I just purchased a P30LS V3. Great gun, very accurate and easy to shoot.
I have heard conflicting information on whether one can fire reloads with out issue, or if factory loaded ammunition should be used exclusively?
Right on.As others have stated and I agree I would not shoot anyone's reloads but my own. 4 years reloading now and I enjoy reloading as much as I do shooting, and reloading hasn't necessarily saved me money it's just let me shoot more dollar for dollar in comparison to buying factory ammo.
Most people scared of reloads know little about it and are just going off horror stories on the net. Like anything else if you learn the right way to do things and pay attention to detail you will not have any issues.
If you want to play billy bob and chug down the beers with your buddies while you reload ammo you're asking for trouble.
There's nothing more satisfying than getting a load dialed in for your gun and shooting one ragged hole all day long.
Exactly. And some of these dire predictors of doom $ gloom will tell you you're crazy for using reloads in your fine, no-compromise weapon... and turn around and put cheap eastern european steel-case crap in theirs.Most people scared of reloads know little about it and are just going off horror stories on the net.
The funny thing is my reloads are more accurate and are tailored for my gun (for slide speed, and OAL for accuracy) than any factory loads I have tried. I like being in control of the ammo QC for the majority of the ammo that I shoot through the gun; the only ammo that I don't control is the premo defensive stuff. I can see every part of the process, and that makes me happy when running the gun as fast as it can go.Exactly. And some of these dire predictors of doom $ gloom will tell you you're crazy for using reloads in your fine, no-compromise weapon... and turn around and put cheap eastern european steel-case crap in theirs.
I usually don't even respond to such nonsense anymore. I'm just happy for those folks who can afford to shoot store-bought ammo... because I darn sure cannot.
If you want to PM me I can give you some powder suggestions that don't get as dirty. I guess the definition of dirty is relative from one person to the next, but my stuff is actually cleaner than with factory practice ammo, IMO.I ran 8k lead reloads I made through my p30l. It got dirtier faster and I had to pay closer attention to cleaning the barrel but it was worth it. Now I use fmj's because the other stuff is gone. (These were my reloads)
This...manufacturers keeping lawyers happy is all that statement in the owners manual is for...I feed my USPc a steady diet of my reloads and I have yet to have a single failure...however I also had experienced help to setup my press and calibrate everything and help with QCRight on.
No manufacture says to shoot reloads through their guns. Even those that know folks will be reloading for their guns say not to. As stated above, they cannot take into account what some wingnut is going to make up or mess up.
With that being said, my guns don't get anything but my reloads. The only factory ammo I buy is defensive ammo. I take complete responsibility for my work, and if I mess up I don't expect HK to help me out. I reload safely for my guns, and also take pride in my work.
I would never shoot another's reloads however, especially the guys selling at gun shows. If you are wanting to start reloading then I suggest in finding a competent mentor and a few good books.
I can make some suggestions for researching as well if desired...If you want to PM me I can give you some powder suggestions that don't get as dirty. I guess the definition of dirty is relative from one person to the next, but my stuff is actually cleaner than with factory practice ammo, IMO.
I allow a couple friends LIMITED access to my press--with myself present...if they bring their own materials and kick in on brass, I have shared plenty of knowledge passed to me by Dad this way, saved them some money for ammo so they can actually go shooting when we want to, and helped them understand why I never had some of the issues they did from factory (cheapo) ammo...I echo that I would NEVER reload for somebody....I shoot my own reloads in everything I own.. but as recommended, know what you are doing before you attempt this, and never shoot anyone elses