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 & 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 first 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, specifically the "fish scale" slide grip and more aggressive texture on the handgrip. A second version of the M&P Bodyguard reintroduced a model with integrated laser, but instead of Insight, the laser supplier is Crimson Trace and the laser button is now red instead of grey and also incorporates the updated slide and hand grips. 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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