i do. once you are set up for reloading with all the basics, it's just a matter of buying the 9mm dies for equipment. powder, primers and bullets are consumables like all your other calibers. removing the element of your time (you said you enjoy it) reloading is cheaper the vast majority of times, even now with the price of compnents. just my 2 cents.
for me after the initial setup costs, i save a decent amount. on average, for a hundred reounds at walmart i spend around 16 dollars with tax included. reloading i spend around 8-9 dollars with old brass. thats just an estimate. i may be spending a lot less.
If you are already set up for reloading, there is a significant difference in the cost to reload and new factory ammo, a decent rule of thumb would be reloading your own is about half the cost of buying new ammo.
For example one source shows a price of about $180 for 1,000 9mm with 115 gr FMJ bullets (WWB), I can reload those for less than half that amount, that's a pretty significant savings.
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