Brass Cases vs. Brass Casings

One of the pet-peeves of many gun-lovers is when someone refers to a loaded round of ammunition as a “bullet,” or when someone refers to a magazine as a “clip.” I’ve had similar feelings in the past when someone has referred to our pieces of brass by a term other than the one I was most familiar with. I’m speaking, of course, about whether they should be referred to as “brass cases” or “brass casings.” We’ve seen grown men almost come to harsh-words over what they should be called, so we thought we’d investigate a bit seeing as we probably say one term or the other at least a few hundred times a day in our office.