- K Frame
Most firearms makers have special designations for their various frame sizes, but only the Smith & Wesson revolver frame designations seem to be in general currency these days. Modern Smith & Wesson revolvers are made on four sizes of frames: the J (small), K (medium), L (medium-large) and N (large). Formerly there was the I frame, superseded by the slightly longer J frame, and many years ago the petite .22 "Ladysmith" revolvers were made on an M frame. The K-Frame revolver is one of the most important innovations in Smith & Wesson history and was built specifically to handle the .38 S&W Special cartridge. Since its introduction, the K-Frame has been a favorite for military and police professionals as well as target shooters and enthusiasts. Today's K-Frame is available in .22 LR and .38 S&W Special.
- Kentucky Windage
N. (kən-tŭk′ē) (wĭn′dĭj)
Kentucky Windage is the practice of applying a horizontal adjustment of the point of aim for wind (windage) without the use of any physical or mechanical adjustments on the weapon. A windage correction made by aiming a firearm to the right or left of the target rather than by adjustment of the sights. or An adjustment made by a shooter to correct for wind (or motion of the target) by aiming at a point horizontal to the target's position in the sight rather than by adjusting the sight to compensate.
Kentucky Windage Reading the Wind