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gandog56 09-17-2012 11:55 PM

Just Got My Carry Permit..... TA DA! I bought this Smith & Wesson Bodygaurd .380 with laser.

danf_fl 09-18-2012 12:04 AM

As a responsible owner and representative for the rest of us, please...
Be careful
Use good judgment
Become proficient with the S&W
and provide a range report

Fathead00 09-18-2012 12:58 AM

Congrats and yes be very responsible!!

MrWray 09-18-2012 10:31 AM

Congrats on the permit, remember that when you carry a friearm you are held to a higher standard than other people "and the sheep", just be sure to use your head and not cause any uneeded attention to yourself. Carrying a firearm doesnt make you a badass, just more protected. Sharpen up your awareness skills and always stay aware of your environment and who is in it. Even if someone else is showing their ass always keep your head and never use your gun as an intimidation tool. Then if the time ever arises,stay calm, shoot straight, and stop the threat.

Good luck to you

OldEagleEars 09-27-2012 05:14 AM

Belated congrats, Gandog56! I have a Bodyguard 380 and will share some thoughts:
You may notice a long and rather heavy trigger pull, think of it as a safety system for those less-than-clean pulls from concealment. With a full mag and one in the spout the BG will shoot when you pull the trigger and that trigger has no little "internal safety" levers on it. The thumb safety is stiff and hard to turn off and on so if you flick it off when you are in an "alert" mode you will feel and be safer.
That .380 auto is a snappy little rascal and rewards a slow and careful target-style trigger pull with all kinds of gyrations at the end of your arm. I have found that during quick-fire drills one doesn't seem to notice the activity and accuracy at combat distances (under ten feet) improves.
Most Bodyguards have really stiff and difficult laser buttons but there are fixes available on the Smith & Wesson Forum site. If yours came with an easy, soft switch...I am envious!
If you need something a tiny bit more substantial in your hand, Pachmayr has a little grip sleeve that provides a bit of palm-swell and absorbes some of that .380 auto recoil fury. I really like the improvement!
The front sight is useless in low light IMO, so try getting some reflective white tape from an auto parts store and cut a sliver of the stuff and stick it on the back of your front sight. It will help, I promise; but if it isn't enough you may want to look at the Big Eye by HyViz Sights. Anything that helps you see just where the muzzle of the gun is really helps your shooting,
Enjoy your new S&W, it may be little but it has really sharp teeth (and have a spare magazine of those teeth on you, just in case).

gandog56 10-01-2012 10:30 PM

As to the trigger pull, I was thinking it might be normal for a DAO pistol, which I own no others guns with.

willfully armed 10-01-2012 10:42 PM


Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 944898)
As a responsible owner and representative for the rest of us, please...
Be careful
Use good judgment
Become proficient with the S&W
and provide a range report


Go shoot a hobo immediately.

Its exhilarating!

RustyShackleford101 10-02-2012 12:34 AM

Nice dude! I think that bodyguard is a nice choice. Plenty of my club buddies "carry" full size, .45, 1911s, but for some reason, most of the times I ask them if they are carrying they say "no dude, I don't need it today". Weird.

gandog56 10-02-2012 02:52 AM

Dialing in my laser. Was hitting pretty consistent bulls after.

BeyondTheBox 10-02-2012 03:12 AM

The BG is a nice lookin gun man, and of course S&W makes a very solid handgun.

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