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Old 07-11-2017, 10:26 AM
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The only thing better than a 2" K6S would be adding an inch to the barrel.
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:33 AM
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I guess that's an easy addition to their lineup. I wonder if they will be expanding into other frame sizes?
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Old 07-11-2017, 03:09 PM
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I want a 4" with full stocks and adjustasights!!
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I want a 4" with full stocks and adjustasights!!
Now that's just greedy.
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I still think it's ugly, but not as much as it was.
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I like it! J-frame size with 6 shots of .357 and a reportedly outstanding trigger. Hmm....
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:04 PM
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I had been saying since the K6S came out they needed to make a 3" (or 4") version. The only thing better than this would be if they added a hammer spur. Even in DAO I consider this a serious competitor to the 2.75" S&W 66. Did you notice it only weighs 23 oz unloaded? That's over 10 oz less than the S&W for the same capacity and still made out of steel.

From the looks of it I like these stocks better than the 2" K6S too.

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Old 07-11-2017, 10:34 PM
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I am going to snatch up the first one in Charlotte, if I can. Have to say, the regular K6 has proven itself a really good revolver. I'll be glad to add a 3".

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Old 07-11-2017, 11:44 PM
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Damn that's cool... I hope they do end up adding an external hammer in the future
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:37 AM
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I like it! J-frame size with 6 shots of .357 and a reportedly outstanding trigger. Hmm....
Yes -- all you said. I have had the snubbie version of the K6s for 2 or 3 months now and I still can't believe how smooth the trigger is. It feels significantly lighter than my J-frames. It's comparable to a Ruger LCR but it is easier to stage. Love it. (BTW, I sold my SP101 and am thinking of selling my nickel Model 36, but will keep my Model 60-14 for sentimental reasons - it was my first revolver.)
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:09 AM
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Old 07-12-2017, 02:39 AM
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Yes -- all you said. I have had the snubbie version of the K6s for 2 or 3 months now and I still can't believe how smooth the trigger is. It feels significantly lighter than my J-frames. It's comparable to a Ruger LCR but it is easier to stage. Love it. (BTW, I sold my SP101 and am thinking of selling my nickel Model 36, but will keep my Model 60-14 for sentimental reasons - it was my first revolver.)
How does it compare to a good K/L/N action (the gold standard in revolver triggers IMO)?
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:47 AM
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How does it compare to a good K/L/N action (the gold standard in revolver triggers IMO)?
A great Smith trigger and the Kimber are pretty much equal in my opinion. If any of you have worked with a Kahr PM/CM series pistol, the Kimber is very similar. Very, very, smooth but long with zero stacking.
I agree with the grips on the 3" looking like they will be a better option. The only complaint I have with my K6S is shooting with a high hand hold. The angle of my hand vs. the trigger make it less than desirable for me. If I move my hand down the grip it is perfect. Better designed (Spegel) grips would easily solve my issue with the high grip and trigger position. This is the same with my Smiths but the amount of grip options for j frames is endless so it becomes a non issue.

Overall, I will sell a few no longer needed snubbies and settle in on my 340PD, 640Pro, and the K6S as my go to small carry revolvers.

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Old 07-12-2017, 09:57 AM
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How does it compare to a good K/L/N action (the gold standard in revolver triggers IMO)?
I have several K frames and one L. All have excellent triggers (a couple of the older guns have extraordinary triggers whether just from smoothing out over the years or some work by a previous owner - who knows). The K6s trigger is smaller, so one would think the additional leverage needed to pull it would make it heavier, but it isn't. Side by side they seem very similar. One neat thing about the Kimber is that it locks up with about a quarter inch left in trigger pull (and you can feel the lock up), so it is easy to stage. My K-frames seem to lock up later in the trigger pull making staging a bit harder (I don't do that but I am talking about the mechanics).
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:03 AM
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Very nice! If I were starting from scratch I'd consider one of these. I'll stick with my Smiths, though.
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Very nice! If I were starting from scratch I'd consider one of these. I'll stick with my Smiths, though.
That's a good way of putting it. As for me, I'll certainly wait until the hoopla dies down a bit and they become more affordable. Hopefully they will, at least.


The K6S kinda reminds me of a custom-worked Ruger SP101, but with 6 shots.
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That's a good way of putting it. As for me, I'll certainly wait until the hoopla dies down a bit and they become more affordable. Hopefully they will, at least.


The K6S kinda reminds me of a custom-worked Ruger SP101, but with 6 shots.
You are correct with the SP101 comparison. That ends when you pull the sideplate of a Ruger, Smith, and Kimber. The kimber stands out as if it were a one off custom. Lots of 1911's but some are just machined and fitted better. The K6S in my opinion is a Wilson, Baer, Ed Brown, Nighthawk version of a revolver.
Then you have Korth vs. Cabot and top end Wilsons etc, and that is a whole new can of worms.
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The pintos look great!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I like it! J-frame size with 6 shots of .357 and a reportedly outstanding trigger. Hmm....
I think the 3" is even uglier. For me the top of the blackstrap/grip needs to be further radiused. As it is, it's too square and really bites with magnums.
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I think the 3" is even uglier. For me the top of the blackstrap/grip needs to be further radiused. As it is, it's too square and really bites with magnums.
I don't own a K6S (yet) but this is the first time I've heard anyone complain about this. How do you think it compares to the shape of the Centennial backstrap? Have you tried the K6S with grips that cover the backstrap?
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If they are machined and fitted anywhere near as nice as my Micro Carry - which I have heard they are - then I would sure like to get one ... when the prices come down from the stratosphere!! ...
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I am waiting for an alloy-framed .38 version, preferably in DLC, Melonite, or similar black treatment. YOWZA!
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If they are machined and fitted anywhere near as nice as my Micro Carry - which I have heard they are - then I would sure like to get one ... when the prices come down from the stratosphere!! ...
Couple of thoughts. They are machined, fitted, and run like a Swiss watch. If you look at the closest comparable offerings from S&W, you have to go the PC models of which I have several, the price point on the Kimber is less $. If you take an off the shelf steel S&W and send it to a reputable gunsmith to smooth and polish, the Kimber is less $.
As the owner of a 340PD, 60, 60 Pro, 640, and 640Pro, and a K6S, the Kimber appears to be the best value of all those in my small collection. Do I love my Smiths, you bet but Kimber has moved the bar up a couple of notches.

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Couple of thoughts. They are machined, fitted, and run like a Swiss watch. If you look at the closest comparable offerings from S&W, you have to go the PC models of which I have several, the price point on the Kimber is less $. If you take an off the shelf steel S&W and send it to a reputable gunsmith to smooth and polish, the Kimber is less $.
As the owner of a 340PD, 60, 60 Pro, 640, and 640Pro, and a K6S, the Kimber appears to be the best value of all those in my small collection. Do I love my Smiths, you bet but Kimber has moved the bar up a couple of notches.
I agree. The K6S I handled really felt nice - I was impressed.
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You are correct with the SP101 comparison. That ends when you pull the sideplate of a Ruger, Smith, and Kimber.
The Ruger SP101 doesn't have a sideplate.

Ruger revolvers have never had sideplates.

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The Ruger SP101 doesn't have a sideplate.

Ruger revolvers have never had sideplates.

You are correct but when the trigger group is out of the Ruger the insides of the frame are very visible and very rough compared to the Kimber as are the parts in the trigger group.

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