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Bodyguard 380 10 23.81%
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Old February 11th, 2011, 05:42 AM   #1
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My wife has just informed me that if we want to go on vacation this summer them I will only have the money for one gun. I am truly stuck between the two. I need the bodyguard for times i cant carry anything else. The 45c has the perks of having a 45 again. I do a lot of hiking and backpacking so the 45 is more suited for the woods that my 9fs or 9c. Let me know what you think. Thanks Luke
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Old February 11th, 2011, 05:59 AM   #2
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Not that you can have too many M&P's but since you have 2 already I say get the bodyguard. It would be nice to have something nice and small and easier to conceal.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 06:03 AM   #3
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I know this topic is one that I wouldn't look at but for once in my life I cant pick a gun. Thanks for the help.
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No brainer. Absolutely the 45c.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 07:57 AM   #5
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Get the 45c... AND a Kel-Tec P-3AT...



Tell your wife to pack sandwich fixings...



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Old February 11th, 2011, 09:04 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by luke2-2008' post='287690' date='Feb 11 2011, 10:03 AM
I know this topic is one that I wouldn't look at but for once in my life I cant pick a gun. Thanks for the help.


I saw that you started the thread so I knew it was legit and not some newb just looking for more posts. It is a really tough choice but now that I think of it I love M&P's so much I would probably get the .45c... It really depends on how much you could really use having a nice small gun.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 09:22 AM   #7
 
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Originally Posted by luke2-2008' post='287684' date='Feb 11 2011, 09:42 AM
I need the bodyguard for times i cant carry anything else.


Make it so that situation doesn't happen. Dress around the gun not the other way around. At least for now until you have the funds for the BG.
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If you are going to carry it in the woods, most definitely the 45. I would not take a 380 to the woods.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 10:27 AM   #9
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I'm not planning on taking the 380 to the woods. This isn't my only firearm.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 12:42 PM   #10
 
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Bodyguard:



+ Easy to conceal

- .380 not good for the woods



45c



+ It's a 45 and better for the woods (better than the .40S&W?)

- Not as easy to conceal, but I guess it's still do-able.



I'm really not that familiar with pocket guns since they feel weird to me. I'm more comfortable with a compact of full-size. If I had to choose for myself, I would get the .45c.
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Originally Posted by luke2-2008' post='287684' date='Feb 11 2011, 09:42 AM
I need the bodyguard for times i cant carry anything else. The 45c has the perks of having a 45 again. I do a lot of hiking and backpacking so the 45 is more suited for the woods that my 9fs or 9c. Let me know what you think. Thanks Luke


Hmmmm. The 380 Bodyguard (to me), is like having a yapping poodle for a guard dog. 45c is like a cocky young Lab old enough to stand his ground. I prefer FS over "c", but would that a "c" over a 380.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 05:02 PM   #12
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I had the fs45 and loved it. I am just not built big enough for it. I had a hard time carrying comfortably. I'm not one to worry about printing because we have open carry but from what i can tell the 45c is close to the size of the 9 fs, which to me is the perfect size gun unless your running around the beach, lake in the summer. Thats when the bodyguard would be handy.



I think the 45c will be the right choice though. ( and like jeff said a P3AT on the side)
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I had the fs45 and loved it. I am just not built big enough for it. I had a hard time carrying comfortably. I'm not one to worry about printing because we have open carry but from what i can tell the 45c is close to the size of the 9 fs, which to me is the perfect size gun unless your running around the beach, lake in the summer. Thats when the bodyguard would be handy.



I think the 45c will be the right choice though. ( and like jeff said a P3AT on the side)


Just a thought and you'd have to keep an eye on it like a hawk on a rabbit. A double (two bags), zip lock freezer bags with the 45c hid in the cooler. You'd be packin' heat with the meat.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 05:28 PM   #14
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Hadnt thought of that
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Old February 11th, 2011, 05:45 PM   #15
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Luke,

Get the 45c and save for the Bodyguard or another flavor mouse gun. The bodyguard is fairly new to the scene where as the M&P45c is through most of it's growing pains(and very concealable, even for us little guys).



I like the idea of the Bodyguard but I'm just not sure about adding integral tech to a tool. The tech should be independent and removable. $0.02



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