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KIMBER K6S DASA 4 " COMBAT

MANUFACTURER: KIMBER MFG. INC. (DEPT. AR), 200 INDUSTRIAL BLVD., TROY, AL 36081;
(888) 243-4522; KIMBERAMERICA.COM
8.6 "

appearance. A windage-adjustable
rear sight is mounted to the frame via
a dovetail cut, and a fixed blade is
pinned into place on the barrel. Both
sights are matte black and feature
large white dots to aid in their rapid
acquisition. The package is completed
with a pair of walnut stocks affixed
to the frame with a single screw. The
fullsize grip shape features deep finger grooves and diamond checkering
to help the shooter retain consistent
purchase during sustained fire and
to provide comfort during extended
range sessions. Other features of
the K6s DASA that are designed to
aid in manipulation of the revolver
are the knurled ejector rod tip, the
cross-hatching on both the cylinder
release and the hammer spur, and a
serrated backstrap.
The Kimber K6s DASA 4 " Combat is
devoid of external safeties. The heavy
double-action trigger weight provides
the shooter some level of security
when holstering, while passive
safeties ensure that it will not fire
if dropped or jarred. These safeties
include both a rebound and a transfer
bar, which is a unique design as these
parts are independent of each other.
This independence ensures continued
safety should one fail. Together these
provide two layers of confidence, and
users do not need to shy away from
carrying a round under the hammer.
Before our range session, we
used a Lyman Digital Trigger Gauge
to measure the effort required to
discharge the firearm in both modes.
In double-action, we determined an
average pull weight of 9 lbs., 10 ozs.,
and the trigger movement was smooth
and maintained consistent resistance
throughout its travel. The singleaction pull was extraordinary, breaking at just 3 lbs., 6 ozs. No take-up or
creep was present in the single-action
trigger movement, and both modes
ended with just 1/10 " of overtravel.
From a Caldwell rest, we fired
.357 Mag. ammunition from Winchester
and SIG, as well as some .38 Spl. from
American Eagle by Federal. Recoil was
manageable and muzzle rise wasn't as
bad as one might expect from a midsize revolver. At nearly 29 ozs., the

4 "
5 "

CYLINDER CAPACITY: SIX
SIGHTS: FIXED FRONT, ADJUSTABLE
BLADE REAR

ACTION TYPE: DOUBLE-ACTION,
CENTER-FIRE REVOLVER
CHAMBERING: .357 MAG.
FRAME: STAINLESS STEEL,
MATTE FINISH

RIFLING: SIX-GROOVE;
1:16 " RH TWIST

TRIGGER: DOUBLE-ACTION, 9-LB.,
10-OZ. PULL; SINGLE-ACTION,
3-LB., 6-OZ. PULL
WIDTH: 1.39 " (CYLINDER)
WEIGHT: 29 OZS.
ACCESSORIES: OWNER'S MANUAL,
SOFT CASE, DESANTIS
SWIFT STRIP LOADER, LOCK
MSRP: $1,046

SHOOTING RESULTS (15 YDS.)

.357 MAG.
CARTRIDGE

VEL. @ 10'
(F.P.S.)

ENERGY
(FT.-LBS.)

GROUP SIZE (INCHES)
LARGEST
AVERAGE
SMALLEST

SIG V-CROWN
125-GR. JHP

1392 AVG.
28 SD

538

2.76

3.44

3.16

WINCHESTER SUPER-X
158-GR. JHP

1187 AVG.
35 SD

494

1.97

2.57

2.25

831 AVG.
20 SD

199

2.86

3.59

3.08

.38 SPL. CARTRIDGE
FEDERAL AE
130-GR. FMJ

AVERAGE EXTREME SPREAD

2.83

NOTES: MEASURED AVERAGE VELOCITY FOR 10 SHOTS OVER A CALDWELL G2 CHRONOGRAPH
10 FEET FROM THE MUZZLE. ACCURACY RESULTS FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE, FIVE-SHOT GROUPS
AT 15 YDS. FROM A CALDWELL BR COMPETITION SHOOTING REST. TEMPERATURE: 68o F.
HUMIDITY: 20%. ABBREVIATIONS: AE (AMERICAN EAGLE), FMJ (FULL METAL JACKET),
JHP (JACKETED HOLLOW POINT), SD (STANDARD DEVIATION).

K6s 4 " Combat absorbed much of the
magnum's recoil and was downright
pleasant to shoot with the .38 Spl.
rounds. All loads tested produced more
than acceptable accuracy for combat
effectiveness, and the new revolver shot
particularly well with the Winchester
158-gr. hollow points, producing 15-yd.
groups as small as 1.97 " in diameter.
All accuracy testing was conducted in
single-action mode, while the remainder
of the rounds were fired for function in
double action.

Our time with the Kimber K6s
DASA 4 " Combat was a thoroughly
enjoyable experience. Even those
testers who have shunned revolvers
in the past found themselves firing
more rounds than required for the
evaluation. The combination of the
gun's ergonomics, recoil recovery and
striking aesthetics make it a great
option for those looking for a revolver
to protect themselves inside of the
home, along the trail or as a backup
firearm on a hunt.

The American Rifleman has used the phrase " Dope Bag " since at least 1921, when Col. Townsend
Whelen first titled his column with it. Even then, it had been in use for years, referring to a sack used
by target shooters to hold ammunition and accessories on the firing line. " Sight dope " also was a
traditional marksman's term for sight-adjustment information, while judging wind speed and direction
was called " doping the wind. "
WARNING: Technical data and information contained herein are intended to provide information based
on the limited experience of individuals under specific conditions and circumstances. They do not detail
the comprehensive training procedures, techniques and safety precautions absolutely necessary to
properly carry on similar activity. Read the notice and disclaimer on the contents page. Always consult
comprehensive reference manuals and bulletins for details of proper training requirements, procedures,
techniques and safety precautions before attempting any similar activity.
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