The Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan vs Smith & Wesson Governor revolver size comparison image is rendered with the forward portion of the trigger guard and the base of the actual triggers aligned.
For quite awhile we had a desire to create an image comparison of the Ruger Alaskan with other revolvers. So for the first comparison we put the Ruger Alaskan with the Smith & Wesson Governor.
Even though the Ruger Alaskan comes in noticeably shorter than the S&W Governor, it weighs quite a bit more. To be exact it weights 15.4 ounces more, which is just over 50% of the Governor’s total weight of 29.6 ounces.
Remember, the Alaskan is capable of dropping a Grizzly Bear so the comfort it affords you in bear country more than makes up for any discomfort created by it’s extra weight. On top of that the extra weight helps to steady the recoil of the Alaskan.
It should come as no surprise that neither of these revolvers will have a problem with a self defense situation.
Hopefully you find our illustration showing the size comparison between the Ruger Alaskan and the Smith & Wesson Governor beneficial. If you have purchased or used one of these guns please leave a review below and let us know what you do and/or do not like about it. Also, if there are any specific size comparisons you think we should create please use the contact us link to suggest which gun illustrations to make available.
|Ruger Alaskan||SW Gov|
|caliber||44 MAG||.410 2.5″, .45 ACP & Colt|
|weight||45.0 oz||29.6 oz|
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