So, got the hankering to do some handloaing, probably within the next year, and wanted to know, what manuals do you recommend? Firstly, I might get enough money for Christmas and I know the best place to start is in a book (and perhaps a good video). Secondly, would you recommend that, later, I get a kit and a couple dies. I'm currently looking into 9mm and 7.62x39 (.312), with the possibility of also doing the 7.62x54r, for if and when the cheap dries up. I kinda have my eye on the Layman and Hornady manuals and the Hornady reloading kit, but I want some input before going willy-nilly.