Voyagers 1 and 2 will be still drifting in the universe after our sun has died out.Anything built by man can be worn out...
That's scary.A weak recoil spring will cause the slide to slam back in the frame and can cause micro-cracks in the frame rails. Once they have started they can only get worse. It takes a looooong time, but it does happen. Eventually the frame loses its rigidity and the action gets sloppy. This can lead to failures to load and also kills accuracy. There are no reliable or cost effective repairs - replacement is the only viable option.
All mechanical things will wear out, so of course it is possible.If I shoot hundreds of thousands of rounds, is it possible to wear out a Glock's frame rails, where the slide goes, to such degree that they are no longer able to be used and the frame is now a gonner? Or perhaps the rails even crack?
Are you actually going to shoot hundreds of thousands of rounds?If I shoot hundreds of thousands of rounds
Funny you mention that...I've been wondering if there are any estimates where they R now on their journeys?Voyagers 1 and 2 will be still drifting in the universe after our sun has died out.
This. And don't forget that many of the torture tests are to get clicks. Some tests are reasonable and interesting i.e. will the pistol work it you drop it in the water/sand/mud? Some are simply stupid i.e. what happen when I throw the gun against a metal post repeatedly or shoot it with a shotgun.The reason there are so many "torture tests" out there, is people get bored or tired (or ^^^financially stressed) by trying to wear it out by actually shooting it normally.
So they come up with all these "torture tests" just to try to accelerate the process - like dropping it out of a plane, soakling it in salt water, or shooting at it with another gun, or blowing it up.
Eventually you will replace the gun because you just got bored with it. There is no way you will wear it out by normal use.
(BTW the plating wearing off the slide rails does not mean it has worn out). Yes wear marks are an indication of use, and normal.