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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Range Report- Bodyguard 380

Ok, first the preamble. Manual says to field strip and clean before firing. Easy to do!

Then we are off to the range!

Laser works, but not as intuitive as the Crimson Trace jobs. It has usable iron sights that are adjustable for windage at the rear. No adjustment needed, sights and laser seem to be OK at 30 ft. Thumb safety on a DAO with this trigger pull seems superfluous to me, but I am used to seeing them. It has a loaded chamber peephole.

So now to the bad part. The trigger was extremely heavy with an unusually long pull. Even coming off of rest it seemed to be like taking a car out of park. I am calling S&W tomorrow. I don't like to hear a recreation of a gravel truck when I am pulling a trigger!

Bottom line: I like it better than the Kel-Tec P3AT if the trigger can be a little more user friendly!

I will keep you updated! So for now we are back to the old standby. The Colt Detective Special .38 revolver is back on the line.


  1. hmmm! 38 is sounding better now!

  2. You could always find a good gunsmith and have the trigger pull 'lightened', but should you ever have to use it on an attacker you'd have to defend that later.

    I can't wait to hear more! :)

  3. I'd stay with the Colt :-) But that's just me... (since I have an Agent as the BUG)

  4. @Brooke- More is coming!

    @Old- The more I putz with all of the new wiz-bang stuff, the more I agree with you!