I was just sitting here in my loading room thinking about my transformation from a factory ammo shooter to reloading shooter, and the role THR played in it. I have been saving my brass for about 1.5 years, because I figured I would start reloading when/if I retire, and kids leave the house (Several years from then), just to have something to do. Then the ammo scare started to show signs of developing, and old timers started saying how they've been through this, and what it will become. This made me decide to start loading about 10 years ealier than I had planned. Based on that info., I decided to follow thier advice, and prepare to become ammo self-sufficient, about 8 months ago, because I shoot every week. Based on this advice, I purchased presses, components (Where are the reloading components thread), and did hundreds of hours of research. Now I will not be dependent on factory ammo again if I can help it. THR is the new house for me, the members made it a home. Thanks to THR for being the best available online knowledge resource I have ever seen, and thanks to the members for helping me become a safe and self sufficient reloader.