The Kimber K6s DASA Magnetron Revolver is finally complete.
It's taken more than 5 months from design to final assembly. I've learned a ton about working with magnets and acetal plastic. I also pushed myself on this build to a higher finish quality on all components. Some items that seem very simple, like a basic square block of plastic, are very difficult to finish well with basic hand tools.
I'm pleased with the final result. This may be my favorite build to date. Thank you all for following along. I hope you learned something as well or at least got inspired to undertake a project that will challenge your abilities.
Before we get into all the glamor pics, here's a look behind the scenes. The first two images are all the components for the build that I built or modified in some way...
and here is the main scrap pile that it took to make those pieces. This is not even close to all the scrap, but will give you an idea of all the cutting, sanding, templating, etc. that these projects take.
Two Special Thank You's
Two companies donated their components for this build a deserve a special thank you. I pay out of pocket for all the tools, components, etc. so I really appreciate it when manufacturers get excited about the vision of the project and offer to pitch in.
The first is Hoptic USA. I've used their quivers on previous builds and when they heard I was planning on using another, they offer to donate one to the project.
The second is HRV Customs. When I reached out to them about using one of their grips on the revolver, not only did they offer to send me one for free, they also offered to engraved the grips for free. I sent them the terrible design sketch below, and they turned it into the beautiful magnetic field design you see on revolver.
Ok, now to the glamour shots. First just the revolver, then the revolver and holster. Full build list below the pics and 360 videos at the very end.
Full Build List
Base Gun: Kimber K6s DASA
Red Dot: Holosun 407K-GR
Red Dot Mount: Custom. Components below
Barrel Shroud: Custom. Components below
Acetal Block as the base material
Steel Motor Shaft Coupler as the cap on the front of the shroud
Quiver: Hoptic USA's .357 Mag
Grips: HRV Customs Walnut & engraving
Magnetic Holster: Custom. Components below
Lot's of sanding equipment, including a Dewalt Orbital Sander
Dremel with a variety of attachments for cutting and sanding
JB Weld... Of Course
Finally, enjoy the 360 views.