I owned a S&W Bodyguard 38 and sold it because the fixed sights were not properly aligned to shoot point of aim. I would consistently end up with groupings 4" to 5" left from bulls eye. The laser could be set to make the gun shoot ok but I prefer to rely on iron sights instead of the laser. I later learned through other blogs that some Bodyguards had barrel assembly defects. That explained everything. I would imagine that S&W has corrected the problem by now...
I bought a LCR 357 and love it. No need to look back, although I think the Bodyguard had interesting features.
Rent both firearms at the range. Then, make an informed purchase.
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