I've been shooting my P226 and XD9mm tactical for a lot of years now and have always 'over' lubed for range use. Yeah! A bit more 'stuff' to clean off when I get home, but after thousands of rounds, neither gun looks really worn. I picked up a new Glock 17 recently and did what I would consider a minimum amount of lube for a shoot, based on what I heard was necessary for a glock, and wet out and put a few hundred rounds through it. The one thing that became apparent is that the ejected rounds really did not go very far...in fact, most of them rained down on me in abundance. So, when I got home, I did my usual routine. I have been using TWB 25 for quite a while and went to town on all the regular spots. and sorta overdid it a little.....hey, more lube is better...right! Anyways, got to the range this afternoon and popped off a few rounds through my XD9 Tactical, P226 and Glock 17 to chrono my handloads as it's been a while since I did a cross check. I immediately noticed that the glock cycled 'way' easier and the spent brass was ejecting much further away. Yeah, sure, maybe a little break in too....but the brass was now about 6 feet from me instead of raining down on me. If I was going to carry any of these, yeah! I'd most certainly do the minimum, but lads....when you love her, you lube her!