Tuesday 14 March, 2023
The machine did not work properly at first. I contacted them about it and they gave me instructions on what to do if it did not work right. They were spot on. Machine works fantastic and great customer service !!! Worth the money for the time saving for doing large runs of ammo reloading.
Wednesday 22 February, 2023
Perfect service as usual from Double Alpha.
Fast delivery times despite the distance and great customer service.
One of the best online shops to deal with.
Thursday 10 March, 2022
I have loaded about 1500 CCI SPP so far and it is working well. It took a little tweaking, watching a few videos and learning how it functions, but worth the effort. If you are reloading large quantities of ammo the primer-pro is a good investment, unless you like picking up primers one at a time like popping bubble wrap!
Saturday 05 March, 2022
I purchased this after being so impressed with the Mr Bullet product that I run on four presses. To make this unit reliable I had to do everything the others are saying. Shimming the plate to the hopper and silicone wipe on all parts. I dislike the primer tube angle but that is more about my bench setup really. I have used Remington, Winchester and CCI primers using the same setup. Overall I guess it saves time but sadly it rarely can get a full hundred unless you over load the hopper. Since I run multiple primer types regularly I have found myself with tubs to organize all of the primers not fed but dumped from the package tray. One more thing to pay attention to that negates the time it saves me filling. If you run one primer for hundreds of rounds this might be for you. For me a backyard shooter, who loads a dozen of calibers with various primers large and small, this wasn’t worth the investment.
Wednesday 09 February, 2022
Awesome--with CCI primers. I love this thing, but had a lot of frustration when I first got it. At least the model that I received does not like certain primers (winchester, remington) and does not work well with them at all. I found that when using these ones brands, it is much faster to go by hand than to continually restart, tap, shake, take apart and clear the primers to get it to work. With CCI, it purs along flawlessly.
Friday 04 February, 2022
I bought this item in December 2019 right when it was released. Because of the primer shortage I hadn't been able to use it until recently. After ~5000 primers it slowed down substantially, but using Pledge (as seen in a YouTube video) solved that problem quickly. I've loaded about 22k primers so far and I love this thing. Although I have case gauged my ammo yet, I do look at a lot of loaded rounds and I have not found one upside down primer in a loaded round.
Loading primer tubes manually was always the worst part of reloading for me...the Primer Pro eliminates that step completely.
Tuesday 23 November, 2021
I really wanted this product to work. Sent it back and double alpha was really good about it but we still couldn’t make it work. In my opinion the biggest problem is the material that it’s made of is not suitable for the tolerance necessary. The number of inverted primers became intolerable. I gave up on it and just put it away.
Saturday 12 June, 2021
I love this collator. It does a GREAT job that I hated doing before-- filling primer tubes!!! It's simple to use and maintain!! Watch the instructional youtube videos and get one if your time is worth anything. This will save you a LOT of time. I wish they made one for large primers and maybe they will ---- SOON!!
Friday 11 June, 2021
4 and a half stars. I have run about a thousand primers through mine so far and 99% of the time it runs great with zero problems. I have had 3 or 4 primers make their way into the tubes upside down. I caught one of them but a couple got by and were loaded upside down. If they make a large primer conversion I would buy it and I do not regret purchasing this one.
Wednesday 19 May, 2021
I have used these for our commercial loading setup. We use rubbing alcohol to wipe off the back of Winchester primers (before removing from packaging tray) wait 20 seconds for them to dry then put them in the Primer-pro. I also use silicone spray on a q-tip then wipe the feel channel so they slid easily. We have 4 of these in use and have well over 100K primers through each of them. we will completely disassemble the collator and clean it once a month and they work without issue. Thanks from Carson Guns in Carson City NV
Wednesday 19 May, 2021
At first I hesitated because of the price point. I reminded myself of just how much I find little enjoyment in loading primer feed tubes or APS strips. With a Primal Rights CPS installed on my bench I quickly got over the sticker shock of this item. Spent the time preparing the plastic parts, setting the magnetic collars and it was off to the races. After charging a couple thousand Federal & Winchester primers I find this accessory a welcome addition to my toys.
If you have a lathe, then a minute of parting, contouring and deburring McJ Tools Pick-Up Tubes (available on Amazon) gives you an inexpensive supply of primer feed tubes for your CPS
Tuesday 11 May, 2021
Nice tool, but takes a lot of adjusting. Took me a couple if weeks and then it works, however, you have to stick to one brand of primers. Take a different brand and you can start over again with adjusting... also you have to lubricate it with graphite for smooth operation
Jorgen van H***l
Wednesday 07 April, 2021
It's not as fast as I imagined it would be, but still nice not to have to load primers in the tubes by hand.
