The Lee hand press is an excellent little tool and uses standard 7/8" x 14 dies. I have had mine for about 10 yrs and used it quite a lot for pistol and '06 with good success. I would imagine that you could use only that for all your reloading for a long time to come. I feel just the opposite about the Lee Loader; it will get the job done but is very labor intensive and I never learned to like the sound of primers going off in the priming process. If you do get the hand press for straight sided pistol cases get the carbide sizing die as it will speed things up greatly.