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45 ACP - 230 gr FMJ - Tula Spam Can - 450 Rounds

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Quick Overview

Ammo Quantity - 50 rounds per box; 9 boxes per spam can
Ammo Manufacturer - Tula Cartridge Works
Bullets - 230 grain full metal jacket (FMJ)
Ammo Casings - Boxer primed steel case
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This newly manufactured 45 Auto ammunition is PERFECT for target practice, range training, or plinking. It is both economical and reliable and is produced by one of the most established ammunition plants in the world.

Tula ammunition derives its name from its birthplace, the Tula Cartridge Works in Tula, Russia.

The Tula Cartridge Works was founded in 1880 and is currently one of the largest ammunition manufacturing plants in the world. The Tula name has gained a following worldwide for its rugged, reliable, and economical product. This cartridge complies with CIP requirements and the casing features a polymer-coated steel casing with a non-corrosive Boxer Primer. The projectile features a bimetal jacket (contains steel and copper) and a lead core resulting in excellent ballistics characteristics.

This ammo comes in a sealed Spam can designed for long-term storage to protect it from the elements.

Muzzle Velocity: 850 fps
Max Pressure: 19,900 psi

Video Transcript:

When you see one of these giant green cans, you know it can only be one thing-- ammo from Russia. But unlike most of the Russian ammo cans, this one does not contain old military surplus rifle ammo. It's newly-manufactured 45 ACP pistol ammo from Tula.

Tula is one of Russia's biggest ammunition makers, and they ship a lot of affordable, steel-cased ammo over to us here in the US. These sealed metal cans are often referred to as spam cans, named after everybody's favorite non-perishable meat.

Sealing up your fake pork products in a metal can makes sense, because nothing really beats it for long-term storage. Well, it turns out the same thing is true for ammunition. You always hear that you should store your ammo in a cool, dry place. Well, you could probably stretch that rule a little bit with these things.

I wouldn't necessarily want to try out this theory, but I bet the ammo in these cans would hold up to a couple of decades in a leaky basement in the Florida Everglades. The outside will get corroded and rusty, but it's supposedly airtight and watertight, so it really takes a lot to damage the ammo inside.

Of course, this presents a minor problem when you go to access the ammo. Unlike spam or sardines, there's no convenient pull tab to help you get the lid off. So how do you liberate your wonderful new ammo from its hermetically sealed prison? The obvious solution is to try to cut it open. And when that doesn't work, maybe use a hacksaw. Or power tools. No, real power tools. Well, that might be a bad idea. We'll have to get creative. You can try melting it. No, with acid. But that might hurt the ammo inside.

Oh, what's this? Oh, that's right. A can opener. Fortunately for you, and for anyone living with you, every can of Tula ammo ships with a heavy-duty can opener. No, it's probably not the fastest method, but it's the best way to safely open the can without damaging the ammo inside. Or yourself. Inside the can, all the ammo is packed nicely in the center, with cardboard around the side for cushioning. The 450 rounds of ammo are divided into nine 50-round boxes.

The load in this one is 230 grain 45 ACP. The steel case is not reloadable, but uses a non-corrosive primer. It's coated with a thin layer of polymer, to help increase shelf life and reliability. Bullets have a bimetal jacket made of copper and steel. But despite rumors to the contrary, the core of the bullet is lead. Even so, some shooting ranges believe the bimetal jackets are a little rough on backstops and steel targets. So make sure this ammo is allowed at your range.

After we figured out how to get in the can, we got to shoot the ammo see if it was worth the effort. We used six different handguns to try it out. One of the first things we noticed was the mild recoil. Compared to a lot of other 45 ACP loads, this round is pretty soft shooting. So if you plan to blow through all 450 rounds in a day, your arms shouldn't get too tired.

For the most part, we didn't see any issues with function or reliability of the ammo, except with the KAHR CW45 pistol. We had a really hard time getting a round to chamber properly, and when we would rack the slide, it would not go all the way into battery. It took a considerable amount of effort to open the slide again and eject the round. It looks like the Tula cartridge just does not fit all the way into the KAHR chamber. It ran just fine in all of our other guns, but if you own a KAHR handgun, you may want stick to brass-cased ammo.

We used our Springfield XDM to fire groups from a bench at 15 yards. Accuracy was impressive for this inexpensive round, with most of the shots hitting within an inch of the point of aim. Despite the problems we had with the KAHR, the Tula ammo performed well overall. Most guns seemed to eat the steel casings just fine, and the mild recoil makes it easy to shoot.

More expensive ammo might provide better quality control, and reloadable brass cases. But if you want to stock up on a large quantity, so you can take your future grandkids to the range, Tula provides an economical option, with their sealed cans of 45 ACP.

Additional Information

Manufacturer Tula Cartridge Works
Condition New
Bullet Weight 230 Grain
Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
Use Type Range Training
Ammo Casing Steel
Quantity 450
Ammo Caliber .45 ACP (Auto)
Primer Type Boxer


Product Question and Answer

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Q: Can this be reloaded?

Posted On: 9/25/12 By: Don

A: This product is steel-cased. As such, we recommend that customers not attempt to reload these casings. Steel is harder and less malleable than brass and is therefore more difficult to reload and harder on one's machinery.
Q: Should I be concerned that the bimetal steel and copper jacket on the Tuammo 45 acp round could cause premature wear on the barrel of my 1911RI?

Posted On: 8/26/12 By: Richard J Vartorella

A: This will not be a concern for the life of your barrel. While all barrels will wear over 10s of thousands of rounds, Tula will not cause any premature wear. The bimetal jacket and copper will help reduce wear.

Customer Reviews

Good round for break in period. Review by JohnABibb
I bought a new 1911 and bought this package for its break in period. Shot all 450rds. in a few hours. Every round fired and ejected perfectly. They say not to use the steel jackets because they will damage barrels but for break in I tried it. No problems at all. (Posted on 10/8/12)
Great prices and always fast shipping Review by frostbyte45
Good stuff. I am using this stuff to break in a couple of .45s. It is GREAT Plinking ammo.
(Posted on 9/11/12)
Ammo in a can Review by White Jeep
It was fun openng ammo in a can - no misfires, hit the target will all rounds - need more practice - definately worth the price - probably will purchasee more in the future. (Posted on 6/13/11)
good product, will definitely buy more. Review by AJ
no misfires ,tight grouping, will definitely order more for stocking. I do hope you carry 5.56 cal/ .223 cal. in its canned version, good for storage. (Posted on 5/19/11)
Ammo in a can Review by Sonny
It was fun opening the can. Did not have any misfies. Had nice tight grouping each clip. Definatley worth the value. Planning to purchase another "Ammo in a can," (Posted on 5/16/11)
Ammo in a Can Review by Winter
Shoots straight and is very well crafted.

Comes in a giant can and a can opener.

For those who are saving their ammo until SKYNET comes online this would be a great brand to stock up on considering the relative cost... (Posted on 2/6/11)

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