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|Manufacturer||Tula Cartridge Works|
|Bullet Weight||230 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.45 ACP (Auto)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||850|
You may have noticed in the last few years that Tula Ammunition has been readily available on the market. What you may have not known is that they've actually been around since 1880, and that they are currently one of the largest ammo manufacturers in the world.
I was recently able to test some Tula .45 ACP ammo. This was their steel case, 230 grain, full metal jacket load. Something that sets Tula apart from other manufactures is their use of bi-metal jackets. This means they use a combination of both steel and copper. Now, many may wonder if steel in the case or bullet may harm their firearm. Put simply, this combination of metal is soft enough to use any serviceable firearm, and an added benefit is that the jacket holds it's shape very well.
Unlike some Eastern European ammunition that you may have encountered in the past, this is non-corrosive and boxer primed. The steel case is not as workable as brass and is not intended to be reloaded. If you're not a reloader, this really doesn't matter to you. And you can shoot more by buying steel at a lower price than brass.
I tested this ammunition in two different 1911s. When it comes to .45 ACP, if it works in the 1911, it will probably work in anything. And I didn't have any problems with this Tula ammo. In fact, it shot great. It was very accurate at 10 yards from the stand. It has the same velocity and energy as 230 grain .45 ACP hollow points, so you can practice or train effectively with this ammo. It would also be great for just having fun at the range. Tula's ammunition is not as clean burning as other ammunition I've tried in the past, but this had no effect on reliability in either pistol.
I think this TulAmmo .45 ACP ammo is a great deal, and I wouldn't disregard it just because of the steel case.
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Good Practice Ammo by John Wick on 2/17/2020
I have shot Tula for years. Their ammo continues to get better as does the ammo industry overall. This is not ammo for...
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Shoots dirty, but good accuracy for the price. by Jack Zeller on 1/16/2020
This ammo shoots and feeds reliably in all my 45's. It does dirty up the guns, but as I clean and lube with Slip 2000 gu...
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good Practice Ammo
I have shot Tula for years. Their ammo continues to get better as does the ammo industry overall. This is not ammo for hunting or when great expansion is needed but it shoots well and is very reliable. As far as it being dirty, yeah my gun is dirty after shooting 250-500 rounds of any ammo. Dirty is dirty so I don't get the argument. If you gun can not shoot this or 'tolerate', you need a better gun.
Shoots dirty, but good accuracy for the price.
This ammo shoots and feeds reliably in all my 45's. It does dirty up the guns, but as I clean and lube with Slip 2000 gun oil, the cleanup is merely a quick wipe down. Will buy more
Great value no problems ammo
I use this ammo in my Sig Sauer p227. I have had no problems with malfunctions. Ammo works flawless as it should. I would purchase it again. I would recommend to any one who likes to shoot a lot at affordable prices.
Very disappointed in Tul Ammo. I thought the gun was going to get ruined after mulitple jams.
I went shooting and had real problems with jams for the first time with my 45ACP Sig Sauer. Never had a problem with any of my guns or ammo. I had constant jams and required a gun smith to get the gun to work again. Steel cases are not worth the savings or trouble.
I was originally skeptical of buying Tula Ammo, but decided to give it a try based upon the price. I bought 500 rounds and much to my surprise the ammo has performed flawlessly and is very accurate out of an equally inexpensive Hi-Point 45 JHP. If you want to shoot 45 ACP on a budget and don't mind non re-loadable steel case ammo, I would recommend giving Tula a try. Hope your results are as good as mine.
Put 500 rounds through my normally very reliable Beretta. Experienced multiple jams. Extremely dirty ammo that requires extra cleaning time after going to the range. Some times it is just worth it to pay the extra few cents per round....
Great Ammo for Cowboy Action
I have two Cowboy action guns, a Uberti and Ruger Flat Top with dual 45 Colt/45 acp cylinders. I often use the shorter acp because they seem to shoot better and are easier to get out of the gun. As far as accuracy it is as good as an factory ammo I can find and the speed is equally to most 230 grain ball ammo. It works fine in my new Governor, my Colt and my Rock Island as well. The only weakness is that in the Governer with that long 410 chamber they lose velocity down to about 750, but otherwise shoot great and just fall out in the provided moon clips. Love this ammo.
