Just shot a few rounds through it. 11 rounds of 150 gr RCBS cast SWC over 5 grains Unique in 38 Spl cases. Not bad recoil and hit steel targets 9 times. Then I loaded 6 rounds of 125 gr. JHPs over 14.5 grains of 2400 in 38 cases. This is probably a load out of the old Speer #8 loading manual and if you hand loaded back then you know how hot some of their loads were. I fired 1 round and holy jeepers creepers! Sounded and felt like a full power 357 magnum load. Unloaded the other 5 rounds from the cylinder and I wont be shooting any more of those until someone makes a good rubber grip that cushions the backstrap. A cylinder full of those would beat my hand to a pulp. In my younger days, back in the 1970s and 80s, I fired thousands of rounds of 357 and 44 magnum loads, but in much heavier handguns. I don't see how some of you guys can shoot hot loads in featherweight J frames or Ruger LCRs, unless they have cushioning rubber grips. The stock K6S grips are very pretty, but I do not like them. I hope Hogue makes their rubber finger groove grips like the ones they make for the Cold D frames, to fit the K6S DASA. Bought a Colt Magnum Carry 357 snub with those grips years ago and they were great. Sold the gun for other reasons, but the grips were perfect for my hand. Tomorrow I plan to find my pail of 38 wadcutter ammo and shoot it a bunch more.
My first impression of the K6S DASA is similar to several other owners. Very good fit and finish and dehorned very nicely. Colt should look at one and see how it's done. The D/A trigger is smooth, but far too heavy for my liking. A trigger job will be in the future. The S/A trigger has noticeable creep, not bad, but not nearly as crisp as a good S&W revolver. Feels more like a Ruger pull to me, although is has been many years since I have owned the SP101s. If I can get the trigger as good as the S&W Model 19 2.5" I carried for years as a young man, I will be happy. That gun was slick. Also, it was the only gun that I ever bought new and shot enough that I thought it was worn out. But that's another story.
Sights: This Kimber has real sights! I looked at a Colt King Cobra 357 3 inch. It was just a little bigger and heavier than the Kimber, but had no rear sight. Just a groove cut in the frame. This is my first 3 inch revolver and my first compact gun with real replaceable fixed sights. This is one of the main reasons I chose the Kimber over the Colt. It was a tough decision because the Colt has those excellent Hogue grips.
For the K6S I bought set of snap caps, a couple HKS Colt D frame speed loaders and they seem to work fine with 38 special rounds. Also picked up a DeSantis OWB belt holster for for around $27.00, IIRC. Midway had them on sale. Mowed the yard carrying the gun today and this holster seems to carry well. I did not even notice the gun on my belt. Of course I was riding, not walking.
The only other thing to add at this early stage of ownership is the weight. I weighed the gun at 25.96 ounces, which is nearly a full ounce heavier than the advertised weight of 25 ounces. No matter- it needs weight to absorb recoil. I have read suggestions for Kimber to bring out lightweight alloy frame versions of the K6S. For me, NO WAY. I owned an S&W model 637 (11 or 12 ounce gun)for a very short time. Great for carrying in a vest pocket, but hell to shoot. It's funny, I sold it on consignment in a gun shop. The shop owner sold it to a woman. Maybe she was more manly than me. (or maybe she bought it not understanding the physics of felt recoil)
I bought this K6S DASA for a belt gun to carry while mowing or hunting mushrooms down in the woods. I'm sure I'll find a good handload that will handle any man-eating ground hogs, coyotes, or whatever else might attack an old man. I believe unless I run into a problem, it will fill the role just fine. If you have read this far, you can see that I can be a windbag, especially when I am still feeling the excitement of a new gun.