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Old 11-07-2011, 04:22 PM   #11
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Not a good-looking gun if you ask me...Ugly...in fact,but I need glasses anyway...

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I'd never buy this gun...compared to a Sig238, the trigger pull is freakin' immense. I went to a concealed carry class we held here and watch as some 40-50 year old woman waved the gun all over the place trying to get the trigger pulled back all the way to fire. It was a ridiculous sight. I must admit, I wanted to fire one of these myself, and one of the ladies who bought one offered...but I never pressed the matter - I new I would hate it. We've sold hundreds of these at the gun shop, but it's only because the gun looks sweet, is a Smith and has a laser. We've got a 238 Nitron (basic) right now that I've got my eyes on I'm hoping to get soon.
I do hope that the Sig P238 that you are so hot for turns out to be a better performing firearm than the three that I have owned. I like the looks and feel of the P238 but the performance really sucks. Had numerous failure to feed, failure to eject causing jams plus all three would lock open with rounds still in the magazine and would batter the brass so bad that they could not be reloaded. But of course if you do not reload or know someone that does that would not be a concern.
Needless to say that the bodyguard 380 serial number EAT3xxx that I now have has been flawless with over 250 rounds thru it including reloads, all kinds of different brands of FMJ and over 100 rounds of various brands of JHP.
I will admit that the trigger pull on the P238 is better than the bodyguard but after practice the bodyguard trigger pull can be gotten used to. In a SHTF situation I doubt that a person would notice the DA trigger pull versus the SA pull of the P238.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:07 PM   #13
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I since don't have a 380 anymore, but may pick up another BG380 soon. I was tempted to get the P238 Extreme twice, but weight, trigger (no worse than the Smith IMO), $40 magazines, and price (i.e. $250 more than the BG380) put me off.

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3. In comparing my pistol with the pictures above, I notice that my slide lock rests in the fully downward position, not raised like in the pictures.
I'm not sure what would have caused your two FTF's, but for #3, the slide lock should be "up" like in the picture if there is an empty magazine inserted; the mag follow is pushing it up to lock the slide back when pulled or after firing the final round. If there is a round in the mag. or no mag. at all, the lever should be fully downward.
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Thanks. You are right. I was comparing my pistol with a full magazine inserted.

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I had a terrible trigger pull but after several hundred rounds and about 4 good cleanings, and lubrications it is now a good weapon.

I hated mine so much ( Paid $325.00 +tax new in box ) that I would have sold it the second day for whatever I could get, glad I had no takers!

Those ladies in the class probably had a brand new one and if like mine it took two fingers to get it to fire! I think S&W shipps them dry from the factory!

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Well, I guess it was bound to happen....

I lost the tiny hex wrench that is used to adjust the laser.

Anyone know what size it is??

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I own both a lcp and p238. Wife carries the sig because of it's great trigger pull n lack of recoil. She would rather shoot sig then lcp. Bg seemed to high in price before but if it has gone down i see it being a good buy, don't care much for the laser would rather have a CT laser wit auto on,

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I do hope that the Sig P238 that you are so hot for turns out to be a better performing firearm than the three that I have owned. I like the looks and feel of the P238 but the performance really sucks. Had numerous failure to feed, failure to eject causing jams plus all three would lock open with rounds still in the magazine and would batter the brass so bad that they could not be reloaded. But of course if you do not reload or know someone that does that would not be a concern.
Needless to say that the bodyguard 380 serial number EAT3xxx that I now have has been flawless with over 250 rounds thru it including reloads, all kinds of different brands of FMJ and over 100 rounds of various brands of JHP.
I will admit that the trigger pull on the P238 is better than the bodyguard but after practice the bodyguard trigger pull can be gotten used to. In a SHTF situation I doubt that a person would notice the DA trigger pull versus the SA pull of the P238.
All early issues have been corrected. Loads of info on the problems and the corrections available for viewing on YouTube.
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