In all seriousness, I was gearing up to write a post on why you need to maintain your gun, even if you shoot the most unbreakable of Ultimate CQB Tactical Death Rays. Then I clicked over to her site and saw this post. So I figured I’d just link to hers instead and save myself the trouble.
She is 100% correct – there is no unbreakable gun. I run about 15,000-20,000 rounds a year through various guns, and let me tell you; stuff breaks. This is why I keep a log book of the rounds I’ve fired through every gun, the malfunctions I’ve had, the last time I cleaned the gun, etc. That way I can track when parts need to be changed.
A gun is just like a car – regular maintenance is the key to continuing performance.