Introduced at this years Shot Show, and coming out this February is the new Smith & Wesson Governor. This new multi-cartridge revolver has many similarities of the Taurus Judge. Just like the Judge, the Governor can shoot .45 ACP, .45 Long Colt, and .410 shells.
Well I guess the popularity of the Judge was too much for Smith and Wesson to ignore, forcing them to jump on the .410 revolver bandwagon. I personally find it ironic that Smith and Wesson is imitating a handgun design off of Taurus, when usually its the other way around.
I’ve never been a huge fan of the .410 handguns (especially one with a barrel length of only 2 3/4″). The spread of the .410 pellets out of a handgun seem more like a liability than actual protection. Take a look at the video below; at a distance of only 5 yards, the spread is about a foot. Each pellet that doesn’t hit the target is a potential liability; and that spread, at that range, is more liability than I’m comfortable with.
Anyway, check out the specs below and a video from TheTruthAboutGuns.com.