This is exactly how I'll treat my Max. If it proves reliable, it'll be a carry-much-shoot-little gun for me. I have other guns that can serve as range pistols.I didn't buy my LCP for a lot of shooting. I put a hundred rounds through it to verify function, and I put a magazine or 2 through it a couple of times a year just to stay familiar and make sure it still works. I don't expect to ever put a thousand rounds through it.