My LCP does NOT like Tula Ammo

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    My LCP does NOT like Tula Ammo

    Just got back from the range, where I ran a box of Tula ball ammo through my LCP.

    My formerly 100% reliable LCP had a lot of problems with the stuff. I had a lot of rounds that needed a second strike to fire. Also, the gun got progressively grittier and had problems chambering, especially the first round. I had to tap the rear of the slide to help chamber rounds quite a bit.

    My Glocks and Makarovs love the cheap Russian ammo like Tula, but apparently, my LCP hates it.

    Has anyone else had the same results?

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    Glocks and Maks have looser chambers. Simple solution - use better ammo in your Ruger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Glocks and Maks have looser chambers.
    And they apparently hit primers harder than an LCP.

    Simple solution - use better ammo in your Ruger.
    That's definitely gonna be my solution.

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    My Kahr CW45 will not function with Tula ammo. It eats Federal Champion and WWB like a kid eats Halloween candy. Just stuck it back and will use it in my 1911, which functions fine with it.
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    Russian stuff is known for hard primers, also the casings are not smooth at all like brass so it makes sense they could hang up in a tighter chamber.

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    I have used several boxes of the Tulammo in both my S&W Bodyguard 380 and Taurus PT709 and both run fine with it no problems. I guess some guns are just picky. God Bless

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    Tula ammo sucks IMO. I've bought 4 boxes of .380 and I had at least 3 FTF in each box. It may be $4 cheaper a box than federal but I'd rather have my ammo work instead of needing to fiddle with my pistol to rechamber a round.

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    I would not use the cheap Russian or Chinese ammo in any weapon that I might use for defensive purposes. For plinking, maybe.

    There is just so little difference in price between that stuff, and the budget domestic ammo, that I stick with domestic.

    The cheapest ammo I have found anywhere, is at Wal mart.
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    I had the same results with my LCP. I bought 4 boxes and one of .45. 2-4 no-fires per box in the LCP but none in the Colt. On the 3rd magazine of .45 the extractor broke. No more Russian or steel jackets for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoghunter84 View Post
    Tula ammo sucks IMO.

    I second that!
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    I seem to remember saying this once or twice.... "Commie ammo is for Commie guns"

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