These hardened holders (for fired cases only) are stocked in .38 Special, .38 Super Auto, .357 Magnum, .44 Russian, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, 40 S&W, .45 Auto, .45 Colt and 10mm. All these cases have practically no body taper and require a special type holder, which is constructed very much like a neck sizing die.
Cases can’t be “bumped” in and out of these holders like most rifle cases but must be forced in with a light arbor press or mallet and must be driven or pushed out.
These holders are made longer than the cases to be trimmed so that cases may be forced clear in without damage to case mouth. Holders are counterbored at mouth end for cutter clearance. Users will find the case trimmer somewhat slower on pistol cases than on rifle cases but it will produce a very uniform case length with consequent perfection in crimping.