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Old March 7th, 2014, 06:07 AM   #31
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Old March 13th, 2014, 12:39 PM   #32
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I just got one from Sportsmans $319 Shipped

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Old March 13th, 2014, 07:17 PM   #33
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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.
Personal preference...not seeing the advantage however well that's another issue lol. Striker fire would have made me more excited for it, although I'll still buy one because I have nothing better to do then buy more to finish the M&P line.
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Old March 15th, 2014, 06:06 AM   #34
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I was at Cabela"s yesterday and asked the guy at the gun counter if they had the new Bodyguard in yet. He looked at his co worker, kinda confused, and I said the new one, without the laser. He said no, then another co worker stepped in and said they did have them. I got to handle it, and compare it to the LCP. REALLY close in size. They are asking $359 for it.
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Old March 15th, 2014, 11:07 AM   #35
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My father has the old version and I find the safety is very difficult to disengage with the typical thumb sweep. Did they change to safety at all on the new one?
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Old March 16th, 2014, 06:48 AM   #36
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I picked up a MP Bodyguard Friday March 14th from my LGS ($326 + tax). I was going to shoot it today, but the weather is windy and crappy, here in Indiana. Comparing it to my Ruger LCP its pretty much identical in size. The trigger guard is slightly larger, but it still fits in my Ruger, Galco holster (a bit snug). The sights are way better than the LCP, since the LCP really doesn't have any to speak of. Neither is an issue for me. Both are for carrying while wearing shorts in the summer, and not for target shooting.

Comparing it to my Walther PPK/s, there is no comparison. The Walther is a good looking presentation gun but is heavy and large by modern standards.

The safety on the M&P BG is similar to the Shield. Easy to flick it off but a bit difficult to flip it on. I just use my left hand to flip it on. Anybody that thinks the safety will get flipped on accidently is full of BS. There is no way that lever is going up without significant effort from one of your digits.

Now all I need is a Technaclip and I'll be going Mexican carry this summer.
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 12:25 PM   #37
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Ran about 50 rounds thru mine today
Thats about all I could take

You have to stand across the room to pull the trigger.
Man its LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

Im thinking I have to have the Galloway kit when they are back in stock
On another note gun shot flawlessly NO FTF or FTE
I am really happy about that
Gun feels good in the hand, But I will have to get another mag extension, the one mag is flat, it was harder for me to shoot
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 04:37 PM   #38
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I have the BG380 with the laser and will probably buy the new one because it is in the M&P line....I have gotten used to the trigger pull and can shoot it just fine...every gun shoots differently and you just have to remember which one you have in your hand...my 380 fires everytime and that is the most important thing to me
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Ordered mine today, $278 shipped to my dealer. A heck of a deal if I do say so myself!
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Ordered mine today, $278 shipped to my dealer. A heck of a deal if I do say so myself!
That is a great deal. LGS has them on sale at $329
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If I don't feel like carrying, I will grab my LCP (in lieu of my 9c). I have never held the Bodyguard, but I like the fact that it has sights that look useable. I am surprised it is listed as a "compact" when it is definitely of sub-compact size. If it shoots anything like an LCP I may do an upgrade. I like it.
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Just purchased the M&P BG .380 recently.Went to Cabelas to look at Shields,but they had the .380 on sale for $339,plus I had gift cards saved up so it was really,very inexpensive.Liked everything about it.I've heard some talk about the trigger pull/travel,but being accustomed to shooting S&W revolvers in DA, it seems like nothing.
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Finally got it!

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Update on my new M&P .380.Got it home,shortly thereafter the slide stop started to malfunction.Then the mags wouldn't eject,had to pry them out half of the time.Then the mags wouldn't insert correctly.Never fired a shot.Pistol is at S&W getting fixed.Hope other people have a better experience than mine.Was very disappointed in the quality of the one I received.
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Finally got it!
Ummm... Nice box?
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