Re: Small Pistol Primer in 223
slow and steady on the de-prime with a live primer and you will be fine. I do it all the time. It takes a heck of a lot more than constant pressure to make one go off. You have to smack the crap out of it. Ever loaded with a Lee hand loader? Never had one go off there but know a few that have. You really have to get on one to go. Slow even pressure= no worries.