An upscale, practically equipped match revolver that is ‘Made in Germany’ in the basic .357 Magnum caliber with an optional 9 mm Luger conversion cylinder: that’s what the brand-new Korth Super Sport has to offer. We were the first to put the premium revolver from Germany through its paces.
he Super Sport is a 6”, 6 round, .357 magnum revolver that not only looks the part of a tactical and/or hunting/target/competition pistol, it shines in all those disciplines and more. The frame and all parts are fully machined from the finest billet material available. The sights are extremely easy to adjust and infinitely so. The Roller Trigger is one of the most awe-inspiring aspect of this pistol. Jaws drop, eyes bulge and comparisons begin but are never obtained. There is simply nothing like the action of the Roller Trigger. The smoothness of the trigger is enhanced by a 5-way adjustable double-action mechanism. Trigger stop, trigger return, main spring, double-action trigger progression, and sear adjustment can all be done simply and quickly.
A Lothar Walther cold-forged polygon barrel is used for both accuracy and performance. It comes with Picatinny rails for red-dot sights, lasers, or other accessories as desired. The cylinder can be removed easily and quickly for cleaning or replacing with the optional patented 9mm/.38 Special conversion cylinder. Finger-grooved Hogue grips are standard.
The rounded muzzle section protruding from the jacket at the end of the stainless steel barrel gives the German revolver a striking look. The barrel was designed by Lothar Walther, and presents a six-sided semi-polygon inner profile with 1-250 mm rifling. The rifling chosen seems a little short when compared with a Colt Python with 1-356 mm rifling or a Smith & Wesson M686, which has 1-476 mm. But that in turn could be an advantage, especially when shooting loads in .38 Special or 9 mm
Korth Super Sport revolver with double action trigger
Slick timing and tight tolerances are par for the course at Korth: the cylinder gap, for instance, is just 0.1 mm, which reduces the fireball at the transition between the barrel and the cylinder and ensures a high velocity transmission.
Like the S&W, the double action trigger travel responds with an excellent feedback in two stages before reaching the release point and allowing the hammer to fall.
Users can also take matters into their own hands, remove the grip plates and alter the trigger pull by changing the pretension on the hammer spring. What’s more, Korth revolvers have always allowed users to vary the characteristics of the trigger by replacing the pressure point wheel.
In particular, it is the powerful barrel sleeve, which is fitted with a MIL-STD-1913-Picatinny mounting profile along the entire length of its sides, which lends this outstanding sports firearm its striking look. And opposite an additional weight attached to the underside of the barrel jacket, a PPC/1500 sight rib sits proud atop the barrel unit.
Unlike the familiar sight ribs by the American manufacturers Aristocrat or Wichita, the four-position quick adjustment dial for different distances/targets/impact point positions on the Korth sight rib sits beside the front sight instead of being located at the back by the rear sight. In addition, there are also protective cheeks on the side to protect the undercut front sight disc from glare.
The Korth Super Sport clocks up an outstanding individual result in the precision test
We recorded the best result (20 mm) in the shooting machine precision test with the Korth Super Sport when firing the Hornady American Gunner .38 Special with 125 grain XTP bullets (12 shots/25 metres). After fitting the 9×19 conversion cylinder, we managed a 24 mm shot grouping with the Magtech 9 mm Luger/147 grain JHP factory shells.
- Barrel Length: 6”
- Weight: 3.64 lbs.
- Overall Length: 11.02”
- Width: 1.54”
- Finish: DLC
- Height: 5.9”
- Caliber: .357 Magnum
- Frame Material: AISI 4140
- Barrel Material: AISI 4340