No for me, as brass is easier on steel parts than other steel. But I reload 9 now, too.
I think that is what I said. There are folks That think that steel is somehow hard and destroys the metal in a barrel as it goes in and out of the chamber. There are people who say sizing a steel case will destroy your steel dies. They forget about the extreme hardness of tool steel or barrel steel or steel that will flex under light pressure. Anyway that is the point, hard metally looking stuff does not necessarily Hurt any thing at all. Or if it does, after exposure maybe 50000 times.@twooldgringos
You do realize that any steel is an alloy of iron, carbon, and trace metals. Also, any brass is an allow of copper and zinc.
Brass and steel are not single element materials.
Yes, for years, I have run the brass colored plating, several brands over the years. Just a costing that keeps them cleaner, kind of like the Stingers 22 ammo, it us shiny so it feeds better. Here is a link about it. Brass-Plated Steel Cased Ammo at Ammo.com: Brass-Plated Steel Casings Explained Tula and Wolf sold it for a while.I have shot some steel cased 9mm that caused serious jams in my American and P938. That was after shooting quite a bit of it through them first. Looked to be a dirty chamber issue.
Still have some left, it's good to use to practice clearing a jam under pressure. Don't see much need to purchase it at present given one can find brass cased stuff for close to the same money in 9mm.
Steel stuff for the commie guns designed to run it hasn't ever been a problem.
Anyone had the opportunity to run any of the plated steel cased offerings? I think Classic had some Tula at one time, and was curious if it ran better. I'm too cheap to buy a thousand rounds just to try it.
I've never used Tula pistol ammo. But I've used steel cased Blazer in my Glock 23 and my P90 and they worked flawlessly.I have read and heard that cheaper Russian (i.e. Tula, Barnaul, etc.) steel-cased ammunition is hard on guns. Several friends have told me it sticks in the chamber a lot and causes jams/malfunctions. Others have said it is unsafe. (I can't envision SAAMI/CIP standard ammunition as being unsafe as it would be recalled I would think.)
I have two 9mm pistols, a Ruger® circa 2011 LC9 and a 2021 Taurus® G3C. If anyone has either of these two pistols have you used steel-cased Russian ammo? Does it stick and cause jams? Is it harder on guns than brass or aluminum-cased ammo?
Any advice on this subject would be most appreciated.
And I thought Blazer was Aluminum cased ammo.I've never used Tula pistol ammo. But I've used steel cased Blazer in my Glock 23 and my P90 and they worked flawlessly.