I'm looking to get into reloading. I am well on my way through the abc's of reloading and the I have a copy of reloading for handgunners. I was wondering if anyone could give me a basic list of tools and supplies I will need to get started. I would really appreciate it. Thanks guys.
Press, dies, scale, caliper, bullets, brass, powder, primers, (primer tool if your press doesn't have one built in), tumbler/media. That should get you going. There are tons of gadgets that you could spend a fortune on but these are essential. Don't forget your reloading manual
Since you mentioned that your purchased "Reloading for Handgunners", I presume you will be loading primarily handgun ammo.
I loaded for years on a single stage press, and later jumped up to a progressive. I know people who started with a progressive but I would not recommend it.
A friend of mine who is a new handloader purchased a Lee Classic Turret Press (the "Classic" has an iron base) which has worked out really well. Reasonably priced, about as simple to operate as a single stage but it has a much better rate of production.
Let's see. He bought the press, dies, the Lee automatic powder measure (you need to get the "riser" with it), the Lee Safety Prime system, and a scale.
You won't need a loading block. You can get by without a case tumbler. Don't waste your money buying a case trimmer or a lube pad if you are loading pistol ammo.