New Crimson Trace Laserless Grips & The Kimber K6s


In a press release earlier today Crimson Trace has announced that they are now going to be producing grips with no laser. Crimson trace has a well known history of producing some of the very best laser aiming aids with over 2 million sets shipped over the last 20 years. They have also built up OEM partnerships with some of the biggest names in the manufacturing business like Kimber, Ruger, Smith and Wesson, Springfield and more. The new laserless grips open a new market for the Oregon based company and add to the options that will give shooters even more options past the over 200 products currently offered.

The release of Kimber’s first revolver was highly anticipated thanks to the incredible marketing efforts that led up to its introduction at Range Day.  Crimson Trace’s press release did state that the Kimber K6s revolver is now shipping to Kimber master dealers all over the country. The shipment of the new revolver has been delayed from it original May shipment date Kimber projected at the time of the revolver’s launch, then revising it to June when the May date passed and again to July. It looks like the K6s will be available at dealers in early August as long as there are no more delays.

You can click HERE to check out more information about Crimson Trace or click HERE for information about the Kimber K6s.



Patrick R

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  • Harry’s Holsters

    This is exciting news. I hope someone offers good front sight replacements!

  • Brocus

    Neat, I was recently wondering what became of the K6 after hearing only crickets chirping since January. Curious how much they end up going for.

    • Patrick R. – Staff Writer

      They appear to be on Gunbroker now at around $1000-$1200.

      • Brocus

        I was thinking more about the post scalping phase

        • BearSlayer338

          It is a Kimber though,so the price from gun stores might actually not be much lower than that,especially since Kimbers are overpriced to begin with.

        • Anon. E Maus

          It’s Kimber, they scalp you from the factory.

      • BattleshipGrey

        Whoa. Although I shouldn’t be surprised.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Thats a sweet looking gun.

    • imtoomuch

      I agree!

  • John Yossarian

    Well, since S&W just bought Crimson Trace – Say “sayonara” to their other grip suppliers!

    • Jwedel1231

      Maybe. I’d keep those relationships open. If your competitor sells more guns you sill make money selling high profit margin accessories. Then again, I’m not a Corporate CEO, so what do I know?

    • imtoomuch

      I highly doubt that, Josh. It would be bad business for S&W to stop making Crimson Trace products for other brands.

    • John Yossarian

      You guys are misinterpreting what I said: S&W will probably get all their grips – laser or not – from their subsidiary Crimson Trace. That would explain why Crimson Trace is going into the laserless market.

  • Spencerhut

    That is exactly what this boat anchor needs, more weight. If you are a revolver guy, this gun is not for you.

    • John Yossarian

      Kimber’s revolver weighs the identical amount (23 oz) as a steel J-Frame but with a 6th chamber. So if you prefer Airweights, I agree that this gun is not for you.

      But to call the Kimber K6s a boat anchor is incorrect when it matches S&W at the lightweight steel game, for which S&W is a well-known leader.

      • CupAJoe

        my edc is the 29oz 4″ sp101 boat anchor. I have no complaints about carrying a steel frame 357 mag. If the kimber had a longer barrel, I might at least go try it out.

      • Spencerhut

        Have you actually played with one of the Kimbers? It’s a freaking boat anchor with a crap trigger.

        • DIR911911 .

          you are good at repeating yourself

          • Spencerhut

            You seem to be good at pleasuring yourself

    • Duray

      Two ounces lighter than a comparable SP101, while carrying an extra shot and STILL being all stainless steel? You’re gonna have to come up with something better to be sarcastic about.

      • Spencerhut

        Wait . . . is your argument that it’s light compared to Ruger SP101? Hate to tell you, but the Ruger is a boat anchor too . . . We are comparing these to S&W’s that weigh 15oz.

        • BearSlayer338

          10 ounces really isn’t that big of deal,also those 15oz S&W are the .38 special guns,adding 8oz for all stainless construction,1 more round and a much more powerful cartridge is certainly worth the extra weight.

    • Paul B.

      Not sure that 23 oz = a boat anchor. The alternative is an alloy or polymer frame–lots of people find .38 +P ammo abusive to shoot in those, not to mention full power .357.

      I really want one of these if the initial production reports are positive. 6 shot, small frame revolver with sights you can actually see–if it has as good a trigger as is promised, it will be the best small frame revolver since the Colt Detective Special.

      • Spencerhut

        Have you played with one? I have, it’s a boat anchor with a terrible trigger.

      • DIR911911 .

        my 686 comes in at 34 oz and carrying its not a problem

  • OJS

    This gun totally convinced me to buy a Ruger SP101, because of availability (not) and price ($$$)

    • CupAJoe

      The 4 inch sp101 is a my only handgun because I haven’t found anything that does more, better, for me anyway. A word of caution, a good holster is probably going to be a custom thing. I traded a buddy a budget scope to get him to make me a kydex one. Many more options available for the 2-3 inch models.

      • OJS

        Although I like the 3″, probably will get the 2″ for holster availability. 4″ is too long for me or I’d just carry my S&W

        • CupAJoe

          The 4″ has adjustable sights, and is still thinner than a 6 shot cylinder. It carries pretty well for me. Ymmv.