Wow! Thanks for all the info guys!! Ok, I'll take the offered advice and start with 45LC and then eventually play with the shot shells. And next time i go to Shoot Straight maybe i'll ask the guy if i can "sit in" and watch him reload some shot shells. See, I'm in the same boat as fishinkeylargo in that i, too live in FL and it gets to be rather expensive to shoot the shot gun shells, but i love doing it!! So when i'm at the range i would love to NOT spend $1.20 on each round.