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Old 03-27-2016, 08:30 AM   #1
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Anyone have a Governor Smith and Wesson

I'm considering purchasing a Governor for myself and wanted to know if anyone has any first-hand experience. I've already discussed the in's and out's with my friends in Law Enforcement. One of my jobs puts me in front of dangerous felons. I can handle myself quite well, but I do want to have a weapon while traveling alone, mostly for walking in the woods, but JIC as well.

I don't want a shot gun, too hard to get pointed in an enclosed space and heavy for a brisk walk in the woods.

The Governor is a handgun that will take shotgun shells. It's small enough to maneuver within a confined space and I can easily carry it if I want to take a long stroll into the woods for protection.

Please, I'm not interested in opinions as to why I can't or shouldn't or what states to do so. Thank you

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Pretty sure it is a quality handgun with typical S&W quality. I have a friend with a Judge, similar to the S&W. She CCW one in her special made carry handbag. I took her to the range when she got it. 45lC was a little stout for her but she was comfortable with 410 shot shells.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:57 AM   #3
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I have a detective 38 special. I am loading with hp's & bird shot. Smaller and not the recoil of the 45/410 combo.
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The governor takes 410 shotgun and 45 LC. It is on the heavy side. My wife and daughters have all fired it. It has a kick and they can feel a stinging in their hands. For home defense, it is great, especially close quarters. As a carry weapon, I would look elsewhere.,again, it is heavy. There are several multi calibre revolvers that include some kind of varmint round for on the trail. It you don't mind the weight and size, go for it...it is a great revolver.
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What's this got to do with travelling with an Airstream???
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Same thing other threads having to do with accessories while traveling? Generators, solar panels, chairs, microwaves... Makes life easier, more comfortable.
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Maybe the thread might have been better in the "Off-Topic" section rather than "On the Road," but that's a matter of interpretation.

Anyway, the Governor and its predecessor the Taurus Judge are both entirely adequate to the task. An over-and-under double derringer such as the Bond Arms Ranger II (or similar, as long as it has a trigger guard) chambered for .410 shot/.45 long colt is also an option, with the added benefit of improved concealability. You'd only have two shots without reloading, but if you need more than two shots at a time you might be visiting the wrong areas…
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KrisE MN - I'm no expert, but I'll share my thoughts with you in the hope they're beneficial. When I went full-timing, I decided to have a pistol for self defense and a concealed carry weapon license/permit (CCW) for legal protection. You realize a CCW is absolutely necessary, right? I won't get into that topic.

I haven't shot the Smith & Wesson Governor, so I can't comment about actual experience with the revolver. I think the revolver will have significant kickback, which will make it difficult to shoot accurately. Accurate shooting is critical if it ever comes to pulling the trigger in a self defense situation. I can't help but wonder why you want the capability of shooting a small shotgun shell through a handgun. Besides the kickback problem, the SW Governor has a short barrel relative to the gun's overall length, has only six rounds, and is slightly heavier than alternatives.

Since you like the 45 caliber, take a look at the Glock 30 Gen4 and the Heckler & Koch 45 Compact. Both pistols have a more favorable form factor and more fire power. Statistics on these pistols are available at http://www.genitron.com. This is great website for comparing various handguns including conceal-ability and defense factor ratings.

Personally, I carry the HK VP9, which is light on the recoil making it easy to shoot. It's a 9mm, but is sufficiently powerful in my opinion. I also have two CCWs that allow me to conceal carry in most states.
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I am a fan of revolvers because they are reliable. I haven't fired a Governor or a Judge but I really like the concept of the .410 for close range. The .45 ammo seems a little pricey to me. I priced out both guns at a show recently and the Governor was much more expensive.
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I find the Gov to be a bit heavy for an everyday carry. If it's SW you want, I'd suggest the SW Shield in the 40 Cal, the original was and is a 9mm.
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I am a fan of revolvers because they are reliable. I haven't fired a Governor or a Judge but I really like the concept of the .410 for close range. The .45 ammo seems a little pricey to me. I priced out both guns at a show recently and the Governor was much more expensive.
If you think .45 ammo is expensive go buy some for a .41 mag. ; (
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KrisE MN - I'm no expert, but I'll share my thoughts with you...

I also have two CCWs that allow me to conceal carry in most states.
Good thoughts. ^^^. Second the VP9. I use mine for USPSA / gun games. Very reliable. For carry, when legal, I use a Walther PPS M2 with Speer Gold Dots.

Martian - I see you are in FL; I assume you have a FL CWHL. If you don't mind, what is your other state permit?
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