Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380

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Smith & Wesson BODYGUARD 380
S&W Bodyguard .380.jpg
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin United States of America
Production history
Manufacturer Smith & Wesson
Unit cost $419 MSRP[1]
Produced 2011-2014
Weight 11.85 oz (336 g)[2]
Length 5.25 in (13.3 cm)[2]
Barrel length 2.75 in (7.0 cm)[2]

Cartridge .380 ACP[1]
Action Short recoil
Feed system 6-round box magazine[1]
Sights Fixed open sights, Laser sight

The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 is a compact semi-automatic pistol produced by Smith & Wesson chambered for the .380 ACP cartridge.

Design details[edit]

The frame of the Bodyguard 380 is made of polymer, while the barrel, slide and internal parts are made from steel. The trigger is double-action only. The Bodyguard 380 has an integrated INSIGHT laser sight.[3]

The design incorporates various features normally seen on larger pistols, including the aforementioned 'INSIGHT' laser as well as a frame mounted safety and slide release. These additional features contribute to its higher base cost than other weapons of comparable size and caliber.[3]

M&P Bodyguard[edit]

In 2014, Smith and Wesson introduced the M&P Bodyguard 380 to replace the Bodyguard 380. The M&P Bodyguard is functionally identical to its predecessor but is now considered a part of the Smith & Wesson M&P line of pistols. The M&P branded Bodyguard removes the integral laser sight of the previous pistol and brings the aesthetics in line with the rest of the M&P product line. Unlike the rest of the M&P pistols, the M&P Bodyguard is not striker fired. It is a traditional double action only hammer fired pistol. It is intended for personal protection, concealed carry or as a law enforcement "back-up" handgun and incorporates a manual safety.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c BODYGUARD 380 Product page
  2. ^ a b c Peterson, Philip. Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900 to Present (16th ed.). p. 212. 
  3. ^ a b Shideler, Dan (2010). Guns Illustrated 2011: The Latest Guns, Specs & Prices. Iola, Wisconsin: F+W Media, Inc. p. 71. ISBN 1-4402-1624-X. 
  4. ^ "New from Smith & Wesson: the M&P Bodyguard 380". Tactical Network International. 2014. 

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