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Old 04-02-2012, 09:14 PM
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Thinking about getting a Smith & Wesson Governor.

So tell me how would you load? 45 - 410 or 410 first then 45? Every other or two 410s and four 45s?
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:32 PM
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I assume you mean for self defense and not for hunting correct? For self defense I would load it with all .45's and skip the 410 hype. And since I would only be shooting .45's I would probably skip the entirely massive Governor and get a hand gun that can actually be concealed and fired without first having to lift weights to get your arm strong enough to hold it out!

For hunting I would again go with the .45's because with the rifled barrel any bird shot loads are pretty much useless past about 5 or 7 yards.

OK rant off! Seriously though I have not looked at the S&W offering but I've played with the Taurus Judge enough to come to the conclusion that it's trying to be the jack of all things and the master of none. It's to big IMHO for a concealed or defensive gun and patters WAY to bad to be practical for a hunting gun so I just don't know what it's good for. Trust me I tried to come up with a use for it because it is a cool gun. And for that matter if you want one go for it, but realize that it's not practical for much, I have plenty of guns that I love that aren't really practical for much of anything. Do I really need a 375 and a 458 when the largest animal I hunt is a whitetail? Do I really need a $5,000 sniper rifle with a 8.5-25x scope when my range is only 100yds long? Do I really need a 10" barreled AR with a silencer on it? Heck no I don't need any of them and none of them serve any practical purpose for me but I do enjoy having them. If you want a 410 handgun have fun with it!
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:11 PM
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I wouldnt own one thats for sure,and thats saying alot cause I like all guns!!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:50 AM
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Thanks for helping me get my head back on straight. Know how when you see something new that kind of trips your trigger, you think you just have to have one.
Yes, I would be using it for concealed carry. I was thinking of something for pocket carry.
I have been using a Sringfield XDM 40 but with the 4 1/2in. barrel it's hard to conceal. Usally have to wear a jacket or long shirt to cover. Thought a pocket gun would be better.
Oh yes I like the statement "trying to be the jack of all things and the master of none."

Can I ask what you guys carry?
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:15 AM
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Those 410 revolvers are, in my opinion, a specialized tool for carjacking defense. Too big to conceal, not accurate with handgun ammo.
1911's for everyone!
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:33 AM
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Thanks for helping me get my head back on straight. Know how when you see something new that kind of trips your trigger, you think you just have to have one.
Yes, I would be using it for concealed carry. I was thinking of something for pocket carry.
I have been using a Sringfield XDM 40 but with the 4 1/2in. barrel it's hard to conceal. Usally have to wear a jacket or long shirt to cover. Thought a pocket gun would be better.
Oh yes I like the statement "trying to be the jack of all things and the master of none."

Can I ask what you guys carry?

I carry an AR15,NY sucks on pistol laws!!!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:36 AM
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But if I could the XDM would be tops on my list.....Ive had the 500 S&W and a glock and 1911,and liked them all!!!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:17 PM
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Thanks for helping me get my head back on straight. Know how when you see something new that kind of trips your trigger, you think you just have to have one.
Yes, I would be using it for concealed carry. I was thinking of something for pocket carry.
I have been using a Sringfield XDM 40 but with the 4 1/2in. barrel it's hard to conceal. Usally have to wear a jacket or long shirt to cover. Thought a pocket gun would be better.
Oh yes I like the statement "trying to be the jack of all things and the master of none."

Can I ask what you guys carry?
For normal carry I carry a S&W 1911 with a Officerr length grip and a 3" barrel, when I need a little more concealability I switch to a HK P7 and when I need a really small gun I go with a Seacamp .32. I have a 4" S&W M29 in 44 mag and I couldn't imagine trying to carry it concealed and it's considerably smaller than the Governor.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:22 PM
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Thanks everyone for the input.
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