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Old 12-11-2019, 05:10 AM   #1
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K6S Long Term Range Report

I just picked up a 2" K6S and absolutely love it. Probally one of the best J framed revolvers I have ever owned.

I have right around 400 rounds through it without an issue. ( Other than the problem with not being able to move the rear sight)

Does anyone have any long term reports with high round counts? 2K plus.

Im interested to know reports of issues if any....
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:16 AM   #2
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I have two K6s. One I have shot extensively, the other sparingly.

No issues with either. Just keep them fairly clean. I've experienced no parts breakages, no screws backing out. Nothing.

I have complete confidence in them.

I know they are a little expensive compared to some competitors but they really are a well designed and executed revolver.
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:37 AM   #3
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I should point out both my K6s revolvers are the original DAO versions. They differ in only sights and finish as far as I can tell.

I use the Kimber rubber "boot style" grips on both of them.

The vast majority of rounds fired through then have been .38s. I do sometimes shoot 357s through them but not near as many.

That fewer number of 357s is more out of concern for my hand than the gun though I suppose both apply.

Too many 357s through that little gun and I start to flinch. Not good.
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I should point out both my K6s revolvers are the original DAO versions. They differ in only sights and finish as far as I can tell.

I use the Kimber rubber "boot style" grips on both of them.

The vast majority of rounds fired through then have been .38s. I do sometimes shoot 357s through them but not near as many.

That fewer number of 357s is more out of concern for my hand than the gun though I suppose both apply.

Too many 357s through that little gun and I start to flinch. Not good.
I was shooting the boot rubber ones also. Ordered some VZ grips to try.


Im the same as you; mostly 38 +P or my handloads which are around same as the FBI load.

Some 357's, but with that exposed backstrap its not long before I feel it.

That's one of the only things I miss about my SP101; the rubber grip that covered the bachstap were comforting but overall the Kimber is a winner.
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:34 AM   #5
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I was shooting the boot rubber ones also. Ordered some VZ grips to try.


Im the same as you; mostly 38 +P or my handloads which are around same as the FBI load.

Some 357's, but with that exposed backstrap its not long before I feel it.

That's one of the only things I miss about my SP101; the rubber grip that covered the bachstap were comforting but overall the Kimber is a winner.
I hear you. I too wish there were more grip options available for the K6s. I'm lucky the rubber boot stye grips Kimber offers kind of work for me.

They offer a compromise of shootability and conceal ability that works for my hands. Still...the rubbers on the SP101 are better feeling and more comfortable I fully agree. Same with the new Colt Cobra.

When we get to the DASA versions, where to my little brain it's more about shooting than concealing, the grip situation is especially bleak. Hopefully that changes soon.
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@Dave & Jimmo, are your K6's range guns only or are they also your EDC?
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:56 AM   #7
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@Dave & Jimmo, are your K6's range guns only or are they also your EDC?
I have it in my EDC rotation, mainly when Im not wearing something with a belt.

I love its size, easy carry in a pocket
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I have owned one since they were introduced. I bought it because of my love of snubbies and that wonderful extra round it carries. I have no idea as to how many rounds fired but it has been 100% reliable with all my handloads and factory .357 ammo.
Mine has the factory CT lasergrips on it and being part rubber they do help with recoil.
Since owning the K6s, I have sold every one of my S&W 2" j-frames except for my 340PD which I consider to be the perfect pocket revolver.

I do carry mine quite often to work as an RSO in a OWB holster made by Matt Whitefield in TX.
I will include a pic for making a speedloader using a #10 HKS and a few seconds on a belt sander.

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Old 12-11-2019, 05:43 PM   #9
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The K6s is in my carry rotation. I practice with it mostly at close range. I work at being smooth on the reloads and incorporate some one handed and weak hand shooting.
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Carry my K6s every day in the winter in a Alabama Pocket Holster in my coat pocket. Chances are if I ever needed it it would be at bad breath distance. The revolver in a coat pocket is about as quick as it gets in the winter months.


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