30 Sept 99

From a friend in the Philippines:

“Some folks over here recently ran an IDPA match. One scenario called for a hip shot/speed rock at very close range. A competitor was using a 1911 retrofitted to 40S&W. It was equipped with a Hybrid barrel. (The aftermarket “Hybrid” barrel vents gasses directly upward) He learned the error of his ways in graphic fashion as the flash of flame shot upward, singing his eyebrows! He didn’t burn his face too severely, but, after he caught his breath, he had an opportunity to contemplate the limitations of his ‘space-age’ gear.”