I've packed an Ultra Carry II since 2001 and its been an incredibly reliable forearm. The pistol is fired regularly and carries the nickname of "Mikey" given its proclivity to eat anything.
You can achieve much by working with your pistol every night while watching the tube. Dry fire is good practice and cycling the action by hand will help get the parts friendly with one another. Use good quality snap caps to protect the pistol when cycling. I like the A-Zoom brand.
My UC II is showing its age now and undergoing a makeover. New springs, a new smooth face trigger, a light softening, and a nice new Duracoat application.
Mikey will be ready for the next dozen years or so