1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

S & W 380 Bodyguard

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by puablo, Dec 18, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. puablo

    puablo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    2,378
    Just got a new compact carry gun- the new S&W Bodyguard...the laser sight got to me- really nice. The laser is built right into the frame. No bulk and just the right size for a small piece.
     
  2. Jimmyc

    Jimmyc TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    450
    I loved mine until it broke. The trigger return spring was busted. Sw fixed it but I couldn't trust it. Traded it off.
    Jimmy
     
  3. superump

    superump TS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    229
    Sounds interesting where can you get the best price on this gun?
     
  4. Jimmyc

    Jimmyc TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    450
    Ive seen good prices at most large gun stores. Street price is about $450. They really are nice guns and sw took care of the problem and did it fast.
    Jimmy
     
  5. tab

    tab Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    96
    I have put almost 200 rounds through the one I have, good shooter for a 380. It's fun to shoot but I depend on a 45.
     
  6. WGB

    WGB Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    191
    A S&W J frame revolver or several other small autos (Beretta, Walther, Sig) would be a more dependable "back-up" sized weapon.
     
  7. puablo

    puablo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    2,378
    the gun in mention, with the laser retails for about $575.00
     
  8. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,301
    I thought the $399 price on the S&W web site was wrong, but there are a bunch of them on Gunbroker for less.

    The lowest "buy it now" price there is $365. Several listings have the MSRP as $575.

    109380_01_lg.jpg

    S&W Bodyguard 380
     
  9. puablo

    puablo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    2,378
    my mistake...don't see how they can sell it that low. That's a super price. The retail is around $575.00 as far as I know. For them to sell it that low that's super.
     
  10. perazzitms

    perazzitms TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    521
    The NRA magazine did a review on it. They never say much bad stuff about anything, but accuracy, even at very short range, was akin to a shotgun blast.

    If you want 100% reliability, get a Glock 26 (yea, not a 380, but 9mm is almost the same)

    If you want new and snazzy, get the Sig 250. Looks real good. At $360, best deal out there.
     
  11. eric

    eric TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    852
    Location:
    Spokane, WA
    My local distributor told me S&W just reduced the prices - for Police and Fire affiliates, its down to $319 but you must qualify. Local retail prices are down to $379. Just wonder if S&W is dumping them or getting rid of inventory or what. I ordered two - couldn't pass it up.

    Eric
     
  12. Quack Shot

    Quack Shot Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Messages:
    4,003
    I'd rather have a Kel-Tec 9MM single stack or even the P3AT if it MUST be a .380. Colt made a pony in 380 and a 9mm some years ago. I won't part with them or use them, just for the potential collector value. My Kel-Tecs get a LOT of use and keep coming back for more. I just prefer a 9mm or better for serious social work. A Sig or a Glock would do nicely as well. I'm not in real favor of a laser sight. You can always add one to some firearms, but I like a good set of regular sights, maybe night sights, depending on the siruation. A good flashlight would probably do better for me than a laser.

    My preference is a bigger bore. Minimum of .40 or 10mm. .45 works fine and makes a big hole in and a big one out. My P220 has seen a lot of carry use and it's used for practice on a regular basis. I have a bunch of Glocks as well, but I am well practiced and very used to the Sigs, so either would do fine for me.
     
  13. Blueraven81

    Blueraven81 TS Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2009
    Messages:
    202
    I'm not much of a handgun guy, but I decided to get a handgun for my Wife for Christmas to carry in her purse.

    I consulted with my father-in-law who is a competition pistol shooter on what was the best handgun for self protection; his recommendation is if you want to be confident that it will fire when you pull the trigger get a revolver and his recommendation was a S&W 637 with a 2" barrel.

    I'm sure my Wife will love it, it's light weight and just feels like an old coon dog that will never let you down.

    I like it so much I bought one for myself and with a thin sleeve it fits great in my pants pocket.

    You can also get it with a laser sight, but I figure if we have to pull it, it's unlikely we're going to miss with all 5 shots.

    Blueraven


    [​IMG]
     
  14. puablo

    puablo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    2,378
    I like mine, but feel now that I got burned with S & W dropping the price a whole bunch. My dealer/store must have paid the higher price...I don't blame him.
     
  15. Savage99Stan

    Savage99Stan Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,081
    They've had a special running for dealers...we sold a couple at 379 but can't seem to get more.

    The first one we sold had a tendency to disassemble but Smith fixed it...at least it hasn't come back a second time.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.