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ronas
08-30-2009, 7:37 AM
Are the newer airweight Bodyguard models harder to shoot due to lighter weight than the older all steel models?

MrClamperSir
08-30-2009, 1:04 PM
You might have better luck in the handgun forum.

thefinger
08-31-2009, 12:14 PM
The short answer is yes. But don't be a sissy.

The lighter weight makes them sting your hand a little after a few shots, but the lighter weight is SO COOL. They are much lighter.

Also I'm assuming you mean S&W bodyguards.

ronas
08-31-2009, 5:06 PM
Also I'm assuming you mean S&W bodyguards

Yes you are correct. I don't know what I was thinking.

I asked because I have a steel bodyguard I got in about 1978. I weighs right at 2 lbs. unloaded. I thought it might be nice to get that same model in either aluminum or titanium frame for a concealed carry pistol.

I need to check and see how much ligther the other models are.

damjo
09-02-2009, 8:23 AM
I have the Smith & Wesson model 638. It is nice and light and is great for pocket carry.

rksimple
09-02-2009, 10:55 AM
Not too much different in the recoil department. And if you ever need to use it you won't notice anyway. I have a Smith 442 that my main CCW weapon. The light weight is not a concern