Reloading/handloading is totally worth it on so many levels. The initial investment is large, but once you have the machine, they are pretty robust. I can only speak about RCBS and Dillon loaders. I realize that components are difficult to get right now, but it wont always be like that, and once you get yourself a few thousand pieces of brass, your cost goes down dramatically. So start picking up your brass if you haven't already. I would echo a previous post and say to avoid the single stage press for handgun ammo. I would recommend the Dillon in either the Square Deal B, or 550. if you will only load one caliber, the Square Deal is awesome. if you plan to load other calibers, then go to the 550. It will last forever if you take care of it.