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S&W: I don't understand something about the new Gov...?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by praharin, Mar 2, 2011.

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  1. praharin

    praharin Member

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    I recently got an e mail about the new Governor, and something struck me

    Why does a new revolver chambered in three cartridges, including moon clipped .45ACP, cost less than any of their other .45ACP revolvers?

    More importantly, why do the other revolvers cost more


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    Just had to get that off my chest. Feel free to reply in any way you see fit, but understand that I believe I do understand why it costs less.
     
  2. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

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    ...because they are trying draw market share?

    It is the same as asking why First Class seats on a plane cost more...because you are paying actual cost
     
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    Because they are trying to go head to head with Taurus. S&W doesn't have to do that with their other guns, just this new one that is a copy of the Taurus.

    I don't know when that market niche will be filled, but they better hurry in my opinion.
     
  4. PapaG

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    I'd guess that there isn't quite the attention to tolerance either...bet they won't group any better than the Tauri. Kind of hard to get accuracy with a bullet if it has to go two or more inches, gathering steam, before it hits the forcing cone and then the rifling.

    I know...not intendedd for accuracy. But if you don't have to worry about it, you don't have to hold the tolerances on cylinder throats, barrel/cylinder gap, or other minor things.

    I hope it works out and I hope I'm wrong. I have a Judge. I like it some but it is still a one trick pony, close, really close range defense or maybe two tricks...snakes, but I don't have any dangerous snakes here in Illinois.
     
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    Sure you do, you just dont see them.
     
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    And that makes all the difference in the world! Without tolerances it's just a hunk of steel. So backing off on the machining tolerances even a few thousands trims a big percentage of the production costs. That it chambers three rounds doesn't affect cost (my Single Six chambers 4).
     
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    I thought Rahm Emanuel was just elected mayor of Chicago?
     
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