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Kimber K6s DA/SA announced

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gotboostvr, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. gotboostvr

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  2. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Thank you for posting the EVO SP and 3inch DA/SA catches my eye
     
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    I can't believe I didn't hear it here first.

    That EVO SP, caught my eye too. But I'm pretty sweet on getting my hands on one of the DA/SA K6s.
     
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    Now that is good news, really like the looks of both of them, gotta love all metal pistols and especially da/sa revolvers!
     
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  5. John_R

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    I'd like to see what the EVO's trigger is like.
     
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    Those look like some nice options.
     
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    $850 - 1,050 MSRP on a striker fired single stack 9. o_O Good luck with that Kimber.

    Kimber’s info sheet on the EVO SP describes it as:

    Designed to be the ultimate choice in concealed carry pistols, EVO SP was tailored by Kimber engineers to be the best shooting and most well equipped compact metal framed pistol on the market. Not only was EVO SP machined to the tightest alllowable tolerances it was also put through multiple iterations of hands-on human factors testing to ensure the best possible user experience before finalizing the design. Standout features include an innovative grip system that eliminates hardware on thegrip surface, a magazine release that can be configured for right or left-handed shooters, a striker indicator that allows for both a visual and physical confirmation the striker is cocked, disassembly with no trigger press, ledged tritium night sights for single hand manipulations and a sight picture no matter the light conditions, and a 6-7lb trigger with crisp reset. EVO SP is the ideal choice for shooters that demand a feature packed, compact size striker-fired firearm matched with all metal construction.

    The EVO SP family is priced as follows: EVO SP (CS) MSRP $1047, EVO SP (CDP) MSRP $949, EVO SP (TLE) MSRP $925, EVO SP (TWO-TONE) MSRP $856.

    The K6S DA/SA will be a nice offering, can't seem to find an MSRP on it though.
     
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  8. gotboostvr

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    I think I saw $970 on there somewhere.
     
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    That won't be too bad after the "gotta have it now" people stop buying for a while it should end up around $700, hopefully. I would have to pick one up then.
     
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    Hopefully there will eventually be a full sized revolver. That EVO looks nice though.
     
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    I might be "in" if they offered 6" hammered K6......
     
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    I thought the whole point of a K6 was a simple, DAO, snag-free, high quality, hard as nails
    dedicated concealed carry snubbie.

    No offense, but Colt, S&W, and Ruger have done the hammered snubbie to death.
     
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    And there are plenty of DAO colts, s&w's, and rugers. That market isn't exactly sparse.

    I'm sure kimber will still offer the DAO model for people that want that.

    Myself, I prefer an exposed hammer, so I'm happy that I have that option now...i wouldn't have considered one otherwise
     
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    My thoughts exactly.

    If one doesn't like the thought of a hammer snag,that's fine buy the humpback version. Whatever floats your boat. Offering a model with an exposed hammer opens up oportunities for sales to folks who wouldn't have considered the gun other wise.

    Only thing keeping me away at this point is the price. They are expensive. Maybe the quality justifies the price but IIRC they are almost 200 bucks more than a SW or Ruger in my neck of the woods. May have to wait a few years untill price comes down and see how they are doing longevity wise (not saying they won't hold up).
     
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    I have the 3” K6S, and it’s got my S&Ws huddled in shame at the back of the safe. To me, it’s worth it. An 8-round medium/large frame (K8M?) would be interesting.

    As for all-metal 9mm pocket guns, there’s little competition there. Kahr’s MK- and K-9 come to mind.
     
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    Variety is a good thing.
     
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    I'm like you, I prefer an exposed hammer. I was taught to shoot the first round sa even in a defense situation where you were drawing out of a holster and if done right, you can be very close if not as quick as someone drawing and shooting da. I hate hammerless guns, or used to until I tried the K6s. After playing with the trigger for just a short while, you can basically shoot it sa by staging the trigger or go ahead and shoot da. I traded for one because I could get in it cheap and try it and if I didn't like it bail out easily and probably make a few bucks but mine is not going anywhere at least until they start shipping the hammer version. I've been a SW and Colt Loyal owner for over 40 years and never thought I'd praise another brand like I have the Kimber. If the hammered version is anything like the K6s, I will own one of those as well and maybe one of each length. They are a little pricey compared to the latest S&W offerings but in line with the older versions which is all I own and will own anyway. A nice prelock 2.5" Model 66 or 686 will cost you $650 and up so really I don't think the Kimber is really overpriced.
     
  18. Alaskan Ironworker

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    I for one haven’t considered a kimber revolver until now. Im an ironworker, i like hammers...
     
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  19. Plan2Live

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    Offering it with a hammer is a no brainer. I never understood why they didn't offer the K6 with a hammer from the get go. Same as the 3" barrel.

    I was on the verge of buying an SP101 in .357 but with Kimber offering the hammer version in a 3" option I might wait for the Kimber.
     
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  20. WheelGunMan

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    That's one handsome looking revolver!!
     
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    Adding the hammer makes sense. Some people want a hammer, others don't. Having both options available means more sales.

    Regarding the EVO there are people out there who will buy a $1,000 compact single stack 9mm just based upon it being the most expensive one available and therefore the "best" option. There are shoppers who will only buy "premium" products.
     
  22. gotboostvr

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    I wouldn't be surprised to see them offer a N frame or Redhawk sized big bore here in the next five years or so to go along with their hunting rifle line up.

    As is I'm happy to see them expanding their revolver line- up.
     
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  23. WheelGunMan

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    I personally wouldn't carry a hammered revolver for defensive purposes, but for a woods sidearm where I have time to take the shot it ramps up accuracy. My woods gun is a 6" Security Six .357.... the trigger is smooth in both SA and DA.... but the SA has a definite edge on pinpoint accuracy.
     
  24. Dframe

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    I'm with you. that revolver with SA capability and a 3 inch barrel to me would make for a near perfect gun.
     
  25. tubeshooter

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    Very interesting. I like the 3" with the hammer.


    This is the most direct challenge to the 3" Ruger SP-101 in a long time. Also the 3" GP-100 and 3" Smith Model 60, I guess. New game in town. More options is a good thing!
     
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