bodyguard 38 any reviews?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by macon17, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. macon17

    macon17 New Member

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    Looking for a carry weapon to carry inside my best
     
  2. bartwatkins

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    I have had one for over a year and love it.
    It is my daily carry & bedside weapon of choice.
    It has a very long and very heavy DA only trigger. Like 12# heavy and that takes getting used to at the range. But once you figure out where it breaks & when to aim you can hit targets at distance w/ it (15 yds or so).
    Just practice with it. It is a very well made gun and easily handles .38+P loads.
     

  3. bartwatkins

    bartwatkins Member

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    Also it is extremely small, light & concealable. I carry it in a pocket holster and no one knows it's there!
     
  4. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Be sure to also check Ruger's LCR. The LCR is available in a .357 mag model in addition to the .38 special model.

    The .357 LCR is getting scarce around my area.
     
  5. macon17

    macon17 New Member

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    Yeah i heard them two are the best the bodyguard and lcr
     
  6. zuespiece420

    zuespiece420 New Member

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    I have the bodyguard 38 and i love it as an everyday carry. The only thing I don't like about it is turning the laser on but if you're a shooter you shouldn't need it.
     
  7. cybor_2099

    cybor_2099 New Member

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    I have the S&W airweight 642 in 38sp.. We love the gun. The bodyguard and the LCR are also very good guns. Cant go wrong either way..
     
  8. Schuss

    Schuss New Member

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    I love my 637 Airweight. Great for ankle holsters.
     
  9. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Make sure you're happy with the trigger on the bodyguard before you buy it.
     
  10. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    What MM said. Took me a while to get used to mine and shoot decent groups. The way it's constructed, you can't do a trigger job on a Bodyguard. You've gotta shoot it. The up side, as others have said, it's light and easily concealed.
     
  11. schnarkle

    schnarkle New Member

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    Had to send mine back to factory. 10 shots firef out of box, 3 ftf's.

    Grrr.
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Do revolvers have FTFs?
     
  13. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    I suppose you could have a failure to fire if the cylinder was out of time or if there were issue with the internals.
     
  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Oh, I see. I thought FTF was "Failure to Feed". :eek:
     
  15. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    Lol I think the two are interchangeable. But I assumed he was talking about failure to fire since it was a revolver.
     
  16. redscho

    redscho New Member

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    I love my S&W 638 Airweight, especially the single action feature. Shouded hammer so it is still good for concealed carry.
     
  17. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You are probably right. I learn something new every day here. Awesome!!
     
  18. PowerViolence

    PowerViolence New Member

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    Not a huge fan, it seems like every other person I meet has one though, so that says something. The only reason I'm not crazy about them is the same reason I'm not crazy about any sub compact pocket pistol. They are not fun for me to shoot, and uncomfortable.
     
  19. schnarkle

    schnarkle New Member

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    Yes they were "failure to fire". Three trigger pulls followed by a click.
    Using Remington ammo.
     
  20. schnarkle

    schnarkle New Member

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    I have to say that after getting the bodyguard back from the s&w repair center, i fired off a full box of fifty rounds without any problems. They replaced the hand that holds the cylinder and pin spring. So i am happy with it now.