I usually reload for 9mm but I kept hearing Q's here and at work about the Tula ammo offered at Walmart so I bought a box (lot #7367-10) for study and here is what I found out.
Opened up the box to measure the OAL of all the rounds and found this gem in the middle (keep in mind the box was pristine when purchased).
I put the dented round aside and pulled 5 random rounds for dissection. The two brass cases are for another project so avert your eyes.
From these five I found the following
Bullet weight had a 2 grain variance(113.2-115.2)
Bullet width had 0 variance (0.355)
Powder weight had a 0 grain variance (6.0)
OAL out of all 50 rounds had a 0.014 variance (1.154-1.168)
The 6.0 grains of powder looks to be a short stick type and fills the case nicely.
Now how did it shoot.
I loaded up my gear and gave Tula a shot (pun intended). All shots are at 25 yrds on those wimpy rests with iron sights.
Here is my 995ts group (I know the aim was crazy low but it was getting dark and I didn't have time to re-sight it in)
Here is my C9 target at the same 25 yrds using a rest.
I had no jams at all with the carbine but the C9 experienced a FTF with the first 3 rounds (in the 8rd mag) every time. It has no problems with brass from my cheap reloads, Federal, and WWB. I had both nose up and nose downs but I'm pretty sure some work on the mag lips would have corrected it. I had no time to work on the mags and it works fine with my reloads so I left it alone.
Over all I was happy with the ammo and a nice lady from Tula answered my email within hours about the dented round and is sending me a second box in return for what is left in my box. It's good to see them standing behind their product. Would I buy it again? Well, no because I cast and reload for next to nothing but would I if I didn't reload? I probably would as long as I could adjust the C9's mags to feed correctly. Also I've always heard that it's dirty ammo and it is a little bit but I didn't find it that bad plus the powder smells a little like Pyrodex and I find that cool.