Quality and performance review for Tula .45 AMMO
This product performs quite well. I was definitely surprised with its performance, for always getting such a bad rap! It’s a little more dirty of a round, however it performs well. I had zero FTF or ejection issues. Worth the price !!
I bought 500 rounds on a recommendation from a friend. It's a little dirty and the powder stinks but for cheap ammo, you can't complain. 100 rounds through my Kimber 1911 so far and no issues with chambering or FTF. For inexpensive practice ammo, this is a great buy. Very happy with the staff and service of Lucky Gunner as well. Just ordered 500 more of a different brand to stock up.
Made in Russia
Very cheap, which was awesome. If you want consistent target ammo, this isn't it. Usually I'd only seen Tula with the copper fmj projectile, these were all lead. They didn't do much to the barrel of my m&p but were very smokey. I'd really only recommend these for home defense being that there will be less distance for these to travel. More than 30 feet...might be able to hit the barn...who knows. On a lighter note, I will buy again from Lucky Gunner, the service was excellent. And very fast shipping.
This was my second order of 1000 rds of tula .45 acp. I have shot several thousand rds of the tula with almost no ftf in all my firearms. (and i have many different calibers) Since i don't reload the steel cased ammo is my choice for practice ammo. LG gets the product out fast and they don't scalp you on the shipping!Good prices good service good products.
Great ammo, but make sure your range allows these
I've fired 250 of these through my Glock 21 gen3 with no issues whatsoever. Unlike other reviewers on here, this ammo did not seem any more dirty than other (more expensive) ammo. I was actually surprised by how clean my gun was after an hour at the range.
Warning for new shooters: since these are steel-cased, steel-core bullets, many ranges may not allow them. Be sure to check your local range rules before bulk ordering these.
Being the cheapest round for a 45 that I could find, coupled with overall good reviews, I decided to give it a try with my ruger sr45. Within the first 50 shots I had 5 jams (live round stuck in the chamber). With my Winchester ammo I've only had one jam out of over 10,000 rounds on the same gun. Shot through the Winchester, put back this Tula ammo, and wala, more jams. It's garbage. Don't buy.
I'm shooting these in my Springfield XDM .45 compact because this gun is not picky about what you put into it, as long as it is a .45. I have only shot about 100 rounds and only one that didn't fire but when I added it to my next magazine it shot. Because .45 are so expensive I only shoot it once a month. Lucky Gunner is the lowest price I have found for .45, even when you add in the shipping cost.
I have used the Tula ammo in .45 acp with not a single problem. Of coarse my Taurus PT 1911 will eat any type of .45 acp ammo that I feed her. The Tula ammo is a good inexpensive round to practice with. I have even carried them for CCW when I was out of my Winchester Ranger-T's.
This ammo does not have a full powder charge. Gun will function but at lower than normal velocity.
I bought 2000 rounds hoping to replicate G.I. ball ammo, but this plinkerpuff stuff just makes it out of the muzzle, running well under 700 fps from 3 different full size pistols. I will say feed and function is perfect in my guns. It goes bang every time. It is very dirty like everybody else says, dirtier than cast bullet reloads or anything else I ever shot. I could put up with that if they would just put a full powder charge in the case. I guess you get what you pay for after all.
Okay. Very dirty
They are extremely cheap with price and quality, they shoot straight, but are very dirty. I've never had a bullet jam in my 1911 before this ammo. Overall I would give it 4/5 stars because of just how cheap it was! Would definitely buy again
Got a batch of 'silver bullets'
I was quite surprised to find that all the bullets in my order are a shiny silver color. These bullets are normally bi-metal which means they have a copper coating over a steel jacket (as shown in the photos). I think the factory must have forgotten that step with my batch. I haven't tried shooting these yet, but others report using the Tula 'silver bullets' with no ill effects. I plan to use them exclusively for target practice so I don't really mind.
