Originally Posted by peybella
OK - now I have more to think about. Thanks so much for the links to previous threads. I've been reading about the Tarus Judge and now the S&W
Governor. I like what I'm seeing and learning about the Gov. I can't see where the Gov will hold a 3" shell, however; the 6 shell capacity is a big plus and reviews are great for both. Now I will have to study on cost. I will be placing my 38 special up for sell when I'm permitted on the forum and go from there. I will posting pics of the 38 tomorrow to see what kind of feed back I get. It is a nickel plated, 5" barrel pistol in excellent condition and hope feed back will be positive. Thanks guys for your input and direction.
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I looked at both and decided to go with the Governor for these reasons (not in any order):
-- Scandium frame: light-weight and good performance history (the Governor is my 3rd S&W Scandium frame handgun, the others are a Night Guard and a 1911, both in .45 acp).
-- 6 round capacity (a huge advantage).
-- 3 calibers: the .45acp is a much better "carry" round than the .45 Colt simple because of the moonclips / speed loading (don't get me wrong, I love the .45 Colt). The recessed cylinder was a very smart design decision which adds manufacturing costs but also considerable value.
-- Trintium front sight which has excellent night visibility (another premium feature I'd pay extra for).
-- Feels better in my hand: better balance, better grips, more natural feel.
-- S&W quality: I've had only good experiences with my 30+ S&Ws and I've no problem entrusting my life to them.