SHOT Show – Kimber K6S DASA Target Revolver

Wheelguns are inherently attractive weapons. It’s hard to make an ugly one (possible, but difficult), and even the ugly ones have some charm to them.

Of all the revolvers currently being produced, the Kimber K6S DASA Target has to be one of the best looking (the new Python might also be tied for that first spot with the new K6S Target). The K6S Target is a 4-inch take on the K6S DASA. Kimber dropped this one on us at SHOT and it’s a beautiful gun.

The 4-inch barrel will most certainly provide a more pleasant .357 Magnum experience, as well as a substantial boost in the round’s performance. The grip is extended to comfortably fit your whole hand on the gun.

They’ve stretched the snub nose size of the K6S DASA into a full-sized fighting revolver with the K6S Target. The trigger is fantastic in both double-action and single-action modes. The sights are also an excellent addition. The front sight is a high visibility fiber optic and the rear is full-sized and adjustable.

The K6S DASA Target feels very well balanced, a bit on the heavy side, but very comfortable. The front and rear sights are an excellent combo and the gun points and feels great in the hand. I was a bit more impressed with the K6S Target than any other K6S model.

The K6S DASA Target weighs 25.5 ounces and is 8.62 inches long overall. The gun holds six rounds of .357 Magnum and the added size would make it a very competent self-defense firearm or a good woods gun.

The K6S has an MSRP of $989 and this is what Kimber has to say about their new K6S Target model.

The K6s (DASA) is next evolution of the Kimber revolver product line that takes the acclaimed K6s system and outfits it with a double and single action trigger mechanism. The platform maintains the benefits of the original K6s such as the outstanding double action trigger pull, compact envelope, and six shot capacity but with the added advantage of a single action trigger. The 4″ Target model features an extended three finger grips for superior comfort and a target adjustable rear sight for pinpoint accuracy with any loading.

 

comments

  1. avatar dave in Houston says:

    for ugly wheelguns, I’d submit the Webley:-)

    1. avatar Andrew Lias says:

      Still would in a heart beat. Or a zig zag.

    2. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      Bingo. Exactly what I was about to say.

      The Webley looks like it fell out of the Ugly Tree and hit ever branch on the way to the ground.

    3. avatar jwm says:

      I’ve had a couple of Webleys. They are ugly. But very functional. They Webley-Fosbury just multiplies the ugly.

      1. avatar PJO says:

        There’s something very attractive about that ugliness… much like a pitbull.

    4. avatar Madcapp says:

      Does it come in 9mm? I got no use for it unless it runs on the same gas as all my other handguns, and several PCCs.

    5. avatar Dave in PTC says:

      What’s the pinholes for on each side of the barrel?

      1. avatar Chunk says:

        It’s a roll-pin that holds the magic in place.

    6. avatar The Rookie says:

      I’d go with a Taurus View.

      Or, as I like to call it: “The gun mommie revolver gave birth to after drinking during pregnancy.”

      https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-review-taurus-view/

  2. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    How does the grip size compare to a “K” frame? At 25oz this would be really carryable even in a 4″. Just don’t want to get stuck with a J-frame size grip, they’re rowdy even in .38 spl.

  3. avatar jwtaylor says:

    Look at all that space for engraving….

  4. avatar No_Ones_Home says:

    Maybe it’s just me but it looks like the ejector rod is the same length as the standard K6s. With the longer barrel, one would think Kimber would extend the rod some to ensure even better ejection. Heck, even Taurus did that with their new longer barrel 856 Defender vs. their standard 856.

  5. avatar Cea says:

    I’ve got the 3” DAO model. By Far, my favorite of more than 20 revolvers that I have. All but three are S&W models. There are three Rivers and the one (for now!) Kimber. I will have this 4” K6s Target model. If there was one complaint about my 3” K6s, it would be the fact that it doesn’t have adjustable sights. This 4” gun is gonna complete my Kimber “gotta have” list.

  6. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    I’ll reserve judgment on the revolver until I’ve held one in my hands. (Although, my Kimber 1911s and Montana have given good service.) In the looks department that ain’t no Python. Or an N frame. In fact, I think it’s kind of homely.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      … I think it’s kind of homely.

      I am leaning the same way. It looks nice until you see the muzzle area.

  7. avatar MouseGun says:

    It’s looks like the generic revolver some goon would be holding in a comic book.

  8. avatar Cea says:

    I’ve got the 3” DAO model. By far, my favorite of more than 20 revolvers that I have. All but three are S&W models. There are three Rugers and the one (for now!) Kimber. I will have this 4” K6s Target model. If there was one complaint about my 3” K6s, it would be the fact that it doesn’t have adjustable sights. This 4” gun is gonna complete my Kimber “gotta have” list.

    Sorry for the double post. I couldn’t edit some “auto complete” misspellings in my original post.

  9. avatar Steve says:

    2020 is the year of the revolvers for me for sure

  10. avatar NORDNEG says:

    Ugly but cool too me is the STD Thunderstruck 3SSS,
    Check it out,,, I will get one when I get some fun money… ballistics are awesome on this piece, close quarter gun but deadly & small & unusual…
    Nice addition to my collection when I can get one.

  11. avatar Defens says:

    Pretty revolver! I already have my quota of .357’s in Colt and S&W, when will Kimber be releasing this in 5.7×28 to keep up with the latest ammo fads?

  12. avatar former water walker says:

    I like it but I’ll get 3 Tauruses instead😩

  13. avatar conrad says:

    If the Sp101 had a Father, this would be it.

    1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

      Conrad. That’s funny!

  14. avatar Specialist38 says:

    I’d say Kimber nailed the ugly part.

    Looks like a cartoon drawing of a gun by someone who has only seen glimpses of revolver in movies.

    No reflection on the functioning or performance of these revolvers. They just look goofy and un-balanced.

  15. avatar jess says:

    would love one in .327.. my favorite revolver round.

    1. avatar Dude says:

      That size and weight with a 7 shot 327 would be sweet.

  16. avatar Dude says:

    “The K6S DASA Target feels very well balanced, a bit on the heavy side”

    Heavy compared to what? A plastic carry gun? How does it compare to other 6 shot 4″ revolvers?

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      it weighs more than the ones without the full barrel shroud.

  17. avatar BusyBeef says:

    I have the K6S hammerless 2″ snubbie as a routine carry gun – the trigger is fantastic and it shoots great.

    But at 4″, this becomes a target/competition pistol – and for a target/competition pistol I want a gun that weighs 45 ounces, not 25 ounces.

  18. avatar TommyJay says:

    It looks much heavier than 25.5 oz. Are parts of it aluminum alloy or other?

  19. avatar timbo762 says:

    By the middle of the 20th century, the revolver was pretty well perfect. Now it seems it has to be reinvented. I would much rather trust my life to a WWI era (or latter) Colt, Smith & Wesson or Webley revolver than anything I’ve seen designed in this century. My first handgun was a “New” surplus Webley Mk IV .38/200 and cost me a whopping $12.00 in 1961. And yes it was ugly compared to a Colt or S&W, but it was accurate and never malfunctioned.

  20. avatar Sheepdog-PX says:

    One word “Rhino” a face only a drunken mother could love!

  21. avatar Hemiram says:

    Best looking? Compared to a Rhino, maybe, but I can think of any number of currently produced revolvers that look better than the Kimber k6s.

    Most S&W revolvers.
    Dan Wesson.
    Colt Python.
    Taurus.

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