New Kimber K6S revolver

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  1. 340PD

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    Picked this up a few days ago. K6S/lasergrips. It appears to be a very well thought out little handgun. I compare it to a Smith or Ruger that has been heavily worked on by a master pistolsmith. Everything is tight, great sights, and highly polished internals. This will be the first revolver I own that will not need a trigger job. Only one box of ammo downrange so far and it is easy to shoot but, with an exposed backstrap, you know you are shooting a snubbie. Depending on the holster style, it may fit in one of your J-frames. The squared off trigger guard and sights will be the obstacle. I was lucky to find a guy in TX who had some specifically made for the Kimber and it fits perfectly. Oh yea, I forgot to mention, six shots and no lock.
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    Looks sharp! I like how they got the 3-dot low profiled. Are those Meprolights sites?
     
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    I have seen this gun offered with a black ramp front, standard three dot, and night sights. Any would work fine as the sight channel cut into the gun is very deep so the shooter gets an optimal sight picture. Mine are just white three dot sights but with the lasergrips there is no need for a night sight option.
     
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    Are those charging holes counter bored ? Neat l!
     
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    Looks like it!

    Now if only they pinned the barrel too, we could have no-lock, P&R'd guns again!
     
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    Recessed, looks like.
     
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    Counter Bored and Recessed are the same thing.
     
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    The K6S has a recessed cylinder and lightly chamfered charge holes.
     
  9. 460Shooter

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    Yes it is counter bored.

    I recently handled one and if I had a spare $900 sitting around, I'd purchase one.

    Seemed real nice. The one I handled did have an odd trigger issue though that I hope was not indicative of the design, but was just a bad example.
     
  10. Barry the Bear

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    I really wish it came with a hammer variant . Im not normally a DAO revolver fan but hell I just may break that habit for this one.
     
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    Nice! Great looking compact revolver. And I sure wish my SP101 had sights like those...
     
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    I dig it. $900 is twice what I could ever pay for one though.
     
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    I like it too, then again I like my lcr. I bet I would trade it in on that one though.
     
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    It is one heck of a nice revolver!
     
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    We have had several come through the shop. Great trigger, either straight through stroke or stage and squeeze. Almost as smooth as my highly tuned 686.
     
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    Hey, question for you. On the one example I looked at I found a real issue with the trigger reset. If I brought the trigger forward slowly the trigger would feel like it would reset. So I'd pull the trigger again slowly and the cylinder would advance, but the firing pin would not release.

    So it essentially was a false reset, with a dead trigger. A shooter really trying to run the trigger fast could in fact short stroke the gun, leaving a live round unfired, and no expected bang for life saving type pyrotechnics.

    Did you play with the triggers much on the examples you saw, and if so, did you see this situation come up? I assume it was a problem with the individual I looked at and not indicative of a design flaw or QC issue.
     
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    I agree with you about not being a fan of the DAO, I might buy one if it had a hammer.
     
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    460, as it was a customer's gun, I didn't play very much. Asked and was allowed to dry fire a dozen strokes. Reset seemed positive, but I'm sure we will hear if it is otherwise.
     
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    I've been shooting revolvers for 60 years now, and in saying this I can short stroke most any of them, it's a learned technique/function, the Kimber K6S is one of the easiest triggers to stage, and one of the smoothest, I'm a total fan of mine, not having a hammer isn't a bad thing with this gun, because of the great trigger, this is a fighting gun, if one needs to use it, there isn't time for pulling a hammer back , if you're looking for a range gun there are plenty of tact drivers out there, and I own a few, the K6S is a carry dream, it has it all together in one package...
     
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    A four inch with a hammer and I might actually have to swing by the Kimber counter at the LGS....



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  21. 340PD

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    I am enjoying my K6S as is but,
    my dream gun would be a K6S with a 3" barrel.
     
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    Well, with respect to you and your experience level, I don't think you are fully understanding my post. It's partially my fault for using the term "short stroke".

    Yes, of course you can short stroke any revolver. It's going to be a problem in two scenarios, if you are competing for speed, or if you are in a self defense situation. The two instances have one commonality, the shooter needs to be shooting fast. As you are of course aware, folks who are trying to shoot as quickly as possible are often trying to run the trigger to the reset point, and then fire again. This is of course more important on SA/DA semiauto guns where you typically have a bit of take up before the trigger breaks. With a DA revolver or a DA/SA revolver you are shooting DA, the long trigger stroke makes short stroking the trigger harder because you usually have to let the trigger come fully forward to reset.

    I agree, the K6S is a fantastic carry package. Your comments on the trigger are in my opinion absolutely correct. Of course it's a fighting gun, and an external hammer is unnecessary. I wouldn't want one on it as the snagging potential would totally destroy the concept. And no, I'm not talking about it needing to be target revolver accurate.

    The issue was that when I pulled the trigger completely, and then released tension to allow the trigger to reset, there was a very pronounced false reset, so when I pulled the trigger again, the cylinder would advance, but the gun would not fire. The trigger was dead. Short stroking is user induced. The situation I am describing is also partially user induced, but seems to be exacerbated by a mechanical problem. I believe it was that individual only, but I'm just curious if others have seen the issue.

    I'm not knocking the gun, or your choice to carry it. I want one too! I'm also not implying that this is a design issue or indicative of a problem with all the K6S's. I'm just curious if others have had this issue also.
     
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    Very nice, good one from Kimber. this could be a nice EDC. how much do they go for?
     
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    Yes i totally agree with you, it could have been much better with a little more inches.
     
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    I do understand where you're coming from, I just haven't had this happen with my K6S, but have in earlier years with a family members revolver that wasn't well known and on the cheaper side, I have heard that on some K6S's that there have been some problems, but for me and a few of my friends that own one, we haven't had a lick of problems with full cylinder rotation and having the firing pin fail to strike a round and make it go boom, but this is not saying this couldn't happen, and if so Kimber needs to take it back and make it good, which they would, my LGS, has sold several now since they have been more available, and like I said my friends that have them as well as others that bought their gun at this LGS , the owner has not had even one complaint, every one has been very pleased with the K6S, now on the new Ruger GP100 44 Special he got two in for customers and both customers had to send them back for cylinder binding as well as bad accuracy, so it's a crap shoot some times, if you decide to get one K6S I don't think you will be disappointed, what is great about this gun is the fantastic trigger, it's one of the best triggers on a revolver I have seen on a stock revolver, I have no need to have a trigger job done on this gun, I can stage the trigger, not all D/O Revolvers will do this, anyway I understand your thoughts...
     
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