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Anyone have experience with the Bodyguard?
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:01:06 PM »

A buddy has been looking for a pocket pistol. He knows I carry an LCP, but the LGS doesn't have any in stock. He tried a LC9 and said it was too big. He's considering a S&W Bodyguard, which appears to be the same size as an LCP?

Anyone have any experience with the Bodyguard? Or other suggestions for him to look at for a pocket carry gun?
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Re: Anyone have experience with the Bodyguard?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 10:04:48 PM »

KelTec P3AT is the gun that Ruger stole to make the LCP.
Where does he want to carry it?
J frame Smith is hard to beat.

Ooh, those Kimber Micro 9s look nice to me.
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Re: Anyone have experience with the Bodyguard?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 10:13:01 PM »

KelTec P3AT is the gun that Ruger stole to make the LCP.
Where does he want to carry it?
J frame Smith is hard to beat.

Ooh, those Kimber Micro 9s look nice to me.
Front pocket in cargo pants/slacks.
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Re: Anyone have experience with the Bodyguard?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 10:18:11 PM »

Smith 442 should go good. I can't believe the LC9 is too big for that cargo pocket.
Tell him to hold his mud and get an LCP if that's what he wants.
How about a Shield? Dave would probly let his go cheap.
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Re: Anyone have experience with the Bodyguard?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 02:03:18 AM »

I have an older BG 38, I like it, fits easily in the pocket of jeans.
1.1 lbs loaded, laser, 38+P, kicks pretty hard, good at close range.
I think the newer ones are slightly bigger.
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Re: Anyone have experience with the Bodyguard?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 07:36:10 AM »

If your buddy can wait for an LCP II, I'd wait.  I compared the two at the LGS, the LCP II trigger is much better, the grip improvements help a lot, the trigger pull isn't nearly as long as the original and real sights.  The Bodyguard does have a manual safety, the example I dry fired in the store didn't impress. 

Either way for .380's they're not particularly fun to shoot, small grips and light weight equal a lot of recoil energy going into a small area.  I had the chance to shoot a Glock 42, 43, and LCP side by side.  The 42 was a sweet heart to shoot, the 43 for it's size wasn't uncomfortable to shoot, much more pleasant than my LCP.
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Re: Anyone have experience with the Bodyguard?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 02:10:43 PM »

I have seen several in classes Jesse, the ruger I believe is a better gun as far as ease of use and reliability.
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