Your right Sigpower, it is an expensive hobby, I mean, tools will cost you in the beginning. Reloading supplies are your ammo expenses so that is where you begin making your savings. But I really believe one has to approach it as a hobby that will help you shoot more and better for the same over all expense. People who try to justify reloading as a cost cutting measure will loose out in the long run because time you invest is also a value factor. But, if that time is recreation you have a Win-Win...... Reloading for autos does require attention to more details than revolvers, but I don't believe it's really any great challenge. If you haven't yet bought yourself a couple good reloading manuals, I'd recommend that you do that first. Read the how to chapters carefully and see what you would like to try first. I would recommend starting with a single stage press, they are a cheaper way to start and will leave you more cash for good scale, calipers, trimer, etc. Progressive presses will certainly increase the speed/volume of your production but they introduce some safety issues. It is possible, to produce the occasional round with a double powder charge (or no powder charge). I've seen a few blown hand guns that were caused by this. Another of my reasons for suggesting that people start with a single stage press and move to more complex tools as they have ingrained an awareness of the safety issues.