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Old 05-15-2017, 07:13 PM   #1
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DCR Oddity and Need Grips

I found a DCR at a local shop. It was overpriced, but what the heck. It shoots very well, it handles like my old Detective Special from the 70's, even has countersunk chambers. I took off the grips today and noticed what appears to be a QRC code actually stamped into the frame under the left grip panel. My theory is is was used to track the gun during manufacturing. Anyone know for sure? Also, I'm looking for a source for rubber grips. The rose wood are gorgeous BUT mot really practical with hot loads. I really want something with a slightly longer grip and rubber on front and backstrap.

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Old 05-15-2017, 08:00 PM   #2
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My only suggestion would be to call Hogue and see if they have any plans on producing any for the K6 .
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I have talked with Hogue and they are looking into it but nothing in the immediate future.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:27 PM   #4
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Crimson Trace recently announced they will begin producing laserless grips. Since they already make laser grips for the weapon, I emailed and asked about the laserless ones. I will keep you posted. I like their laser versions for the revolver, but don't want to spend 400 bucks.
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I bought the K6S equipped with lasergrips early on and they do add to the cost but at the price I paid for the gun so equipped they were actually a reasonable deal.
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It would probably be better to simply buy a CT equipped second K6S. CT is listing the grip, with laser, at $399. Oddly enough, Amazon lists one for a j-frame at $88. I know they won't fit the Kimber, but there is hope...until then, a glove will suffice. Unless I go ahead with the surgery.
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Crimson Trace makes a lot of models for the j-frames and I have all of them. The lowest cost ones are very cheap plastic with a lever that activates the laser which remains on until it is turned off. A nice product for someone that has difficulty using the instinctive button in the center of the grip but definitely lesser quality than the other products in their line.
The grips that they make for the K2S is called their Master series which is composed of rubber and wood. Very comfortable to shoot and a very concealable grip. I think you can be sure CT will have other offerings for the Kimber in the future. Right now Crimson Trace, (oddly owned by S&W) is busy filling the pipeline by making a variety of products for all the new model firearms being produced.
I bought a early K6S/lasergrips from an auction site for $1050 delivered.
Doing the math, I paid somewhere under $700 for my revolver alone. Since I wa going to buy lasergrips for it anyway, I think I made the right move.
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Good information, thank you. I saw the grip looked cheap, but not enough detail. There is a HUGE difference.
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