Oh no I definitely reload although most of the gun manufacturers rag on it. Back in the day when I competed in rifle and pistol competition there would be no way I could maintain proficiency without the Dillon 650 workin' overtime. Ammo costs would have exceeded income. LOL! It's funny that you mentioned your only blown gun happened when using factory ammo. My only hand grenade experience happened using Gold Dot ammo in my now dead Colt Trooper. The barrel blew at the forcing cone and split the entire length of it. The frame was all cattywampus as well. I guess luck favored me that day. Didn't have a metal fragment in me and all my fingers were intact. Anyway, yeah it would be great to catch up with you if you ever get out this way.