TFBTV at SHOT Show 2016: The NEW Kimber K6S Revolver!

On this episode of TFBTV, James tries out Kimber’s new K6s 6 round .357Mag/.38Spl revolver at SHOT Show Industry Day 2016.

MSRP is $899

Press release:

The K6s™ revolver brings an unmatched level of performance and shootability to concealed carry.

With the smallest cylinder capable of holding 6 rounds of .357 Magnum (also compatible with .38 Special), K6s compact revolvers are ideal for back-up, concealed carry and home defense.

The Kimber K6s’ small frame, two-inch barrel and 1.39 inch diameter cylinder are machined from the finest stainless steel for superior integrity, strength, and resistance to the elements. The Kimber K6s offers other important design features, such as: a smooth match-grade trigger that creates confidence while helps ensure accuracy; an internal hammer and edges that are rounded and blended to help prevent a hang up when the revolver is removed from concealment; superior ergonomics and grip design that creates an extremely shooter-friendly experience; and an all stainless steel construction weighing in at 23 ounces.

For those who require a small package with mild recoil, K6s provides the power needed for concealed carry, home protection and many other applications. Best off all, they offer unequaled Kimber quality, dependability and performance.

Let Kimber re-introduce you to the revolver.

James Reeves

• NRA-licensed concealed weapons instructor, 2012-present
Maxim Magazine’s MAXIMum Warrior, 2011
• “Co-Director” [air quotes] of TFBTV
• Former Regional Sales Rep, Interstate Arms Corp., MA
• Champion, Key West Cinco De Mayo Taco Eating Competition
• GLOCK® Certified Pistol Operator, 2017-2022
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  • TheMaskedMan

    Cool. I wish more manufacturers were into the revolver game. It’s an under-appreciated art form.

  • Brocus

    exposed backstrap?

  • Anonymous

    Please tell me it doesn’t have the annoying rattle that modern s&w and ruger revolvers have. I know that it’s a safety mechanism, but it just make the firearms feel cheap…

  • Don Ward

    So no hammer and DOA?

    Yeah, that’s a steaming, stinky, turd bucket of fail right there Kimber executives. Way to blow your first step into the revolver market.

    • Edeco

      If it catches on (huge ‘if’) I’m wondering if there’ll be longer hoses and and exposed hammers, as happened with the Ruger polymer revolver, name of which I forget. PXRc, RPL… PCR… they didn’t do themselves any favors with that 3-4 letter naming convention.

      • Laserbait

        Is google too hard for you, or were you trying to be clever?

        • Edeco

          It would be too hard in the sense that it’s unnecessary for the points I wanted to make and would take some time. And it would even be counterproductive since, you know, if you or someone else wants to nitpick I’m all for that. I wouldn’t want to lift a finger to stop some lord of the obvious from fulfilling their destiny.

      • Anonymous

        Figuring out a ruger product name is actually quite simple…. Just figure out what type of product it is (in this case revolver) and put “AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!!!” In front of it.

    • Dan Atwater

      Yeah. Like S&W 642s and 442s. Nobody ever buys those.

      • Laserbait

        Or the Ruger LCR…

        • Don Ward

          And LCRs come with hammers as an option.

          • Laserbait

            No, they don’t. The LCRx has an exposed hammer. They’re not an option on the LCR.

          • Leigh Rich

            Don has his Ruger snobby and that is all he or anyone needs!!

      • Don Ward

        Except that Smith and Wesson has plenty of other offerings with hammers. Your point?

        • Laserbait

          I think his point was that you said:

          “So no hammer and DOA? Yeah, that’s a steaming, stinky, turd bucket of fail right there Kimber
          executives. Way to blow your first step into the revolver market.”

          His assertion was that, the S&W 642’s and 442’s are some of the most popular carry guns made, countering your opinion.

          And, for what it’s worth, they all have hammers. Some are exposed, some are not.

    • Laserbait

      You mean DAO? I’m sure Kimber is crushed that they missed your mark. Selling to you was the number oneity thing that would have turned the whole company around, and bring peace to the planet.

      They failed you Don, you have every right to be pissed!

      • Don Ward

        You got me. I misspelled it. And yes, Kimber should be ticked off since I am a wheelgun fan and proponent who legitimately feels that revolvers have a place in the self defense business in the 21st Century.

        Furthermore, I’m not the only one who is a bit underwhelmed by this offering from Kimber as evidenced by the browsing that I’ve done on the Internets and comments threads.

        I’m sure that Kimber will still make money though, since there are plenty of divorced, middle-aged men who fart when they pee who have more money than good sense. And Kimber has always catered to that demographic.

        • Leigh Rich

          You got a big chip on your shoulder Don…LOL You going to vote for Bernie? Maybe his government will give you one?

          • Don Ward

            Wow. You seriously have some weird projection issues particularly with who you are talking to.

  • Salty Nuts

    Looks outstanding, sleek. I hope it takes off. Would like to see it with a 3″ bbl and in 327 and 22lr version.

  • Jack Burton

    So essentially it is a sleeker, 6 shot SP101? Nifty. Hopefully they sell enough to consider making a bigger exposed-hammer version at some point.

    • maodeedee

      OR, they could have just a little nub of the hammer exposed just like the old Smith and Wesson model 49 humpback “Bodyguard” (not to be confused with any of the newer guns named “bodyguard”)

      Also I’ll bet this gun has a better trigger than a Ruger SP 101 but I wonder if the trigger is any better than the Ruger LCR.

  • gunsandrockets

    6 shot .357? Makes me wonder if it could manage a 6 shot 10mm cylinder.

    I do wonder though if they missed the boat by not also introducing a model with an exposed hammer and 3 inch barrel. .357 magnum is so neutered by a stubby barrel.

    • Jack Burton

      I’d carry this or any other snubby with .38’s or down-loaded .357’s. I guess having the *option* to shoot .357 Mag is good, but the recoil and especially the muzzle blast would prevent me from ever WANTING to.

  • SP mclaughlin

    Still waiting on another break action….

    • Leigh Rich

      NAA Ranger 2 due out..

  • Leigh Rich

    Hope it comes out in PINK