First Look: Galco Switchback Holster for Kimber K6s

posted on September 23, 2020

Kimber K6s compact revolvers have the smallest cylinder that is capable of holding six rounds of .357 Magnum. The pistols are also compatible with .38 Special, making them ideal for concealed carry and home defense.

The Kimber K6s has a small frame and 1.39-inch diameter cylinder that is machined from stainless steel for better integrity, strength, and resistance to the elements. The Kimber K6s offers design features such as a smooth match-grade trigger, an internal hammer and rounded edges that are blended to help prevent a hang up when the revolver is drawn from a holster. All of this is combined with ergonomics and a grip design that creates a shooter-friendly experience, along an all-stainless-steel construction for long-lasting performance.

Now Galco is introducing its versatile and affordable Switchback belt holster for the  Kimber K6s 4-inch barrel model. The Switchback is a general-purpose, hybrid design that combines the best elements of leather and synthetic materials. The holster is fully ambidextrous and can be carried either in the strong-side or crossdraw positions. The main body of the holster is constructed of layered synthetics which starts with an outer layer of durable black ballistic nylon. Beneath that is a layer of closed-cell foam that adds structure to the holster body and protects the firearm in the field. Finally, a layer of 420 denier gunmetal-colored packcloth lines the holster.

An ambidextrous “exoskeleton” made of top-grain steerhide allows the belt to be threaded through either side of the holster body in strong-side or crossdraw positions, for right- or left-hand draw. The retention strap is reversible for ambidextrous use, making it a great way to pack your Kimber K6s into the great outdoors or to the shooting range.

The Switchback is available with a black finish and has an MSRP of $49. More information on this holster and other products from Galco is available at


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