Lyman has released a number of new products this year, but we’ll only be able to get to a few of them that really stand out. First off is the company’s new reloading line, branded in bright orange. In order of weight, they are the Brass Smith Ideal C-Frame Press, the Brass Smith Victory Single Stage Press, and the Brass Smith All-American 8 Turret Press.
The Brass Smith All-American 8 Turret Press weighs 23 pounds and can be configured with up to 8 stations of turrets. It can hold up to 4 die sets, or four 2 die sets. The primer feed comes with a steel shield should any of the primers accidentally ignite while over the course of loading.
The company is introducing a very versatile bench block for working on different handgun parts and fitting. It is called the X-Block Gunsmith bench Block and has a 5″ diameter. Magnets are also molded into the base to catch small pieces as they are punched out of a handgun.
The company is also introducing economical snapcap cartridges for dry-firing. Previously snapcaps could be purchased in much smaller quantities for a high price.
The TacStar line has also introduced a brass catcher that can be mounted to the Picatinny rail of an AR15 or really any rifle that fits the same ejection dimensions. It has a heavy canvas portion to catch the rounds as they eject and hold up to 100 spent rounds. The upper portion has a vented metal portion that allows heat to vent out. It also has a QD attachment so it can be removed from the rifle without actually changing the Picatinny attachment.