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At one time I carried a Gen 2.5 Glock 26 that was (at that time) over 20 years old and well used. It was inspected annually when I qualified. It was as solid then as the day it came off the line. Very likely so is your P6. It would have to have a LOT of rounds through it before any concern came into play. And I mean tens of thousands because it's a quality made pistol. HK has pistols in the 200k - 300k range (roughly) that have never even had spring changes. That's documented by HK and Federal Ammunition. Now that's not to suggest springs/parts never need to be changed, rather that these types of pistols were purpose built for durability. If a qualified armorer, as you mentioned, has examined the pistol and given it the thumbs up then age really doesn't play much of a part in the equation (generally speaking).My EDC is a Sig P6 (11-83) that has been worked over by Robert Burke, The Sig Armorer. I also had Mr. Burker fit a EFK Fire Dragon barrel as I want to preserve original barrel. This pistol just fits my grip and sight picture better than my other pistols (Sig P229 manufactured in 2017, and Taurus G3C manufactured in 2022). The pistol is as accurate as I can be. Another "gun expert" associate said I was wrong for depending on such an old gun for my EDC. He said I was putting my life at risk depending on a 40-year-old piece of metal that is probably suffering from fatigue and likely has hidden cracks. I didn't pursue this discussion much as I thought he lacked any validity. Now, I am curious as to whether there is any validity to his position. I can't find any real article on this subject. Is there any validity to this position. This pistol has been examined by a recognized expert armorer who said it is fine.