New Kimber K6s Revolver

Kimber K6sNow we are talkin’!  Kimber is set to release a brand new DAO revolver to the market in March of this year.  The Kimber K6s is a six-shot, stainless steel .357 Magnum wheelgun with a 2 inch barrel and internal hammer.  This one is aimed center-of-mass at the concealed carry crowd.

The Kimber K6s has material milled from the revolver’s cylinder, resulting in an interesting series of alternating flats and curves.  Like a Ruger LCR, the cylinder release is a push button affair.  K6s’ action rotates counter-clockwise, like S&W, but unlike Colt.

With pinned front and dovetailed rear sights, I am certain the aftermarket will already be tooling up for replacement dots, tubes, and trits.  Likewise for aftermarket grips.  Wood, G10, and other materials should be in the works.

  • Caliber .357 Mag/.38 Special
  • Satin-Finished Stainless Steel
  • Barrel Length: 2 inches
  • Trigger Pull: 9.5-10.5 Pounds
  • 6 Round Capacity
  • Weight: 23 Ounces Empty
  • Height: 4.46 Inches
  • Length: 6.62 Inches
  • Width: 1.39 Inches

This is burly all-stainless revolver that may muscle a few aging Colt Detective Specials back into an honored place in the safe.  MSRP will be $899.00.


Photo:  Kimber Mfg, Inc.

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3 Responses to New Kimber K6s Revolver

  1. Old 1811 says:

    When Colt was selling D-frames (Detective Special, Cobra, and Agent), they always advertised the “all-important 6th shot.” But all the “experts” say you should carry .38+Ps in your .357s, so for the price of one of these Kimbers, you can buy 2 642s or LCRs and get the all-important 10th shot.
    Even so, I’d like to see this Kimber succeed. I have a soft spot for round guns.

    • Randall says:

      Yeah, I want to see more diversity in the revolver market. I, too, am hoping this gun will be a staple in Kimber’s inventory. I like a 6-shot snub. I have two Colt Cobras, one blued, one nickle, but they are getting rare so I hate taking them out of the safe. I’d buy a K6s for those days I am hankering for a tough wheeled carry that won’t make me cringe when I bump it on something.


    • James Peterson says:

      The experts did not have this revolver in hand when they recommended 38+p. From all reports, this weapon has significantly reduced perceived recoil. At the shot show, they weren’t using Hornady critical defense magnum loads, at least according to one of the Kimber spokespersons in Kalispell, Montana. If so, the match of this weapon with magnum ammo designed for the short barrel revolver and for reduced recoil could change dramatically the recommendations of those experts.

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