So, the local Wally-World had some .45 acp Tula Ammo for sale. So, I grabbed some wondering what the deal was with the steel-cased ammo. It's 230 grain FMJ.
I took my Kahr CW45 and Remington R1 to the range. I got 4 rounds out of the Kahr and it jammed. I had to drop the magazine and rack the slide with more force than I would like. Got the round to come out. Case had a nasty gouge where the extractor connected. Gaining wisdom from this I decided to swap to the R1. The remainder was shot with the R1.
Felt recoil versus Winchester white-box 230 grain is less. I'm guessing that it shoots a little slower. The difference felt like shooting a 9mm versus a .45.
Accuracy (from my arms not a bench) was good. At ten yards I could hold 2-3 inch groups (with the occasional flier
Although some folks have complained that it is "dirty" I noticed it shoots about as clean if not cleaner than Winchester white-box.
All-in-all not bad ammo. For the price differencein buying at Wally-world I'll stick to the 100rd packs of Winchester .45 acp. If buying in bulk I'll stick to Blazer (another "controversial" ammo).
Oddly enough this stuff reminds me of the the Wolf .223 (5.56mm) I used to shoot out of my Bohica M-16SA. Everyone told me it was worthless ammo and it would jam in my gun. I never had a bad round cycled just fine. Could hold an MOA with iron sights at 100 yards. Only down side was the sealant they put on the primers left red gunk to be cleaned off after a trip to the range. A buddy of mine had another AR-15 (DPMS I think) and the wolf jammed in his gun every fifth round.