Couple of interesting things to note:
The report on the Glock 21 kaboom says they were using reloaded ammo that was not properly sized. Just interesting to note. I'm not saying no other Glocks can kaboom. I've seen an H&K USP kaboom. Oddly, this was when I was thinking about getting a Glock for reliability and not 10 minutes before this happened, the owner of the H&K who also hates Glock said, "you want reliability, get an H&K." I've also seen a Ruger Blackhawk (for those that don't know, notoriously strong) kaboom with some mildly hot .45 Long Colt. Barrel split and partially flowered. I'm not surprised the G3Xs have seen reports because that .357 round will suffer many of the flaws of the .40 round and platforms.
Also good to note for those unfamiliar is that reports on Glock kabooms seem more prominent for two reasons, in my opinion:
1. The sheer quantity of Glocks out there. Really a whole lot of Glocks in the market.
2. Glock has more detractors than any other quality gun out there.
I too am waiting to pick up a G20 until about when the AWB sunsets. I want the 15 rounds of 10mm. That is a very good combination of power and capacity.
Did you notice that double tap's tests are all out of a Glock 20? I maintain what I said that the G20 is the strongest bottom feeding auto chucking 10mm out there. The only thing I would consider stronger and more durable would be a 10mm revolver like the S&W 610 or one of the few Ruger Blackhawks that was chambered in 10mm. Also in full house ammo for a whole lot of bang, you may want to check out buffalo bore
. They've got some really potent rounds, especially their revolver stuff. They have .357 that approaches off the shelf .44 mag territory and exceeds 10mm energy. One of their .357 loads pushes 1700 fps. Really impressive stuff. Much more potent than Georgia Arms Deer Stoppers.
If I were going to get a 1911 platformed 10mm, Dan Wesson is either offering or about to offer a 10mm on a Commander 1911 platform with the Ed Brown style bobtail. That is a really cool piece. I've not seen any Kimber 10mms, I know they are out there, just not seen them. Kimber does make a nice 1911 and I've no reason to believe that their 10mm wouldn't be nice. Have you handled one?
Mind if I ask what you have now?
A man has been charged after allegedly punching a 73-year-old woman in the face, breaking her nose and stabbing her in the arm with a corkscrew before hitting a second woman with a bottle at a wedding reception in the Whitsunday Islands.