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Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380

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Swat_front_max50

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Posted about 3 years ago

 

 I was looking to get an off duty gun. I have been told to look into a Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380. I was wondering if anyone had one and if so do you like it?

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Evil_max50

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I am not a 380 fan for serious defensive purposes so my opinion would be extremely biased


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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

I have the S&W Bodyguard 380. I also have a Glock 33 for off-duty carry, my Glock is my heavier clothing/winter carry weapon. I bought the 380 for carry under light summer/active clothing. I have large hands and it took a while to get used to the small weapon, but with some practice it came.  For carry I bought expensive top quality ammo to ensure bullet penatration. 1050 fps.


I have not had a major jam or misfire. For shooting so far it has been reliable. I thought the built in laser would be cool, but that just screws with my target acquistion so I never use it. It was handy however to practice dry fires to tighten up my shooting though.


Disassembling the gun for cleaning is kind of a pain. It has a long trigger pull I don't like, but the Ruger 380 has the same. I have had a hard time finding a good CC holster for it, I ended up ordering one from smith for my belt, but it still needs a shirt to cover it and I hate having a shirt untucked. I'm thinking of getting a belly band for it. It can stuff into a pocket as well. The holsters for the Ruger 380 do not fit this gun as it is a little bigger.


Long story short, I like it and will carry it under light clothing as it conceals and carries easy. It would make a good back-up weapon, and it's so easy to carry you can carry it anytime with comfort. It will shoot and go bang and it beats a knife, but vrs. a larger gun you will be at a disadvatange. However, if it causes you to carry it's a lot better than a big gun left at home.


 

Swat_front_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

 Thanks alot wycanislatrans. I was originally looking at the glock 27 for off duty carry, but it seems just a bit too big to carry under light clothing. I'm still not 100% set on anything yet though

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I have one and have qualified with it twice now. A fantastic gun, great back up gun and perfect for off-duty when a full size can't be carried. Slips into a pocket holster small enough to be carried even at the gym. It shoots very well and I like the fact that it has actual dove tailed iron sights front and rear which was one reason I dumped the Ruger LCP. My Wife did not like the long trigger pull and had some trouble with it but she has small hands :)

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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

The Kahr CM9 is the bargin model of the PM9. Its small, lightweight, reasonably priced and not a 380


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