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Long Island Firearms -Bodyguard 380 PRODUCT REVIEW
Posted November 15 2010 - 10:00 PM
Person or group of persons, usually armed, responsible for the safety of one or more other persons.
Take those words and spice it up with the power of 380 caliber and a two function laser sighting system protecting you in petite frame.
With its solid construction, the stopping power of a beast; I can see how Smith and Wesson branded this beauty with the words "Bodyguard".
The sights (front and rear) are a much needed improvement from the traditional small frame firearms. The integrated laser beam is emitted about one inch right below its bullet path with no lateral deviation.
Activating the laser (which is powered by two Lithium 357 batteries) consist of a pair of small, gray buttons on the dustcover just ahead of and above the trigger guard. These buttons are designed to be activated with your trigger finger or thumb of the support hand. (Two buttons are provided one on each side, however you only need to push one to activate) Once either button is depressed, the laser consists either of 'steady on' or 'blinking mode'.
The Bodyguard's frame is not only trim, but constructed of polymer with a finger groove and a grip-enhancing molded within. The six-round magazine fits flush with the back-strap but has an extended finger rest on the front.
According to S&W, the slide is machined from a solid block of stainless steel and it's black-Melonite-coated.
With a 2.75-inch, stainless-steel barrel finished in black Melonite as the slide. The barrel hood has a cutout that serves as a loaded-chamber indicator.
Comparing this to the LCP is definitely refreshing, being that the sights are both reliable and usable. A step up from the LCP just by both its look and feel.
Coupled with the proper holster; this is surely going to be a winner.
There has been some challenges with this little beauty within owners with EAAXXXX serial numbers. The one we obtained is in the EABXXXX range. Owners with EAA serial numbers seem to have been reporting laser failures as well as button operational challenges.
We will be taking her out to the range shortly to do a complete on-site review of this new firearm as well as a comprehensive take-down and cleaning procedure. Stay tuned!
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Posted May 13 2011 - 07:14 AM
Coming up to two weeks no gun back yet .It was a screw that backed out.Not happy yet.M
I think you've got a long wait ahead of you. I sent a revolver back to S&W and it took (4) weeks to get the estimate to repair, another (4) days for them to mail the written estimate to me, then another (4) days for them to actually begin the work.
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Posted November 27 2012 - 02:41 PM
But it is a nice pistol, felt good and the laser worked well in the bright lights in the store.
Called another place and they have them in stock. (will divulge the name after I get mine )
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Posted January 28 2013 - 06:47 PM
I think I paid 389...? CRS kicking in and I am waaay too lazy to go find the receipt. Now that is has a few rounds through it, it is a much nicer shooter. It was a little rough at first, but like anything you have to find the sweet spot.
Whats the going price for the Bodyguard 380?
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