From the Smith & Wesson Press Room 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 revolver?s compact 2 ¾-inch barrel, Smith & Wesson has added a dovetailed Tritium front night sight for enhanced accuracy in low-light conditions, while the Governor?s 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."
- Category : Revolvers
- Type : Revolver
- Action : Single/Double
- Caliber : 410/45 Colt (LC)/45ACP
- Barrel Length : 2.8"
- Capacity : 6
- Hammer Style : Spurred
- Grips : Crimson Trace Laser
- Sights : Tritium Night Front, Fixed Rear
- Weight : 29.6 oz
- Frame Description : Black
I was lucky to buy one of these recently and it is a fantastic shooter! Very accurate, very fine workmanship and quality. Impact Guns is fantastic and deserves credit for their dedication in these screwy times of wuhan flu hysteria and social upheaval due to the marxist radicals supported by the dims. The Governor is a work of art! I have no doubt a federal .000 buckshot or 45LC would stop an intruder in their tracks, but the laser alone should make them mess their pants and run if they see it! USA #1 #2A TRUMP 2020!
My Governor with CT Laser Grips is not only our "bedside buddy" for home defense but out-and-about concealed carry, as well. Weight and size not a problem. In fact, I believe the CT grips conceal better than the standard grips. It seems to conceal better than my Glock 23, as well. I carry .45 Colt and .410 Winchester PDX1 speedloaders. (Billet aluminum .410 speedloader made in U.S. available from www.Fivestar.com.) Excellent!
Great close range gun! Smith made a great choice making a revolver that can shoot the versatile 410 round. It also shoots 45 colt and 45 acp with moon clips. it even comes with half moon clips so you can load all 3 kinds of ammo at once! The crimson trace laser grip is a must have if you need it in a quick home defense situation. The Winchester PDX is designed for this kind of gun, so get them. This is a true must have!
Just to make it short,I trade my 5 round Judge for a real 6 shooter. It can make a difference just one more round. My load is first two 410 PDX, follow by 2 45 ACP ( here is what i like the most, but the moon clip may need more improvement), ending in 2 45 Colt. The laser is my first line defense, then 410 makes my point, 45ACP for follow up, and the 45 Colt if the barracked them self. Trust me it works and it good in court.
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