Allow me to introduce my Bodyguard

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by RepeatDefender, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. RepeatDefender

    RepeatDefender New Member

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    S&W Bodyguard .38spl +P
    Stainless barrel, aluminum frame, steel-reinforced polymer chassis.
    Top mounted cylinder release.
    Insight laser, adjustable for elevation and windage, on right side of frame.

    I haven't been able to shoot it, yet. But that will change this weekend. I have a 100rd box of WWB .38spl to break her in with.

    And, so this thread won't be worthless :D here are the pics:

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  2. Match10

    Match10 Active Member

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    Re: Allow me to introduce my new 5-shooter...

    Incorrect thread.... :oops:
     

  3. jabara572

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    That thing is real nice RepeatDefender, its making me wish i had waited on buying my LCR a year ago. I love my little LCR but this looks awesome. How is the trigger on it? If its anywhere as nice as the LCR trigger i might have to trade up....
     
  4. atlsrt44

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    glad to see another person with a bodyguard even if it is a different one lol

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  5. RepeatDefender

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    The trigger feels light and smooth, but I've only dry fired it so far. I can't wait to get it out this weekend and see what it's like. I'll post up a range report after.

    So far, I'm really liking the feel and the operation, just from the dry firing and fondling of it.
     
  6. zookeper

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    bodyguards are great! congrats on a flawless weapon.
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  7. RepeatDefender

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    atlsrt44 and zookeper: Very nice little wheelguns, guys!

    I just hope mine proves to be accurate and reliable :righton:
     
  8. RepeatDefender

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    Ok, took the Bodyguard out to the range on Saturday morning. I didn't have a lot of time, due to some afternoon family commitments.

    Anyway, I put 50rds of WWB 130gr FMJ through the gun without a flaw. Of course there was noticeably more recoil to me, being a semi-auto guy up to this point. But, it was not anything a good grip couldn't handle.

    I zeroed the laser on the WWB first and after that I loaded up a full cylinder of Speer short barrel 135gr JHP +P. Then re-zeroed for the carry load. POA=POI for me out to 10yds.

    I left the range feeling confident about the gun and the laser, with my carry load of choice. Of course, I will be putting in more time with the gun, ASAP. I will update the thread accordingly.

    So far, I'm pleased with the Bodyguard and have nothing but nice things to say about it.
     
  9. RepeatDefender

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    So the Bodyguard 38 came with this nice little pouch that looks like a day planner to me (zippered soft case, about 5"x7" or so). Has two sewn-in loops, one as a holster for the gun, the other just perfect for a folding blade knife.

    So this little package, along with a 5rd HKS speedloader, has become a "get home gun" for me. I have ten rounds for sure, plus a knife, in a convenient little case that looks like an everyday item.

    I'll post up a pic of the whole setup when I get the time.

    Loving the Bodyguard 38 :righton:
     
  10. moga

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    Nice little package RD. I dig the laser sight too.

    Do you plan on carrying the 38 off-body in addition to a EDC, or only on occasions when a regularly carry tool isn't an option?
     
  11. RepeatDefender

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    Thanks, Moga!

    I don't intend to carry if off-body at all. Right now, I am considering adding it to the "Get Home Bag".
     
  12. YZ#58

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    RepeatDefender, That is a sharp looking gun. I think I have my wife talked into letting me buy one for her. I am leaning towards the Bodyguard, or the LCR. I like the laser on the Bodyguard, so leaning that way. Glad you like it.
     
  13. RepeatDefender

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    Just a couple shots of the little "dayplanner" style case that comes with the BG38:

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