How long do you keep ammo in your daily carry gun?

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View Poll Results: How long do you keep ammo in your daily carry gun, before it needs to be replaced?

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  • Less than 1 month

    21 11.67%
  • 1-3 months

    36 20.00%
  • 4-6 months

    32 17.78%
  • 6-12 months

    53 29.44%
  • 12-18 months

    17 9.44%
  • 1-2 years

    11 6.11%
  • 2-3 years

    0 0%
  • 3-4 years

    2 1.11%
  • 4-5 years

    0 0%
  • 5-10 years

    0 0%
  • 10+ years, or until I need to “use it”

    8 4.44%
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    I just like to shoot my SD ammo occassionally (every one to three months) even though I'm confident it could last for multiples of that.

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    How long

    Less than a month because I always end up shooting it when I go to the range.
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    Every two months. One of my biggest concerns regarding carry ammo is that I regularly field strip, clean, and lube the gun every two weeks, and therefore inspect the chambered round for any signs of set back. Since a couple of other posts commented on their concern regarding possible set back, I am curious whether anyone here has actually discovered a case of it in their carry ammo. So far with my schedule I have not had any problems.
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    I don't worry about it or keep track.
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