I have lately started giving my pistol brass a spritz of spray lube.
It really does reduce the effort on the handle. Call me lazy.
If my brass comes out of the tumbler nice and shiney,,, No lube
Less than perfectly shiney brass ,,, Lube it
Strange, my perception is the opposite. The cleaner the brass, the harder the pull. I had some alleged "once fired" that had been chemically cleaned down to very bare brass that took more effort than ordinary tumbled and way more than uncleaned brass with a little tarnish and carbon fouling.