Excellent value for a target round
I couldn't pass up the value of this product during a weekly promotion. I have gone through the entire 500 round case that I purchased and received 48 hours after the order was placed. Not a single problem was encountered with this ammo. All 500 rounds were fired through a Glock 21SF over the course of several visits to the range. Although it is a dirty round as many other reviewers have also noted, the cost of the case (500 rounds) for use as target ammo offsets the need to perform a 10 minute gun cleaning following a day at the range. I recommend this ammo for all other Glock owners looking for a quality yet cheap target round.
good ammo for a good price
I ordered 500 rounds on Christmas night it came 2 days later I have shot about 200 rounds without one problem. All I used b4 was Winchester 45 acp an had more problems with it then I have had with the tula I plan on buying tula for my ar as well
Depends on the gun...maybe?
This was the first time I'd ever bought Russian ammo. I took a chance on it for a new ATI 45 I got for $299 (!).
This ammo shot great through that 1911. Ran 100 rounds through pretty hard. No issues whatsoever.
Took my M&P 45 out, shot some Lawman, hit the steel every time. The Tula? The rounds were all over the place, and could not hit 8 6 inch steel from 20 yards - fairly rare for me.
Got out some paper, and sure enough, it was running wild - high, low, left, right, anywhere but where I was aiming.
If I'd not shot it through my M&P, I'd have given it higher marks. I wonder if anyone else has had issues with this amount of inconsistency of accuracy.
Ran great out of my brand new Glock gen4 21. Shot 4 boxes the other day with no problems. Good cheap range ammo or anytime you don't want to have to pick up brass.
Dirty powder and steel cased but for roughly 1/2 the price I have no complaints.
love this stuff
I really like this ammo shot 150 rounds with nothing but pure pleasure the stuff works good shoots good it even smells good plus it rips through things that stops most of the other ammo I shoot I'm sold on this ammo
250 rounds no problem
I received my 45 rounds and went to the range, I fired 250 rounds and no problems with my xdm45. For the price you can't beat it for range ammo. I cleaned and inspected the gun with no signs of damaged to the barrel. Nice doing business with lucky gunner, keep the specials going on for this ammo.
would buy again
good rounds, 2 jams in my taurus pt 1911 and 1 in my buddy's spingfield XD compact, he said it might have been do to his gun not being cleaned in a long time, other than that, steal casings don't make good reloadables but not there just yet
This ammo runs great in my MK 23 and presents well on the target out to 25 yards. I don't have any issues with failure to feed or stove piping. I would use this as primary ammo if SHTF. That's how much I like it. Plan on stocking up at least 2000 rounds.
Recently shot 200 rounds through my Kimber Pro Carry with no issues of any kind whatsoever. For the price, you can't beat it. I did find it to be a bit more dirtier than other brands I have used, but to me that's no big deal. I will definitely be buying more.
Looks like a great bargain.
Bought 500 rounds a month ago, finally got a halfway cool day and shot the first 100 rounds in my new Remington 1911. No problems, they shot great. Didn't realize I could shoot a handgun this accurately. No complaints!! So far.....
Not exactly the caviar of ammunition, but who cares?
These rounds discharge so much smoke that each shot obscures the target for about a second on a calm day. At this price, however, I can wait till the wind blows to shoot. They're a little messy used with a Kimber Custom II ACP. Nonetheless, I clean every firearm at the end of day it was fired, so messiness of rounds is not a concern. Some stats for 1000 TulAmmo rounds: 0 misfires, 1 FTE.
Great for training and general target practice
Great ammo to utilize while providing for students training for their CPL. Have had only 1 jam and I'm guessing it wasn't the ammo's fault. It feeds great in my .45acp Sig 1911 even while bump feeding! Great price, good quality and simply a good value when you're going to the range for practice.
Reliable, But not accurate
None of the 200 rounds I have put through my Para 1911 have failed to fire or eject, but the accuracy is horrendous compared to other cheap ammo I have shot (S&B, Blazer). Good enough for practice though.
Great for the money.
I fired 150 rounds of Tulammo in .45 ACP through my Taurus 1911. Out of that I only had two failures to go into battery, and one stove pipe. The failures to go into battery only happened while bump firing the weapon, and the stove pipe happened with no magazine. I think this was a light load. Therefore, it did not cycle the slide all the way back. In all I would say that this ammunition is reliable, and I would definitely buy it again.
