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Good time to be a revolver fan, new Kimber Target announced

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by sabbfan, Nov 13, 2019.

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    1. When did you buy that revolver?
    2. $995 is MSRP we’ll have to wait and see What retail is.
     
  2. 460Shooter

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    I've debated trading my Ruger SP101 towards a K6s multiple times now. Hmmmm.

    Problem being is my SP101 was my first handgun, and I'm attached to it.
     
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    Keep that Ruger and start setting some money back for the Kimber. They really are nice revolvers.
     
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    Whooaaa Nilly, don't give up the ol girl, just make the stable bigger:thumbup:. Learned my lesson and won't be giving up any of my ol gals anymore.
     
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    Yep, I think I'd regret giving up my first handgun, even though I don't shoot it much any more.
     
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    Yep, and the way I see it is, you may not shoot it now but down the road you may just have an itch to scratch. And more importantly, if you have kids/grandkids it can be something you pass down to them. I WISH I had some of my grandpa's guns.
     
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    Contributing Member, as memory serves I bought it about 12 years ago.

    I think that the K6 might have shaved just a scooch off the width, but I'll make do.
    The scary thing is living without my gunsmith Don McClure who managed to make it to 93.
    RIP Don.
     
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    Is it a Herman Weihrauch "Arminius" 357?
     
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    Looks good, except for the goofy front sight.
     
  10. Pat Riot

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    That “Target” revolver is a good looking revolver, but as was mentioned earlier, a 4” barrel doesn’t say “target” to me especially with a fiber optic front sight. I guess it would depend on how prominent the red dot would appear to the shooter.

    The K6S DASA 3” looks interesting to me.
    https://www.kimberamerica.com/k6s-da-sa-3-1

    I am kind of a dyed in the wool S&W guy. I own an S&W model 60 Pro. It’s chambered for .357. It is a J Frame and weighs 22.9 ozs.
    https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/performance-center-pro-series-model-60

    Shooting .357 out of my 60 Pro is quite lively and invigorating, to say the least.
    I can’t imagine shooting .357 Magnum from the Kimbers would be a whole lot different with only an added 2 ozs or so, but the grip configuration may help on the Kimber.

    When the first K6S revolvers first came out I didn’t encounter one for over a year after their release. I would be interested in seeing and handling this new Kimber but I am not going to hold my breath.
     
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    This revolver is very interesting.
     
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    Is there some law that I'm unaware of that prevents the manufacture of revolvers with 6" barrels? A 4" S&W Model 15 is a "Combat Masterpiece" but this thing is a "Target"?
     
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    Stonebuster, its an EAA.
     
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    IMO as States such as California move towards banning all semi-auto pistols it is going to shift demand for revolvers, especially small and medium frame size. Of course more demand will drive prices up. I am starting to look more actively for good used revolvers. I am especially fond of S&W K-Frames but will not ignore Rugers if the price is right.
     
  15. 460Shooter

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    I guess that would explain Kimber breaking into the revolver market in the first place, and Colt’s re-entry to that market, supplying demand in a future oppressed market.
     
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    I like it. Kind of like a .22 kit gun, except .357. Don't know how they got the weight down to 25.5 Oz. My 3" Ruger SP-101 weighs 27.2 Oz.
     
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    EAA is the importer of the Weihrauch 357s who used to sell the "Arminius". They're known for high quality airguns and inexpensive revolvers that give you a lot of bang for your bucks. There's one on Armslist now for $175. They've been making revolvers for a long time. If I was looking for a budget 357/38spl revolver I'd consider one.
     
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    Wow I am impressed but it would be great to see others start to make accessories for it. Though it is not a show stopper I was a little unhappy when I discovered the differences in frames therefore a difference in grips.
     
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    My pet peeve.

    Are there ANY YouTube videos that get to the point? Can someone just impart the information without wandering off in the bushes ?
     
  20. Dr.Rob

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    Kimber going after Colt again? Not long ago the king cobra target came out.
     
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