To the OP, stop thinking about the Colt unless you're willing to scavenge some lead and cook up your own.
I don't agree with this either. You can still save a hell of a lot of money with commercial cast bullets. I don't spend more than $7-$8 per 50rds with commercial cast bullet loads, which I use almost exclusively. I find handloading saves a lot of money for the time spent doing it. Casting bullets, not so much when all factors are considered.