Korth Arms announced its new 9mm revolver, the Sky Marshall, a few days ago. We were able to check it out at Range Day and our initial impression is very favorable. If you are not familiar with Korth, they are a German company that makes very nice high end revolvers and pistols.
9mm revolvers are nothing new. It is not hard to make a 9mm revolver work. It is as simple as cutting the chambers correctly to headspace off the case mouth. The tricky part is extracting the spent cases. The most common method for using rimless cartridges in a revolver involves the use of small clips. The Sky Marshal does not use these and the example at the range extracted the spent rounds smoothly and effortlessly.
So how does it work? There are small pins that slide out under the rim on the cases when the ejector is pressed. See the photos for a better idea of what I am talking about.
Korth also has a speed loader out for the Sky Marshal as well, although it should work with other six shot 9mm revolvers.
The Sky Marshal has a 2 inch barrel and weighs about 19 oz. It has a short section of Picatinny rail on the side of the barrel for mounting a light or laser. The rail on the side looks a little funny at first, but it is by far the most practical place for one. They had one example of the Sky Marshal at the range that had another small section of rail on the side of the frame behind the cylinder.
I was able to pull the trigger 12 times on the Sky Marshal and let me tell you it has a very nice one. The revolver is double or single action. The double action pull was long, like they all are, but very smooth and even with no grit. I would estimate the double action pull to be about 8-9 pounds. The single action pull was equally as smooth and felt to break around 2-3 pounds.
The Korth Sky Marshal has an MSRP of $1,000.