Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 Review




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PART TIME PREPPERS: Ours seem to shoot a little on the low side also...better low than high in my book...nice review.

Richard DiLorenzo: It is a "9 mil" albeit short...Makes a 9mm hole...The long trigger pull is a safety feature, better than disengaging the slide safety. Too many articles about stopping power assume we're always encountering a meth crazed assailant. Don't underestimate the lethal nature of a personal defense .380 bullet. At typical self defense distances 7 rounds from this gun will provide adequate protection. Best part, you could carry it in your jock and wouldn't know it's there.......

torontothegood: tiny gun.. great for back-up or for formal occasions.. better to have a small gun than no gun.

torontothegood: built in laser gun for $350?? where do i get one??

Father n Son Cars n Guns (FSCG): S&W M&P Bodyguard 380 Crimson Trace

kaylor87: To be honest, I didnt really watch the video because I was kinda just flippin through a bunch... But I gave you a thumbs up for the song! I love Alter Bridge, great choice, man!

Haus of Guns: @tylerdtharp Great thought on the laser as a deterrent. I hadn't actually considered it as a psychological advantage but you make a good point. I'd be just as happy with the Bodyguard even if it didn't have the laser sight.

Haus of Guns: Sounds like we're in the same boat. Similar size and for me the Bodyguard was hands down a better fit. Also, the laser was my biggest downside but with decent sights I never anticipated using the laser.

martian59: Seems to be a nice gun. I'm trying to order one now instead of the Taurus TCP that I had decided to buy. I have a new Taurus PT111 G2 so I'm not anti-Taurus. Anyone who dismisses the .380 round hasn't been shot by anything. I have no doubts whatsoever that if needed, putting a couple of 380's in a person will greatly diminish any danger, if not remove it completely. Thanks for the review.

Haus of Guns: @mjgeb Fortunately for me I can't comment on S&W's customer service but I'm sure they'll make things right.

Haus of Guns: I shot the Nano during Range Day for SHOT show and hated it. Blocky on top, not enough grip. Couldn't even get 2 fingers around the grip very well AND the recoil was awful. Definitely low on the micro 9mm list IMO. That said, it was accurate as I wanted it to be even at 20 yards where the plates were sitting.

mjgeb: I'm just hoping S&W makes me a happy .380 owner...that's all I want.

killallcommies1: i ordered 1 today, 282.00 / for that price its like buying an insight pistol laser and they throw in the gun and mag for free

johnpaulwynn: Thanks for the review! Other reviews on YouTube have said the trigger is sub-par. Any comment on it? I'm looking for a CCW gun and considering the LC9, PF9, and the Bodyguard 380.

Haus of Guns: Tyler can jump in on this, but MOST of the big box stores have discounts if you just ask.

imachku: would you say this is a comfortable gun to shoot?

BumpassDave: I bought one, and can't wait until a Mag extender comes out to give a better grip and hopefully 2x more rounds. Other than that, sweet weapon, my serial number is in the 5000 range so all of the stove pipe issues have not surfaced.

quarterboat: Hi, no offense, it's just that I like music and when I see a video on motorcycles for example or animals or guns, it gives me a mental wedgie because my mind tries to go in two directions. I'm attracted to the music but want to pay attention to the subject. Maybe I have a weak mind. That wouldn't surprise me. Have a good evening...

morrisc0de: How's the Bodyguard holding up? I've heard after a few hundred shots the laser screw comes out and jams. Have you h ad any issues?

filmgekko: Great video and review. Its very refreshing to see a good quality review, wail still highlighting proper safety practices, even noting that there was not a camera operator, great job. thanks.

neolightproductions: Love the video. I'll be purchasing my first defense pocket pistol soon. I'm really liking how small this one is. Have you tried the Berretta Nano?

Haus of Guns: @hublanomad Glad you feel like it was helpful. Definitely a winner in our book.

Haus of Guns: @tracel2000 For the value we felt like it gave a lot for what it cost. It's proven very reliable for me and the laser hits dead on where I put it. Another big notable item about this was how much better it felt in the hands in comparison to other micro compacts, i.e. the Kahr P380, Ruger LCP, Keltec P3AT and others. I've had guys tell me its ugly and others tell me just as candidly they think it's beautiful. Haha, not sure which is right, but it's a shooter for sure.

