Smith & Wesson
Governor .410 Gauge/.45 Colt/.45 ACP 2.75" Barrel, Matte Black Finish, Synthetic Grip, Six Rounds Any Combination Of Calibers
Single action/double action. Heat treated scandium alloy frame, stainless PVD cylinder. Tritium night front sight, dovetailed. Fixed rear sight. Grips are made of two panels and are held together with a single hex-head screw with material covering the backstrap of the revolver to absorb more recoil. 2.75 inch barrel. Matte black finish. Holds six rounds of .410 2.5 inch shotshells, .45 ACP, or .45 Colt in any combination. Overall length is 8.5 inches.
SIX ROUNDS. THREE CALIBERS. 159 YEARS OF PROTECTION.
Introducing the S&W GOVERNOR.
From the Smith & Wesson Press Room
New. Versatile. Lightweight. The Smith & Wesson Governor revolver puts six rounds of customizable response under your control. Load with .410 2 1/2" shotshells, .45 ACP or .45 Colt - alone or in combination - and hit your target in every situation. Plus, it's from the leading expert in revolver manufacturing over the past 159 years. Now that's confidence.
Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 159-year old company in the global business of safety, security, protection and sport, announced yesterday the introduction of the Governor - a new firearm engineered as the ultimate self-defense package.
January 19, 2011 SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
Offering multiple caliber capabilities along with a lightweight scandium alloy frame, the Governor carries forward Smith & Wesson's rich history of revolver manufacturing and dedication to the personal protection market.
Named the Governor for its authoritative appearance and specialized features, this new revolver provides discerning consumers with an essential tool for self-defense needs. At the core of this revolver is Smith & Wesson's patented heat-treated scandium frame for superior strength and reduced weight. Capable of chambering a mixture of .45 Colt, .45 ACP and .410 gauge 2 ½-inch shotshells, the Governor is suited for both close and distant encounters, allowing users to customize the load to their preference. The shooter's choice of ammunition is housed in the revolver's six-shot stainless PVD-coated cylinder, which adds an extra level of protection to this already rugged platform. On top of the revolvers compact 2 ¾-inch barrel, Smith & Wesson has added a dovetailed Tritium front night sight for enhanced accuracy in low-light conditions, while the Governors fixed rear sight is aptly suited for this self-defense handgun.
The Governor measures 8 ½ inches in overall length along with a width of 1 ¾ inches. Carry ability of this revolver has been further enhanced with the Governor's unloaded weight of 29.6 ounces and standard matte black finish designed to reduce unwanted glare while adding an all-business like demeanor to this self-defense handgun. On the lower portion of the frame, the revolver will be packaged with either shock absorbing synthetic grips or with factory-installed laser grips from Crimson Trace. Accurate, rugged and reliable, the Governor is further enhanced by Smith & Wesson's renowned smooth double-action and crisp single-action trigger pull. The new revolver will also come standard with 2-round and 6-round moon clips.
"For 159 years, Smith & Wesson has been at the forefront of revolver manufacturing with its advanced techniques and ground-breaking designs", said James Debney, President of the Firearms Division for Smith & Wesson. With the advent of the new Governor, this pioneering mindset continues as does our unyielding commitment to produce and bring to market self-defense orientated products that match the needs of consumers. Along with our broad range of personal protection firearms, the new Governor will take a leadership role that will give consumers a distinct advantage when defending themselves against unwanted dangers."
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