So in Mass Effect 1, weapons use a block of metal from which they chop of sand grain sized bits and accelerate them at high speed, causing the gun to overheat and eventually shutting down long enough for it to cool down.
In Mass Effect 2, gun technology was overhauled, and guns still use blocks of metal from which they chop of sand grain sized bits and accelerate them at high speed, only now, to allow firing bullets faster down range, they use detachable heat sinks to cool the gun, and ejecting them when they go over capacity to replace them with a new heat sink. These detachable heat sinks are referred in universe as "Thermal Clips".
My question for any gun nut out there is, would the term "clip" be appropriate for these heat sinks? Thanks in advance!