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Old 12-25-2016, 12:14 PM
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It's fine as long as you use 45 colt
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Old 12-25-2016, 03:05 PM
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Governors and Judges always struck me as the answer to a question nobody asked.

But, I can see from this thread some folks clearly like em. It's good to have choices.



There are a couple over in the classifieds right now.


It's always struck me that saying something is an answer to a question nobody asked is just a fancy way of saying "I have no idea what I am talking about but want to sound like I have something important to say."

BTW, there are always a couple of everything from time to time in the classified ads.


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Old 12-25-2016, 05:45 PM
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It's always struck me that saying something is an answer to a question nobody asked is just a fancy way of saying "I have no idea what I am talking about but want to sound like I have something important to say."

BTW, there are always a couple of everything from time to time in the classified ads.


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I take it mean the poster sees no practical use or it offers less than other options available. I have no problem with someone using it.
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I don't know about "naysayers, including nearly every professional shooting instructor", that seems a bit outlandish. I have seen many whom endorse the .410/.45 revolver
Can you provide some names of reputable defensive shooting instructors who endorse the judge/governor?
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Old 01-01-2017, 04:42 AM
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think the reason is the 45 ACP's have to use a moon clip because the case is shoulder less .. and the clips come either in a full 6 shot moon clip or a 2 shot partial moon clip .. so you have to load the 45's in multiples of 2 or 6 according to which clip you have .. they come with both and are pretty cheap .. least believe that is the reason(s) ..
Could you put a .45 ACP so that it is the first and the last to shoot?
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:18 AM
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Could you put a .45 ACP so that it is the first and the last to shoot?
Yes. You can easily stage any two rounds in a S&W, or any other revolver for that matter, so they're the first and last to shoot, even when connected by a two-round moon clip.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:19 AM
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Can you provide some names of reputable defensive shooting instructors who endorse the judge/governor?
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I watched videos, read articles, and listened to opinions for 2 years before I ended up buying the "Governor".
Data from many tests concluded that the Governor has a tighter grouping when using shot shells compared to the Judge. I use the 2 and a half inch Federal 000 buck that is made for this gun. The groupings are quite impressive. Bird shot is useless. Federal makes a 4 shot for this gun and it works great for peppering something. For SD I use 2 (Federal 000), 2 (Long Colt HP made from Hornady for this gun), and 2 ACP HP.
I paid the extra money and have the Crimson Trace grips and night sight. I have taken my wife to the range to make sure she can shoot it. She has better aim than me.
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:48 PM
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I took my Governor to the range to test it out. I fired 3 five-shot groups at about 7 yards, 2 single action and 1 double action, with Ultramax 45 Colt cowboy loads. The two outermost shots are from the double action group. I'll let the results speak for themselves.
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We ride atv's about 35 miles in to moose camp every year. Invariably, when going through the wooded areas, we flush a good number of grouse. Most shots are within 10 yards, if you get off your rig and get to them quickly enough. I found the Governor, in a hip holster, loaded with birdshot to be very handy. Makes quick work of the birds, mostly head shots, gives you wiggle room with pellets as opposed to a .22 when the birds take flight (grouse typically fly tree to tree or circle around - no long flights off like ducks), has 6 shots available if you flush a pile of them, is always accessible as opposed to a long gun in a case bungeed down in the back.....

Just me though....to each his own....
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.410 shot shells for Ricky Rattler & his assorted kinfolks in the sage brush,


45 Long Colt & ACPs for larger pests.


Lot of rural folks like em purty good.




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Old 02-24-2017, 07:11 AM
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000 buck for home defense and .45 long colt when going out (don't want to be responsible for multiple projectiles flying out at once especially at a distance).

I think both of these loads have proven to be effective.

When in the woods during bird season (without my shotgun) I'll use number 4 with .45 acp in a moon clip ready to go. Otherwise, 45 long colt and 000 buck alternating.

For me it was a versatile gun to get me to start carrying.

It easily tucks in my waist band or pocket of my dickies using a pocket holster. I have no trouble concealing it with a a polo or button up shirt. This summer I'll conceal it the same way using cargo shorts. At 220, it's not so hard for me to conceal.

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If I was going to use the Governor for self defense, I would load it with 45 Colt, probably Speer Gold Dot 250 gr.

A .410 shotgun might be a good choice for small game, I wouldn't want to rely on it to stop human beings and the ballistics don't get any better out of a short barrel.
I'M GONNA ROLL WITH silver snake ON THIS. I WOULD ALSO LOAD WITH .45 COLT. IMHO, THE SPEER GOLD DOT 250 GR, JHP IS THE PERFECT LOAD FOR SD / HD IN THIS CALIBER. LAYERS OF HEAVY WINTER CLOTHING MAY RENDER SHOT SHELLS INEFFECTIVE.........
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I'M GONNA ROLL WITH silver snake ON THIS. I WOULD ALSO LOAD WITH .45 COLT. IMHO, THE SPEER GOLD DOT 250 GR, JHP IS THE PERFECT LOAD FOR SD / HD IN THIS CALIBER. LAYERS OF HEAVY WINTER CLOTHING MAY RENDER SHOT SHELLS INEFFECTIVE.........


000 buck was penetrating 16 layers of gelatin, I don't think winter clothing will be a problem


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