I would agree but it boils down to two repairs since 98... I WISH I could say that about my boats, Trailers, Trucks, vans etc... For the amount of use, it has been very reliable . I'm not a gun cleaner, I like stainless when I can get it. I can clean one as well as most anyone and do with the mid season cleaning but I'm too tired/lazy to put the effort in and too confidant in the reliability of the gun to worry about it. I'm not one to hunt in the rain.. I do take it out and let it dry if we get in a downpour but the other dog shake water etc gets it no special care.