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Old 05-29-2018, 10:01 AM   #1
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Kimber k6s3” grips too small

I just bought a 3” k6s and just holding it the trigger guard digs into my knuckle . I wouldn’t say I have super size hands either. Average man hands. I’m a plumber so my hands aren’t wimpy or soft either. The grip is out right uncomfortable. The only company that makes aftermarket ones told me they match the factory ones. But I notice a small difference against the trigger guard. I’m considering the $70 just to see if they help

Am I the only one ?
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Old 05-29-2018, 11:06 AM   #2
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Huggytree, welcome to the site from Tennessee. Not a lot of K6S owners here and even fewer 3" model K6 owners.

Just wondering out loud: did you not "hold it" before you bought it? If you purchased online...never mind.
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Old 05-29-2018, 04:07 PM   #3
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bought it on line...its a very beautiful gun...quality is superb...

im coming from a Colt Anaconda .44 and a Taurus 8 shot .357.....both huge guns...i wanted a small .357 for target shooting....my pinky is 1/2 off the gun, which i can accept....i have to ''think'' about where my hand goes and keep a gap to grip the gun..it even hurts after holding it for a bit....i have not shot yet...im taking it this weekend...maybe i will have a different opinion on it afterwards....i never knew i had monster size hands (ha)....i cant see anyone with medium/large hands liking this gun.....also cant see anyone wanting the smaller 2" ones...

give me 1/3 more grip and ill love the gun....

check out the pic..you can see the knuckle right at the trigger guard....the gun makes my hands look huge!!!.....im 200lbs 6'tall...pretty average..........the gun looks almost toy like?

perfect size grip for a 12 year old girl


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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois Huggytree, how about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership?
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:12 PM   #5
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done!....

ive found pics of the other versions of the gun and noticed they protect the trigger guard more...for some reason they changed the grip and made it smaller in this area on the 3" ...i may buy the smaller grips off the 2" version (rubber ones) and leave my pinky off the gun completely....no chance im wearing shooting gloves
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:56 PM   #6
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/KIMBER-Fact...ss!53149!US!-1

bought these to try out...for $35 its worth a try..they are bulkier and cover the trigger guard almost completely where im having the issue...they are shorter, so my pinky will be off the gun completely...VZ makes a grip for this gun too...in a few years there will be a ton of options....for now i need to make the gun work for me...
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Shrek, you have big hands...sorry couldn't resist. I have big hands also. I got used to CC and firing my old Detonics with my pinky hanging off and it was .45acp.
To be honest I was going to buy a K6S, the short barrel not 3" from GunBroker but one day before I was going to order I went to Cabela's to hold and check one out. Well I am glad I did, I probably stood at the counter at least 30 min. holding it. I didn't like it, it felt terrible in my hand. I didn't hate it in fact it looked awesome but something about the way it felt in my hand I couldn't get used to and I can't really explain the issue. Since I had other Smith and Wesson .357mag revolvers I decided to pass on the K6S. At least for the time being.
Good luck with the grip/stock search.
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:28 AM   #8
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I’ll bet the new grip will fix it

I’d like to communicate with the guy who does the video review on it. My guess is he is 5’3”. Small hands. I do not consider my hands large. I consider an average guy 5’10-6’0”. Which im 6’0”. It’s a small cannon. But why make the grip thinner than the 2” versions. ?? Funny. Beautiful gun. I feel bad to get rid of the wood grips as they are very appealing.

If these fit I may try another set of wood grips. Or the VZ blue ones.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:25 PM   #9
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I have a 3” K6s, and I immediately replaced the stock smooth wood grips with a set of Kimber synthetics. They aren’t exactly hand filling, but they are more comfortable than the originals. I’m probably going to switch them out for a set of VZ G10 grips.
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Brother please don't take offense but you got some big ol'sausage fingers there!Hope you find some grips that you like.
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