Finding that "perfect" concealed carry holster is almost a never ending quest for individuals who carry concealed. Most people go through a series of holsters in a trial and error process trying to find the perfect combination of comfort and concealment.

In most cases, handgun owners end up with the proverbial "box of holsters" that end up sitting around without being used.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Gun Holster Choices for the Kimber K6S Revolver

Although most commonly known for producing higher end 1911 pistols and rifles, Kimber entered the revolver marketplace at the 2015 SHOT show once they introduced the Kimber K6S revolver. This revolver is designed for the concealed carry and home defense market, and definitely will compete in the small to mid-size revolver space which is presently dominated by S&W and Ruger. The K6S will target the same snub nosed revolver sector as the S&W J frame series, Ruger SP-101, and the new Colt Cobra models.

The Kimber K6S is produced from stainless steel, and has a 2 inch heavy barrel. Chambered in .357, the K6S can also shoot .38 Special loads. Now here’s where the K6S differs from most of the other competition in the snubby market: the K6S is one of the few snub nosed .357 revolvers that has a true 6 shot capacity, and, with a weight of 23 ounces, is marketed as being the lightest 6 shot .357 revolver currently on the market.

Because the K6S was created for the concealed carry industry, it also has an internal hammer for two important reasons:
(1)    The internal hammer equates to a smaller overall footprint and size
(2)    The internal hammer means no exposed hammer spur to possibly get snagged during the draw or during pocket carry

The revolver is a DOA (Double Action Only) version using what Kimber markets as a “match grade” trigger using a 9.5 to 10.5 lb pull. The trigger is referred to as a “non-stacking” trigger which is clean and easy to use. The K6S comes equipped with reduced profile 3 dot sights that can actually be replaced if desired, and that is another benefit you do not usually see on snubby revolvers. Most have fixed sights that cannot be be changed or replaced without extensive gunsmithing work.

Although the K6S was launched at the 2015 SHOT Show, availability has been hit and miss for a mass produced revolver with only a small number of appearing in gun shops here and there, and many are selling at a premium price. Kimber has revealed that they intend to increase production and make more available in the upcoming months.

Presently, Kimber has announced more Kimber K6S options to the marketplace, such as the following:   

  • K6S First Edition - This version comes with a mirror polished finish, special grips, and is a limited run with unique serial numbers.
  • K6S LG - The “LG” designation means “Laser Grips” since this version is equipped with Crimson Trace laser grips.
  • K6S 3” - This version incorporates a 3 inch barrel instead of the standard 2 ” barrel found on the regular models.
  • K6S DCR - The “DCR” naming means Deluxe Carry Revolver, and this model includes unique grips and a fiber optic front sight.
  • K6S DC - The “DC” name is an acronym for Deep Cover. This variation features a black DLC finish, black G10 grips, and tritium night sights.
  • K6S CDP - The “CDP” designation is an acronym for Custom Defense Package. This version incorporates a two tone finish with a black DCL frame attached to the stainless steel barrel, along with specialized grips and night sights.
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