The Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 is a lightweight, simple-to-use pistol. It was engineered to be concealable and accurate, while remaining comfortable and easy to carry. Smith & Wesson made sure to include the latest in laser sighting technology for optimal accuracy.
Your brand new M&P Bodyguard pistol comes fully integrated with a Crimson Trace® laser.
AAA+ Awesome gun. Very pleased with my purchase.
Right out of the box and went to range today. Pull is very long. Too long. Long pull feels uncomfortable with short grip. Ejection of spent cartridges does not always go in same direction. No comparison to my Kimber Micro 380. Will NOT be keeping this one. I learned a great lesson: Never let price or other reviews influence buying a gun. Always find a way to test shoot it first.
The trigger is long and steady but pretty heavy. The grip is small even for small hands. In my opinion the trigger pull to the grip size is odd. Meaning if you have a little hand to fit the grip you don't have the strength to pull this trigger very well. It seems like it's made well, fires just fine and reliable. I just have to give the feedback that a little pocket gun with this short barrel and that heavy pull makes it difficult for shooters to get on target and isnt what its all about! The mags are nice and cheap but I think a LCP II would be a better choice or Glock 42 or if you have the money a Kimber Micro or Sig P238.
I like the gun. It fits very good in my front pocket holster. Gun looks good. Everyone that looks at it likes it.
I had this gun for about 2 weeks before I traded it for an LCP. The trigger pull is absolutely crazy heavy on this gun...even for a pocket pistol. My main problem, however, was I experienced a FTE during my first few magazines. Upon close inspection...the top cover to the laser had come loose and jammed the slide out of battery. This wasnt the screw becoming loose. It was the adhesive they used to keep the laser internals covered. Never had any faith in the gun after that.
I know, its cliche, but this little pocket rocket is my American Express Card. I never leave home without it. For my money its a great back-pocket gun. With the built-in laser, Ill stack it up against anything for concealed personal protection.
I own one and it is an excellent summer carry option. Easily drops in a cargo pocket. Good ergos and reliability. So far it has been reliable and I havent experienced any of the common malfunctions: broken firing pin and laser battery cover screw backing out and jamming the slide. The whole package is let down by a horrible, heavy trigger with long reset. Everyone thats ever shot mine complains about the long heavy trigger. Also, the laser is weak and you cant use it during the day outdoors. Finally, it shoots 6 low at about 10 yards and it has no elevation adjustment.
hands down, for a light weight, semi powerful last ditch effort, get off me gun... This is it, none better, none. Its not the most expensive nor was it designed to be, just the best for the money and size....ive had them all, literally, tried all the small and large carry styles...best all around...