So are you totally clueless about where to start and don't wanna drop $300 just for a press? I've been using the Lee Classic Reloader for several rounds I don't fire a lot of and the loading kit can be bought for under $30 at most online shops. So for $30 for the Lee Classic Loader, $40 for a scale, $30 for powder, $5 for 100 primers, $10 for calipers and $30 will get you 100 bullets in most pistol calibers you're set with the basics to reload most pistol calibers. I have used the kits for 45-70 govt, 223 and 38spl. I did try the .30carbine kit but found they don't work after trying two different kits Seems like a Lee issue with the die for the kit. It's not fast but it does work and a great way for a beginner to learn the basics without the expense. Plus if you do decide to get a press and go BIG the components you have bought are needed with almost any press you'd buy. Here's a video of the 38 spl kit in use. [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJnS90oHs6c[/ame] and another of the 45-70 kit [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3duhNVjAu6E[/ame] Hope this helps some people who are curious about reloading get their feet wet.