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Video: Kimber Rolls into Revolver Market with K6s

The SHOT Show always has some surprises in store for the shooting world at large. This year, it’s Kimber who has pulled one of the big shockers out of the bag at the Jan. 19-22 exposition in Las Vegas.

The New York gun maker has taken a marked break from its bread-and-butter 1911 pistol and bolt-action rifle lines to introduce its first revolver. But, as would be expected from Kimber, the K6s isn’t r carbon-copy of all the other .357 Magnums on the market.

The company has designed the handgun for concealed carry, obvious, given it is a 2-inch barreled snubby. In doing so, it has endowed the 6-shot revolver with plenty of head-turning features not to mention aesthetics.

Most of the Kimber K6s’ desirable aspects are documented in the above video by The Firearms Blog, but there are some that are worth dwelling upon. Perhaps the features that jumps out the most is the hammerless revolver’s trigger pull and weight.

Between 9.5 and 10.5 pounds, it’s scant when compared to other double-action only handguns. This should be a boon for first-time wheelgun shooters and those who are looking for a snappier pull weight on a carry revolver. And tipping the scales at 23 ounces, the K6s is among the lightest carry wheelguns available.

Concerning looks, the Kimber K6s’ design is eye catching, boasting smooth lines, a full lug and flat-sided cylinder. Much of the revolver’s streamlining is meant to avoid snags upon drawing. But, they also give the gun unique and appealing look, which is too bad, given it will most likely be under wraps most of the time.

Kimber K6s Specs
Caliber: .357 Magnum/.38 Special
Finish: Satin Stainless Steel
Barrel Length: 2 inches
Capacity: 6 rounds
Weight: 23 ounces (empty)
Trigger Pull: 9.5-10.5 pounds
Width: 1.39 inches

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