I have to work for a living, so I don't get to shoot every day. Brass is cheap. I am not sure why everyone is trying to get 100 firings out of their brass. I am thinking of shooting mine 5-6 times and throwing them in the Pdog pile. I am not sure that is necessary, but if it came down to it I could order pre formed brass for $110 a hundred and skip all this other stuff. People talk about buying barrels buy the dozen but are obsessed with getting 100 firings out of their brass.