SHOT Show 2016: Kimber's K6s is one of the most unique revolvers on the market
The DAO trigger on the K6s is so slick, I initially thought there was something wrong with the gun
During my visit to the Boulder City Rifle and Pistol Club for SHOT Show Media Day on the Range, one particular standout was the K6s, a gun that predictably is rocking the boat in the gun industry. That’s right, the founder of custom 1911 worship, Kimber, has a new revolver.
The Kimber K6s is probably one of the most unique revolvers on the market today. It is a six shot, 23 ounce, .357 Magnum with a fully shrouded 2-inch barrel. Sharp edges are radiused enough to slip in a pocket. The internal hammer aids in a snag-free draw.
If I stopped here, I would be describing more than half of the pocket-size .357 Magnums on the market today. However, the DAO trigger on the K6s was so slick, I initially thought there was something wrong with the gun. In fact, it was the best trigger I felt all day. As I watched shooters put rounds down range, I noticed that almost everyone shot the K6s at a very high accuracy rate, including me.
Although this is not a particularly lightweight gun, it is the perfect weight and size for controlling full house .357 Magnum loads. I liked the all-stainless steel construction and solid lockup.
Kimber has milled the areas flat between the cartridges around the cylinder, giving the gun a modern look and keeping the width of it in check. The grip feels solid in the hand and the overall balance makes it a sweet instrument to shoot.
Finally, the Kimber K6s has a push-button cylinder release and a yoke that gets the cylinder out far enough to allow for larger speedloaders. I was able to load “2x2” rather quickly, and one shooting station had a 5 Star Firearms speedloader that kept the K6s in the fight.
The only thing that would keep me from getting the K6s is fairly minor: there aren’t any holsters for it right now. Well now, that’s easily resolved.