic to be "magazines". I agree that magazines are something that I read. Let's all wish for the best that the "Brady Junk Bill" goes down the drain this year. My terminology. Thanks again, Michael