Smith & Wesson Governor Review
Part 5 - Shooting Clay Pigeons & Bianchi Holster
August 14, 2011

Smith & Wesson Governor Review

In this part of my range testing I decided to head outdoors and try shooting some clay pigeons.  I figured since the Smith & Wesson Governor is capable of shooting shot shells, it would be be fun to bust a few clay birds.  I loaded the Governor up with some of the Winchester Super-X 410 Gauge 2½" 1/2 OZ. 6 Shot which I used in Part 4 of the review.  In the video below (or at this YouTube Link) you can see that I hit 5 out of 6 clay birds.  I will admit that the 5th shot was only a chip, but it still counts in my book.  I was actually very surprised at how quickly I got the hang of tossing the clay birds and then following up with a shot.  I can see this will become big fun at future shooting events and the fast action part of having to follow up with a quick shot gives it another level of challenge.


After having a little fun, I tucked the Governor into my Bianchi #UM84R Universal Military Holster on my 4-wheeler and cruised my property for a while.  I keep this universal holster on my 4-wheeler because I like to keep a gun handy, but I don't always want to carry it while working.  In the past, this was the home of my favorite .357 revolver.

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I was impressed with how well the Governor Revolver fit in this holster and if you are looking for this style holster for your Governor, I think you would be happy with the fit.  In the photo below, the Governor can actually go down into the holster a little further such that the trigger guard is even with the sides of the holster.  Also, consider the dirt smudge on the holster as proof that this holster gets some real use.

Figure 2

I decided to pull the Bianchi Holster off my 4-wheeler and show some more photos for those interested.  The holster Bianchi part number is 14871 and I originally got it for my Ruger GP100 4" barrel.

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In these next two photos I pulled off the removable flap to show another possible configuration.  This review is not intended to be a full review of the holster, but it should give you a good idea on the fit of the Governor inside the holster.

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