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380 auto vs 380 acp in a S&W Bodyguard 380

This is a discussion on 380 auto vs 380 acp in a S&W Bodyguard 380 within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I had the same problem with a box of TulAmmo in .380 ACP. The first box of 50, none of them would allow the slide ...

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    I had the same problem with a box of TulAmmo in .380 ACP. The first box of 50, none of them would allow the slide to completely close on my Sig P238 or my friends S&W Bodyguard. The next box worked fine.

    Lesson learned, no more TulAmmo for me.


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    .380 Auto is a .380 ACP. Some smaller automatics are picky about the ammo they eat.

    My advice: the smaller the calliber the higher quality the ammo must be. Plus, the break-in period is important for any automatic firearm. Most break-ins require 100 to 300 rounds (or more) before determining the reliability of the pistol or rifle.

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    Got the check that Tulammo promised. I'll give them credit for making it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeK View Post
    Got the check that Tulammo promised. I'll give them credit for making it right.
    It's good to hear of real customer service.
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    I bought a S&W bodyguard for my wife last week. I picked up a couple boxes of Tula to take to the range. I had the same problem with the slide not closing all the way. We tried 5-6 bullets and could not get any of them to chamber properly. Very frustrating to say the least. Did you ever try out another box of Tula? Maybe we both got a bad box? Or maybe the bodyguard just doesn't like it?

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    Here is a YouTube video that shows what I'm talking about

    TulAmmo problems in S&W Smith and Wesson Bodyguard .380 - YouTube

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    380 Tula Ammo

    I just was out shooting last week and after I emptied my clip I went in the bag to reload. I thought I would try the only box of the TULA I had bought to try. It wouldn't even completely chamber the round. I tried several and pet them away to check later. They definitely have a broader nose on them. I put all the TULA away, thankfully I had only bought the 1 box. Haven't had a problem with any of the .223 ammo I have tried from TULA. This was in my Sig 380. I wouldn't want to count on it if I needed it in an EMERGENCY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher10 View Post
    .380 ACP (automatic Colt pistol) and .380 auto are the same.

    I have heard of Tula .380 batches having an over all length exceeding specifications and therefor wouldn't chamber in many guns.

    It's a Tula ammo issue.
    ^^^This^^^

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    Here is something a fellow instructor sent me regarding Brass vs Steel ammo. May wish to read.
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    That was an awesome read, onacoma, thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onacoma View Post
    Here is something a fellow instructor sent me regarding Brass vs Steel ammo. May wish to read.
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    I recently had this same problem with a box of .380 91gr. Tulammo In my bodyguard! I referenced the cartridge to a federal .380 and the Headspace is much shorter/smaller on the tulammo I have! The taper on the case to the extraction rim is really steep/short on the Tula!
    I'm contacting them as well, but that is the reason some of the batches Will not chamber fully!

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    Great article onacoma. A very interesting and compelling comparison study. The hi-res photos really helps give you a visual perspective to the detailed comparison.
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    ditto on my bodyguard. there may be more to this story than just this particular ammo; unfortunately mine worked fine with same ammo for about 500 rounds; then made the mistake of asking s&w how to adjust the site since it shot left 3" @ 21ft. NOpe, gotta send to them to adjust. OK. Came back and would no longer load ANY ammo I own - same issue not closing. sent back again, they said it was fine and returned unfixed. same issue. it is going back again. I found 2 bullets out of 300 tried, in 4 different brands (good big names included). I suspect this is not just a tullo issue.

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    Steel case .380 are good for target shooting, you get to practice clearing jams
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