Sunday 21 March, 2021
This is second review. Let's see if it makes the website. The product itself is poorly constructed, all plastic, and has multiple choke points. Metal screws in plastic that need constant adjustment will lead to wear and the screws nolonger functioning. The hole the the primers fall into the tube routinely has primers that get stuck even though you realign and adjust the collar. Primers feed,then don't feed, then feed with no rhyme or reason.
The 2 stars vs negative stars is for the customer service. They are fantastic. Very helpful, understanding, knowledgeable, and polite.
Great people poor product.
We must disagree that this product is “poorly constructed” because it is made from plastic. It was engineered to be made from plastics, and could not easily be manufactured with any other process other than injection molding with its current design. The materials uses are all high-grade plastics and nylons and are not “cheap” by any means. There are no screws needing constant adjustment either.
I am sorry to read you are finding the Primer Pro finicky to use. most users (over 5,000 of these units are out there being used now) are happy with its performance. Not knowing the details of the issues you have experienced its hard for me to respond in detail. but certainly primers jamming on the way out of the exit hole often has to do with the primer tube in use and its chamfer. Try to run the primer Pro without a tube, dropping the primers into a cup to confirm the exit hole is good. Then, QC the edge of your primer tube hole and symmetry of it.
Depending on the type of primers in use, follow the online advice regarding cleaning/polishing the surfaces of the primer bowl to prevent the tacky primers from sticking to the that surface.
Friday 12 March, 2021
As previously stated, I did have to clean hopper with a plastic polish to get primers to stop sticking, ( I used Plexus ) and I had a lot of trouble with the vibration not effectively getting primers to flow properly. Directions stated that I might have to loosen screws holding hopper to base. Many attempts later I finally has to slip a piece of thin plastic under mounting points. I used a tiny hole punch to make hole in plastic then cut plastic squares to fit between hopper and base finally allowing primers to feed properly. I still don't really trust them to be entirely right side up, so I stand and observe primers as they feed. As I get more comfortable with unit I may be able to trust it. It does seem to be operating as intended, but the jury is still out...
Friday 05 March, 2021
This unit doesn't like Winchester primers. However, Josh got me straightened out and now the unit is running great. I don't like how the primer tube angles back toward the machine. It is awkward to use like that as everything is facing away from me.
Thursday 04 March, 2021
I was excited to receive this product though, with some trepidation due to reviews I read about poor functionality/reliability. Unfortunately, when I received the product, it had some of the same problems others had reported. I tried to troubleshoot myself using the guides for doing so, to no avail. I contacted DAA and they gave me some additional tips, including spraying the plastic surfaces with silicon spray. After implementing their tips, the device is now working 100% (maybe 1 flipped primer every 1000 rounds, if that). I give it 4 out of 5 stars due to the failure of the product to work right of the box for me; I didn't like that I had to struggle with and tune it. The upside is it now works as designed through about 5,000 9mm rounds with no additional maintenance or tuning necessary. Using S&B SPP.
Thursday 25 February, 2021
By for the best primer tube loader I've used. 10000 rounds and one flipped primer. I have retired my Dillon to large primers only. It does take a little longer to load but with a set of four magnets for a total of five tubes I just stay ahead of the game. Cant wait to get one of thes for large primer when it is available.
Wednesday 10 February, 2021
I ordered the Primer-Pro with accessories just because I hate filling those darn Dillon primer tubes. A little expensive but it's like drinking good beer vs not good beer (no such thing as "bad" beer). Worth it! I don't have a lot of primers right now so I just dumped 4 boxes in the hopper and started playing around with it. Read the directions and wax as instructed. Works as indicated and since it's designed to fill primer tubes I'd have to give it "5 stars" because it fills primer tubes well. I have loaded very few rounds since I got it but have loaded maybe 20 pick-up tubes (and dumped them so I could play with the machine) and I haven't seen an upside down primer yet. Confident enough that I sold my most of old Dillon small primer tubes and applied the funds to pay for the Primer-Pro. If I had to do it again the only thing that I would have done differently was to get it sooner! Alex Ragulsky
Monday 01 February, 2021
Worked flawlessly for the first 15,000 primers or so, then the hammer went out of adjustment. Well worth the investment, but get yourself a very small set of screwdrivers so you can adjust the wire connecting the actuator to the arm. Just like every other tool it will eventually need maintenance.