Every time I go by my local gun shop recently, they always seem to have something unusual. This trip they had a Brand New Smith Wesson Governor, it is only the second one that I have seen. After looking at it for a few minutes, I bought it. It does seem to be better built revolver than the Judge, but is was about $100.00 more expensive. I have been reading a lot on the internet about the various loads, and for a self defense situation it appears that the 45 Long Colt is the best round. Anyway this pistol may be a "Fad", but for some reason I like the pistol. I hope to get it out this weekend and try it out. Has anyone else had any experience with the Governor?