safety, safety, safety. it can't be stressed enough when reloading. i consider reloading to be a very safe hobby in addiction to shooting, as long as a person follows safe reloading procedures. so how does one learn to reload safely? easy. learn from an experienced and safe reloader, or read several books on the subject. one of the best ones i have seen is the book "The ABC's Of Reloading" is an excellent book for the noob, the novice or even the veteran reloader. it has lots of useful information for anyone thinking of getting into reloading and for those who have been doing it for some time. i will also preface this with, that reloading isn't for everyone. if you can't follow certain procedures, or able to devote your undivided attention, or want to take shortcuts, or not very organized and structured in the way you do things, then it's quite possible that reloading isn't suited for you and you would be much better off buying factory ammo instead. when you fire a round from a gun, you are in essence setting off a controlled explosion in very close proximity to your body and or face. think about that, and let it sink in for a moment. not paying attention to the rounds that you loaded, is very good way to end up hurt or dead, or with a damaged firearm in the least. people have died, have lost fingers, and even their eyesight from improper reloads. i am not trying to scare anyone from thinking about getting into reloading, but that if a person doesn't follow the safety guidelines of reloading, it can be very potentially dangerous. some basis tips of safety i will pass along. work in very organized manner, and keep your reloading areas clean and organized. keep only one powder at a time on your bench when reloading. wear safety glasses while reloading. you only get one set of eyes. protect them. do not reload when you can't devote your full attention to what you are doing. if possible, a closed and locked door from the wife, kids and dog are good advice. if you can't give it your full and undivided attention, then do it when you can. do not use another reloader's recipe's for your guns unless you can verify their safety to use in your firearms. verify them. if you can't, then best advice is to ignore them. just because the load works well or is safe in another person's gun doesn't mean it's safe to use in yours. if unsure about something, whether it's what someone told you, or if you are not understanding something you read about reloading, ask a question. there are no dumb questions! be safe and enjoy.