Well, my competition guns (AR, pistol, and shotgun) get thrown around, as do the magazines for the rifle and pistol. I have sat out in the rain behind my synthetic rifles before without caring about anything other than how cold I felt.... My wood and blued Winchester Model 70 is half a century old and has been used and shows it. It will continue to be a working gun.
So no, I don't baby my gun... But after the "abuse" that they take, I go back and take care of them and make sure they are running good and I fix them up to look as good as I can when it is needed.
My 1954 Colt Commander might be the most "babied" gun that I have, and I still carry it almost daily....