Years ago, when I first started loading for my 38 special, I bought a basic Lee loader. If you have never used one of those, most operations, including seating the primers, are done with a hammer. Actually a mallet, but it's still striking a steel pin.
The only damage, other than to my nerves, was a destroyed primer feed chute. After all the excitement, I though about the fact that all of the primers didn't chain fire and really do some damage. I never did find all of the pieces of feed chute. A quick call and parts are on their way.
After yesterdays fun, I think I'll just take the grandsons fishing. A good day spent out at the lake, untangling lines a settling arguments is time well spent.