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Old January 11th, 2014, 04:57 AM   #16
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First this should have been a striker fire. I will still buy one just because I want the entire M&P lineup but I will use my Sig P238 or Ruger LCP before I will probably carry a double action only BG, especially when the new LCP has a much improved trigger.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 02:11 AM   #17
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Anyone know when they are going to start hitting stores?
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Old January 17th, 2014, 03:56 AM   #18
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First this should have been a striker fire. I will still buy one just because I want the entire M&P lineup but I will use my Sig P238 or Ruger LCP before I will probably carry a double action only BG, especially when the new LCP has a much improved trigger.
But the LCP is a DAO gun.
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But the LCP is a DAO gun.
Nope, it has a preset hammer action...
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Old January 17th, 2014, 09:57 AM   #20
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But the LCP is a DAO gun.
Yes, but with the new setup on the 2nd generations, it is much better than the original setup on the LCP. The bodyguard should have been a striker fire, bottomline. They would sell 10x's more.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 01:30 PM   #21
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Has anyone seen one yet? None of the shops around here has gotten any in.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 01:49 PM   #22
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I have one on order. I read on here or the other site that S&W doesn't expect to ship until first of March.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 07:27 PM   #23
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I agree the laser is worthless. Even if you modify the button with that ink pen tube trick it still pushes the muzzle off target if you turn it on at the full extension of your arm. It's pretty worthless.
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Old February 4th, 2014, 08:43 AM   #24
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Yes, but with the new setup on the 2nd generations, it is much better than the original setup on the LCP. The bodyguard should have been a striker fire, bottomline. They would sell 10x's more.
I donít see the advantage of the striker over the current trigger mechanism. In my opinion, after having carry a BG380 for a year and half and putting some 1500 rounds through it, the BG trigger wears in nicely. I found it better than any of the LCP variants - so much so that I sold my LCP. Itís also better than a 38 revolver. I see a striker in a pocket pistol as a recipe for disaster. People generally do not work with pocket pistols like they would a compact and full size carry rig. Pocket pistols tend to be carried a lot and shot a little. Many people do not even use a pocket holster. I think S&W recognized this and provisioned the appropriate trigger for that purpose, even with the side mounted safety. While it is functional, you need to concentrate hard to work that safety when pulling from a pocket. Itís for this reason I do not use it. People are shooting themselves with striker fired guns from Blackhawk Serpas and various appendix carry rigs now. You can imagine what happens when you complicate that by reaching onto a pocket. Personally, Iíd rather have the longer, smooth pull of the BG trigger from a pocket holster than not.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 04:31 AM   #25
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I donít see the advantage of the striker over the current trigger mechanism. In my opinion, after having carry a BG380 for a year and half and putting some 1500 rounds through it, the BG trigger wears in nicely. I found it better than any of the LCP variants - so much so that I sold my LCP. Itís also better than a 38 revolver. I see a striker in a pocket pistol as a recipe for disaster. People generally do not work with pocket pistols like they would a compact and full size carry rig. Pocket pistols tend to be carried a lot and shot a little. Many people do not even use a pocket holster. I think S&W recognized this and provisioned the appropriate trigger for that purpose, even with the side mounted safety. While it is functional, you need to concentrate hard to work that safety when pulling from a pocket. Itís for this reason I do not use it. People are shooting themselves with striker fired guns from Blackhawk Serpas and various appendix carry rigs now. You can imagine what happens when you complicate that by reaching onto a pocket. Personally, Iíd rather have the longer, smooth pull of the BG trigger from a pocket holster than not.
I agree. I carry an LCP and love the fact that it takes work to pull the trigger. It's very comforting to know. I hope my LGS never gets the new BG, it's too tempting (I keep telling myself it's too much bigger than the LCP).
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Bodyguard on the way

I just bought the first one I saw on GunBroker. It was listed by Independence Arms in Texas. Hopefully I will have it in a few days.

It is still too cold around SE Minnesota to head to the range, but I can't wait to try this out. I sold my LCP to a buddy a while back in anticipation of buying the new Bodyguard. The new M&P model should compliment my Shield well!
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Update...

if anyone else is looking they told me they had 10 total, so 9 left. Mine was shipped today.
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if anyone else is looking they told me they had 10 total, so 9 left. Mine was shipped today.
Mind telling us how much you paid? I went on GB but couldn't find the new laser-less one.
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Mind telling us how much you paid? I went on GB but couldn't find the new laser-less one.


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I ended up at $334.95 because while I was at the dealer to confirm he could not get one someone bid the minimum which kicked me up $5.00. They re-listed it after I bought it and I emailed them right away to see what the scoop was, and the reply was that they had 10 total to sell. Funny they did not list quantity 10 instead of re-listing, but anyway mine will be delivered tomorrow! Five bucks, no problem with me. I just did not want to wait like I did for my Shield!
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