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Old 03-26-2018, 09:27 PM   #1
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Firing pin snaped!

Wtf....the k6s is the 2nd kimber I've ever owned. 1st one was a super match. Im not proud of it but was given the chance to trade it for a desert eagle at a gun show. No, i didn't disclose the fact that it was a paper weight.
Anyway, about a hour ago i downloaded a dry fire drill app on my phone and began snaping away. I have the "traditions" snap caps in the cylinder. The app worked great - the gun...not so much. I went to close the cylinder only to find it would not close cause it was hitting the firing pin which fell to the floor when i tilted the gun. Of all the guns ive owned, Kimber is the only brand to give me trouble. I love the gun, and consider it to be very high quality. Im confident that the folks at kimber will take care of me, but how confident can i be carrying this piece on my hip in a life or death situation?
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Can you post pics?
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Originally Posted by RlittleTarget View Post
Wtf....the k6s is the 2nd kimber I've ever owned. 1st one was a super match. Im not proud of it but was given the chance to trade it for a desert eagle at a gun show. No, i didn't disclose the fact that it was a paper weight.
Anyway, about a hour ago i downloaded a dry fire drill app on my phone and began snaping away. I have the "traditions" snap caps in the cylinder. The app worked great - the gun...not so much. I went to close the cylinder only to find it would not close cause it was hitting the firing pin which fell to the floor when i tilted the gun. Of all the guns ive owned, Kimber is the only brand to give me trouble. I love the gun, and consider it to be very high quality. Im confident that the folks at kimber will take care of me, but how confident can i be carrying this piece on my hip in a life or death situation?
That S&W revolver that you were looking at is looking real good now, isn't it? I looked at and handled a K6S - put it back due to inferior quality. My micro 9 however runs great!
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:29 PM   #5
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So... you just stopped by to say how much you disliked the K6s?
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So... you just stopped by to say how much you disliked the K6s?
Yes. Don't get me wrong, I liked the looks of the weapon. However, under closer inspection, there were many opportunities that I found. The biggest one was the ejection clip. I would turn and get stuck which caused the cylinder not to be able to close. That's why I bought a S&W 686. I feel this guys pain on buying a weapon that turns to shit. Kimbers QC definitely has some challenges or they will end up like Remington. Sad but true!
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Yes. Don't get me wrong, I liked the looks of the weapon. However, under closer inspection, there were many opportunities that I found. The biggest one was the ejection clip. I would turn and get stuck which caused the cylinder not to be able to close. That's why I bought a S&W 686. I feel this guys pain on buying a weapon that turns to shit. Kimbers QC definitely has some challenges or they will end up like Remington. Sad but true!
No such issue on mine. Fit, and lock up are great and the trigger is smooth.
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No such issue on mine. Fit, and lock up are great and the trigger is smooth.
I'm glad that you have a good one. Just couldn't come to terms with what I saw....
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I'm glad that you have a good one. Just couldn't come to terms with what I saw....
Nice thing about guns ... there's lots of things to choose from. On an impulse buy I picked up a lightly used K6 from my LGS. It looked great and felt great in the hand. But after about six range trips and a few hundred rounds I knew I would never carry it. Too heavy and bulky compared to my S&W Airweights. As a range gun it didn't work either. The short sight radius and DAO trigger don't make for a range gun. I have better guns for both applications, so I knew right away it was destine to be a "safe queen" or a just to say "I have one" gun. Plus I can load my 5", 686 with heavy .357s and it doesn't try to rip my trigger finger off like the K6 ... maybe yours fits you better.

I traded it off at a gun show for a Sig 1911 TACOPS .45 and never looked back. "To each his own" ... we all like something different.
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Hate to hear that. I know I sure like mine. I’ve been buying and shooting handguns since the late ‘60’s. I was able to examine a half dozen K6’s when I bought mine, and my thought was that these things are built like a Swiss watch. Mine is a real pleasure to shoot, and at 23 oz empty, a delight to carry. The fit, finish, and overall quality just please me.
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