Kimber REeVOLVE K6 Revolver

When I first got the release on what Kimber was bringing out for 2016, it had some model variations but nothing really amazingly new. Then, at SHOT Show, I started hearing about Kimber introducing a revolver and I thought, “What the heck?” At first I was a little miffed until my friend, Ryan Busse, from Kimber explained that they hadn’t told anyone about the K6 because they weren’t sure it would be ready. But sure enough, there it was on his hip. In fact, every salesperson at Kimber had one on their hip.

Kimber K6s Open

Kimber K6s Open

About 20 years ago, if you had asked anyone “in the know” about the 1911 market they would have told you it was all but dead. Then Kimber came along and lit it on fire and the conflagration that has ensued hasn’t let up at all. Today, just about anyone “in the know” would have, until this SHOT Show, told you that the concealed carry revolver market was all but dead. “Obviously, we would not have done it [introduced a revolver] if we thought it was dead,” explains Kimber’s Rachel Vandevoort.

Kimber K6s Left Side

Kimber K6s Left Side

The first thing that struck me when I saw this .357 Mag. is that size-wise, it was just about the same as my 5-shot S&W 640—and it is—only this is a 6-shot .357 Mag. “It has the smallest 6- round cylinder ever offered,” says Vandevoort. It has a 2-inch barrel and soft rubber grips, and Crimson Trace is already working on a laser grip for it. When I tried the trigger it was positively amazing. This is one of the smoothest double-action revolver triggers I’ve ever pulled. It’s all stainless steel and weighs 23 ounces unloaded. Price starts at $899.

Kimber K6s Right Side

Kimber K6s Right Side

 

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Scott Mayer

Scott Mayer

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Mayer began his outdoor industry career in 1993 on the NRA Technical Staff where he became American Rifleman magazine first Shooting Editor. Mayer left NRA and entered the business end of publishing in 2003 as Advertising Account Executive for Safari Club International SAFARI Magazine and Safari Times newspaper. In 2006, Mayer was named Publisher of Shooting Times magazine where he was also tasked with launching and leading Personal Defense TV, the first television show of its kind.

In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.
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