I have already introduced myself in the Introduction thread but to any of you who missed my post, greetings. I am not new to reloading but it has been quite a while since I have done any. Back in the late seventies/early eighties I loaded 9mm and 38's on a Lyman turret press so that is how long it has been. Lately I have been contemplating getting back into it and if I do I will be starting from scratch. I would be starting with .45 ACP. I have been researching presses and supplies on the net. I did not have that luxury back in the day so the library was my go to place for info. Anyway, I have read a lot about shortages of powder, primers, bullets and brass these days which makes me think I need to wait a while before I start dropping the cash for new equipment and see how things pan out. I have checked out many of the reloading equipment distributors and indeed it does look like some things are hard to come by. My first question is what would you tell a guy who is in my present position about starting up a reloading operation at this time. Would you dive in or would you wait for things to get better in the supply category, when and if it does? Another thing I have noticed is some cartridge manufacturers are selling the .45 ACP with small pistol primers. I have a pretty good amount of WWB, Federal Champion and GECO brass that I have purchased fairly recently. From what I have read Federal champion is being made with SPP and WWB is made with LPP. I have eyeballed the primers in the brass I have and all are the same size. Comparing them to some 9mm I have around that I believe have SPP the primers in my .45 brass appear to be LPP. The posts on the different forums I have read about the Federal Champion having SPP were all at least (2) years old I did not run across any that were up to date. Can anyone shed some light on this for me. I have already decided that when it comes time to purchase primers I will be getting both LPP and SPP. I am just curious as to what manufacturers are doing now. From what I understand they are changing from the LPP to the SPP for environmental issues (lead) and cost.