I don't have much experience with reloads, but none of it has been positive. First, a buddy shot some reloads in his Kahr PM40, which promptly led to some major damage to the gun. Fortunately, he wasn't hurt. Second, I went to a shooting range in Louisiana on Thursday. I called ahead to see if they had any ammo, they said they had some reloads for their range customers. I bought 100 rounds & went to plinking. I had 2 .45ACP's with me, neither has ever jammed....and both have had MANY thousands of rounds through them. Well, the first one jammed on the 4th shot. I tried to clear it, but the slide was stuck pretty good. I set it down and went to shoot the other.......it jammed (exacly like the first) on the very first shot. They were both jammed hard, almost back to battery. The bullets were not jacketed, just cast lead. They were obviously not done right. They both had an indention on the bullet where it had stuck while being fed into the chamber. Also, when I went to clean the pistol that had 4 of those rounds through it, I pulled out a nice string of lead from the barrel (the gun was clean when I took it to the range). So, do you trust other peoples reloads? I think these 2 incidents (out of 2 tries that I have been associated with) are enough to keep me from ever using reloads. Do you that reload have these problems? Is this common?