As we are all aware, components and equipment are in short supply right now. I only have about 500 small pistol primers left and there are none at the stores near me. I found a box (the last box) of small rifle primers and bought them. Looking forward to a time when I may have to make what is on hand work, I primed an empty 9mm case with a small rifle primer and found that it would in fact go off. I had concerns about the harder metal on the cup preventing the pistol's lockwork from detonating the rifle primer, but my fears were disproven and I now know that it will work. My question is, will it work safely? Currently the only pistol I reload for is my 9mm, and once the warm weather comes back I can see my primer stock dwindling fast as I try to practice regularly. Anyone done this before? Should I plan on reducing my loads because of the hotter primer? Any advice is much appreciated.