I used to load quite a bit, nothing but 12 gauge / 1 1/8 oz. / 1,200 FPS skeet-trap loads, and plinking for 9, 40, 45, and 44 pistol. That was all I loaded and all that I will load again. I still have the Dillon 550 boxed up and a couple of Mecs to knock the dirt dobber nests off of.
I have a recipe for Red Dot for every one of those for what I do. I always liked Alliant powder, but am open to change, particularly when you take whatever you can get. I am reading about this potential powder shortage, should it get passed again.
Is there something you guys like better for these light loads in both shotshell and pistol, something that is actually available? I only load that particular shotshell load. In the pistols I just load whatever the book recipe is for FMJ target loads in the semi-autos. In 44 mag I load the lightest thing in the book for whatever hard cast bullets I can find.