So I intended to take it out to shoot this morning but before I left the house, I checked out this gun in my shop, just to be certain everything was functioning. Look at this picture and be sure to click on the thumbnail to see it full size.
Click this picture and see the full size photo of the junk I was able to flush out of that firing pin channel-
Why? Because if this gun had been loaded and then the slide released to load the first round into the chamber, this gun would have gone bang immediately! Without touching the trigger, this gun would have emptied 7 rounds in whichever direction it might have been pointed in a full automatic mode with no way to stop it!
This gun was completely unsafe in the way I found it. I might have never noticed this critical condition if I had not been paying close attention this morning. But I was able to remove the firing pin, clean the channel and get the gun reassembled into a functional firearm.
So here's my warning to Kel-Tec PF-9 owners- if you've never removed your firing pin and spring- DO IT NOW! Be very aware of this potentially dangerous circumstance and make sure your gun is clean, inside and out!