I absolutely love your forum. The wealth of knowledge buried here is amazing!

About 6 months ago I purchased my very first gun - a Beretta PX4 9mm (Full Size). I absolutely love it. The problem is I may love it too much. So far I have shot approximately 5,000 rounds through it. My ammo is predominantly 115 grain FMJ from Freedom Ammunition and the gun is cleaned after every other outing (~250 rounds between cleanings).

I am concerned about barrel life. Six months from now, when the gun is a year old it most likely will have 10,000 rounds run through it. How long does a barrel typically last? How will I know when it needs replacement?

Are there any components, such as the spring or block, that need to be replaced at the 10,000-round mark?

Since this is my only (for now) gun I want to make sure it stays in working order.

Your help and guidance is very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


(Please note, this was originally posted in the Beretta section but did not generate any responses.)