Cleaning your gun to remove dirt and crud is an important part of gun maintenance.
But it goes beyond that, you also need to oil your gun to prevent rust and corrosion.
A rusty gun is as bad as a dirty gun.
It is not going to shoot accurately and neither is it going to perform well. If anything, the rust can cause the gun to malfunction putting your safety in jeopardy.
And if you own a gun for self-defense, as you can imagine, the last thing you need is a gun that’s not working when you really need it to work and work well.
So if you own a gun, whether you use it regularly or not, you need to keep it in good condition. You need to ensure that it is clean and well oiled. That way, when you need to use it you are not going to have any problems with it.