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Thread: SHOT SHOW 2011 - S&W - The Governor

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    Curious to know how it chambers .45 acp?

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    most likely with moon clips...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camp Cook View Post
    most likely with moon clips...
    Just wondering how the cylinder is finished to use both moonclips, and also just .45 colt. Would the moonclips no require extra clearance, which would make the .45 colt loads sloppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlehtovaara View Post
    Just wondering how the cylinder is finished to use both moonclips, and also just .45 colt. Would the moonclips no require extra clearance, which would make the .45 colt loads sloppy.
    It would work the same way as moon clips for .357:

    http://www.pinnacle-guns.com/revolver.asp

    There is enough left of the unaltered cylinder face to allow rimmed cases to headspace properly.

    I would like to see S&W build a Model 25 or 625 Mountain Gun set up to use either .45 Colt or moon-clipped .45 ACP with either a 4.2" or 5" barrel. That would be far more interesting to me than this monstrosity.

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    I had quite a chat with the nice folks at Smith and Wesson when I went by their booth, and I snagged this press release on the governor.
    Hopefully, it will answer some questions here
    Quote Originally Posted by S&W Press Release
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE






    Smith & Wesson® Introduces New Self-Defense Handgun – the Governor™
    New Age Scandium Frame Revolver Offers Multiple Caliber Capabilities




    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January18, 2011) --- Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 159-year old company in the global business of safety, security, protection and sport, announced today the introduction of the Governor™ - a new firearm engineered as the ultimate self-defense package. 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.”








    About Smith & Wesson
    Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC) is a U.S.-based, global provider of products and services for safety, security, protection and sport. The company designs and constructs facility perimeter security solutions for military and commercial applications, and delivers a broad portfolio of firearms and related training to the military, law enforcement and sports markets. SWHC companies include Smith & Wesson Corp., the globally recognized manufacturer of quality firearms; Universal Safety Response, a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer and installer; and Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc., a premier designer and manufacturer of premium hunting firearms. SWHC facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Tennessee.

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    A four inch barrel on that and the judge looks silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjhaile View Post
    I would like to see S&W build a Model 25 or 625 Mountain Gun set up to use either .45 Colt or moon-clipped .45 ACP with either a 4.2" or 5" barrel. That would be far more interesting to me than this monstrosity.
    I'm thinking Gunnar @ Armco was doing these conversions on SRH's...
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    Ha looks like S&W is coppying Taurus :D
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    By the way, S&W has done something on those triggers, or maybe it's just me. It has been a long time since I've worked with a S&W. Trigger pull, both single and double action on every S&W I tried at the show was simply fantastic.

    I'm not going to tell you that you can shoot decent groups double action, but keeping it on the paper should be a whole lot easier.
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    The Taurus Judge makes this thing look like old news.
    The Taurus Raging Judge makes it look like a funny little joke.

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