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Wife's New Trail Gun, S & W "Governor" and "Guide's Choice" Holster

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by Stitch, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Stitch


    Oct 6, 2005
    I bought a new trail gun for my wife over the weekend. It is a S&W Governor. It takes .45 ACP, .45 Colt & 2 1/2" .410 shot shells. The thing that made me buy it was the fact that it takes .45 ACP. She was able to keep all of here shots in the center circle and head of an IDPA target at 5, 7 & 10 yards. She shoots it better than her model 49. We put about 100 rounds through it using my favorite .45 ACP Load - 200gr LSWC with 4.9 grains of WST.



  2. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    Nice rig! Whether it be firearm, knife or axe- the carry system adds a great deal to its usefullness.

    Kudos to your wife for being willing and able to fend for herself!

  3. trukreltrog


    Oct 16, 2006
    Very nice, just ordered one of those holsters myself. :)
  4. fishshooter


    Mar 29, 2006
    Nice set-up. I haven't got a chance to check out those revolvers yet.
  5. Stitch


    Oct 6, 2005
    The things that got my attention were "K" frame grip, Scandium frame, stainless PVD cylinder, stainless barrel, .45 ACP, .45 Colt, 29 1/2 oz empty weight and a Tritium front sight front sight.
  6. Glock26


    Nov 3, 2009
    Very nice! I think it feels better owning a S & W compared to a Taurus.
  7. 12345678910


    Jul 13, 2009
    If she's left handed, how does she get those round out and reload with her right hand?
  8. Brian Sargent

    Brian Sargent

    Jun 6, 2008
    Most lefties are pretty good with both hands because they live in a right handed world.

    If she's a lefty ... probably shoots that way and reloads the way a righty would.
  9. mollyhatchet


    Jun 15, 2009
    Revolvers are a good choice for women. A lot of us and some men don't have the strength to rack a slide.
  10. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    awesome looking holster rig.
    how does it hold the acp rounds? half moon clips?
  11. PayetteRucker


    Aug 4, 2009
    I have to say that for piece of mind the Taurus does a good job. It's obviously like comparing a Gransfors to a 12 dollar hardware store Collins, but they are effective tools and will place a pill where you want them. Their single action triggers are very consistent. That Smith and Wesson though, that is an heirloom quality firearm that anyone should be proud to own. I'm jealous, but the more I read about the old Schofield top-loaders, the more I'm convinced that a Navy Arms 5 inch model is going to be my next revolver. Looking forward to a range report!
  12. Andrew Colglazier

    Andrew Colglazier

    Sep 14, 2006
    I'd love to get my hands on a Governor, but they are not on the ground yet in my area and the local gunstore can't find one to order. So, guess I'll just have to be happy with my Judges until production catches up with demand!

  13. Tuxdad


    Feb 15, 2008
    Really like the rig and the set up !! What's the going price for them ??
  14. darthstrevel


    Dec 21, 2006
    Nice gun leather there...how does it carry with a pack on over the rig?
  15. Stitch


    Oct 6, 2005
    It came with 3ea 2rd clips and 2ea full moon clips. This is the first revolver I have used that takes moon clips. I have an old Springfield Armory 1911A1 barrel that works great for removing the rounds from the moon clips.
  16. Stitch


    Oct 6, 2005
    Base holster $160.00
    Flap $35.00
    Ammo carrier $30.00
    Shipping $10.00

    When I ordered the holster they said 8 weeks, it took 4.
  17. Stitch


    Oct 6, 2005
    A friend has the same holster. He said it is great for backpacking. That was one of the reasons for buying it. My wife also has a horse. I figured it would be good for that, too.
  18. HornyToad


    May 2, 2008
    I looked at the holster site and they show a quick adjustable nylon waist belt but yours/hers is leather. ???
  19. Stitch


    Oct 6, 2005
    Yes, the quick adjustabe part is nylon.
  20. Quirt


    Oct 10, 2005
    Nice set up! I'm going to check into getting the holster as I'm thinking about purchasing a handgun some day.

    Say, just an observation after watching the video on the holster website..I don't know much about firearms so please correct me if I'm wrong but is it okay to point a handgun at one's own body parts? i.e. fingers, palm, hand, wrist, forearm and even bicep, etc? I couldn't help noticing that everytime the guy presented the handgun from this holster he was covering his own body parts. Just curious.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011

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