rEVOLVEr: Kimber’s Newest Additions to the K6S Revolver Line—SHOT Show 2017.

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Kimber broke some new ground last year with the introduction of their K6s revolver line. This year featured some new additions to that line, sure to make them a major player in the wheel gun market.

We had a chance to go hands-on with some new Kimber K6S revolvers at Range Day during SHOT Show 2017.

The new DCR (Deluxe Carry Revolver) is a new and ultra-refined variant of the K6s. Image courtesy of Kimber.


  • Chambering: .357 Magnum
  • Barrel: 2 inch
  • OA Length: 6.62 inch
  • Weight: 23 ounces
  • Grips: Various options
  • Sights: notch and post
  • Action: Double-action only
  • Finish: Stainless steel
  • MSRP: Starting at $899


The K6S is billed as the world’s lightest production six-shot .357 Magnum, with an empty weight of 23 ounces. The cylinder is incredibly slim for such a serious cartidge, but the gun shoots quite smoothly. I had to double check to be sure they didn’t fill my cylinder with .38 Special instead of magnums. At the range at SHOT, I had the chance to see the Stainless model, Stainless with Crimson Trace laser grip and the DCR (Deluxe Carry Revolver).

I had a chance to shoot the one with the Crimson Trace laser, and this is a must-have option for me on small-size revolvers. The sights on the K6s aren’t as small as some pocket revolvers, but I still found the laser faster and easier to pick up. The DCR looks like a refined gentleman’s gun to me, but they let me shoot it anyway. Rosewood grips wrap the frame, checkered in a beautiful pattern. This model also features a fiber optic front sight, which was quite a nice addition.

The author ran some cylinders of ammo through the K6S and was pleasantly surprised at the lack of perceived recoil with magnum loads.

Price & Availability

While the K6S has been hard to find for a while, we do have some listed on for sale right now. Keep an eye out for release dates on the new variants in the coming weeks and months, and pricing starts at $899.

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About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website,

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  • David M April 13, 2018, 6:16 am

    Nothing like being paid to leave an honest review. In magnum loads it kicks like a MULE.
    Then there’s the problem of Kimber quality control. I hope they get this right. I’m the owner of 3 Kimber’s. 2 are unreliable and 1 has had multiple trips back to the factory. My Solo looks nice but that’s all.
    For some strange reason I’m attracted to this revolver. I won’t be doing any impulse purchase. Only time will tell.

  • PaulWVa February 1, 2017, 5:05 pm

    Love Kimber’s guns. How about a K6 action in 5 or 6 inch barrel with adjustable sights and maybe little fuller grip frame. Call it the K6 Target. I’d buy it.

    • Becky SPANGLER December 10, 2017, 5:20 pm

      So would I! How about a 4 inch barrel? It would fit nicely in my carry concealed purse. I am 78 years old and 4’10” tall but I can still shoot a good gun!!!

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