I will start by saying that I have been through several shortages before and have plenty of components stocked up to outlast the current lack of reloading stuff in our near future. Four years ago when the shtf for components I had ample primers, cases and powder, but as now, the bullet supply was dismal. I turned to cast lead as an alternative to shooting less and since then I have used more of it because I enjoy the cost advantage. I started with my .45 Colts because that seemed like a good choice, but have moved on to .45 auto and even 9mm. I shoot several time a week at a local range and find that for fun, paper punchin' lead is great. My SR1911 eats 200 grain LSWC like candy and is very accurate with them. I also hunt deer with my Blackhawks in .45 Colt and lead works fine for that too. How many others use cast lead in their guns? Do any of you cast your own?