Robert Bowen: I have a tee that says "the reason I carry a gun is because a cop it to
heavy. on the front it says I'm only a threat to the bad guys. I love my
bodyguard but I had to switch my sights to Big Dots because without the
marking on the front post, I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn wearing
my contacts. The Big Dots are fantastic. Agree with the safety not being
necessary but I just don't use it.
Gary Mercer: Safety not needed, laser is too difficult to turn on /off. Love the gun.
Have a keltec P-3AT with pocket clip and n easy carry but for fit and
finish s&W tops
HandgunWorldShow: I don't use the manual safety. No need for it.
kingvic97: i think i will, im not liking the ruger or the revolvers, they dont feel as
good in my hand and the bg holds more. thanks for your help, when i get it
ill shot the hell out of it and let you know how it goes. thanks alot for
your help friend. happy shooting:-)
jneal45: I bought this gun 1 day before your podcast review came out. I have fired
about 200 rounds through mine so far, with 0 malfunctions. I agree that the
laser switch is a bit difficult to manipulate, but it definitely get easier
with practice. Great review, great gun.
Marc Matthews: Moron.
tacticalkimchi: Great review. I agree with everything you said, especially with the manual
safety being unnecessary.
HandgunWorldShow: @FranklinFirstPastor I will, thanks.
Johnny Appalachia: I have a pocket holster for this gun (leather) from this outfit. Check them
HandgunWorldShow: The SIG P238 is too unreliable for me. The Kahr and the S&W 380's are much
more reliable. Nothing wrong with the size and weight of the SIG, just not
HandgunWorldShow: @surfside006 Yes it is an excellent pocket gun. It's in my pocket now with
the new laser buttons from S&W and everything is working great.
HandgunWorldShow: Yes they have replace the buttons. Much better and easier to activate the
scooter17568: Keep up the good work with the podcasts and the GRRN!
Keylitho: Sweet.. Nice to get the visual review after listening to the Podcast..
HandgunWorldShow: Yes, I shoot my guns a lot. All of them. Check out some of the IDPA videos
on my channel.
jamal sims: de santis has a holster for the smith and wesson .380 bodyguard called the
eastsidesigns1: Just bought one today. super compact,light, fits right in my pocket.cool
Johnny Appalachia: My laser buttons were hard to push. I contacted S&W. They sent me new
buttons. This must have been an issue (as you mentioned). Made ALL the
difference in the world and now very easy to actuate.
Fireinahorn: The Lever is actually a pin that pivots and pulls out. I heard the pin
would work it's way out when firing. Supposedly they fixed it and now you
have to pivot the lever about 180* before it is able to be pulled out. I
had no problems with mine.
James Kluskens: +1 on the XS Sights Big Dot sight; definitely install them. I own a
Bodyguard 380, and have installed these sights. It is very easy for
six-shot rapid fire drills, drawing from the carry position, to be kept
center-mass on the target from 5 to 7 yards away. Just concentrate on that
big white dot, and squeeze the trigger until the pistol is dry. Excellent
combat/self-defense sight system.
HandgunWorldShow: True, but think about this. If the safety gives you a chance to react if
you're disarmed, that extra amount of time could also cost you, if you're
in a gunfight and have to draw quickly and fire at the bad guy. Split
seconds matter and the loss of precious time could get you killed or hurt.
1911 safeties are OK because they can easily and naturally be disengaged.
The safety on this gun is way too difficult to disengage. I don't use it.
AARON780281: I'd like to see S&W make a slide in mod for the laser to switch it to an
LED light. Doesn't have to light up a building, just light up a room for
s55b: How does it compare size wise to the Kahr P380? Also, after 5 months since
you made this video, is the Kahr still your favorite .380? Thanks!
HandgunWorldShow: It hasn't been a problem with mine which is about a year old. I think
they've fixed it.
HandgunWorldShow: Yes, the Kahr is still my favorite. This pistol serves as the back up to my
Kahr and my travelling pocket. .380. In case my luggage gets lost or stolen.
