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lee1959

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I see they have brought out the K6 in a 3 inch version, very very slick, and very very tempting. Reading the specs it seems to be almost exactly the same overall size as my SP101 with the exception of a 6 shot cylinder. I love my SP101 and carry it often woods wandering and for winter CC, it is the perfect small compact .357 magnum, well almost prefect, it has two flaws. The first being no adjustable sights which I really like and the 6 round cylinder capacity. 

It sure is a tempting thing with 20 percent more rounds in the same footprint. What a compact little service revolver. But, it is an enclosed hammer without the ability to shoot SA it seems to me to take a bit away from the 3 inches longer sight radius for the longer shot. Yeah you can shoot DA well, but that SA trigger for a long pinpoint "take the hostage shot" is an advantage in my mind. Another small thing is I have no idea why they made it with a full grip frame. If you are going to basically steal the Ruger cylinder latch, steal the grip frame peg so you can get an infinite variety of grips for different hand sizes.

Well I can always send the SP101 off to Cylinder and slide for adjustable sights...
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Sitting here looking at the various options, I don't see it being more advantageous than my SP101 for the purposes I like the SP101. I could see an advantage in the 2 inch version for competition with small snub nosed hideouts. I have been looking to pick up a new .38 and have been looking at the Smith  638 for its SA capability, this would have to be looked at close for that purpose also, as will the new Colt Cobra. 
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I'll bet it needs 500 rounds of FMJ ammo for break in.....[rolleyes]

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What would be breaking in on a revolver? Accuracy? Don't remember ever having heard of having to break in a revolver. The trigger pull does tend to smooth out on most DAs as they get worked, is this what they call breaking in?
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Like any other gun they smooth out with round count.   My model 10 is slicker then eel snot and I bet it wasn't like that out the box.  It also stages better then any revolver I have shot so I quess that is result of round count also.   So that would be the same as breaking in in my book.
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What would be breaking in on a revolver? Accuracy? Don't remember ever having heard of having to break in a revolver. The trigger pull does tend to smooth out on most DAs as they get worked, is this what they call breaking in?


It's a sarcastic joke. Kimber semi-autos are famous for malfunctioning, and Kimber's official response is that they won't touch it until you've put 500 rounds of FMJ through it. 

I love Kimber rifles; if you gave me a Kimber pistol, I would immediately use it as trade material. 
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Kimber revolvers are a good deal as you only pay about $400 for the pistol.   What kills you is the other $500+ they charge you for the name.
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I saw a couple down at the LGS and wasn't impressed by the ~ $900 price tags. That's a lot of coin for a wheelgun that does nothing more than a solid J/K/L frame, SP101, or GP100 will do. 

The revolver that I am very intrigued by is the new(er) SP101 in 9mm. It would appear to have the stoutness to handle 9mm snap. Price is <$600, which is a considerably better deal than the Kimber for 50% more.
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