The cluelessness of "Authorized Journalists," in any discussion about guns, is well known in the gun blogosphere. From pictures of an old Iraqi woman holding up unfired cartridges that France's AFP claimed were "bullets" fired by U.S. troops at her house:
. . . to references to the magazine (or "clip") in an officer's "service revolver," it wouldn't be so offensive, if these paragons of purveyance of information didn't so consistently advocate for more infringements on that which shall not be infringed, while presenting themselves as being knowledgeable enough to be taken seriously.
However, perhaps I should give these poor "Authorized Journalists" a break, and start grading them on a curve. As it turns out, even a 25-year BATFE veteran (and former chief of BATFE's Washington D.C. office), and current New York City Sheriff, thinks "service revolvers" use magazines.
You could sit through this entire excruciating 14+ minute Rachel Maddow video, or skip all that, and see it in this 41-second clip, featuring Sheriff Edgar Domenech (formerly of the BATFE):
The standard issued magazine that I carried was 12 rounds, and one in the chamber, so as a law enforcement federal agent, the maximum capacity I had with my service revolver was 13 rounds . . .I'd like to say "unbelievable," but it's not, really.