This is what is known as a “CLIP”.
In the “CLIP” are “CARTRIDGES”.
“CARTRIDGES” are commonly referred to as “BULLETS”.
At the top of the “CARTRIDGE” are the actual “BULLETS”.
This is a “MAGAZINE”. It contains the “CARTRIDGES”.
“CARTRIDGES” are removed from the “CLIP” to be put into the “MAGAZINE”. (The clip pictured can be inserted into the firearm designed to use the entire assembly. Other types require the cartridges being removed from the assembly for loading. That’s simplified for this educational purpose.)
If you didn’t know this? Now you do and can better understand what you are hearing when someone refers to them.
If you aren’t a firearms user? It’s not a mortal sin to get it confused.
Even firearms owners get the terms mixed up when we talk amongst ourselves. We know what the other firearms owner means when they get the terms mixed up.
If you aren’t a firearms owner and think you are learning anything about firearms from Hollywood? You aren’t. They go with the “cool factor” to sell tickets or DVD’s.
In Hollywood, the actors and actresses (with some exceptions that do privately own and use firearms) get their only “knowledge” from the people on the set who help them to handle their firearms safely for the scene they are shooting.
HINT: Don’t take Hollywood or TV shows seriously about firearms. If you truly are curious and want to know more? Find your local gun club. They will be more than happy to share their pastime and help expand your knowledge.
A hands on, supervised shooting experience is the best way to learn and try out the knowledge that’s been shared with you.