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Long Island Firearms -Bodyguard 380 FULL REVIEW


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#1 The Architect

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Posted November 07 2010 - 06:39 AM

Long Island Firearms had the honor of obtaining a new Smith & Wesson BodyGuard 380 for use of creating a review.

In the coming days; check back here for a complete review, comparison, live fire test results as well as comprehensive conclusion on this new firearm.

We would like to thank Smith and Wesson for the use of this new firearm.

Stay Tuned!


PS: We will be asking members if they would like to participate in reviewing new products.

  

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#2 artburg

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Posted November 07 2010 - 07:10 AM

Very cool Steve,was wondering about that little guy for months as a possible replacement for my LCP. :)

#3 RoadKing

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Posted November 07 2010 - 08:03 AM

I already own one....My review...E for excellent

#4 Mag162

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Posted November 07 2010 - 08:31 AM

I've been using one as my daily ccw and love it too.
Shoots very well.

#5 CAP 10

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Posted November 07 2010 - 09:20 AM

Long Island Firearms had the honor of obtaining a new Smith & Wesson BodyGuard 380 for use of creating a review.

In the coming days; check back here for a complete review, comparison, live fire test results as well as comprehensive conclusion on this new firearm.

We would like to thank Smith and Wesson for the use of this new firearm.

Stay Tuned!


PS: We will be asking members if they would like to participate in reviewing new products.

  

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WOW ! great idea.  Now we can get honest and objective reviews and from Long Island Firearms Members no less.  And I would definetly like to participate   Thanks

#6 jack park

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Posted November 07 2010 - 09:36 AM

Love the idea!

Someone's been working hard for us ;)

Thanks!

#7 Lurch

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Posted November 08 2010 - 12:08 PM

Great idea Steve. I bought a 380 bodyguard from LISC last Friday and didn't shoot it yet.

A few months earlier I purchased a 38 Bodyguard revolver from LISC and had some problems with it. The laser was very accurate and the fixed sights shot high and to the left. Then the laser stopped working so LISC took the laser off and it was returned to S&W. The screws on the replacement laser were oversize and when S&W was advised, they wanted the complete revolver back. They were also asked to check out the fixed sights. S&W advised that they were destroying my old Bodyguard and sending a completely new one. It should arrive at LISC today or tomorrow.

What a company! One of the reasons I didn't hesitate to buy the 380 Bodyguard last Friday is the way S&W took care of me on the 38.

I'll try and get to LISC around 3:00 today if anyone is interested in shooting a few out of the 380.

#8 The Architect

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Posted November 15 2010 - 10:10 PM

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Posted October 19 2012 - 06:18 AM

I bought the BodyGaurd 380 recently really like the way it felt on my hands and the wright felt right as well.

I am hopping to go Sunday morning to the range.

Going to camp today to get the ammo that was suggested in the other thread about the BodyGaurd.
Can't wait!

#10 undertaker

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Posted November 16 2012 - 08:50 PM

The S&W Bodtguard sounds like something worth looking into

#11 Machria

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Posted January 15 2017 - 01:17 PM

Where'd the pic go?



#12 boosti

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Posted January 15 2017 - 02:41 PM

Love the Architect's post about his experience with guns.

#13 Phoenix69

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Posted January 15 2017 - 02:53 PM

Very good pocket and/or backup pistol.

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Posted January 15 2017 - 03:11 PM

I already own one....My review...E for excellent

I think we should rate all the .380 caliber pocket pistols of 2017.
This thread can become three pages easily.

#15 LiveFreeorDie

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Posted January 15 2017 - 06:56 PM

I owned a S&W .380 Bodyguard and after 9 months sold it because I realized all it is good for IMO was if you had a CCW and wanted to use it as a backup.

That said, my opinion on the overall design of the gun was quite impressive and felt good in your hands.  The trigger pull wasn't too bad although a friend of mine

swapped his out for a tactical trigger kit and said it improved the functionality.  Sights were decent as well.  Accuracy was so-so, but then again most .380s are designed as point and shoot at short distances

 

I keep my Mossberg 500 handy, but going just to the range, I'd rather shoot something I'd be commonly familiar with in the event I ever had to use it in my home for self defense.   



#16 Camaro45th

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Posted January 15 2017 - 08:03 PM

I think I got to shoot this less than a month ago. The trigger pull was very long if I'm not mistaken. You pretty much had to bring it all the way back

#17 boosti

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Posted January 16 2017 - 08:46 AM

I think I got to shoot this less than a month ago. The trigger pull was very long if I'm not mistaken. You pretty much had to bring it all the way back

I would highly recommend the Kahr P380. I have the Black Diamond model. The Kahr trigger is the best.

#18 FEDBYVORTECH

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Posted January 16 2017 - 01:08 PM

I have one. Its not something you are going to take to the range and shoot for fun. It is really for CCW. So mine has been use 1x and basically sits in the safe. I felt the trigger pull was long. 






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