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Smith & Wesson Governor

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MSRP:

$905.00

Used Price:

$355.49

Sale Price:

$394.99

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Smith & Wesson Governor

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Versatile. Lightweight. The Smith & Wesson Governor revolver puts six rounds of customizable response under your control. Load with .410 2 1/2" shotshells, .45 ACP or .45 Colt - alone or in combination with the included moon clips* - and hit your target in every situation. Plus, it's from the leading expert in revolver manufacturing over the past 159 years. Now that's confidence. *Each Governor® is packaged with (2) 6 round and (3) 2 round moon clips for use with .45 ACP. A moon clip is a ring-shaped or star-shaped piece of metal designed to hold multiple cartridges together as a unit for simultaneous insertion and extraction from a revolver cylinder.

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Smith & Wesson Governor Specs

1 Brand

2 Category

Technical Data

Caliber

.45 Auto (.45 ACP)

Weight

29.6 oz

Action

Single/Double Action

Capacity

6

Finish

Black

Gun Type

Revolver

Sights

Night Sights

Smith & Wesson Governor Features

The Smith & Wesson Governor holds up to 6 rounds in its cylinder and has a 2.75 inch barrel.  The trigger is set to either fire from single- or double-action and the hammer can easily and safely be pulled back for a more accurate single-action trigger pull.

Smith & Wesson Governor Ballistics

.45 Auto (.45 ACP) Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 -0 937 403 0 0
50 -5.1483 887 362 0 164
100 -21.2353 843 326 0 338
150 -49.8224 803 296 0 520
200 -91.6873 766 269 0 712
250 -148.1583 731 245 0 912
300 -220.4577 697 223 0 1122
350 -311.9491 665 203 0 1343
400 -421.0834 635 185 0 1574
450 -558.2604 605 168 0 1823
500 -710.9428 578 153 0 2069

Smith & Wesson Governor Capacity

The Smith & Wesson Governor is chambered for .45 Long Colt and can also fire .410 caliber shotgun shells.  Its cylinder can hold up to 6 rounds and its cylinder release lever is located along the left side of the frame.

Smith & Wesson Governor Ergonomics

Ergonomics
The Governor includes a hogue grip to give the user plenty of control when firing the somewhat high-power rounds.  The grip has a soft, high-friction surface that prevents slipping.  Its cylinder release is easily reached by hands of any size, allowing for a very safe method of unloading the revolver.

Smith & Wesson Governor Fit & Finish

The S&W Governor is available with a polished, blued finish or in a stainless steel finish with a matte surface.  The lock-up of the cylinder remains tight even after many years of use thanks to the impressive heat treating of the internal parts.
Fit and Finish

Smith & Wesson Governor Concealability

Concealability
The large frame and long cartridge that the S&W Governor employs give it a length over 8 inches and a hight approaching 6, leading this revolver to be a rather difficult gun to conceal.  The best method of concealment would likely be through a shoulder holster under a jacket.

Smith & Wesson Governor Comparisons

How much is a Smith & Wesson Governor worth?

In 2023 a new or used Smith & Wesson Governor value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Smith & Wesson Governor and most handguns. The Price for a Smith & Wesson Governor has decreased in cost by $118.40 in 2023 compared to 2022.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Smith & Wesson Governor Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $530.25 $693.40 $815.77
Excellent $489.46 $652.62 $734.19
Very Good $448.67 $652.62 $734.19
Good $407.89 $611.83 $693.40
Fair $285.52 $530.25 $652.62
Poor $203.94 $407.89 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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