This is a discussion on M&P BODYGUARD 380 DISCUSSION THREAD within the MP Talk forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; 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 ...
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|December 12th, 2016, 11:38 AM||#121|
Join Date: Dec 2016
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.
|December 12th, 2016, 11:46 AM||#122|
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: North Carolina
|December 12th, 2016, 01:41 PM||#123|
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|December 12th, 2016, 04:44 PM||#124|
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Middle Tennessee
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...
|January 8th, 2017, 05:49 AM||#125|
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: geneva illinois
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.
|January 8th, 2017, 01:36 PM||#126|
Join Date: Feb 2014
|January 8th, 2017, 01:44 PM||#127|
Join Date: Jun 2016
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.
|March 9th, 2017, 12:26 PM||#128|
Join Date: Mar 2017
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.
|March 10th, 2017, 06:02 PM||#129|
Join Date: Oct 2008
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.
|March 10th, 2017, 07:55 PM||#130|
Join Date: Jul 2016
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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