Pistol Cartridge Reloading (Includes Equipment)


  • Cost: $650
  • Date: Saturday November 18, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: Littleton, MA
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Which caliber will you reload?


Please Note: I need to buy a lot of gear for each attendee. If you sign up and later cancel, I'll charge you for the equipment unless I can get someone to take your spot, please do not register if you're not OK with this.


To ensure the most comprehensive level of instruction, the class size is limited to 4 students.


In this class, you will not only learn how to reload pistol ammo, but you will leave with everything you'll need to make one caliber - including the equipment, the knowledge on how to set it up, and the experience of having done it! I'll send you an email after you sign up to find out which caliber you want to reload in the class.

That's right, this class includes all the tools you'll need, and none of the ones you don't. Here's a representative picture of most of what's included (some brands may vary, there's a detailed list below):


Here is the equipment
Here's some of the equipment included with the class (the exact brands of the small stuff might vary according to availability).


A "standard caliber" like 9mm, 40 S&W, 45, 10mm, .38 Special/.357 Magnum is included in the price of the class. There will be an upcharge if you want to reload something more exotic.

You are going to reload on what is, in my not-so-humble-expert-opinion the press that represents the best combination of speed, quality, and low cost. The Lee Classic Turret Press. Here's me making a round of .45 ACP on it in real time:


Making ammo on the Lee Classic Turret Press
Figure 1 - Makin' Ammo!


The first three hours of the class covers safety, reloading fundamentals, how to use reloading manuals, explanation of the equipment required, and how to set it up.

The final three hours will be spent setting up your equipment and making your own ammo!




Read what a past attendee had to say about the class:

Pardon my lack of skills in wordsmithing but here is my review of this class and supplied gear. It was, in a word, fantastic. Before I went, I could not even identify the tools. At the end I understood, with the expert step by step hands on instructions, to come away with 50 perfect .45 FMJ reloads.

The classroom is a brightly lighted space with a big screen TV for graphics to go along with an all inclusive curriculum, that includes the safety factors, with a 90 page hand made instruction book and (Jim) walks you through the whole operation.

Part 2 is the set up of the high quality loader and the right tools, that (Jim) uses himself after having done all the trial and error of finding out what works the best and saving the students the pain of buying the wrong stuff and having to rebuy again.

Anyone who is thinking about getting into reloading, take advantage of this opportunity. It is a rare find to get a guy who knows everything about reloading, and will supply you with all the books, tools and expert knowledge. And if I can follow along and get it, and actually make ammo, means (Jim) has broken it down so anyone can do this safely and correctly.


Here's another review:

For anyone who has thought about reloading and doesn't have any of the tools this is the perfect class. I have watched videos of reloading and looked at the different presses and tools available, but it was quite daunting trying to figure out what to get. Jim takes all the guess work out of it and has all the equipment to get you started waiting for you when you walk through the door. (so much stuff that it took us two trips to get it to our cars at the end of class).

The class was well laid out and he walked us through the reloading process step by step and how to do it safely. He explained everything in detail and answered all questions as they came up. With only three of us there it certainly made things a lot more informal and things moved right along.

The best part I think is that you use your own equipment to make 50 rounds of ammo. Jim helps you adjust everything so you know how to do it on your actual equipment and at the end of class you break it all down and take it home. Mine is already set up again in my basement and as soon as I get the components this week I can start cranking out more ammo.

I highly recommend the class and want to thank Jim again for setting it up.


One more:

I can't recommend this class enough. Jim is a great instructor who supplied us with exactly the right gear to get started.

My favorite part about the class was doing everything myself but with a knowledgeable instructor right next to you should you need it, and need it i did on a few occasions. (Jim) leads his class with humor and a mild confidence that lets you know you came to the right guy to learn.

If this class was offered again with a focus on rifle rounds or shot shells i would sign up in an instant.





Here's a list of the equipment included
Table 1 - Equipment List