If your shooting only factory ammo and you take care of your Python it will outlast you. Mine has been around since 1975 and has been shot some, without any problems at all. The experts will tell you that on occasion the Python may need "tuned" as the action wears a little they are somewhat prone to go slightly out of time. When and if this happens you will need it tuned. Be very carefull with whom you let work on that revolver as the old craftmen that knew how to properly work on the Python are few and far between. I can tell you that if you are a normal shooter you have a long time and lots of shooting before you will have any issues with that Python. I assume your Python is 357 magnum? Mine is but I shoot mostly 38 specials in mine. The 38 special is a very accurate round and pleasent to shoot. I believe it also helps preserve the revolver in the fact that less recoil IMO is much easier on the revolver. The 38 is a fun round to plink with and if you havent tried the 38 special I think you will like it. I don't know how many rounds have been through mine but it would be safe to say it is in the many thousands. I don't anticipate having to tune mine anytime soon, but my son may have to. These are very well made guns and I would not hesitate to rank it right up there with your countries Korth. Maybe even better in some respects. If you got the Python for around $800 bucks, in this country you may have to be locked up for steeling it. Thats a good buy over here. Enjoy that Python and if you take good care she will most likely out last you. Happy shooting my friend.