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Old December 12th, 2016, 11:38 AM   #121
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I owned one..................got rid of it.................the size, great for carry............seemed to eat every thing. That's where the good ended.................horrible trigger, horrible sights, good for 10 ft. and under, then you can throw it at the bad guy.
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Old December 12th, 2016, 11:46 AM   #122
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I owned one..................got rid of it.................the size, great for carry............seemed to eat every thing. That's where the good ended.................horrible trigger, horrible sights, good for 10 ft. and under, then you can throw it at the bad guy.
I agree the trigger leaves something to be desired but I was shooting 2" groups with the irons at 7 yards and 1" with the laser. I think it's a great little back up, I just want to get the laser debugged.
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Old December 12th, 2016, 01:41 PM   #123
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I owned one..................got rid of it.................the size, great for carry............seemed to eat every thing. That's where the good ended.................horrible trigger, horrible sights, good for 10 ft. and under, then you can throw it at the bad guy.
That's what makes it a great pocket pistol, except I would put another magazine in it instead of throwing it at the bad guy. JMO
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Old December 12th, 2016, 04:44 PM   #124
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Still shooting and carrying mine....no problems with it. I have gotten used to the trigger pull. When I shoot it...I start out about 10 feet and back up to about 20 feet. That is my line...either run or fight. Love it because it is easy to conceal...
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Old January 8th, 2017, 05:49 AM   #125
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i have seen numerous complaints about the bg380 in this forum ranging from ftf, fte, slide problems, etc., but i have not seen any recently. have all of the past problems been taken care of by s&w or have people just decided that it's a waste of time to try and get things resolved with s&w? i wanted to buy one, but after reading through all of the comments i am a little reluctant.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 01:36 PM   #126
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i have seen numerous complaints about the bg380 in this forum ranging from ftf, fte, slide problems, etc., but i have not seen any recently. have all of the past problems been taken care of by s&w or have people just decided that it's a waste of time to try and get things resolved with s&w? i wanted to buy one, but after reading through all of the comments i am a little reluctant.
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Buy from a reputable easy to deal with dealer in case you get a rare bad gun so you can exchange rather than send back to S&W. I exchanged my first BG380 for a new one with my dealer and have had zero issues with the new BG380. It is easy to carry, not picky about ammo, and I can easily shoot it very accurately at 7-8 yards. Past that distance I would not fire my carry weapon.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 01:44 PM   #127
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Range day for the M&P BG380. Put around 250 rounds of various brands and it seems to prefer the ARX Poly and the Aguila FMJ with no FTF. I had bought “no brand” 250rd box with no info on it and had seven FTF out of 150 rds.

Galloway has made some changes to their trigger kit and I might install it. Gonna put more rounds through it to see how it works out before making the decision.
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Old March 9th, 2017, 12:26 PM   #128
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I bought a new M&P BG380 about two weeks ago. When I took it out of the box both mags were defective, in that rounds would jam while loading the mag (not the weapon).

I sent those back to S&W, but in the mean time I bought two OEM mags and they work fine.

S&W sent me two replacement mags, and FedEx lost those. They sent me two more, and they too are defective.

I am waiting for two more to arrive.

As far as shooting, I have made two trips to the range, with a total of about 100 rounds fired, at 5, 10, 15, (paper targets), and 20 yards (steel targets).

The red Crimson Trace laser required a little fine tuning, but the iron sights (windage adjustment only) didn't require any adjusting.

I find it to be much more accurate than I expected. The trigger pull is long, but I also have a Glock 19, so that is easy to adjust to.

The red laser is difficult to see in the bright sunlight beyond 10 yards, therefore it would probably only be effective with an overcast or at night time. With a lighter colored background it is much more visible.

I live in Florida, and wear shorts 99% of the time, so I decided to purchase a pocket-pistol. I carry it in a pocket holster, and this is working out great. I also carry a second mag on a belt pouch.

I am happy with the pistol, but not happy with the mags that S&W is outsourcing.

QUESTION: Has anyone else had issues with the mags? They are not made by S&W, i.e. they are outsourced, but S&W swears they are made in the U.S.A.
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Old March 10th, 2017, 06:02 PM   #129
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Mine is fine, it's not a finely finished firearm by any means but, it's fine for it's intended purpose... I also got it for like $200 used... I carry it everyday but, always have a more suitable gun close by in my truck and when I go out and about I strap that gun on, the 380 is just my deep concealment while I am at work gun.
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Old March 10th, 2017, 07:55 PM   #130
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Friend of mine has a BG380, newer one, runs flawless. No problem with the mags either. Like others have said, the trigger leaves a little bit to desire, and i`ve shot it and agree, but hey, its better than nothing at all if you should ever need a weapon to defend yourself.
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