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    Most posts responding to this thread have already cited the reason why brass is better than other case materials, so I won't be redundant here. That said, I don't personally know any handloaders who have ever even tried to reload any type of case other than brass, and for the most part, every steel-cased ammunition I've ever seen has been marked "non-reloadable," but judging from this thread, apparently some people have tried or think it can be done. One thing is for certain: billions of steel-cased rounds have been shot through many millions of rifles, so for at least one firing (the first one), steel-cased ammo is proven to work! Russian and Chinese military forces can attest to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    When the Old Fire Horse gets talking about his 1911's in 38 Super my pulse quickens...I am pretty sure I wouldn't want a 9mm in that platform, but 38 Super or 10mm could be a desire. Of course either one requires new dies/turret and of course...once fired brass to stuff.

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    What is the difference between the RIA pistol and the Citadel? I have been told the Citadel of a "loaded" RIA, but I know little about them.
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    Being somewhat of a traditionalist, I much prefer brass to steel. Obviously, steel will work. I also understand that you can make wine from artichokes, but I much prefer grapes. Being raised in a somewhat damp climate, I tend to shun ammo that rusts, so I always choose brass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawfish View Post
    What is the difference between the RIA pistol and the Citadel? I have been told the Citadel of a "loaded" RIA, but I know little about them.
    well to get to the bottom line kind of!
    The Citadel is manufactured by Armscor (Same company that manufactures the RIA) but then its jobbed out for assembly ( rumor has it to Howa) and finished off.
    additionally RIA only offers a GI model in the 38 Super 1911 and the lil bitty sights and standard GI pattern parts don't really work well for me.
    so yep you could say its kind of a loaded RIA 1911.
    The citadel has better sights and actually more like a RIA upper grade say like maybe the ultra or so.
    the finish on the Citadel is superior to the RIA in my particular case.
    money wise about a wash, so close no need to talk about it.
    thats really why I don't own a 38 Super RIA cause I like the brand and have 2-3 of them in 1911.
    the trigger was also very nice out of the box on the Citadel, actually I can't think of a single thing that I have done to the Citadel.
    shes a sweet shooter in the 38 S.
    and to keep on subject all ammo shot was brass or Nickled cased!!--LOL
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    Thanks for your learned response.
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