So one of those questions that pops into my head from time to time, is simply how long does the average shooter EXPECT their equipment to last(before major repair, or replacement)? I dont expect anything to last forever, and while I dont intentionally damage my stuff, im rough on it. So my expected life span of an item is usually dependent on how much I spent, and how much use Ive gotten out of it. A example would be my little taurus 692. Ive already put something like 200 full power .357s magnums (this number will go up as I just got set up to load .357 again), and 400-600 9mms thru the thing in about two weeks of official owner ship. If that continues I wouldnt be horribly upset it its shot loose in a couple years. Like wise, Ive put about 200k miles on my truck, and if it decided to not start tomorrow (i would probably just fix it) id consider the 3500+maintenance and minor repairs, I spent on it well worth it....If id spent 35K(+ the regular maintenance) id be a little miffed. Thats just me, so I was curious what other folks think, and how they judge an items expected life span.