I went shooting today with my P3-AT. Had fired about 50 rounds when all of a sudden a malfunction occurred. Upon inspection, I noticed that the inside recoil spring was protuding about 1 inch through the recoil spring guide hole on the slide. It was also bent. The outside spring along with the recoil spring guide were fine. I brought the pistol home and tore it down but could not determine how this happened. I will have to order a new spring from Kel-Tec as the original is ruined. It doesn't look like the spring guide hole on the slide is too large. I can't understand how the spring could have pushed through it during firing. I have never had this happen before. I have fired approx. 400 rounds through this pistol since I purchased it this summer.