Thinking of purchasing the S&W Governor .45. Any thoughts?


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Old 12-31-2012, 05:01 AM   #1
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Default Thinking of purchasing the S&W Governor .45. Any thoughts?

I like the idea of a 6 shot revolver that can handle .45 acp. 45 Colt and .410 shot shells. Any experience with the Governor out there?



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Old 12-31-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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I've seen one Taurus Judge come through.

The guy bought it for his Grandma.

Other who have bought such a setup did not keep it for long.



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Are you sure about them being able to handle the rimless 45acp round? I know they'll shoot the 45 Colt and 410 shotgun shell. I guess if you hiked in snake country a lot then the shotshell would be a neat idea.

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It would make a heck of a snake gun. That said, I think there are "better" revolvers out there. My go-to choice for a revolver would be any Ruger or Smith 357. If you want shot for places where you might encounter snakes, you can get snake shot rounds for them.

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I have had my governor for about a year and a half. It will shoot all three, as it uses moonclips for the auto. The clips were a bit tight at firts, but use has helped that a lot. I need to contact S&W, as it will send a bit of lead back every so often. Shows that you do need eye protection. Even with that, I like the gun. Not the most acurate gshooter, but nor am I.

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my opinion just get a ruger new vaquero or a blackhawk in 45acp/45colt shotgun shells out of a revolver in 410 is pretty useless. there are shotshells in 45colt and 45 acp if you really want to use birdshot.

your paying much more for a not so good quality gun than if you spent the money on a real 45acp/45colt revolver.

if you want one for shts and giggles and just want a fun shooter go for it. just dont expect much more than that.

just my feelings on it not trying to offend those that have em.

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your paying much more for a not so good quality gun than if you spent the money on a real 45acp/45colt revolver.
I wouldn't question S&W's quality, I just have a hard time finding a purpose for one.
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I have no need for one, since I handload shot for my Colt .45 Anaconda.

But I'd choose it over the Taurus.

Should be an awesome "barn gun" for a farmer.



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