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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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.380 S&W Bodyguard

Was just looking for some feedback on this gun----------I ordered one Friday.
Although not a big .380 fan I really like it and am getting it for my "Go To" protection piece.
Any input is appreciated
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Re: .380 S&W Bodyguard

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Although not a big .380 fan
whoever is standing 3 to 10 feet from the muzzle of your new .380 wont be a fan either!

The important thing is that you are comfortable with it. I dont know much of this weapon, but it sounds like a pocket pistol

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Re: .380 S&W Bodyguard

Fallscity1
You are correct it will be used(hopefully never)at point blank range so it will get the job done.
It is definately a "Pocket Pistol" it fits in my palm--That is what sold me on it and the integrated laser. I will shoot it a few times at the range but then it will just be kept in a safe BUT accessible spot.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 06:41 PM
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Re: .380 S&W Bodyguard

A buddy of mine just bought one. He likes it and it shoots where he tells it to.

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Re: .380 S&W Bodyguard

This is just my opinion and tons of people will be on the other side of this ...

I've owned two seperate .380's both I couldn't shoot worth a darn and wasn't very accurate with. I've since sold both and opted for a .38spl LCR which I'm deadly accurate with and can carry just as easy as any .380 I've owned. (Something to note here is I don't pocket carry, it's a personal preference but I feel it's to hard to get to in your pocket while sitting down.) Another thing that turns me on is the cheaper ammo, wider selection, and stronger loads.

YMMV

Either way a pistol on you is better then any pistol at home.

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Re: .380 S&W Bodyguard

I just did some research on them, becasue I was thinking about owning one as well. After my research session, I think I'll pass. Seems a good number of folks were having problems with them. I'd shoot atleast 500 rounds through it, and make sure it didn't malfunction once before I even thought about carrying it. But, that applies with any cc weapon. I'm now leaning towards the small frame .38 snubby myself.

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Re: .380 S&W Bodyguard

The new S&W Pro 5 shot revolvers are machined for moon clips. If your looking for a revolver, thats what I would get.

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Re: .380 S&W Bodyguard

Just as important as the quality and "comfy-ness" of the gun, is the ammo that you will be using. Google and read some results of the Hornady Critical Defense ammo. This is what I carry in my revolver. It's quality ammo and it's made specifically for it's name. "Critical defense."

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