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Old 11-18-2017, 12:41 PM   #1
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K6S DC - my first Kimber


I am new to the Forum and a new Kimber owner.

Earlier this week, I picked up a K6S DC.

I am a revolver fan and I was interested in Kimber's evolutionary take. From what I saw and read here, elsewhere online and at the LGS, I felt the need to dig into the K6S.

Unfortunately, the Range was fully booked when I picked up my DC, so I have no shooting experiences to share yet.

However, I would like to share my initial impressions:

- The grips feel slick - almost slippery. Perhaps they will wear in a bit after use. I am used to the Hogue rubber grips on my S&W 65-3.

-I can fit only 2 fingers on the grip, but my pinky curls around and under the bottom of the grip nicely. I am used to larger grips, but these don't feel too small. I may change that opinion after shooting.

-The night sights are a little difficult for me to see in good light. They have a great glow in low/no light.

-The trigger has great staging and an even pull. I suspect it will soften even more with use.

-Love the overall feel. It is well balanced - very concealable yet substantial. To me, it "feels" in between a J frame and K frame.

-DLC finish just looks cool.

I think that any of my comments that may sound critical are just a result of my being used to my K frame S&W. I also think that the grips and sights on the DC are obviously designed for concealed carry - and they may be perfect for that. Again, just not what I am used to.

I am looking forward to shooting the K6S DC and sharing my impressions afterwards.
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:37 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois 32Beretta and congratulations on the new K6S DC. How about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership?
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:49 PM   #3
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Welcome from Northeast, Pa. Congratulations on your K6S DC. I wish Kimber would the that finish on other guns.
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Old 11-18-2017, 05:40 PM   #5
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Welcome from AL. Let us know your impressions after you get it to the range!
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Old 11-18-2017, 05:50 PM   #6
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Welcome from Houston Texas !
That's a nice looking pistol. Be sure to post a range report with pics when you get it out to the range
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:17 PM   #7
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I have the stainless model with rubber grips, but they look to be the same size as your grips. I also rest my pinky on the bottom of the grip. I normally don't like that, but on the Kimber it doesn't seem bad at all.

I put full three finger grips on my S&W J-Frames, but Hogue still hasn't made them for the Kimber.

Regardless of the small grip, the gun is very pleasant to shoot. It also handles .357 rounds well. I think it shoots more like a 3" barrel than 2".
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Wow. That's cool looking. Post a target from the range and give us a review.
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:05 PM   #9
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Thanks for the welcomes everyone -- much appreciated.

It doesn't look like I will get to the range as soon as I'd like, but I will be sure to post the results after I do.

Until then, a couple of more pics.
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:15 PM   #10
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Welcome! Nice pick up ... I'm sure you'll enjoy your K6. I would just recommend that you get some .38 range ammo to start with. This will help you get used to the trigger without the somewhat violent recoil of .357 mags. And when you do go to the magnums I've found that the lighter bullets, 125s or lighter are easier on you and the gun. The Hornady stuff works well for both recoil and accuracy but I have found that the Liberty Civil Defense with the 50 grn (yes, 50 grain) bullets make for the best combo of lighter recoil and excellent accuracy.

I just shot mine Friday and was able to hammer a 9x15 half scale, combat steel target at 25 yrds. which is a pretty good reach for a 2" DAO revolver. At 7-10 yrds it's a deadly EDC for sure. Enjoy!

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