Great inexpensive ammo
I am on my second round of 500 ACP ammo through my Kimber Compact Stainless and it has been pretty flawless. Although one range would not let me shoot it I just won't go back there so not a big loss way too many rules. For target ammo I don't think you can get much better and if you want to stock up for 2012 you won't go broke doing it!
this ammo is a little cheaper than others. but it doesnt make up for the fact that it jams in my gun. Hi Point 45 acp. ammo that jams drives me nuts lol. my gun will feed any other ammo ive tried, except for this Tula stuff. maybe it feeds well in others guns, but not in my Hi Point. So far great luck with UMC ammo, and its really not that big of a difference in price.
Good deal for money
I recently shot 100 rounds of 45 auto through my new 1911 Taurus. I didn't have any problems with feeding or ejection, but I did have 5 FTF's. This was shot from a clean gun and I didn't have any misfires fro three other types of ammo. I heard that the Tul ammo shot dirty and had sticky residue. I did not experience this. This ammo was no dirtier than when I shot other american ammos including remington and federal. The accuracy seemed on par with other ammos too. For the money, these were good target loads. Due to the misfires, I can't recommend it for your primary protection
I shot 250 through my newest purchased Springfield, and they were nearly flawless. I had one stove-pipe, and one through another .45 that misfired. I re-fed it and it fired, so hey, it worked.
Great range ammo from being so cheap. Will probably get more for plinking.
you get what you pay for
bought them for the cheaper cost, but as they say you get what you pay for! cheap ammo, poor quality. I have an HK45 never had any other ammo jam more than these. I clean my HK after each use and never had it jam.
tula .45 ACP
it apears to be clean burning powder no fouling as i can see for the price you can't beat it ordered it on saturday had it on thursday great shipping.used in 2 different colt .45 1911 and 1 interarms 1911[marked remington rand] fired 60 rds. out of each functioned well no ftf or ftf.
Good price, Good for plinking, a bit dirty though.
Bought for the value. Haven't had any failures to speak of in both Glock 35 or SA 1911.
They do shoot quite dirty compared to other name brands, such as WWB. To those complaining about a few FTF or Jambs, I'm sure it is possible. But then again, these were never intended for combat carry purposes. Just plinking. I'd never rely on these in a defensive situation, if at all possible.
I guess you get what you pay for, very difficult loading rounds into the magazine. Had several jams and shot 100 rounds. My HK .45 was clean when I first shot these rounds, not to happy with them. Casings are rough and left my gun very dirty.
For the money, this ammo is a pretty good deal. Out of 1000 rounds I've run through my SW 1911, only 1 didn't go bang. Its great target ammo and is as accurate.... well as accurate as I can shoot. It feeds well and hasn't caused any jamming to date. Its true, its dirty ammo and it smokes a lot. You gotta expect that with cheap ammo though.
No complaints from this shooter.
Shot well, feed with some difficulty...
I had periodic problems loading this ammo into my magazines. Once it was loaded it shot fine. All the dimensions checked out. At these prices, it's a minor inconvenience. I will buy this ammo again.
Shot 100 rounds through Springfield champion- for target rounds this is decent ammo, shoots dirty but accurate- biggest problem I notice is the jamming it causes where other ammo I've never had an issue ( jamming occurs in the recoil )
Can't beat it 4 the price!
Just ran a box of .45 ACP through my Taurus PT-145 Millennium Pro with no issues and it was very accurate for target practice. This is a conceal carry subcompact gun with a short barrel and I tried it at a long shot - - - I hit the 50 yard plate off hand on the 1st shot. VERY impressed with this stuff for the price! Load up.
Amazing for the price!
I have put 350 rounds through my Glock 36 so far and have had only one problem. The one issue was a failure to fire. If you are looking for cheap ammo to use for target practice, I highly reccomend this ammo. I wouldn't trust it for self defense, but I love it for target practice.
Cheap target/plink ammo
I've put a little over 100 rounds of this through my RIA 1911. So far it goes bang every time, is more accurate than I expected. It does smoke a lot. It's also dirty, but that hasn't been a problem yet. I clean my guns and expect fairly sooty residue with "cheap" ammo. Good bang for the buck.
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