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When using Trial Boss for .38 special my load is a 158 grain cast lead SWC, WSP primers, and 4.2 grains of Trail Boss. Makes a nice target / practice / qualification load. I like Trail Boss as it's "fluffy" and fills the case. It doesn't seem to be position sensitive either. Just my 2 cents.
handguns are still around but they have seriosuly restricted anything over .40 caliber though....you need a special permit or need to compete in something that necessitates a larger caliber like long range silhouette matches.
Basically to own a handgun you can only own one for competitive shooting or if you work in a job like armed security or similar law enforcement private sector stuff.
I have to attend a minimum of 4 official competitions per year for each category so 4 for rimfire, 4 for centrefire and if i owned an airgun 4 for that. Then clubs by laws generally regulate a minimum of once a month.
So a lot of people gave up their guns and left the sport...but since I probably shoot 2-4 matches a week I have no problems.
Certainly you can't carry a gun for self defence anywhere in australia....