I am currently carrying a Sig and am comforted by it's reliability. Several other brands have similarly been tested by goverment agencies and their performance born out in real life use. But what if you try something else and really like the feel of (god-forbid) a Taurus or a Kel-Tec? What if you like it so much you want carry it daily? I guess what I'm asking is what procedures/tests do you run on your gun before you start carrying? Do you just pull it out of the box and put it in the holster? Clean off the cosmoline and call it good? Do a fluff 'n buff? Put 50 rounds of practice ammo, 100, 1000? Fire it after putting it in a shop vac with 2 pounds of sheetrock dust and sand for half an hour (a bit rough on the ivory handled pieces)? Wear out the first barrel and get halfway through the second? Other? I'm not interested in which brands everyone thinks are the best, and which guns they wouldn't give to an enemy, so please refrain from starting that war. Just interested in the torture tests which you personally use before carrying.