Smith & Wesson M&P15OR
I haven’t written much lately. It isn’t that I haven’t had anything to write about or that I didn’t feel like writing, but sometimes you just have more important things to do than spend time on your gun hobby. That all changed on Saturday when I got to spend some time at the pistol range with a good friend of mine.
Before Saturday, I hadn’t been to the gun range in over 10 weeks, an eternity for a guy who usually shoots twice a month. But what made this range day special was being able to take a buddy shooting who has been having a rough time. My friend, lets call him John (not his real name) is going through a tough bout with cancer. John has a great outlook and is a real fighter. I am sure he is going to beat this thing, but that doesn’t make it any easier.
John and I headed to the range with a number of pistols to shoot, and we had a great time. Another friend of ours came along and brought a few big range toys with him. It was a blast getting to see John shooting a Desert Eagle in .50AE and a Smith & Wesson 500. John’s grin was from ear to ear and isn’t coming off any time soon.
From .22LR to 500 S&W, we had a great time. Maybe it was my best day at the range ever. Not because of the guns we shot or the groupings we had, but because of the company we kept.
A lot of people are going through tough times right now. Who can you share your love of shooting with? Can you brighten their day with good company and a day at the range?
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