After a week and a half, I finally made it to the range. Keep in mind this is the first revolver I have owned. I remember shooting a similar sized Rossi 38spl. and I thought it was snappy with significant muzzle rise. Not my favorite to shoot. I am accustomed to shooting pocket sized .380acp, 9mm, and 45acp. Ok, enough background...
I took various factory loads to the range to see how the K6s handled them.
First up, 130gr 38spl. Pleasantly surprised at how easy these loads shot. Kinda thought, wtf, this thing is a pea shooter. Almost no recoil and no muzzle rise/flip. Ran 3 cylinders just to get a feel for the gun. Feeling good at this point...
Next up, 125gr 38 spl+p. Hmm.. Not bad at all. Very minimal recoil and muzzle rise. Ran 3 cylinders. Can tell the difference shooting +p, but still mild. Definitely a confidence builder.
Alright, lets put some 158gr .357 mag hp's in and see what this baby can do! Kaboom!!!!! Holy crap! Definitely knew I was shooting some full power loads. Ran 2 cylinders. Definitely more recoil but very surprised how little muzzle rise there was. Recoil felt like a hot 45acp in a Kahr PM45. I could still keep the muzzle on target for follow up shots. Yes, my hand was throbbing a little after the 2nd cylinder, but damn those loads are fun!
Last round. 135gr gold dot hp short barrel 357. Hmm.. I like this round. Could definitely tell it was 357 and not a 38spl (+p) but very easy to shoot. I thought this round was easier to control than my Kahr PM9. The pm9 is easy to shoot, but I consider it snappy.
Oh wait.. shot 1 more cylinder of 158gr 357 just for grins. Would not carry this round or shoot more than a couple cylinders at a time, but damn that's a hoot to shoot.
Overall, I am extremely pleased with the first range trip. I walked out grinning ear to ear. The grip angle or low bore axis or whatever it is just works for this gun. Much easier to shoot than I ever expected. The recoil, with heavier loads, is more like the straight push of a 45acp.
Gonna clean her up and get her ready for the next range trip. Now I have to find a carry round and holster for this beauty!