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Old January 7th, 2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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M&P BODYGUARD 380 DISCUSSION THREAD

Hopefully we can avoid having 100 different threads on the topic and keep the discussion on the new M&P Bodyguard 380 in one place.

New for 2014


SKU:109381
Model: BODYGUARDŽ 380
Caliber: .380 Auto
Capacity: 6+1 Rounds
Barrel Length: 2.75" / 7.0 cm
Frame Size: Compact
Action: Double Action Only (Hammer Fired)
Front Sight: Stainless Steel Drift Adjustable
Rear Sight: Stainless Steel Drift Adjustable
Grip: Polymer
Overall Length: 5.25" / 13.3 cm
Weight: 12 oz / 340.2 g
Frame Material: Polymer
Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
Slide Material: Stainless Steel
Finish: Matte Black
Purpose: Personal Protection, Professional / Duty

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Old January 7th, 2014, 02:48 PM   #2
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I wonder why it's heavier than the older model by (11.85oz vs 12oz)?
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Old January 7th, 2014, 03:18 PM   #3
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I wish they made the trigger better than the other one. I love my BG380 but the trigger pull is way to long. I just haven't read enough reviews on the Galloway trigger kits to see if they are any good or not.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 03:22 PM   #4
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At that price I can't imagine passing over the shield. I thought the laser built in was it's only redeeming feature.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 05:09 PM   #5
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I wish they made the trigger better than the other one. I love my BG380 but the trigger pull is way to long. I just haven't read enough reviews on the Galloway trigger kits to see if they are any good or not.
I have the Galloway trigger kit installed in my bodyguard. I've had mine since they came out in September and absolutely Love it. I have put around 300 rounds thru it with no issues and have tighter groups over the stock trigger. Highly recommended.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 06:42 PM   #6
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I think this is targeted at new female shooters, which is a large emerging market. I've heard reports that Ruger has sold a ton of LCP's.

I don't see it as competition to the Shield. For me the Shield is my EDC IWB, which I think is true for a lot of guys.

Now one use for the new BG would be as an ankle carried BUG, but since I don't carry a BUG I won't be buying one.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 07:26 PM   #7
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old vs.new
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Old January 8th, 2014, 04:35 AM   #8
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I like it, except for the thumb saftey. I pocket carry an LCP, so this would be an option if I were to look for something new.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 06:22 AM   #9
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Another site listed that one large police department did not allow laser equipped gun to be used unless it was disabled by their gunsmith. Maybe that was LAPD? I forget. . .
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Old January 8th, 2014, 08:27 AM   #10
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Another site listed that one large police department did not allow laser equipped gun to be used unless it was disabled by their gunsmith. Maybe that was LAPD? I forget. . .
Yes LAPD.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 02:32 PM   #11
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A number of the reported issues with the BG380 was with the laser failing and the screw which holds the laser in. Other issues include broken firing pins and roll pins that walk out. My guess would be that S&W took a critical look and tried to resolve those things from a reliability perspective. The ergonomics on the gun are great and the sights for the gun that small are superb comparatively. If your going to need to stand the BG up against currently M&P reliability, they would have had to deal with those issues directly.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 03:46 PM   #12
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Single stack 45 would have been a million times more appealing.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 04:40 PM   #13
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I have the current Bodyguard with the laser and it's a great little gun except for the trigger pull. I however do not like using a laser so the new version without the laser is very appealing.
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Also. This seems inline with the glock 42. Waste of time.
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Old January 9th, 2014, 05:54 PM   #15
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I wonder if these will be as readily available following the Shot Show as the Shield's were when they were released?
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