Ok, I don't plan on loading for rifle and I'm finding out the hard way that's what this kit is targeted for. Yes, if you bought everything in this kit separately, about $450 without the Speer manual. However, if you want to do handgun, they don't tell you that the Uniflow Powder measure in the kit is the 9010 model, not the 9002 (small cylinder) model, so you'll need to get the #9004 Small Measure Cylinder Assembly for about $30 to do this right for small handgun cartridges. Just so you know.
The scale is very accurate and the press functions. This is a heavy piece of equipment. The hand primer is more functional and easier to use than expected and I'll prime cases while watching TV. Right now, I'm working on getting accurate loads. If you're planning on doing handgun competition, IDPA, USPSA, Steel Challenge or such and need thousands of rounds, you'll be frustrated at how slow a single stage press is. However, for those of us just learning... I like that I'm only working on one thing at a time. Not to mention, I can bring back a bucket of brass from the range and my 6 & 8 year old boys will work together depriming and sizing the cases. They'll do 500 cases before moving on to something else and I can just leave it set up for them on that. So... the single stage does have it's place on my bench.
Pros: sturdy, accurate, good starting set
Cons: wrong cylinder in Uniflow Powder measure for small handgun loads.
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.