I decided to do some torture testing on my FNP 40. Ive had the pistol since about April 2008 and had put 4000 rounds of regular ammo (Ultramax, remington umc, and winchester) and cleaned it regularly. When i say regularly i would clean it only after shooting over 100 rounds. I chose to shoot my next 1000 rounds without a single clean, not a single clean or wipe down. The shoots went in the following order, a minimum of 100 rounds per shoot and a max 300 rounds per session. I shot the 1000 rounds over the course of 1 month. Today i did 50 rounds and decided to put the gun in snow, and a pile of mulch for the last and final push in my test. I have pictures of the snow, but not the mulch (sorry, next time i'll take more pics). The gun for the first test had a round in the chamber and the hammer was in DA. Packed the pistol with wet snow. Cleared it off by hand with no towels, just flesh and then fired. The result. 14 flawless shots. The second test was place a magazine in with 10 rounds in the magazine, leave the pistol unloaded but with the magazine in the pistol. Packed the firearm with snow then placed it in a pile of mulch for about 1 minute. I immediatly pulled the firearm from the snow and mulch, racked the first round. The result: it took 2 attempts to rack the first round, but after it was racked it fired all 10 shots flawlessly. The gun never jammed in mid fire. I have to note each time i performed the test i made sure the barrel was clear of obstruction, including snow. This is just common sense and general saftey precausion. I have only 3 pictures of because we forgot the camera at home and had to use a camera phone. Overall result 1000 rounds of no cleaning or oiling of any type and an additional snow/mulch torture test. This gun rocks.