Kimber introduced the new K6s Revolver at SHOT Show 2016 and Tactical Gun Review was there to try it out first-hand. Kimber had a booth at Range Day and it was a beautiful, if windy, day at the Boulder Pistol and Rifle Club. Jason and I headed over to Kimber soon after arriving to see what all the buzz was about. Kimber introduced a revolver?
Kimber produced the K6s Revolver primarily as a concealed carry (or backup) weapon. Despite its small size, it packs six rounds of .357. It will, of course, also accept .38 Special. Specs:
- Stainless steel construction.
- Two inch barrel.
- Small diameter cylinder – 1.39 inch diameter.
- Internal hammer.
- Low profile sights.
- “Match-grade” trigger.
- 23 ounces.
How did the K6s shoot?
Wish I had a more definitive answer but we were shooting steel so no measured groups available. We waited in line a bit and then took our station. The Kimber guys were very cool about not rushing, allowing us plenty of time to handle the K6s and take some photos.
The first thing you notice is that everything about the gun is made for a clean presentation from concealment with no hang-ups on clothing. The revolver is “melted” and “smooth” all around. It just looks well-made and certainly looks different from pretty much everything else.
Jason and I each took our turn. My first impression was a smooth, consistent trigger and manageable recoil. This is after all a lightweight revolver firing .357 so I expected a bit more punishment than that delivered. Being Range Day, the setting wasn’t ideal for testing – full auto blaring away in the next booth, people waiting in line, and steel targets. We will need to get our hands on one for thorough testing before passing final judgment.
People will likely either love it or hate it.