I have one. I bought it to load small batches of shells for games and sporting clays. II think works fine and I think it is more versatile than the Mec because it will load 3 inch. Also it uses the same bushings as my Hornady and PW. It makes fine shells although like any single stage, it is slow. The only complaint I have with it is the plastic that the powder reservoir is made from is not compatable with some powders, I left some Longshot in it for a few days and it melted the plastic. Still usable, but looks like hell.