I just loaded up some .40 s&w for the first time. I used Unique. I’m going to try Blue Dot next. And I’m using Hornady 180 gr. XP/XTP. All I have are brass cases so can’t help with that. I reload .40, .45 acp, 9mm, and .357 mag. I’m thinking of getting into making my own lead bullets. Reloading has endless possibilities.