Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380
|Smith & Wesson BODYGUARD 380|
|Place of origin||United States of America|
|Manufacturer||Smith & Wesson|
|Unit cost||$419 MSRP|
|Weight||11.85 oz (336 g)|
|Length||5.25 in (13.3 cm)|
|Barrel length||2.75 in (7.0 cm)|
|Feed system||6-round box magazine|
|Sights||Fixed open sights, Laser sight|
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.
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.
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 site of the previous pistol and brings the aesthetics in line with the rest M&P product line. Unlike the rest of the M&P pistols, the M&P Bodyguard in 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.
- BODYGUARD 380 Product page
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