If you are a regular shooter of 9mm ammo, reloading can be a good saving option on buying 9mm ammo.
The 9mm caliber is known as the world's most popular centerfire handgun cartridges.
Check our previous posts for detailed information about 9mm, 9mm ballistics & more.
9mm Luger is very simple & cost effective to reload. The cost of reloading 9mm is not more than $7 to $8 for a box of 50*. And, if you buy reloading components in bulk, you can trim that cost for sure.
This article will provide you a step-by-step guide for reloading 9mm ammo. You can also use this article as a guide if you are reloading other pistol calibers. You just need to take care about bullet weight & length.
When we ask a gun owner, “why should you reload 9mm ammo? The simple answer will be “ to save money on buying new rounds.”
Saving money is one of many reasons to reload ammo. There are many other benefits of reloading 9mm.
Reloading ammo can be a great way to save money and customize your ammo to suit your specific needs, but it's important to know some key safety considerations before you start reloading 9mm ammo. Here are a few important things to know:
These essential safety considerations can help ensure your reloading experience is safe, effective, and rewarding.
To reload 9mm ammunition, you will need the following supplies:
You will need to have a reloading press, die set, brass cases, primer, gunpowder, and bullets to reload 9mm ammo. It is also recommended to have a reloading manual, safety glasses, and hearing protection to ensure proper safety during the process.
Clean the brass or casing material & remove any dirt. If any cases are damaged, discard them. Use a tumbler or a tool/die to clean the casings.
Sometimes casing may warp because of pressure & expansion at round firing time. The next step is to use a resizing die to resize the brass case to its original dimensions. This is necessary because fired cases can expand and deform, making them difficult to use in the future. The resizing die will also remove the spent primer from the case.
After resizing the case, the next process of reloading is to install a new primer. Use a primer tool to insert a new primer into the case. It is important to use the correct size and type of primer for your specific load. Be careful not to over-prime or under-prime the case.
The next step is to load the powder into the case. Make sure to verify and follow all load data carefully for your load. The bullets will have their weight, and you will need X amount of powder to create quality 9 mm ammo with the correct muzzle velocity.
Next, fit the bullet into the casing and then seat it. Use the bullet seating die to seat the bullet at the correct depth in the case. The bullet should be placed to the depth specified in your reloading manual. Using the proper bullet weight and type for your specific load is essential.
Once the bullet is seated, the round must be slightly crimped. Use the crimping die to crimp the case around the bullet to hold it securely. A taper crimp is all you would need for a 9mm.
Congrats; you have successfully reloaded a 9 mm Luger round.
Once you've successfully reloaded a 9mm cartridge, be sure to check each cartridge for defects, such as a missing primer or improperly seated bullet. This is an important step to ensure the safety of using each round.
The final step will be to keep your finished rounds in a sturdy box labeled with the caliber, load data, and production date. This will help you keep track of your ammunition and ensure that you are using the correct load for your firearm.
Reloading ammo is a great money saving option for gun lovers. Some shooters love this hobby to have a fun time.
There are some drawbacks of reloading ammo. Everyone must be aware of these before starting reloading.
The simple answer to this question is, “it depends on how accurately you reloaded 9mm ammo.
Whether or not reloading is safe or dangerous depends on the person doing it, their knowledge, and how careful they are. Reloads, if done right, can also be more accurate and cheaper than factory ammunition.
Reloads are no riskier than factory-loaded ammunition. Improperly loaded reloads are just as dangerous as improperly loaded factory ammunition. But, honestly, you’re more likely to find a faulty supply than a factory cartridge.
Personally, if you’re not sure about them, don’t use them.
Laws regarding reloading ammunition can vary depending on your state. So it is essential to do your research to ensure you comply with local laws.
In the United States, reloading ammunition for personal use is generally legal, as long as the person doing the reloading is not prohibited from possessing firearms and the reloaded ammunition is not intended for resale.
“Is a person who reloads ammunition required to be licensed as a manufacturer?”
The simple answer is - No if the person reloads only for personal use.
Yes, if the person sells or distributes reloads for livelihood and profit.
However, some states have restrictions on the type of ammunition that can be reloaded, the amount of ammo that can be possessed, or the equipment and components that can be used for reloading.
Knowing how many times you can reload a 9mm brass is essential for best results. The number of times you can reload 9mm brass depends on several factors, such as the quality of the brass, how it was fired, and the load used.
Generally, high-quality brass can be reloaded multiple times, as many as 10-20 times, or even more.
However, reloading may not be safe if the brass has been fired in hot loads or has developed cracks or other damage.
It is not that difficult to reload 9mm ammo. The process is the same even if you want to reload different caliber rounds. You want to pay attention to specifics - the bullet grain weight, the powder charge located in load data, and the overall length of the round are all crucial to creating a safe round.
If you cannot reload properly, please don’t waste your money & time.