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Old December 2, 2016, 06:25 PM   #1
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Kimber K6s Range Report and Pics

Well the Kimber revolver arrived today and we went right to the range to see what this thing is made of. Gun is extremely well fitted and finished. Its a sturdy, compact little thing. Here is a size comparison with my S&W 649 .357.





The Kimber is a little heavier than the S&W. The Kimber has excellent sights adjustable for windage. Sights are far better than my Smith's. Sights are well regulated and shot to point of aim at 50 feet. The trigger is also head and shoulders above my S&W. Lighter, smoother, and not quite as long of a pull. The cylinder's chambers are counterbored, which is a classy touch.


We put a box of Winchester 130 grain FMC .38 specials though the Kimber and 3 cylinderfulls of Winchester 110 grain .357 hollowpoints. No problems with any of them and the rubber grips make it comfortable to shoot even with the magnum loads.

This is a quality revolver that I like a lot. So far, I'm happy I sprang for one.
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Old December 2, 2016, 08:07 PM   #2
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Looks good. How'd you get hold of one? I still haven't seen one "in the wild" and even online pickings are pretty slim.
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Old December 2, 2016, 08:13 PM   #3
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Got it on Gunbroker. Paid slightly over Kimbers MSRP, but no TN sales tax, so it was a wash.
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Old December 2, 2016, 09:04 PM   #4
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I asked you on the other thread not to post photos
Now I have to go to bed again not owning one.
Not being able to buy one around here.
And never having held one.
Beautiful gun, I am envious.
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Old December 3, 2016, 12:23 AM   #5
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I would never pay MSRP for a gun.

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Old December 3, 2016, 06:58 AM   #6
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Then you wont get one of these. That's what they are selling for and no less. If you want to wait another year, fine. I didn't.
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Old December 3, 2016, 07:16 AM   #7
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Are those long flat flutes on the cylinder?

PS: looks great congratulations!
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Old December 3, 2016, 07:21 AM   #8
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Yeah, they milled the round part of the cylinder flat, I'm guessing to reduce weight and width. Its a slick little beast.
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Old December 3, 2016, 08:00 AM   #9
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I love seeing a new quality revolver on the market. Side by side with the S&W the K6 lines look cleaner and it looks like it can be gripped closer to center bore than the SW. I might change my mind about owning a snubby.
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Old December 3, 2016, 08:05 AM   #10
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I'm drooling on my screen but I'm gonna hold out in hopes of Kimber introducing a full sized version.
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Old December 3, 2016, 09:49 AM   #11
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Old December 3, 2016, 01:02 PM   #12
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mk70ss, I don't blame you one bit for paying MSRP. If that's what it takes to get what you want. I've paid full price several times myself for guns that I really want.

Thanks for the pics comparing it to a J-frame. It's smaller than I thought it would be, which is good. Now I just need to see and handle one in person.

Thanks for your post and pics!!
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Old December 3, 2016, 04:24 PM   #13
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Appreciate your post and efforts. It is one I want to handle in person and make a judgement. Not really in the market for a 357 snubbie, but I could be convinced. This looks like a good one.
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Old December 4, 2016, 06:28 PM   #14
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Good pics, nice gun. How does that cylinder release work?
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Old December 4, 2016, 07:26 PM   #15
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Just push in the checkered portion on the cylinder releases button.
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Old December 5, 2016, 06:55 AM   #16
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Thanks a fine looking revolver.
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Old December 7, 2016, 09:33 AM   #17
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I love the looks of this gun.


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Old December 7, 2016, 09:57 AM   #18
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Are the "innards" the same as a S&W, or are they proprietary like Taurus? The big appeal to me of S&W, is that I can swap springs (all kinds of aftermarket springs), when I tune them for a lighter pull.

A picture with the sideplate off would be nice.
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Old December 7, 2016, 12:02 PM   #19
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Maybe with a new gun and new tooling for the revolver Kimber will revive its reputation as far as quality control goes.

Sure looks like a nice revolver. I hope they continue with the fit and finish you describe. Thanks for posting.
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Old December 7, 2016, 02:30 PM   #20
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Very clean looking revolver!
Is the grip frame a tang style like the Rugers, or a frame like the SW's.
Can't see a side plate, so how is the disassembly.

Boy, I would get one in a heartbeat, but unfortunately, they will NEVER be available in stupid California!!!
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Old December 7, 2016, 04:15 PM   #21
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HighValleyRanch, the sideplate is held on with hex head screws, I have not yet opened the gun up. The grip frame is not a stud style, like Ruger, but a grip frame like the S&W's.
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Old December 7, 2016, 04:35 PM   #22
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That is one fine looking wheel gun
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Old December 14, 2016, 05:32 PM   #23
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That's a nice looking revolver - with 6 round capacity too. But at $900, the S&W 627 8-shot is still the one I really want. If price comes down, or I can eventually find one of these in the $700 range, I may go for it.....I can wait.....I'm patient.
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Old December 14, 2016, 08:21 PM   #24
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Skans, that 8 shot S&W is not that convenient as a carry gun, this Kimber carries like a J frame
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Old December 15, 2016, 12:14 AM   #25
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Very nice looking indeed and good for Kimber if they've made a gun more in keeping with their previously held rep'.

Is there any chance of a picture from the front or rear alongside that Smith? Just to get an idea how the 5- and 6-shots compare in width.

Also, what do you mean by counter-bored cylinder: a new one to me...
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