I conducted a Lazy Owner "Test". I carried my P3AT in a holster in a fanny pack for about two years, about 50% of days, pack being shared with wallet and pager. I think I may have sprayed oil in it once in that time. Took it to the range (finally) the other day, and shot a box of 50 win clean lead-free ball ammo required by the range. No lube applied before shooting, to replicate the need to fire unexpectedly. The result: two failures to eject, four light strikes, and the take-down pin started to work its way out. I know this is far from a scientific test, but I thought it may represent some real-world situations other than my own. I had hoped for a little better performance tho. FYI, I have done a light 'fluff and buff" by hand with fine grit sandpaper. OK, I'll brace myself for much abuse, free advice, etc.