Okay, please forgive any mis-namings now.
My question is to the 1911 community that own and carry 3" 1911's. As I've been reading, I've noticed a need to "break in" your weapon for X amount of rounds to insure reliability. Some where around 200-500 rounds. I've also read how the 3" 1911's like the Colt Defender have a certain number count on the effective use of its inner spring assemblies. Some where around 1000-1200 rounds.
Now to the question. Once you've gotten past your reliability count, does that mean you must keep track of your rounds from that point on to ensure you don't get close or go over your effective round count?
Also, does it also mean that you must do another 200-500 round count reliability check with the next spring assembly you purchase?
I'm curious about these questions because I've been thinking about my next gun purchase being a 3" 1911.
Thanks for the input.