- May 29, 2011
Not everyone handloads
If they did, convertibles probably wouldn't exist , This is probably the sole reason for the Convertible, to make use of the dirt cheap surplus ammo and the concept just hung on.
If I had a nickel for everytime someone is like "just hand load for it" like ok, thanks for the advice.......let me just get a press and all the components real quick to crank out some .41 Magnum, no problem
I wish I had the ability to just make .45 LC at will and just to blast away. But I don't. So I buy a few boxes of 9mm and .45 ACP to shoot my various revolvers and autochuckers
I have a set of Lee Loaders for .45 LC and .38 SPL that maybe I'll use at some point to load BP rounds for Uberti repros but that's pretty much it. I will satisfy myself with 9mm and occasionally .45 ACP, with maybe a special treat of .44 Magnum or other pricy rounds here and there.
That is one of the things I have alway's got a chuckle from. I picture some guy coming up to the LGS counter and buying a gun and the clerk then going and placing all the reloading equipment from scales to a reloader to tumbler and all the many supplies/tool etc that go with it, including powder. Clerk saying, well that will be two grand, and think about how much money you will be saving.
Guy then say's, "Don't I need primers as well". Clerk laughs, Primers? Well hell, we haven't seen in any primers in over a year.