First 9mm Reloads- Lyman 356637 cast and Berry’s 147 grain with CFE Pistol

My first 9mm reloads. I use some Lyman 356637 cast bullets from Charles Irby and Berry’s 147gr FMJ with CFE Pistol.

Special thanks again to Charles Irby for all of his help.

Please check him out here:  https://thereloadersnetwork.com/authors/charliebrassstuffer/

He also has a YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi5mfCQYNW1hfrgepvqCDsg

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GunFun ZS
GunFun ZS

Since you are a CCW instructor, you can really get a lot of gains by working up a good 9mm load and getting a loadmaster for $260 or so. I bet you would pay for that press in less than a month.

GunFun ZS
GunFun ZS

There are decent capacity mags for those Ruger P series. Mec Gar mags are generally a lot more trustworthy than the promag ones. Wolff mag springs are a good investment too. I have a couple 30 rounders for my Taurus PT 99 that look to be the same maker as your big one. They were very reliable for the first couple thousand rounds, then the springs got old. It was apparent that one wore much more than the other. I am inclined to get new springs for them. They seem like a joke, but they do work well enough to… Read more »

GunFun ZS
GunFun ZS

You sound like a southern version of me to my ear. Kind of an uncanny valley thing to me.

GunFun ZS
GunFun ZS

I’ve reloaded something approaching 100k now, and almost all of that is 9mm. Home cast HPs are a great way to start. out of those 9mm, I think the times when a primer wouldn’t seat due to a nato crimp are probably less than a dozen. Generally they will squish in, and feel a little funny, but will work. I’m not advocating doing that on purpose, but when you are bulk loading progressively with mixed range brass, those get in un noticed. It hasn’t been a big enough deal to warrant adding a primer pocket check/ream step to the process.… Read more »