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What say the forum as to their actual experiences with the Kimber K6S?


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Posts: 10847 | Location: Carolina but Texas in my heart | Registered: November 13, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I absolutely love mine. The trigger is fantastic and the gun is built like a tank. I have plenty of S&Ws, Colts, and Rugers for comparison. My only complaint is that it is very pricey when compared to other brands. I am a self avowed 1911 snob and have never owned a Kimber, until the K6S was released. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy it again.


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Here's one article I found when I got my K6S...
https://unblinkingeye.com/Guns/K6S/k6s.html

I acquired a brand new unfired K6S DC (black DLC finish) 2" not long ago in a trade deal. It's the most expensive of the KIMBER revolver line because of the DLC finish and night sights. It's my first revolver in two decades. I was hesitant at first because I've judged snub nose revolvers by what's been produced in recent years with locks and inferior finishes. COLT and S&W haven't impressed me. Only a RUGER SP101 would have peaked my previous interest in buying another revolver. And I'd have to send it off to improve the trigger from the samples I've examined in gun stores.

Just my opinion, KIMBER produced a really nice revolver in the K6S. Expensive, sure, what isn't these days. Again, I got it in a really good trade biased in my favor (for once). The DC model is a $900+ pistol so I could have sold it off had I wanted. I'm glad I didn't. It looks good, comes with a long but very smooth dao trigger, has an internal hammer, comes with nice G10 "boot grips", the six shot cylinder is just a little wider than any other five shot cylinder, every edge of the pistol is rounded off. It weighs but 23 oz. I especially like the push in cylinder latch as opposed to the push forward latch. It's all stainless under the DLC. All of their pistols are solid stainless. The cylinder chambers are recessed.

My only complaint was finding a suitable iwb holster. The aftermarket hasn't quite caught up yet. I found an iwb for a RUGER SP101 fits fairly well after a little freezer bag stretching.

KIMBER includes one BIANCHI speed strip and a zippered pouch so I bought two more strips and one billet 5 STAR speed loader. I've read that the cheaper polymer speed loaders for a S&W model 10 may work if you thin them out on a belt sander.

I've shot 130gr 38spl and 125gr 357mag through mine. It's surprisingly easy to hold onto even with the oem smooth G10 "boot grips". I did however buy some of the extended length 3" K6S wood grips so my little finger has something to hold onto.

If you handle one and shoot one, you'll probably want one for yourself. Justifying the price is the only obstacle.


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I have an option for a 2” one in trade. I’ve been a big fan of the SP101 as well and I carry it from time to time. The sixth chamber on the K6S is a big plus. Thanks for the feedback


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...a little freezer bag stretching.


Forgive my going off topic, how does freezer bag stretching work? Pre-treat with neatsfoot oil or something?


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...a little freezer bag stretching.


Forgive my going off topic, how does freezer bag stretching work? Pre-treat with neatsfoot oil or something?


Put the gun in a ziploc bag or two and jam it in the holster to stretch it out. Leave it for a few days.


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I bought a 2 inch DCR model about a year ago. I love it, although I would have preferred larger grips. Last month I bought the 3 inch model. It had larger grips so I put them on the 2 inch. They worked so well I bought another set off the Kimber site and installed them> I am thrilled with both revolvers. There is, of course, a shortage of holsters and aftermarket grips. If you care, Chiappa makes a Rhino holster for their 2 inch revolver that fits perfectly. It has an open bottom so the 3 inch works in it as well. It's about 50 bucks.
 
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After owning my K6s for well over a year, I have sold or passed on a number of now unused Ruger and S&W
J-frame revolvers.

 
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Thanks to the feedback, I decided to go through with my trade toward the K6S. Thanks folks !


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I own two Kimber K6S's, they are witout a doubt the finest snubnose revolvers I own, and I own most of them, I could go on about how great they are, but I won't, I'll just say, anyone looking for a small 6 shot 357 that will get the job done, one cpouldn't go wrong when aquiring a Kimber K6S,they're rock solid and reliable, as well as accurate and fun to shoot...I won't even talk about the incredible trigger, that would take too long..


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I have one. It's okay. I liked it better before I shot it, and I like other revolvers better, but it's okay.
 
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Great little revolver. I'm very impressed by the suitability. As a test of mine, I used it in an IDPA match yesterday. While my overall finish was poor, accounting for my crappy reloading technique, I was first place revolver (out of three) and tied for Most Accurate overall, dropping only 5 points the entire match and shooting 6 of 8 stages clean. That revolver can definitely get the job done.
Here is a video from yesterday's match.
https://youtu.be/jZcdOFUAIoU


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Which HK-S speedloaders work better? The DS or 10? Btw, great video!
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Originally posted by mlazarus:
Great little revolver. I'm very impressed by the suitability. As a test of mine, I used it in an IDPA match yesterday. While my overall finish was poor, accounting for my crappy reloading technique, I was first place revolver (out of three) and tied for Most Accurate overall, dropping only 5 points the entire match and shooting 6 of 8 stages clean. That revolver can definitely get the job done.
Here is a video from yesterday's match.
https://youtu.be/jZcdOFUAIoU


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Which HK-S speedloaders work better? The DS or 10? Btw, great video!
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Originally posted by mlazarus:
Great little revolver. I'm very impressed by the suitability. As a test of mine, I used it in an IDPA match yesterday. While my overall finish was poor, accounting for my crappy reloading technique, I was first place revolver (out of three) and tied for Most Accurate overall, dropping only 5 points the entire match and shooting 6 of 8 stages clean. That revolver can definitely get the job done.
Here is a video from yesterday's match.
https://youtu.be/jZcdOFUAIoU


I don't know which speed loaders work best, but the K frame speed loaders are just slightly too big.


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Thanks. I picked up a few DS in the meantime as Ive heard the align a little better than the 10’s
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Originally posted by CQB60:
Which HK-S speedloaders work better? The DS or 10? Btw, great video!
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Originally posted by mlazarus:
Great little revolver. I'm very impressed by the suitability. As a test of mine, I used it in an IDPA match yesterday. While my overall finish was poor, accounting for my crappy reloading technique, I was first place revolver (out of three) and tied for Most Accurate overall, dropping only 5 points the entire match and shooting 6 of 8 stages clean. That revolver can definitely get the job done.
Here is a video from yesterday's match.
https://youtu.be/jZcdOFUAIoU


I don't know which speed loaders work best, but the K frame speed loaders are just slightly too big.


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