How often do your clean your magazine?
Three nights ago I had the range to myself so I have my wife set up my targets. I don't look when she set's them up and I don't know how many good or bad guys she places or where she places them. I can drive up or just turn around. She's good because she can get them 5 feet from me and I would not know.
Now time to get to my point. I was using my 45 XD Service when a round did not cycle. So I slam the slide back to recycle and nothing. I slam it back again. It took me three times before I realized something was wrong with the dam Mag. I stopped there because I'm dead anyways. Scared the Hell out of me. First I had a failure then I did not respond properly. Even my wife was shaking her head asking me if she should take the gun from me since I don't know how to use it. The magazine was stuck and no matter how many times I tried to get it unstuck, I had to wait until I got home.
I just finished cleaning my last magazine and I hate to tell you all but I'm surprise half of them worked. I had 58 Mags to clean. Where I shoot there is a lot of sand and fine dirt. I don't let them fall so I don't think about cleaning them. One problem I have which is a good one is the amount of differant pistols I train with. If I only had a few it would be easy. So I plan on cleaning my carry gun mags each time I clean the gun. I know it's over kill right now but to screw up like I did just scares the Hell out of me. I've only been in on shoot out in my life and it ended with the shooter killing himself. I don't want to have that feeling again if I ever have to rely on my pistol.