Kimber has always been a company known for their 1911 style handguns, but that changed in 2017 with the release of the first Kimber K6s revolver. The goal was to make a Colt Detective Special for the 21st century and they without a doubt succeeded in that endeavor. All Kimber K6s revolvers are chambered for .357 Magnum and there for will accepted .38 Special and .38 Special +P cartridges as well—but what really set’s the Kimber K6s apart from its contemporaries like the Ruger SP101 or the many .357 S&W J Frames available is the 6 round cylinder. The K6’s cylinder is actually smaller than its competitors but holds one more cartridge giving you more capacity in a smaller package.
The a standard K6s with 2” barrel weighs in at approximately 23 oz. giving you enough weight to handle the snappy recoil of a defensive .357 load but still being light enough to comfortably carry concealed. Another ground breaking advancement found in all Kimber K6s revolvers is the double action only trigger that provides a short and safe 9.5-10 lb. pull without any grit or stacking—resulting in the trigger pull feeling more like striker-fire handgun than a DAO revolver. When it comes to size, capacity, and quality the Kimber K6s is the industry’s superior revolver.