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Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by savage07, Jun 21, 2012.
What you guys think about this new toy?
Here's a link & a pic. There's some new .410 Ammo out recently which fixes the patterning doughnut you get from rifled barrels. Some people like the way they look, and there are the multi round options. I imagine S&W wants a bit more coin for theirs than the Taurus Judge.
Yeah I think it's a nice gun, i haven't hear much about it though, maybe because it's new to the market?
It's nice, but I want a more lighter and shorter smith governer. 8 1/2 is way to big for my thunder wear set up. Still liking the polymer judge though but it doesn't shoot 3" .410 as with this too. But the judge dosen't shoot 45 acp. But none of these can handle hot .45LC loads either....So for now I'm stuck with my S&W 340PD 12oz .357 snubber
Here's The Winchester .410 ammo they made for the Judge. They came up with ballistic discs to fill the pattern center.
Which are the differences between the Governor and the Judge?
The judge only shoots .410/45lc and it comes in several different compositions such as polymere and steel (blued, or brushed) and different barrel lengths. Governer comes in one size and can shoot .45acp, .410, and 45lc. Some judges can also shoot 3" 410 shells.
Cool, the Governor it's about 500/600$, is the Judge around the same price range?
Judges are alittle less expensive but the models with the larger barrels are $500-600. While the others are high 3's to mid 5's!.
Cool! I'll check out the Judge. I really like the Governor but it's a lil bigger than what I expected. Decision, decision....!! Jeje!
I like both. The Governor has 6 shots and is a much better build quality. The Raging Judge Magnum is a camping all in one. Load the first two chambers with 3 inch 410 for snakes or little critters and the rest with .454 for bears, rabid deer, and bath salt enthusiasts.
But Wait - There's More...... Taurus/Rossi have released "The Circuit Judge" in several different models no less. If it looks familiar it's because this carbine design has been around since the middle of the 19th century. It had it's share of problems, but Taurus/Rossi claim to have fixed all that. Cylnder gas blast related injuries are prevented by shields. Modern ammunition is pretty chain fire proof, and they have a straight rifled coke type insert that you can use with shot shells to take the spin out of your shot pattern. Here's a link...
And a link to the vid of it being shot.
I feel you, specially around Miami!
This Governor rounds, how effective should they be against predators like bears? I don't mean to go hunting bears with it, I mean just in case i would have to pull my self out of trouble quick?
I would think the slugs would be effective on Bear especially up close and personal!
I had the opportunity to shoot one of these and was very impressed! I didn't shoot any slugs through it but did shoot shot shells and 45 LC. The LC were pretty stout but not too bad and these were full house rounds.The 45 ACP's were a piece of cake!
The Raging Judge Magnum is such a large handgun to with stand the 454 round, when you shoot the 45 long colt through it the recoil is very slight, and the recoil from the 410 is non existent.
That's even better! I didn't know I could shoot slugs with the Governor!!
I heard that 45 LC on the Judge shoot high, you have to aim about 1ft low to hit the center of what you are aiming. Do you guys know if it's the same with the Governor?
I haven't really looked into it, but it's one of the things I don't get. If the Judge can handle .45LC, why couldn't it take .45ACP with moonclips, like the Governor? Anyone know?
I read somewhere that the S&W Governor can also shoot .45 GAP rounds. It's not listed on their spec sheet but I read someone was doing it just fine.