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Old 12-30-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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Got my wife a 380 Bodyguard and she is having problems with the trigger pull.
Is there anyone in the Phoenix area that can clean up the trigger pull if that is possible.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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Let me ask, did you take the wife with when you selected the gun?

With the Bodyguard being a DAO, the trigger pull has to be heavy for the striker to hit the primer reliably.

I would suggest that you return the firearm (with wife in tow) and let her select the firearm she thinks will work for her.

(This is why I do not even buy shoes for the wife without her being available to try them on first.)

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Guns are typically non-returnable. Unless the dealer would do you a big favor, you might be able to trade it in or sell it back to him. If your wife needs a small SD pistol, this kind of trigger is better than single action/manual safety. This is not a hobby or target pistol.

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The ruger lcp has a better trigger and I think is a better gun than the sw. As others said let the wife pick. The ruger lcr and sw airweight revolvers have really good dao triggers. Just not a personal fan of the bodyguard.

Buying a gun for a wife or girlfriend without their input or trying is pretty much a 110% bad idea as you have discovered

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No she was not with me when purchased as it was a gift.
She did shoot one that belonged to another lady and liked the compactness of it and didn't seem to have any problems. This one seem to have a much more course harder pull than the other one. Don't know if any work was done on the one she shot. She is used to a DA as she has a older Charter Arms in cal. 22 mag.
She is an experienced shooter on mostly S&W K frames and is a CCW holder.
Maybe a hundred rounds down the pipe she will get use to it, If not I will put it in my collection and find something different.

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No she was not with me when purchased as it was a gift.
She did shoot one that belonged to another lady and liked the compactness of it and didn't seem to have any problems. This one seem to have a much more course harder pull than the other one. Don't know if any work was done on the one she shot. She is used to a DA as she has a older Charter Arms in cal. 22 mag.
She is an experienced shooter on mostly S&W K frames and is a CCW holder.
Maybe a hundred rounds down the pipe she will get use to it, If not I will put it in my collection and find something different.
If she liked the used one the issue is the new one hasn't been shot enough. 200 rounds and the trigger will liekly be just fine for her. These little guns do need some use and time to get a good feel to them.
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My suggestion would try a walther pk 380 especially if ur wife has small hands its a great hand gun easy to carry

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for fun, I googled "BodyGuard Trigger Job"

Interesting results. (didn't really read any of the linked data just the text shown on the search results page).

Seems to be a much discussed topic with aftermarket solutions.
Let me state: I don't advocate any

What I was hoping to find was a mechanical means to retain,detain some of the action while operating the linked trigger,sear,hammer assembly to assist in accelerating the break-in wear.

If you are safe (you and the firing mechanism) to dry fire, you can spend some quality time clicking something other than a mouse and get some results.

12 pounds seems like a lot to me, smoothing any roughness will only help.


You may need to keep this one for yourself and let her pick out a couple of new ones that suit her better.

This would be my solution.

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