Johnny Appalachia: They are good, true sights, but I wish they were 3-dot and not black
(especially for the price).
moblack: to many controls on here for me
kingvic97: thanks for reply. while i have your attention, how many rounds you think
you have through it? get those big dots yet? if you had every pistol i this
size on a table in front of you (ones actually suitable for pocket carry,
all calibers considered) would you carry this one every day or something
else? hope im not taking too much of your time with all those questions, i
am really considering buying this gun and guys like you make the decision
that much easier. thanks again:-)
kingvic97: you have had it for 3 months and shot 300 rounds? thats 2 boxes of 50 a
month. i think 300 in a day is a good starting point.
BryGuyMcFly: I love my BG380 (EAVxxxx serial). My opinion is that I would keep the
manual thumb safety and in turn, reduce the heavy and long excruciating
trigger pull. I prefer to carry with one in the chamber. The laser button
and the thumb safety are both easy to actuate IME while the pistol is still
holstered in my pocket. With practice, I'm able to draw and present my
pistol with laser actuated and safety disengaged in a fluid motion.
Practice, practice, and practice is key! Be safe and happy shooting!
HandgunWorldShow: I've now shot about 400 rounds through it. Haven't installed the Big Dot
sights yet. For the price, it's one of the best .380's on the market, get
kal0pr: nice review...... thanks for sharing...
Fireinahorn: True. I'm not a fan of the laser either.
jcor754: I like the manual safety, wouldn't have bought it otherwise. It is hard to
thumb off, which will give you a chance to react should you somehow become
disarmed in a struggle.
cityguyable: @HandgunWorldShow hey thanks a lot for replying. So I should just contact
WannabeaCPA: The laser is a waste. In a tactical situation lasers aren't necessary
videosbymike: I love pocket guns also. I carry a ruger LCR with crimson trace laser
loaded with hornady critical defense ammo. Thanks for sharing. Glock n
timlot: I really don't understand some folks problem with manual safety. I wouldn't
purchase an everyday carry without one. I always have one in the chamber,
and although it may be very unlikely that DOA trigger would get pulled by
accident, I feel more secure with the safety on around my family and
coworkers. The gun is on my hip all day until bed time and i have kids that
like to jump around and play on me when I get home so the safety is a must
jcor754: also true, but it's my gun, I know it, i've practiced with it, I know the
safety is on, I know where it is and I know it's hard. Chances are the
other guy knows none of that. I'll take the chance.
Jack Phillips: I just bout a DeSantis IWB leather holster from Amazon.com. It has U7
stamped on the side and was listed for the Bodyguard. The steel belt clamp
is really tight and the holster fits really well right out of the box.
420FlyByNight: Nice videos and channel!! Subscribed.
HandgunWorldShow: @timlot In my opinion, the nearly 10lb trigger pull is plenty hard enough
and long enough that a thumb safety is completely unnecessary. It would
make the gun way to hard to fire quickly when my life depends on getting a
shot off NOW! I just carry it without the safety engaged in a good holster.
Works fine and it's safe.
MartyInLa: Very good review. I can tell you are a guy who actually shoots and knows
what he's talking about. I agree with everything you said in your review. I
just shot a friend's Ruger LCP, the sights on that gun were absolutely
awful - in fact, in semi low light shooting a black silhouette target, I
couldn't even see the front sight at all. I just wish Smith either went
with a Crimson Trace, or you could order the Bodyguard without the laser
and save $150 bucks.
HandgunWorldShow: What I like about your response is that you said you practice with it.
THAT's the KEY! Practice. Keep it up and thanks for the response.
HandgunWorldShow: @FranklinFirstPastor My new laser buttons are on the way.
cityguyable: @HandgunWorldShow Has Smith&Wesson replaced those laser buttons or anything
else on the Bodyguard? I've heard of a lot of trigger failures occurring
but I don't see any recalls.
kingvic97: i have herd the take down lever brakes off after so many rounds. dont know
if they fixed that.
HandgunWorldShow: @scooter17568 Thanks!
cltinseattle1: I keep watching the videos on this little pistol and everyone keeps saying
"why bother putting a safety on this kind of gun?". Well, it's not because
S&W thought it was needed, it's because there are certain states where if
they wanted to be able to sell the gun, it's required to have an external
safety. I'm trying to find one to buy and since I don't live in one of
those states I simply will not use that stupid safety. Simple. Thanks for
Fireinahorn: I love my BG380. It costs more than the LCP but the quality is much better.
My laser failed right out of the box, S&W mailed me a new one.
Schools: Learn how to get phlebotomy training in California! The job pays decent money for the amount of schools needed to graduate.