Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 Review
If you’re thinking about conceal carrying a firearm, this gun should be on your mind.
The sub-compact polymer frame weighs 11.85 ounces and can be easily concealed anywhere on the body for personal protection. When carrying this firearm, it’s almost like it isn’t there.
You can literally put the Bodyguard 380 in your pocket and not only forget about it being there, but also have room to spare. With (6+1) capacity this gun has enough firepower to stop any threat and also has a dual mode laser for quick point and shoot situations.
Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 Without a Laser
We absolutely LOVE the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 – with or without the laser. You don’t need a laser to be accurate if you practice enough!
In fact, some people think that having no laser on your concealed carry pistol is better than having a laser.
The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 is one of the coolest pocket pistols on the market today. Have you held one? It feels great in the hand – almost like an extension of your hand!
FAQs on the Bodyguard .380
What features does the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 come with that most other pocket pistols don’t?
Glad you asked! This awesome little pocket gun comes with some really unique features:
- Slide lock (most pocket .380 autos don’t have this feature!)
- External thumb safety (keeps you safer while carrying concealed!)
- Double-action trigger pull
- Easy-to-operate take-down lever for easy cleaning and maintenance
If I buy a Bodyguard .380 without the laser built in, can I purchase an aftermarket laser?
Unfortunately, we don’t know of a single laser that will fit onto a Bodyguard .380 without being built into the gun.
If you are undecided on the whole laser versus no-laser thing, just buy the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 with the laser. It’s not much more money, and at least you won’t be thinking, “Darn, I wish I had the laser!”
How many magazines does the M&P Bodyguard .380 come with?
The Bodyguard .380 with no laser comes with two magazines included – one with a finger grove, and one with a butt-plate for easier conceal-ability.
What is the capacity of the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 with no laser?
The capacity of this little pocket carry pistol is 6 rounds in the magazine and 1 in the chamber. You’ll never need more than that.
Will the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 make me a smarter person?
No. You’re sitting here on Florida Gun Supply’s website. You couldn’t possibly be any smarter. You’re already smart enough.
BODYGUARD 380: PERFECT POCKET PISTOL!
The Bodyguard is a great firearm itself, but it is also an incredible conceal carry gun. I would consider its frame size to be classified as a “pocket pistol” rather than a sub-compact because of how small it really is.
Without being loaded down by ammo the firearms weighs only 11.85 ounces and can easily fit in the palm of a hand. One great feature that Smith&Wesson includes with the gun is the finger extended floor plate for the magazine. It does not change the capacity of the firearm but does allow you to be able to have a larger resting spot for you last finger in order to get a better grip on the gun.
Other features that surprised me are the external features like the manual safety, slide stop/release, and take-down pin. Mainly because they usually are not available on a gun of this size, such as the Ruger LCP, or Kel-Tec P3AT.
The External take-down pin make field stripping and reassembly quite simple, it does not require the use of any tools other than your hands. Many people also prefer an external safety and the Smith&Wesson Bodyguard 380 has a very simple thumb activated/deactivated one as well as a long trigger pull which also acts as a safety.
BODY GUARD 380 COMES WITH BUILT IN LASER
The first mode for the laser is simply an ON mode where there is a constant beam of light, the second mode is a strobe mode that quickly flashes the laser on and off, simply press the button again to turn the laser OFF. The laser itself is very sleek and is not thicker than the firearm at any point which prevents any snags on clothing or holsters.
Bodyguard 380 Features
- External slide stop and safety
- 6 round capacity magazine with finger extension or standard flat floor plate
- Convenient carry case that has a built in holster
- Built in dual mode laser
- 2.75″ Barrel
- Low profile front and rear sights
Smith and Wesson Bodyguard .380ACP FAQS
How many rounds does the Bodyguard hold?
The magazine of the Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380 holds up to 6 rounds and with 1 in the chamber, the total capacity is 7.
Can the batteries be replaced in the laser?
Yes, the batteries can be replaced but it does require removal of the slide in order to get to the battery compartment. The Insight laser requires 2(two) 357/303 batteries.
How many magazines does the Bodyguard come with?
The Bodyguard comes from the factory with two magazines, one with the finger extended magazine plate and one without.
|Description:||S&W BODYGUARD 380 PST 6RD B CT|
|Manufacturer:||Smith & Wesson|
|Model #:||M&P|Bodyguard 380 W/ Crimson Trace Laser|
|Finish:||Matte Black, Stainless Steel W/Melonite Finish|
|Stock:||Black Polymer Frame|
|Sights:||Drift Adjustable Front And Rear|
|Action:||Double Action Only (Hammer Fired)|
|# of Mags:||2|
|Features:||Integrated Crimson Trace Laser Sighting System
External Takedown Lever, External Slide Stop