William Taylor: Can it be bought in the UK?

Haus of Guns: @johnpaulwynn The PF9's trigger will be much worse than this one and that little hand cannon kicks like a mule. I can't speak on the LC9 but I personally had and gave heavy workouts to a Ruger LCP and the trigger was horrid. It was a bit lighter than this one, but lots of plan and a LONG, LONG pull. BUT, they're both 9mm, so you've gotta weigh the pros & cons against a 380 and 9mm.

Steve Sanders: I love my bodyguard but it took some time for me to get used to taking up the slack in the trigger while composing the shot to keep the rounds on target - long pull. I have big hands so it really helped adding Garrison XL grip extensions to help with managing recoil. The lifetime warranty from S&W helped me in my decision. Thanks for the review!

hannstv: Nice clear review. This was the first video of this poster that I've watched. Have signed up, will watch more.

ThePackratg: No worries, you will not need the laser if you have to use this .380.

TacticalLumberjack: So I traded my Sig P238 in for one of these, straight across. I'm SO much happier. I feel much safer carrying a double action than the single action, and the trigger is still very good in my opinion.

Haus of Guns: @killallcommies1 What an amazing deal! I'm extremely jealous as I paid almost double that when they were new a year ago. Where did you order it for that?

morrisc0de: @hausofguns I was asking because I wanted to purchase one of these, but in the S&W forums I saw people having issues with the laser or the laser screw, I wanted to know if you experienced any issues with it. Since you have not, I'll probably get one. I love the look of the gun and it feels better in my hand than an LCP. I wasn't trying to be snooty. I was concerned because I want one....

Bernie Sanchez: i picked up one for the wife but i love it so i keep it add it to my toy list good video

ncs2000: music too loud, voice too soft, other than that, nice video

The3rdID: Haha when you were doing the shooting I was wondering "Wtf how are you missing that bad, that target's HUGE!" Then you moved next to it and its pretty tiny from that range haha.

Davydude7: What types of stores can you take advantage of a military discount?

dogshmog: Saw you on American Guns last night, and thought where have I seen this guy!?

oneeyedpatriot: Thanks for sharing. It seems like a good gun for it's intended purpose.

Haus of Guns: @GeeBeisH The targets are Birchwood-Casey shoot-n-see. They work for all calibers and come in all sizes.

MrAchan20: Cool little gun. I was wanting to get this gun for my girlfriend when she gets her CWP. Would you recommend this gun for a female? I want to get her something small, but not 22 small.

hublanomad: Great review I think you have convinced me to go ahead and purchase this handgun

weerd2normal: my first pistol ever fired, nice little pistol, kicks pretty heavy for the round tho :P

g p: Cool video Nice Laser option.....But what a Rotten Gun.. I bought one and right out of the box it was bad with a malfunctioning trigger, real nice Quality control there ....S & W...NOT...! Already sent back for replacement gun.

02cents: ive been thinking about trading my diamondback db380 for one of these

Haus of Guns: @filmgekko 95% of the time I'm filming myself. Helps the viewer see different function of the gun in a way you could not safely do so in person. Thanks for the kind words, glad the review was helpful.

BadM0j086: Thanks for the review!

casmoneansthefourth: thanks Haus.

1040charlie: i want that gun, i need that gun!!!,,,but california won't let me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1etyrjdjndmjndtnd

GunManDownGMD: @hausofguns hey, i'd like to ask if you carry this gun in public (like in your holster or pocket or somewhere) please answer?

Haus of Guns: @morrisc0de No worries. I read reviews and talk on forums before I move forward on anything. That's the whole reason Haus of Guns started! I think you would be very satisfied. It's not larger than the LCP but it's definitely a different profile that IMO is friendly to a little bit bigger hands.

awh21: @imachku for a .380 hell yea. its a great gun

Schools: Learn how to get phlebotomy training in California! The job pays decent money for the amount of schools needed to graduate.
Rating:
Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 Review 4.9 out of 5

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