You know how the say, “When you know, you know?” Well, it’s true. But it’s not just true in the context of finding your soulmate, it’s also true when it comes to your next firearm purchase. When you know, you know.
For me, the Kimber K6s Revolver will probably be my next gun purchase. I’m inclined to say “probably” because I have limited funds and a budget-minded girlfriend who can be quite scrupulous when it comes to non-essential purchases. But yeah, assuming I can sneak one by her or that I can find a way to justify it “for work” (which works some of the time but not all of the time), I will be happily buying a K6s.
The K6s just speaks to me. And in handling it once again at NRA 2016 I confirmed what I had suspected, that my brief encounter with it at SHOT Show 2016 wasn’t just a fling, but the beginning of an enduring relationship. There is real chemistry between us.
- Caliber: .357 MAG./.38 SPL
- Weight: 23 Ounces (empty)
- Height: 4.46 Inches
- Length: 6.62 Inches
- Width: 1.39
- Capacity: 6 Rounds
- Action: DAO
- Sights: Black Serrated
- Grips: Polymer Formed
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Finish: Smooth Satin
- Barrel: 2 Inches
- Trigger Pull: 9.5-10.5 Pounds
- MSRP: $899.00
I love the sleek aesthetic, typified by the fluteless cylinder (well, almost fluteless) and internal hammer; and the ergonomics that come from the polymer formed grips, textured release button, serrated back strap and rounded and blended edges. And oh, I can’t forget about the buttery smooth no-slack, double action trigger. Yeah, it’s the real deal. It is one of the smoothest on the market. Couple all that with trench-cut removable front and rear dovetail sights and you have quite a package on your hands. It fills all needs: EDC, home defense, backup.
For me, the K6s is the embodiment of a new-age or modern wheel gun. In many ways, it’s what the evolution of the platform should be (that isn’t a dig at Chiappa). Yet, I can already hear the skeptics and the naysayers. “It’s too heavy! 23 ounces (empty) is too much heft to carry on your hip, day in and day out,” they’ll exclaim.
All I can say is that if a beautiful stainless steel .357 revolver with a legendary trigger is not for you, then it’s not for you. But don’t fully rule it out until you try it.
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