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The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard is the ultimate in concealed carry pistols. Its small, light weight and with the right ammo packs a punch.
SIZE & WEIGHT
Size and weight are the two most important factors when shopping for a concealed carry gun. Don’t fool your self if the gun isn’t comfortable you will not carry constantly. The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard is a sub compact gun weighing in at 11.85 oz which makes it ideal for every day carry.
BUILT IN LASER
The Bodyguard is the first personal protection pistol with an integrated laser made by Isight. Insight Technology is an industry leader in the manufacturing of tactical weapon lights and lasers. The laser is easy to operate and vary visible during day or night shooting.
What i love most about this gun are the dove tail sights. The sights are large and easy to see, unlike the Ruger LCP which barley has any sights. The sights on the Body Guard are also adjustable for windage which is a huge advantage over most pocket .380 pistols.
The Body Guard fits perfectly in my hand with great balance and comfort. Of course it is a subcompact gun so my pinky is left hanging but with a little training its not a problem.
Smith & Wesson did an awesome job designing this pistol. The Magazine release, slide stop, and safety are big enough to make them easy to operate but small enough to prevent accidental activation. The corners are well rounded to prevent snagging. unlike some Smith and Wesson firearms the Bodyguard will fire with the magazine removed allowing you at least one defensive round when reloading.
RELIABILITY & ACCURACY
What impressed me most about the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard was the accuracy and reliability. During testing i fired 500 rounds of Blazer 95 gr .380 ammo with no malfunctions. This kind of supprised me because all guns are expected to jam during the break in period, first 200 rounds or so. I was equally impressed with the accuracy of this gun. I was able to fire 2 inch groups at 3 yards, which is pretty good for a pocket pistol.
When the Bodyguard was first released their where problems with a few lasers being difficult to turn on and off. i spoke to Smith & Wesson about this problem and they assured me the problem had been fixed.
This is an awesome gun, thats perfect for everyday concealed carry. The accuracy, reliability, weight, and relatively affordable price ($399) make this the ultimate pocket pistol. If you own or have a comment about the S & W Bodyguard or any comment that might help my readers please leave your comment below. I have also posted the specs below.
Caliber: .380 Auto
Capacity: 6 + 1 rounds
Barrel Length: 2.75″ / 7.0 cm
Frame Size: Compact
Action: Double Action Only
Rear Sight: Adjustable for windage
Overall Length: 5.25″ / 13.3cm
Weight: 11.85 oz
Purpose: Concealed Carry / Personal Protection / Duty
Made in the U.S.A / Lifetime Service Policy