I load almost exclusively lead.
That said, I recommend that new reloaders start with jacketed or plated bullets. It simplifies the learning curve when you have enough things to worry about. Issues like belling the case enough to prevent lead shaving are simply side-stepped. Worrying about feeding or leading isn't worth it right now. Keep it simple for now.
Get 500 or 1000 each for 9mm and .40 S&W from someplace like Berry's Mfg, Precision Delta, or Ranier. Try some lead your second purchase.
-Bob . . . NRA Life member, TSRA Life member, TFC member, and OFCC Patron memberThis froggie ain't boiling! Shall not be infringed!
More Obamination. Idiots.