So, Iíll start off saying that I havenít shot handguns much and Iím a pretty lousy shot. I bought a Glock 19 a while back and now that 9mm is more widely available and has come down in price, Iím working on the lousy shot part. Last time in the store they had TulAmmo (115 grain, FMJ) that was several dollars cheaper for a 50 round box than the next least expensive 9mm on the shelf. Figuring the more rounds I can shoot for the available dollars the better, I picked up a couple boxes to try.
When I opened the box, they were not what I was expecting. They had a gray colored casing, which when I looked back at the box, I realized was a coated steel casing. Fair enough. It said that but I didnít notice when buying. The thing that Iím wondering about is that the bullets were silvered colored. A trip to the manufactures website and some googling didnít lead to anything conclusive on just what the FMJ really is made from. Their website says they could be copper or bimetal jacketed. Doesnít say what bimetal is. Other sites say bimetal is soft steel with a thin copper coating. If that were the case, wouldnít the bullet still be copper colored?
So, 2 questions. What is the ďbimetalĒ jacket on those bullets and should I avoid firing them through my gun?