Stupid question, but it appears many of you know exactly how many rounds you have fired through each handgun you own. Is there a reason you guys seen to keep track of that?
Yep, I do the same thing with my cars, why not my guns?I keep a log book in my range bag. I started logging rounds fired for pistol break ins, but I continued for the same reason Sparks does - maintenance and parts wear monitoring. Guns are nothing more than little machines, and machines need maintenance. I log rounds fired for the same reason I have an odometer on my car, and I use the round count the same way. If something breaks, it goes in the log book. If I replace a part, it goes in the log book. It just gives you a better understanding of your firearm, and what you can expect out of it.
I think that if you know your firearm, be it a pistol or revolver you should know when it needs attention.It's a good idea for autos, where recoil springs/locking blocks should be replaced. Less important for revolvers. If you know your revolvers then it's obvious when one needs attention.
I don't keep track, I am too freakin old to remember and only have ten? no 9.5 fingers left...see I didn't even quote the right forum member...WTF? really.I keep track for maintenance. As in so many rounds for a complete disassemble,clean and look for warn parts. Springs and some moving parts wear and need monitoring for replacement.
For very experienced shooters that is true, but a lot of shooters don't realize the recoil spring needs replacing until it starts having problems. For many autos that's around 5,000 rounds. Revolvers can go 20,000 before they really need anything. And they will still often function reliably way past that point for at least 50 rounds, albeit with spitting or fouling. Autos tend to develop ejection problems.I think that if you know your firearm, be it a pistol or revolver you should know when it needs attention.