I’ve always been into reloading. Have been since the early 90’s. If you keep your spent brass and/or scrounge it at the range, it’s cheap too.
Anyway, here’s my gripe. I decided I would buy Lee die sets in 9mm Luger and .223 Remington for my Lee single stage reloader along with the Quick Trims, case length gage & holder, etc. I was able to source the .223 Rem pretty quick - bought the three-die set that comes with data sheet, powder dipper and universal shell holder.
But 9mm? Fuhgeddabouttit! How the hell am I going to keep my Foldie Gun well-fed? (my Sub2000 in 9mm Glock version - my wife calls it my Foldie Gun)
So I put myself on InStock Notification with the “Big Six” - Brownells, Midway USA, MidSouth, Precision, Reloading Everything and Natchez.
This morning I got the alert from Midway USA for the 9mm Lee Pro three-die set so I stopped getting ready for work and grabbed it for $45. But once I got into work and looked at the die set more closely I realized the set doesnt come with a powder dipper nor a universal shell holder! Yet the standard three die set has all this crap and is ten bucks cheaper! WTF, right?
So I had to scramble and found an in-stock #19 Shellholder over at MidSouth so I added the Lyman 50th edition softcover reloading book to the order while I was at it, to my replace my ancient beat-up, dogeared, beercan waterstained 45th edition. I already have a full set of Lee Powder Dippers so I was covered there.
I’m not yelling at Midway USA. It’s Lee I’m pissed at.
BTW, of the Big Six, I gotta say that Midway USA seems to be the one whose sending me the most In-Stock Alerts. Other than maybe MidSouth, they are getting replenished far more often than the other four. As a result, Midway has gotten 5 of my last 8 online orders for reloading crap.
Thanks for letting me blow off steam.