Would anyone on here shoot someone elses reloads? I mean, not knowing the person, say Joe blow on this forum was offering some reloaded 9mm, at a fair price..
Absolutely not, if I don't know them I ain't shooting their reloads. Here's the thing, you have no idea what their reloading practices might or might not be. He can tell you all day long how careful he is but that doesn't mean he really is. You might get squib loads in the mix and you might end up with a double charge depending on what he's loading, some powders are easier to double charge and not notice. Best case scenario in a double charge is the gun takes a beating, worst case is the gun blows up and you end up in the hospital having little pieces of shrapnel surgically removed from your body or worse. The individual probably has the best of intentions and is probably very careful in his reloading practices but it's just not worth the chance to find out otherwise.Would anyone on here shoot someone elses reloads? I mean, not knowing the person, say Joe blow on this forum was offering some reloaded 9mm, at a fair price..
Jim,You should probably start a new thread with a new question but used guns can be checked out by a competent smith and you will know what you are buying. You can check some guns out yourself with a few tools and some knowledge but it is always best to get a professional involved. If the seller won't let you have the gun checked out before you buy then don't buy it.Apart from ammo, are guns best bought brandnew or can we trust second hand ones? I mean, it could be a zillion years old and badly worn with metal fatigue setting in, and might have also been accidentally dropped down a mountain or run over by a truck or whatever