Gun Preview: Smith & Wesson Governor

Picked up the Smith & Wesson Governor shotshell revolver today. The Governor feels a lot more solid and Smith & Wesson-like than Taurus’ “I’m not a novelty gun and even if I am so what people love me” Judge. I loaded the Governor with PDX1. No, not Pancreatic and duodenal homeobox 1. Winchester’s Judge-inspired .410 shotshell. We’re talking three plated Defense Disc™ projectiles and 12 pellets of plated BB shot. Per shell. Winchester’s product description uses the words “short range” and “close range” in quick succession, just in case you didn’t get the picture. We did. We videoed a PDX1-enabled Governor firing at a man-sized target at three, five and seven yards. I’ll put the videos up on the guntruth YouTube channel tomorrow. Full review to follow. At this point all I’ll say is Glock 30. Check out our Facebook page for that comparo.