My ammunition for orientation and practice session at Capital City Gun and Rifle Club finally arrived, 5 days past due, because UPS miss-scanned package. This caused me to miss practice session/orientation and these had to be rescheduled for when ammunition was available. Ammunition has become scarce and reloading components unobtainium at any reasonable prices, & since it's legal in the United States and in the State of Kansas to make your own primers and smokeless powder, that looks like the best work-around available. My research so far is showing some form of cellulose (cotton, paper, sawdust, etc) is nitrated in nitric and sulfuric acid, thoroughly washed several times and baking soda solution used to neutralize any left over nitric or sulfuric acid in the nitrocellulose. The next step in the process when making a double base gunpowder, is forming nitroglycerin and adding it to the nitrocellulose, which then has to be thoroughly washed and neutralized (following proper safety protocols and procedures). Nitrocellulose is next absorbed into acetone, which is decanted off (acetone emulsifies and breaks up cellulose fiber structure, plasticizing it), and the nitrocellulose is again washed several times and any acids neutralized with baking soda solution, before adding diesel exhaust fluid (urea) as a modifier (prevents early high peak pressure). This modified nitrocellulose is mixed with water which is gently agitated allowing balls of gun powder to form, which are then removed and dried. The final step in the gunpowder making process, is to coat resulting gunpowder with graphite, to slow down burning, providing a longer length of burn and even pressure. Once made, DIY homegrown smokeless powder is necessary testing characteristics, and developing load data. All in all, that's a lot of work to go through when what's wanted, is purchasing a can of powder for reloading, but if DIY's the only way obtaining reloading components?