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Kimber Revolver? Shot Show

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bullzeye8, Jan 15, 2016.

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  1. bullzeye8

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    Got this in an email from Kimber. Sounds like they might be coming out with a revolver at shot show.
     

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  2. Desertrat357

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    I'm interested!! Thanks for the heads up. I'm curious what caliber etc. they will pick. I would imagine it'll be a 357 mag, but who knows. Also the add says something about concealed carry, but it's a six shot. Perhaps a short barreled "k" or "L" sized frame. Can't wait for next week.
     
  3. 460Shooter

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    That's weird. Didn't see that coming.
     
  4. C0untZer0

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    I love new guns so much!

    I just wish I could afford to buy some of them :(
     
  5. WestKentucky

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    Glad to see a big name entering the wheelgun market. Whatever they do will be good for the revolver niche. As much as I hate to say it, that niche is getting pretty stagnate. Everything is focused on 2 categories, belly guns and big bores. I want a nice new gun with something special in the mid-bore, duty size...seems that's too much to ask though. We shall see what the big K has to offer.
     
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    Yes, but even in a market where painting the same gun a different color is 'revolutionary,' it's realllllly stretching the definition of the word to apply it to a gun that you didn't invent whose basic technology is over 200 years old.
     
  7. JSH1

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    But.. But... the cylinder isn't round!

    I was interested until I read "concealed carry". Makes me think it will be too small to be of interest to me.
     
  8. kmrcstintn

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    wonder if they are doing a version of the Mateba automatic revolver :confused:
     
  9. hAkron

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    It would be a pretty expensive and risky venture to design and build a revolver from the ground up. What are the chances that Kimber is importing this revolver from a competent revolver maker overseas?
     
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    It looks like they're using a little of the flat sided cylinder like seen in the Chiappa Rhino. Since the ad mentions concealed carry I bet they're going for the 6 round snub market that pretty much dried up after Colt dropped the DS , excluding the Ruger LCR 327. I bet they focus on a cylinder width not much more than a five rounder while giving you one extra round. Wouldn't be a bad idea, don't know if I trust Kimber to pull it off.
     
  11. PapaG

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    They can do it. Problem will be delivery. We got our first Solos to sell about seven months after we got our display sample.
     
  12. RealGun

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    I didn't run out and order that one either. I will wait for the review, hopefully by hickok45.

    Remember that these are the folks who sell full sized 1911s, ostensibly for concealed carry. I don't think "concealed" or "carry" necessarily means small to Kimber. It might mean "compact" though. One of my two Kimbers is a CDP II Custom Compact, 4" barrel, officer grip.

    If they wanted to suit the acclimation of 45 ACP people, they would do a 5 shot 44 Special, 3" barrel like my Smith 696 that S&W dropped.

    What may be more likely is a gun that would sell to law enforcement but most probably a 9mm competition gun with moon clips, thinking more in terms of ammo availability.

    What the world probably doesn't need is another 357 Magnum, except to pick up where S&W current production is shunned because of its lock system. Others have made the point that Kimber's gun is likely to have its own lock.
     
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    Well, now. That would make the caliber favor 327 MAG. That would surely be a good thing, even more so with optional barrel lengths.
     
  14. Desertrat357

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    I hope they would stay along the lines of a "traditional" revolver. Personally I would prefer a rimmed cartridge. A typical revolver round. There are so many variables, it has the potential to do really well, or flop very badly. I'm hoping they bring out a winner. It'd be nice to have a well built Kimber revolver to go with my 1911
     
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    Probably looking at the California market, where new semi-autos can't be put on the safe handgun roster, nor can any in and grandfathered, cannot be modified without microstamping. Some believe over time, CA will be a revolver state.
     
  16. R.W.Dale

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    The only thing they could possibly do to wrest any CCW market from the dominant LCR would be a new modern auto ejection top break
     
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    Now THAT would be something to examine!
     
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    This is stated to be a ccw piece, so we can expect a small revolver.

    What do you expect it will be? Caliber, capacity, weight, barrel length?

    What do you wish it would be?
     
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    A copy of the LCR with a Hexagon "cylinder".
    • 2" barrel
    • Fixed sights
    • DOA
    • Plastic construction
    • J frame size or smaller
    • .38 Special or .357 Magnum

    • Barrel on bottom
    • Break Action
    • 3 - 4 inch barrel
    • fully adjustable sights
    • Steel construction
    • between J and L frame in size
    • .327 Federal Magnum
     
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    This^^^^^^. Just starting out in the caliber, but I think it could have enormous potential with the right marketing, and well break actions are sexy!
     
  21. gbran

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    I like top break. How about a 7 shot .327, 3 inch top break?
     
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    With no discernable "step" in the chambers for headspacing a rimless round, it appears it will be a traditional revolver rimmed cartridge anyway. I just hope that it doesn't end up looking like a Rhino.
     
  23. Barry the Bear

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    Look forward to seeing it.
     
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    Boy, I'm hoping for 9mm or .327 Federal Magnum :)
     
  25. Desertrat357

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    I second that!!
     
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