I didn't want to hijack the other thread, so here goes. I recently bought a Taurus PT1911 in 38 Super. So far seems like a great gun, and I got a great deal on it. The economics of 38 Super only make sense to me if I can reload. I have some questions about the level of case support and whether cases are being stretched excessively, making reloading for this gun a questionable proposition, like reloading for a Glock in .40 S&W. I'm attaching four photos. Two show fired cases. The nickel cases are Remington UMC, the brass cases Aguila. Both are factory loaded 130gr FMJ ammo, recent production. Both of them are showing, to my eyes, some bulging right where the chamber support ends, which is probably about where the case web blends into the thinner case walls. The other two photos show the chamber, one empty and one with a fired case to show where the case isn't supported. Questions: 1) Is this level of case support typical of a 1911 in 38 Super, or below average? 2) Should I worry about reloading these cases, using load data below maximum published loads in reputable load manuals? 3) How many reloadings would you guess I will get out of these cases? Thanks in advance!