Skip to main content

What’s So Great About the S&W Governor? [VIDEO]

Smith & Wesson

Check out the S&W Governor for a versatile and useful handgun.

For those looking for the ultimate pistol, the S&W Governor revolver can shoot .45 ACP, .45 Colt and .410 shotgun shells.

Here is all you need to know about this versatile revolver.

Perfect for home defense

The Governor chambers one more round than the Taurus Judge, making it slightly more advantageous.

The six shooter provides the added benefit of one more round than its primary competitor with the added benefit of superb construction.

When chambered with the Winchester PDX1 410 shotgun round, this pistol is made for home defense. The rounds feature three plated disc projectiles with 12 pellets of plated BB shot with the additional bonus of moderate recoil.

This pistol could easily be handled by a man or woman. You’ll leave the range giggling after firing one round at your local range. If that doesn’t convince you, this video will.

More videos from Wide Open Spaces:

Colt unveils new MARC 901 rifle family

The Ruger Mini-14: Utilitarianism in a rifle

Ruger LCP: The good and the bad

Attempted robbery + War veteran clerk = Greatness

And if you’re in the field and come across anything from a rabbit to a rattle snake, you can depend on the Remington Express Long Range 6 shot shells to do the job from a reasonable range.


When chambered with .45 Colt or .45 ACP, the S&W Governor is highly accurate. It features a superior low light tritium night sight that is big enough to get a clear view of your target. For the experienced shooter, a tight group shouldn’t be a problem.

Since it’s considered a short barreled shotgun, it’s considered a felony to possess one in California. For those that don’t live in California, its another reason to add it to your personal collection.

It’s what sold me!

you might also like

What’s So Great About the S&W Governor? [VIDEO]