I bought a box each of 9mm and .40 S&W TulAmmo at Walmart last week to take to the range this morning. I usually buy the Federal Champion, but since this was a couple of dollars cheaper I thought I'd give it a try.
I figured since I was shooting it in my Glocks, 19 and 22 it would not matter, (since they normally eat everything I feed them). WRONG!!! I have 4 glocks and have never had a jam with brass cased ammo in any of them after 1000's of rounds. In addition to the Tul today I also shot some Remington .380 in my LCP, and Blazer aluminum cased .45's in my Kimber TLE II and XD Compact with zero malfunctions.
The first thing I noticed with the steel cased Tul it was harder to load in the magazines...the steel case just did not want to slide in easy on top of the previous round. Never had this issue with brass cased ammo.
The 9mm did not jam, but the .40 jammed on nearly every shot until I got down to about 5-6 rounds left in the mag. It was like there was a lot of friction and the top round in the mag wouldn't tilt up causing it to jam 1/2 way in to the chamber.
Another negative I noticed about the Tul .40 was it seemed underpowered. I caught myself a few times double checking the chamber for a squib shot as a few just didn't have the same recoil as others.
All in all, these will be my 1st and last boxes of TulAmmo...I'm going back to Federal Champion or WWB.