|The components of reloading ammunition - powder, bullets, brass and primers.|
He was happy and proud of himself. So was I. Good times.
I also brought along my first batch o' reloads for some informal plinking/target practice. Did not blow myself up, so that's always a good thing. No issues with the ammo at all - no signs of high pressure. Success.
I found the lighter handloads much more comfortable to shoot in my Airweight J-frame than factory ammo. With most factory ammo, my hand gets tired and sore after firing off a cylinder or two. I fired through a box worth of reloads without missing a beat.
Gaining the ability to better tailor loads to the firearm and to my intended purpose is one of my motivations for getting into reloading. Softer shooting loads for target practice and plinking. Greater accuracy for precision shooting when I get into rifle reloading. That sort of thing.