When I turned in my series 80, it was far from "perfect" or mint! In fact fairly beat up.As has already been said: keep your ammo. Stop worrying about silly stuff. It’s a tool to keep you alive, not jewelry.
If someone shows me their perfect looking gun and tells me how laser accurate and totally reliable it is, I know they’re full of it.
The two guns I’ve carried the most for the last 15 or so years are full house Chuck Rogers Colts. I’ve been in fights and landed up rolling on the ground while wearing them. I’ve banged into doors and fallen down steps. I’ve meseed up sights, grips, etc. Yes, I was pooched for a moment but, in the end: I’ve got plenty of idiot marks on me, my gun should probably follow suit.
They do get "used" in real life.