Hey guys, all the information has been very, very helpful. Here is a little update. My local library had a copy of the ABCs of reloading so I checked it out and read it cover to cover. Lots of great info. I purchased the complete reloading manual for the 9mm luger. For now, just loading 9mm, I think I am good info wise considering all the additional info on the internet/powder websites/forums etc..... For equipment I have bought a Lyman pro 2500 magnum tumbler, RCBS media separator, basic frankford arsenal bullet puller and a set of digital calipers. I also found a Lyman Pro 500 scale for pretty cheap and bought it, but wasn't happy with it. Quality seemed very low so I returned it and am looking for something else. I will probably purchase the Dillon or RCBS 505. Starting to clean out the garage, moving some things around the house and thinking about a reloading bench. I still haven't decided on a press, 550b or LNL AP. A friend told me that the latest LNL APs are shipping with a different shell plate design that takes care of the high primer situation that some are having with SP primers. I have no idea if this true, could just be gun shop "talk", but I have read of some people having problems with high primers, which does concern me some. Also, everyone keeps telling me that the Hornady powder measure is a much better design that is more accurate and easier to work with. Add in the extra station for a powder check or lock out die, auto indexing and future expansion with the case/bullet feeder if ever wanted and I am starting to think the LNL AP is the way to go. One thing that does concern me though is that it appears Hornady and its dealers are always out of stock, like they have supply problems. BUT I keep thinking about the history and longevity of the Dillon press line, the company itself and I know exactly what I am going to get if I purchase a 550b. No surprises or thoughts of will I have any problems. The design is much more tested and mature. It's a tough decision to make. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!