There are various stages of CCW experience, those that have made the mistakes, those that have witnessed the mistakes and those that are doomed to see both. Although a gun owner may be observing all of the firearm safetey rules there are still many things to keep in consideration when CCW a firearm. Even though a gun hasn’t been fired, if it is being carried it will fill up lint or the gun can become dry. I have carried guns through out the summer months and found out that I’ve rusted out screws or pitted firearms. Clean your CCW guns for reliability sake, but also for protection.
It is extremely important for you to rotate your carry ammo. Many reloaders know the importance of having the proper bullet crimp to prevent bullet setback, but this is something that is inevitable going to occur if you keep closing the slide on the same bullet. Even if you are not shooting up your ammo, rotate the ammo in your gun magazines to make sure you are not slamming the same first round. Defensive ammo can be expensive and I realize that you aren’t going to want to shoot it all up after a couple times of cleaning your ammo. If you rotate just an 8rd magazine full of defensive ammo, you should be able to dissassemble and clean the gun safetly about 24 times with the same magazine.