I know the general idea, deprime, prime, charge, seat. I understand that with .38 Special, I have to crimp, unlike say 9mm. My purpose for reloading isn't really for anything other than load development out of a single revolver of mine. Mostly to keep myself busy. Anyways, onto the good stuff: I'm looking at presses. So far, the one I'm intrigued about is the Lyman Brass Smith Ideal. I'm also looking at the Lee Classic Turret Press , but I know nothing about these. (In terms of quality, etc. ) It's mostly a space issue, but I'm also not looking to reload 1000's of rounds. So, I'm asking about your thoughts and opinions on this. Maybe a few recommendations. One thing I'm not sure I understand is how to tell what shell holder I need. I think I can just look at the box, and it'll tell me what it's compatible with, but I don't really know. I suppose school me on this, if you'd like. How do I know what dies are compatible with what presses? Or is this something that's been standardized? I know that I'll have to get reloading manuals, I'll be searching for some this weekend (Sun Lions' Gun Show in Las Cruces). Anything I should be wary of? I know that different powders have different uses, and I can use load data to help me choose what I need to get what I want. I also know I have to be really really careful with the charges, that an accidental double charge might put me 6' under. However, I can't seem to find any smokeless locally, but i have a nice stock of Pyrodex. I think this might be okay, since I'm really looking at mostly loading wad cutters, but I'm not so sure. What am I missing? What else should I know?