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 & 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.
- BODYGUARD 380 Product page
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