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Old October 17, 2012, 01:01 AM   #1
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Bodyguard .380 Good Now??

Happy with the reliability of my LCP but would like a little more shooting comfort sometimes.

My Bodyguard 380 from 2011 was problematic, but I keep reading that they are better now. Is this true?

If so, what were the fixes?

And is there a serial number range or starting number for the "Fixed" Bodyguards? A number of stores, I have found, have rather old stock. DON'T want another of the old, bad Bodyguards....

Thanks for any relevant info.....
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Old October 17, 2012, 09:21 AM   #2
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What problems are you looking for them to have fixed?

Heavy trigger? Probably not fixed.

Wonky laser activation? Probably not fixed.

Firing pins breaking? Hopefully fixed, but I don't know.
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Old October 17, 2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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mine's been flawless, but it's also from 2011. My understanding is that most of the issues were very early on. You might have just gotten a lemon.
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Old October 17, 2012, 01:43 PM   #4
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My understanding is that most of the issues were very early on. You might have just gotten a lemon.
This gets my vote too. Mine's actually a 2010 gun but it's been flawless from the jump. My dad had one of the lemons though; S&W replaced it in 2011 and his has been perfect since.
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Old October 17, 2012, 08:46 PM   #5
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I just bought mine earlier this year in March or so. Lot's of rounds through it. NO PROBLEMS. Trigger. NO PROBLEMS. Laser. Point of aim=point of impact at about 7-10 yds. right out of the box. VERY HAPPY with it. I use it as my EDC gun.
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Old October 18, 2012, 01:29 AM   #6
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I had one for 24hrs, traded in the next day, unfired. It had a hair trigger magazine release button. The slightest touch on the mag release button would eject the mag. To me, this was uneceptable, the second rule in a gun fight is to have bullets.
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Old October 19, 2012, 12:31 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. Will look into a bit more. With the great Smith warranty service, maybe not too much risk trying again.
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Old October 28, 2012, 01:55 AM   #8
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I got mine back in January of this year and it has been flawless and I am very happy with it. I carry it every day.

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Old October 28, 2012, 08:15 AM   #9
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Happy with the reliability of my LCP but would like a little more shooting comfort sometimes.
How much are you really going to shoot it during one session? I don't think I ever shoot more than 50 rounds at a time.

Try one of the hogue grips, either the slip-on sleeve or the one you install. You have a good gun, why make a change if you don't really need to?
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Old October 28, 2012, 08:24 AM   #10
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Yes there is a serial number to look for, sorry cant recall what they start with, but when I looked before buying I found it using google. On phone otherwise a I'd look for it for you.
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Old October 28, 2012, 10:06 AM   #11
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If comfort with you LCP is the issue consider looking into the Hogue grip sleeve. Before the Hogue I felt it after shooting 50+ rounds. Now it's really a comfortable gun to shoot.

http://www.hoguestore.com/index.php?...oducts_id=7331
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Old October 29, 2012, 12:56 AM   #12
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Thanks. Actually the Pachmayr Tactical Grip Glove has helped alot with my LCP.

I actually compared my LCP with a rental BG 380 last week, and the felt-recoil difference wasn't as great as I remembered. Out of the box, the Smith is definitely better, but the add-ons close the gap for the LCP....
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Old October 29, 2012, 06:34 AM   #13
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S&W do have really great customer service. They would make it right if you get a lemon. 9mms are close to the same size however.

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Old October 29, 2012, 01:39 PM   #14
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While I really like the S&W BG... I still can't get over how heavy the trigger pull is! The gun already has an external safety.... does it really need a 20lb trigger pull?

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