The Making of the Governor
Capable of shooting .410-bore shotshells and .45 Colt and .45 ACP cartridges, the Governor defines versatility. Managing Editor Aaron Carter recently visited Smith & Wesson’s Springfield, Mass., facility to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Governor.
Forging the Bar
After removal from the forging press, the frames are placed in a bin, awaiting the next step in processing. It takes surprisingly little time to go from this to a finished, functioning handgun.