close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Will TulAmmo 45 ammo Damage my Glock 36?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Georg of Ohio, Aug 14, 2012.


  1. Georg of Ohio

    Georg of Ohio
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    38
    1
    I was looking at a box of TulAmmo 45 ammo for my Glock 36 (range ammo). It is about 5 buck cheaper than other range ammo, but another customer said that steel case ammo would damage the extractor on a glock. Was he correct, I would hate to save 5 bucks and damage my carry gun?
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. Z71bill

    Z71bill
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    14,657
    1,797
    Location:
    Texas
    I am no expert - but from what I have read -

    It will wear your extractor out faster -

    So instead of lasting 50,000 rounds it will only be good for 45,000.

    :dunno:
     

  3. Fragman

    Fragman
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    473
    0
    Location:
    Houston
    ^^^^^

    What he said.

    Well, even if it did wear a bit faster, how may boxes will it take before it wears out at 5 bucks savings per box? Hundreds and hundreds. How many extractors will that buy? :)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    #3 Fragman, Aug 14, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012
  4. Warp

    Warp
    Expand Collapse
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    16,232
    276
    Location:
    Atlanta
    TulAmmo is find in your Glock. Go for it.
     
  5. mj9mm

    mj9mm
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    5,239
    975
    Location:
    WI, looking better since Walker
    i've fired thousands of rounds in my glocks, kahrs and taurus, no discernable wear. there are just as many horror stories from other brands as from tulammo. it's cheap and no worse than range quality ammo.
     
  6. youngdocglock

    youngdocglock
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    896
    1
    Location:
    NH
    It will wear the extractor. You will notice a large amount of split casings. And the powder is ultra weak, so you may have some FTE's and FTF's.
     
  7. CypressTrout

    CypressTrout
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    167
    1
    Location:
    Florida
    I shoot a lot of TulAmmo and I have not had one failure of any kind. I love shooting it cause its cheap for .45ACP but its dirty!!
     
  8. Warp

    Warp
    Expand Collapse
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    16,232
    276
    Location:
    Atlanta
    This is not my experience at all. I have shot lots of all manner of steel case ammo in my 9mm Glocks and plenty of TulAmmo in my 21SF as well. I have never had a split case and the only failures I've had were magazine related failures to feed...and even those are quite rare and happen when using crappy korean magazines with very weak springs.



    I think you are quite incorrect in claiming he "will notice a large amount of split casings", and I base this opinion on plenty of my own experience, lots of time reading and discussing on various forums, and witnessing that not-happening at ranges.
     
    #8 Warp, Aug 15, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2012
  9. beforeobamabans

    beforeobamabans
    Expand Collapse
    FYPM

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    5,596
    0
    Location:
    Crossroads of America
    Your Glock will shoot it just fine. That doesn't mean you'll be happy with it. It's the dirtiest ammo you'll ever handle. Huge fireballs when you shoot it. The powder literally stinks. Plus, you support Russians when you buy it. If you're saving $5/box, you're buying ammo very inefficiently. Go on line and buy a 1000 round case of good brass or even aluminum cased ammo for around $300. Do you put the cheapest Chinese crap tires on your car?
     
  10. NMGlock79

    NMGlock79
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    127
    0
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    No, it will not damage your gun.


    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  11. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0
    Expand Collapse
    RTF2 Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    5,430
    31
    Location:
    Kettering, OH
    yeah what others have said and I'll reinforce that it stinks and the smell hangs in the air so long you end up tasting it. I won't shoot it unless I have to with a range rental.
     
  12. youngdocglock

    youngdocglock
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    896
    1
    Location:
    NH

    I believe you are incorrect and get good ammo. However my girlfriend makes and sells earrings. *50 or so sets per month* from split brass off tul ammo. You can buy some if you want :) , tumbled and cleaned up :) $5 a set.

    Maybe its just the batches im getting but usually per 50 rounds i get 17 or so casings that are split at the mouth, some half way down to the rim.
     
  13. Warp

    Warp
    Expand Collapse
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    16,232
    276
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Poor analogy. It would be closer if we were talking about carrying TulAmmo for potential defensive use. However, we are talking about using it at the range for practice. Also, spending less money to get the TulAmmo means you get more practice (mileage) out of your $$$...really cheap tires are known for getting less mileage as they wear out more quickly.
     
  14. Dave Richardson

    Dave Richardson
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    88
    1
    At the risk of piling on I'm going to back up what most here are saying; I've put many boxes of Tul through my 21, 30 and a LW Commander and never had a problem with it. Other than it's the dirtiest stuff you'll ever shoot, or handle. You'll have to scrub your hands with pumice after you've loaded your magazines with it and you'll have to scrub your pistols after you've shot it through them.

    Other than that, it's great target ammo.
     
  15. collim1

    collim1
    Expand Collapse
    Shower Time!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    7,224
    771
    Location:
    USA
    I shot about 1k rounds of Tula .45 steel case last year out of my P220. I had a few intermittent jams, but no damage.

    Steel ammo is fine, dont listen to the gun shop hype.

    With ammo costs as high as they are these days I shoot whatever allows me the most practice for the buck.
     
  16. Boot Stomper

    Boot Stomper
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    2,982
    146
    Location:
    Metro East of IL
    Ranges in my area have banned Tula.

    The reason given is the steal bullets are hard on the back stops. The range operator also claim to bullets are often defective with week loads causing the bullet to jam inside the barrel and resulting in a catastrophic failure on the next round. This maybe BS. :dunno:
     
    #16 Boot Stomper, Aug 17, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012
  17. Warp

    Warp
    Expand Collapse
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    16,232
    276
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Probably they are lazy and want more money for the brass cases when they collect and sell them so they don't want steel mixed in and are unwilling to sort it out.

    Or they are beyond ignorant.
     
    #17 Warp, Aug 17, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012
  18. EKUJustice

    EKUJustice
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2007
    616
    1
    Exactly they don't want to sort the steel out from the brass when they sell it.

    The case is steel, not the bullet so no harder on their backstop. It is also not prone to squibs causing a gun to blow up either. They just don't want to sort the brass and its also nice to sell some brass ammo to the guy who comes in with wolf
     
  19. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan
    Expand Collapse
    In The Saddle

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    5,707
    9
    If i put thousands of miles on my truck, parts begin to wear.This is common sense. Steel cases are harder on extractors and ejectors than brass.... go figure.

    It doen't matter what the masses do. Steel cases wear parts (even in the mighty Glock) faster than brass ever will.


    Do what ya want to save 'a couple pennies.....'



    Good luck amigo ! ;)












    CM
     
  20. Warp

    Warp
    Expand Collapse
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    16,232
    276
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Perhaps you haven't checked commercial ammo prices recently.

    "A few pennies" it is not.