To each their own. Now, in some fairness, the one I was issued in 1985 was a "bitsa." That's pretty standard US military practice. Especially at higher levels of Armory cleaning. They get an entire group of firearms, 50 or 60 at a time, and they are taken down to individual parts, and the parts are pitched in suitable bins of solvent. The arms are reassembled using the next cleaned part in the bin, not the one it left the factory with (except by long-shot accident). If it met spec as parts, and went bang on demand, it went back into the racks for issue. And, military spec for these was about minute of shed, handguns were weapons of last resort, not primary defense (or offense) items.