Gun enthusiasts are fond of making fun of pulp fiction writers for inaccuracies concerning gun descriptions. For example: “Joe eased the revolver safety off and carefully walked through the apartment.” Isn’t that funny, to think that revolvers have manual safeties?
Let’s read another example. “The zombies kept coming. Clara shot her revolver dry, ejected the empty clip and reached for another.” They are called magazines, not clips, right? And revolvers don’t have those…except when they do.
Half-moon clips on the left hold rimless 45ACP ammunition for use in American M1917 and converted British Webley revolvers. The full moon clip on the right holds .357Mag ammunition for quick loading of Chiappa Rhino revolvers. S&W625 also takes 45ACP in moon clips, and S&W940 does the same with 9mm. Taurus made a clip-fed 9mm for a time also.
Going forward, let’s try this gem: “The noise in the small room was deafening. Holding the big gun with both hands, Peter shot from the hip. With each blast, a smoking spent shell casing came out of the cylinder and rolled on the bloody-soaked floor.” Revolvers don’t auto-eject, do they? Some do, using diverted cylinder gap gas pressure. So before you pick on the pulp fiction writers, consider the slight possibility that they might know their stuff.