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Old 07-17-2010, 01:45 AM   #11
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Well gentlemen, thank you for your help.

I decided to go with the LCR. It was a toss-up but ultimately, the trigger sold me!

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I just bought 2 new Smith & Wesson Bodyguards, one is the 38 revolver and the other is the 380 semi auto. I have a Ruger LCR and a couple of J framed Smiths and have to say the new Bodyguard 38 is fantastic. The revolver has some interesting innovations such as the built in laser and a super smooth trigger. The cylinder now revolves clockwise and they've done away with the frame mounted hand to turn the cylinder, very neat. I just picked these up and haven't shot the 38 yet but I'm sure it will be a great performer.
The 380 Bodyguard is really something, and I have a Ruger LCP and a Kahr P380. When Ruger first came out with the LCP I bought one and though it is reliable the little pistol is uncomfortable to shoot. Shoot more then 3 or 4 magazines thru it and it become downright painful. Because of this I purchased a Kahr P380 which I feel totally outclasses the LCP. The P380 has real sights and you can comfortably shoot it all afternoon, a great pocket pistol.
The Bodyguard 380 builds on the Kahrs' features and is very very good quality. It as great sights, a slide stop, and an unobtrusive thumb safety. The built in laser is fantastic and easily activated with either hand. I did shoot the BG 380 this afternoon going thru 200 rounds of assorted ammo. The little pistol was 100% reliable and extremely accurate. The laser made headshots at 10 yards boringly simple. With the perfectly regulated iron sight I tore one ragged hole at 10 yards, moving back to 25 I could still easily keep them on an 8" Birchwood Casey Shoot n See stick on target. Anyone looking for a concealable handgun should check out the S&W Bodyguards, I think you'll be impressed.

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@roosterjuicer,

Thanks for coming into the store! Glad we could make your experience a little better.

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If you don't mind paying 600 and are open to an auto look at the Kahr PM-9.
There were some issues reported on the early production runs but mine's been 100% out the box reliable, it's 9mm and comes w/1 6 and 1 7 round mag. It's pretty much replaced all of my other carry guns.

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Tackleberry, I totally agree with you the Kahrs are excellent choices. I have a K9 that is 6 years old and has been totally reliable. A lot of people are put off by the price but like the old saying goes "You get what you pay for". Their P380 is a truly excellent pocket pistol.

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Tackleberry, I totally agree with you the Kahrs are excellent choices. I have a K9 that is 6 years old and has been totally reliable. A lot of people are put off by the price but like the old saying goes "You get what you pay for". Their P380 is a truly excellent pocket pistol.


I've heard great things about the P380 but for me 9mm is the lightest caliber I'm comfortable with and the size increase to step up to the PM9 does not justify stepping down in power, just MHO.

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^^^ I got to handle a lil Kahr PM in .40 not so long ago. I liked it a lot, just not that particular one. If i find myself in need of a pocket pistol in the future, i will try to find one of Kahr's CW line to try out; i bleve they are a bit less expensive but otherwise very similar to the PM's.

The bodyguard .380 does look good, though, and the laser would probably be helpful with such a small pistol.

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