Kimber K6s Revolver Boasts Smallest Six-Round .357 Magnum Cylinder


Most concealed carry handguns carry five rounds or less – there are only so many bullets you can cram into a small weapon, after all. Ammo capacity, though, is exactly what makes the Kimber K6s special, a small-frame revolver holding a generous six rounds in the wheel.

A six-round .357 Magnum snub nose, the gun is billed as the lightest ever of its kind, giving you half a dozen shots in a size that normally holds just five. In self-defense situations, that one extra round of capacity can mean the difference between survival and failure, making for quite the significant achievement in concealed carry weapons.


Measuring 4.5 x 6.6 x 1.4 inches (h x l x w) and weighing just 1.4 pounds when empty, the Kimber K6s is one compact weapon that should comfortably make its home in a pocket, waistband, or backpack pouch. Construction is all stainless steel, ensuring superior strength and resistance to the elements, with a grip design that the outfit claims enables a shooter-friendly experience.  A smooth match-grade trigger should help create confidence during shooting, while rounded hammer and edges should help prevent hang ups whenever it’s removed from concealment.

Unlike most concealed carry revolvers, it doesn’t use traditional fixed sights. Instead, it’s been fitted with user-removable sights, consisting of a black pinned sight out front and a black dovetail in the rear.  Other details include a trigger pull weight of 10.5 pounds, mild recoil, satin finish for the stainless steel, and gray rubber grips for comfortable handling.

Available now, the Kimber K6s is priced at $899.

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3 Responses

  1. Rosie

    I was never a fan of guns up until recently. We’ve had a series of robberies and assaults in the area and it’s just gotten to the point where it’s difficult to feel safe even with all of our security. My husband has always tried to talk me into starting with something small and this is one of the options that really captured my attention. I like how light it is and that it doesn’t have too many bullets in it. I do not plan on actually using the thing, but I think it would be easier to sleep at night knowing it was near. I have been spending a lot of time alone and I think it would help me feel more at peace. Sounds like a comfortable fit.

  2. Kenneth

    I’m not a gun enthusiast but it looks like this would be an easy gun to carry and conceal in a purse. I have no problem with responsible people carrying a weapon. A lot of the larger pistols look really good, but are not feasible for most people to carry around on a daily basis. A gun like this could also be easily accessed in case you were being burglarized while you were in bed.

    So where this gun has removable sights, does that mean you can buy a different style of sight that would work on this gun?

    The stainless steel looks good, but I would prefer a gun like this that was flat black. It just seems like a flat black would be easier to conceal and less visible if you had to quietly pull it out with a bad guy in the room.

    I’ve seen some really small Derringers in a history museum once, but they were either single shot or a dual-barrel with a single shot in each barrel. The museum director told us how they would sometimes blow up in their hand and were very dangerous to use. I would hate to own one of the old Derringers that was like the ones in the museum, but this modern one with 6 rounds is pretty dang cool.

  3. DannyBoy

    “Mild recoil”…yeah.
    A handgun has, really, only two ways to mitigate recoil.
    One, is an efficient recoil spring system. But those are only used on guns that uses the recoil force to reload the gun. An automatic. So, not revolvers. The other? Is using the weight of the gun to absorb the motion energy of the recoil. The heavier the gun, the smaller the movement and the less energy remaining to do other things.
    And this gun appearantly prides itself on the low weight of just 1.4 pounds empty. Which means that ALL of that recoil is going to go into your hand/wrist/arm. And with a .357 magnum? That’s a fairly substantial amount of recoil.
    Now, of course, if you’re using this as a last-ditch self-defense gun, you probably won’t care too much about the recoil when you’re using it, you just want what-ever-it-is to go away, be it a wild animal, a robber, a burglar.
    However, to be able to use the gun reasonably, you need to practice with it. And no-one is going to practice with a gun that hurts to use. It will also cause you to re-consider carrying it around, for the same reason.
    The thing is, a gun that you haven’t practiced with, you won’t use well, making it a danger to you and other innocents as much as a potential ‘target’. And a gun that you’re not carrying won’t be there when you need it.

    Essentially? Get a better gun, and not a gimmick, because that’s what this is.


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