Snake Shooters: Top 5 Small Game Handguns [PICS]

snakejudgeS&W Governor

Look, we’re not going to sugarcoat it, Smith & Wesson’s “Governor” is pretty much a direct copy of Taurus’ popular “Judge” (also on this list).

The only major difference is that one is made by one of the most trusted name in firearms history, the other is made by Taurus. Like the Snake Slayer, the Governor can accept .410 shotgun shells (6 of them), albeit in a shorter 2.5” shell.

It can also accommodate a .45 Colt and .45 ACP, which is nice because the ACP is more readily available and comes in more variety that the Long Colt.

It goes without saying that, thanks to the .410 cartridge, the Governor can shred small game. Weighing in at 1.85 pounds, it’s pretty comfortable to carry. But at 8.5” in overall length, you’re probably going to want to carry it in a holster. 

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